For years, if you wanted a cool looking, high-end gaming machine but didn't feel like spending dozens of DIY hours on a badass custom rig, the odds were good that you settled on an Alienware (assuming you could afford one). Now, the gaming PC field has been blown wide open, with several different vendors offering powerful, Battlefield 3-ready set-ups. If you're Alienware, how do you make yourself stand out from the crowd? By staying cutting-edge. Starting today, you can snag one of Bigfoot's "Killer" line of gaming-optimized network adapters with your new Alienware laptop.
Alienware's M18x, M17x, M14x and M11x notebooks will give users the option to upgrade to Bigfoot's Killer Wireless-N 1103 high-performance network adapter, the
companies announced in a press release
. The adapters offer up to 450Mbps wireless data transfer rates and Bigfoot's "Advanced Stream Detect" technology, which improves network performance by "automatically classifying and prioritizing latency-sensitive network traffic such as online games, HD video, voice and audio." That means that your Battlefield frag fests won't be interrupted by your mom's Netflix streaming. If you prefer a more hands-on approach to network shaping, Bigfoot's "Visual Bandwidth Control" lets you fine-tune bandwidth allocations for individual applications.
The truth's already out there, X-Files fans; you can find the Bigfoot-Alienware union for sale on the
custom PC supplier's website