Alienware has introduced two powerful new additions to its award-winning MJ-12® desktop workstation
family: the MJ-12® 8550i and MJ-12 8550a. The MJ-12 8550i offers the Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® Processors 5300 series. Alienware’s other new workstation, the MJ-12 8550a, is equipped with the breakthrough AMD Opteron 2000 series.

“The new MJ-12 8550i and MJ-12 8550a build on the foundations set by previous Alienware workstations,” said Alienware senior vice president Brian Joyce. “Both utilise mind blowing technology relied upon by everyone from
NASA to game developers.”

Available in single and dual-processor customisations, the MJ-12 8550i features up to eight total processing cores and delivers 50 percent greater performance than previous-generation Intel Xeon processor-based workstations. Both the MJ-12 8550i and MJ-12 8550a are also packed with up to four 15,000 RPM Serial Attached SCSI hard drives to optimise storage space and data access speed.

For memory and graphics-intensive applications, the two workstations are configurable with up to 16GB of DDR2 memory, along with advanced nVidia Quadro® FX and ATI FireGL™ graphics. User convenience and comfort is emphasized, too, thanks to hot-swap drive bays and Alienware Acoustic Dampening.

The MJ-12 8550i is available for from £1,200 plus VAT, with the MJ-12 8550a available for from £1,270 plus VAT.