ALIENWARE'S NEW LIMITED-EDITION SUPERMAN SYSTEMS TAKE FLIGHT
MIAMI - June 6, 2006 - In celebration of Warner Bros. Pictures' upcoming epic action adventure film, Superman Returns soaring into theatres nationwide on June 28th, 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' iconic Super Hero, Superman. 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 revered 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. Meanwhile, 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. Powerful as well as stylish, 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, while the Area-51 Superman Returns Edition notebook also features Intel Viiv Technology and offers Intel Core 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."
Alienware offers unique and award-winning technology products that incorporate state-of-the-art components, innovative engineering and design, and unprecedented customer service. Alienware has been recognized by INC 500 as one of the fastest growing private companies in the US, won the Shoppers' Choice Award as the Best Performance Desktop by Computer Shopper's reader survey and also received PC Magazine's Reader's Choice Award in its 18th Annual Reader Survey. Alienware systems are available direct within the United States, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. For more information, please visit www.alienware.com/SupermanPR or call 1-800-ALIENWARE (254-3692).
About Superman Returns
Following a mysterious absence of several years, the Man of Steel comes back to Earth in the epic action-adventure Superman Returns, a soaring new chapter in the saga of one of the world's most beloved superheroes. While an old enemy plots to render him powerless once and for all, Superman (Brandon Routh) faces the heartbreaking realization that the woman he loves, Lois Lane (Kate Bosworth), has moved on with her life. Or has she? Superman's bittersweet return challenges him to bridge the distance between them while finding a place in a society that has learned to survive without him. In an attempt to protect the world he loves from cataclysmic destruction, Superman embarks on an epic journey of redemption that takes him from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of outer space.
Warner Bros. Pictures, in association with Legendary Pictures, presents a Jon Peters Production in association with Bad Hat Harry Productions, a Bryan Singer film, Superman Returns, starring newcomer Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth (Beyond the Sea, Blue Crush), James Marsden (X2: X-Men United, The Notebook), Frank Langella (HBO's Unscripted), Academy Award-winner Eva Marie Saint (North By Northwest), Parker Posey (Best in Show), Kal Penn (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle) Sam Huntington (Detroit Rock City), and Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey (Beyond the Sea, American Beauty, The Usual Suspects). Directed by Bryan Singer (X2: X-Men United, X-Men, The Usual Suspects), the film is produced by Jon Peters, Bryan Singer and Gilbert Adler. The executive producer is Chris Lee. The screenplay is by Michael Dougherty & Dan Harris, and the story is by Bryan Singer & Michael Dougherty & Dan Harris. The director of photography is Newton Thomas Sigel A.S.C.; the production designer is Guy Dyas; the film is edited by John Ottman and Elliot Graham; the costume designer is Louise Mingenbach; and the music is by John Ottman. The film is based upon Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics
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