Oct 27, 2004

Alienware Chooses 100GB Seagate Momentus 5400.2 for Award-Winning Notebook PC Systems

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. - Alienware, a leading manufacturer of high performance computer gaming PC systems has chosen to arm its top-of-the-line notebook PC systems with Seagate's 100GB Momentus 5400.2 - the first 5,400-rpm 100GB notebook hard drive ever offered by Alienware. The new standard for powerful notebook systems, the 5,400-rpm hard drive is being embraced by PC game enthusiasts, mobile audio and video engineers, and other "in-the-know" trendsetters. Alienware said the 100GB Seagate Momentus 5400.2 will be the premium hard drive offered on both the Alienware Area-51m gaming notebook and the Alienware Sentia thin and light notebook.

Alienware is a favored choice among hard-core gamers, Audio/Video power users, and leading PC game developers for system performance.

"Seagate's groundbreaking combination of a huge 100GB capacity and a fast 5,400-rpm spin speed is exactly the kind of innovation that Alienware strives to deliver to consumers," said Brian Joyce, Director of Marketing for Alienware Corporation. "Powered by technology like Seagate's Momentus, which sets the benchmark for fast hard drives that are also reliable and energy efficient, Alienware's award-winning notebooks consistently match desktop PC performance."

"Alienware puts the latest innovations at customers' fingertips by ranking among the first system manufacturers to deliver breakthrough technologies like Seagate's 100GB Momentus 5400.2 hard drive," said Brian Dexheimer, Seagate executive vice president of Global Sales and Marketing. "Alienware maintains the highest standards in its selection of hard drives and other components. Every detail of an Alienware system is carefully scrutinized and optimized prior to shipping, with a rigorous 200-point quality control inspection and numerous performance benchmarks on demanding software such as DOOM 3 to ensure that each system's components are the best the company can offer. Seagate's 100GB Momentus is a perfect fit."

Area-51m: No Task Too Big
Thanks to the enormous amount of performance provided by components like the new Seagate Momentus 5400.2 hard drive, the Area-51m is a potent solution for personal Digital Video Editing, ultimate gaming, and high-fidelity mobile audio. The powerful Pentium 4 processor and the latest graphics technology combines with the Seagate Momentus' 5,400-rpm spin speed to ensure that there are no performance bottlenecks when completing a project. The Area-51m is able to handle even the most demanding applications, and allows users to have the same incredible gaming experience usually found only on powerful desktop systems - whenever and wherever they might be. Even consumers who might not be professional video editors can be confident they are using professional equipment. And with voluminous hard drives up to 100GB and complete support for digital 5.1 audio output via the SPDIF connector, the Area-51m lets music fans bring an enormous amount of high-fidelity audio with them anywhere they go.

Alienware Sentia: Light on Weight, Not on Features
The new Alienware Sentia, powered by Intel Centrino Mobile Technology and the Seagate Momentus 5400.2 for incredible economy of power, represents the epitome of portability and performance. The exclusive Alienware design provides for an extremely light and compact platform which makes no sacrifices in functionality. Featuring support for the 802.11b/g wireless standards and faster 333MHz DDR memory, the Sentia gives consumers the ability to have a wealth of performance and information at their fingertips wherever they might be.

About Alienware
Alienware manufactures high-performance computer desktop and notebook systems and leading-edge professional systems. Alienware offers unique and award-winning products that incorporate state-of-the-art components, innovative engineering and design, and unprecedented customer service. Alienware systems are available direct within the United States and Europe. For more information, please visit www.alienware.com or call 1-800-ALIENWARE (254-3692).

About Seagate
Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of hard disc drives, providing products for a wide-range of Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile, and Consumer Electronics applications. The company is committed to delivering award-winning products, customer support and reliability, to meet the world's growing demand for information storage. Seagate can be found around the globe and at www.seagate.com.

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