Alienware DHS 2 Series Media Center Wins CNET’s Next Big Thing Award


DHS 2 Series Recognized as Top
New Computer by CNET during Consumer Electronics Show

MIAMI, FL – January 13, 2005 –
Alienware®, the leading manufacturer of high-performance desktop, notebook,
media center, and professional systems, earned the Next Big Thing award from
CNET for the Alienware DHS™ 2 Series Media Center system. The CNET Next Big
Thing awards, which singled out the most promising new products and technologies
during this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), selected the Alienware DHS 2
Series as the top new product in the Computers category.

“Packed into a [silver], VCR-size
box, the Alienware DHS 2 Series’ handful of multimedia features gives you a
boost of high-end TV, gaming, music, and computing power,” stated CNET in its
review of the DHS 2 Series. “Best of all, it features DISCover® Console Gaming
software that lets you demo, buy, and download games – on demand – through the
Windows® Media Center interface.”

“CNET’s elite recognition further
verifies that the Alienware DHS 2 Series delivers the best combination of
innovative entertainment features, powerful yet quiet performance, and
affordability of any media center system available today,” said Robert Lusk,
vice president of sales and marketing for Alienware. “From TV and music
enthusiasts to gamers, the DHS 2 Series is the ideal entertainment solution for

Fitting perfectly into any home
entertainment space, the DHS 2 Series offers all of the options of a DVD player,
CD player, DVR, FM tuner, CD jukebox, high-performance PC, and more. The DHS 2
Series, which is the newest addition to Alienware’s line of DHS media center
systems, also delivers next-generation advancements like the option to use dual
standard definition TV tuners and the ease of use of console-style gameplay
through DISCover Console Technology and DISCover My Games™

“As CNET and a growing number of
gamers have quickly come to realize, the Alienware DHS 2 Series featuring
DISCover Console Technology provides an unsurpassed living room gaming
experience,” said Loren Kaiser, VP of Business Development for DISCover.
“Bringing console-style “Drop ‘n’ Play” gaming and on-demand access of game
titles to the PC has helped vault the DISCover-powered DHS 2 Series to the top
of the media center world.”

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products that incorporate state-of-the-art components, innovative engineering
and design, and unprecedented customer service. Alienware systems are available
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in Europe shortly. Configurations may differ.

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