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Alienware today said it will soon ship a set of three new notebooks based on Intel's Core Duo processors available with 17, 15.4 or 14.1in widescreen displays driven by a choice of Intel, ATI or Nvidia graphics chips. LAN party-ready they all ship with 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet.

The 17in and 15.4in models are part of Alienware's Area-51 line-up and are dubbed the m5750 and m5550, respective. The 14.1in machine is a Sentia, the m3450. This is the one with the Intel graphics - the chip giant's integrated GMA 950 GPU, hooked up to the 1,280 x 768 LCD. It's available with a range of Core Solo and Core Duo processors, at least 512MB of 667MHz dual-channel DDR 2 memory, 40-120GB of hard drive space, and a DVD/CD-RW or DVD±R/RW optical unit.

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The m3450 ships with 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet. Bluetooth is optional. The laptop features a built-in webcam, a four-in-one memory card reader, an ExpressCard 54 slot and a Firewire port. There are three USB ports on board too, and 7.1 HD audio.

The m5550's display has no webcam, but there's a choice of 1,280 x 768 or 1,920 x 1,200 native resolution. Buyers can also select either a 256MB Nvidia GeForce Go 7600 or 128MB ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 GPU to drive the display. Other key specs match those of the m3450.

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The m5750 drops the m5550's Nvidia GPU option in favour of a 256MB ATI Mobility Radeon X1800. Native screen resolutions on offer include 1,440 x 900 and 1,920 x 1,200. The bigger chassis means there's room for a fourth USB port, and buyers can opt to install a second hard drive in RAID 0 configuration. Bluetooth isn't available this time round, or on the m5550, for that matter.

alienware area-51 m5750

The m3450 will cost US buyers $,1099 when it ships on 10 July. The m5550 and m5750 debut 14 days later on the 24th for $1,399 and $1,499, respectively. There's no word yet on UK availability and pricing. ®

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