Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Alienware's "Superman Returns" Systems Take Off

Alienware® -- the leading manufacturer of high-performance desktop, notebook, media center, server and professional systems -- has released limited-edition desktop and notebook systems inspired by DC Comics' upcoming movie "Superman Returns".

The desktop and notebook systems showcase masterful artwork of the 'Man of Steel' on the outer cases. Alienware's Area-51® Superman Edition desktop and Area-51 "Superman Returns" Edition notebook come with a certificate of authenticity. Each system also includes a specially-designed Superman desktop theme by The Skins Factory utilizing Stardock's Theme Manager software.

The case design of the individually-numbered Superman desktop was created by the artists at DC Comics. The artwork traces Superman's progression from child to Super Hero in vivid detail and includes other memorable characters such as 'Lois Lane' and 'Lex Luthor'. The individually-numbered Superman notebook comes in a striking blue design adorned with the iconic S-Shield logo on the front panel of the notebook.

The special-edition desktop and notebook both feature an immersive Superman desktop theme that transforms users' icon, wallpaper, and media player designs by incorporating distinctive touches from the Superman universe, such as green 'kryptonite' and Clark Kent's glasses.

The Superman systems come loaded with an array of cutting-edge technology: the Area-51 Superman Edition desktop features Intel Viiv Technology with dual-core Intel® Pentium® D processors and high-definition audio.

The Area-51 "Superman Returns" Edition notebook also features Intel Viiv Technology and offers Intel Core(TM) Duo processors and dual hard drives to go with a 17-inch wide-screen display.

"The appeal of the Superman character has resulted in numerous successful incarnations, from comic books to movies to TV shows, and now at last, has extended over to PCs so fans can celebrate their favorite Super Hero every time they use their Alienware computer," said Frances T. Alvarez, Director of Licensing at Alienware.

"Mind-blowing power and lightning-fast speed come to mind when people think of Superman, and these same qualities embody the heart of Alienware PCs, making us a natural fit to offer these once-in-a-lifetime systems".