Alienware's 400GB security blanket

Alienware launches laptops with 400GB hard drives.

Alienware Aurora mALX

When leaving the house without a copy of every scrap of data you own, do you feel any of the following symptoms: nausea, dizziness, tremors, fatigue, or shortness of breath? If so, Alienware, maker of high-end (and high-priced) gaming systems, can provide some relief. Today the company announced that it will be offering up to 400GB of drive space on two desktop replacement models: the massive 19-inch Aurora mALX and the 17-inch Aurora m9700. With that much space, you can carry all your music, photos, videos, and games with you wherever you go. Of course, that kind of peace of mind doesn't come cheap: the 400GB configuration, which consists of two 200GB drives in a RAID array, will cost either $550 (on the m9700) or $700 (on the mALX) more than a single-drive configuration. So what's it worth to you to feel secure?

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    Tech expert Michelle Thatcher grew up surrounded by gadgets and sustained by Tex-Mex cuisine. Life in two major cities--first Chicago, then San Francisco--broadened her culinary horizons beyond meat and cheese, and she's since enjoyed nearly a decade of wining, dining, and cooking up and down the California coast. Though her gadget lust remains, the practicalities of her small kitchen dictate that single-function geegaws never stay around for long.


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