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    Alienware Unleashes Area-51 5300 SFF PC

    Alienware are packing a lot of power into a small form factor PC for their latest Area-51 PC, the 5300.
    The new Alienware Area-51 5300 represents the epitome of concentrated technology. Combining the latest technology and features with an unbelievably compact form factor, this system defines flexibility. Well-suited to dorm rooms and cubicles alike, this potent system is adaptable to nearly any individual’s needs.

    Supporting PCI-Express graphics cards, this rig is no slouch when it comes to performance! To match the slick look of the SFF case is Alienware's 20.1 inch, 16ms response time TFT monitor. That's a huge TFT to go with a tiny PC!

    More details can be found over at Alienware's website.

    So guys, what do you think to this little beauty? I know, I know, most of us could build one similar, but if you've got the money to buy one... why not?
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    Lol...so, how long have you worked for Alienware?

    P4???? They still make those?

    I'm sure it's nice for a P4 but just about any A64 Soltek or Shuttle would slap that PC around pretty good I think.
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    Hmm, looks like a Shuttle to me

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    So its just a G5 shuttle? Im glad it isnt an equally good looking own-brand SFF as that would have been another decision for me.

    But if i can put it together myself and save a few hundred, im not even going to consider this

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    Looks like a nice implimentation of a Shuttle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StormPC
    Lol...so, how long have you worked for Alienware?
    I don't , nor can I afford one . Still, it looks pretty slick.
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    Looks no more Slick than any other Shuttle system out there. Why? Cause theres no customisation. Why on earth arn't Alienware offering painted version of them?

    As said before save yourself a whole heap by going elsewhere or constructing your own.
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    Right - tell me somewhere which offers the complete bundle?

    You have to remember there is more to life than building a PC... Some people want support and it to work.

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    Arhhh can't find the site

    Had a very good place for ordering complete shuttle systems from, all pick & choose to what you require setup win operating system & warrenty to boot.

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    I also think that these big companies doing this ackolwedges there is a market place in it.

    Us the home PC builders is <2% of the market, Alienware adopting it makes it a bigger perecentage, and thus Shuttle make more money and will invest more - good for all of us

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    Yup

    If you had the cash but not the time you would by pre-built to save on hassle.

    Looks like they have a good combo there



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    Just out of interest, has anyone compared the prices of building one of these yourself VS buying the alienware one?

    I'd like to see the price difference

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