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Alienware DHS 5

Alienware DHS 5
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Expert review by: Carla Thornton (

Alienware DHS-5


Artwork: Rick Rizner, John Goddard

Dec, 2004

Expert review by: Carla Thornton (

Alienware DHS 5


Sleek, component-style Media Center PC leads the field.

The DHS 5 is our favorite full-size entertainment PC--but it's very expensive, due mainly to the terrific 30-inch LCD TV monitor on our review unit.

Dec, 2004

Product Specifications

The Alienware DHS 5 series of media center systems bring the latest in audio and video content-management technology to your entire home. The DHS 5 series features Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, which integrates functionality of individual A/V components into a single unit, complete with a common user interface and remote control. Alienware's line offers an innovative multimedia package and the ability to store, playback, and burn CDs and DVDs, organize digital photos, works similar to TiVo and Replay, play and record live FM radio broadcasts, play the latest computer games, and download movies and music tracks on-demand. Then send any of that the recorded content to any TV or PC in your home with the addition of a Media Center Xtender . The Alienware DHS 5 series feature an A/V horizontal form factor with an ultra-quiet chassis that fits easily into any home entertainment center. Alienware was founded on the needs of gaming enthusiasts. No other type of computer user has higher demands than those who seek out absolute visual and acoustic realism. The DHS 5 series brings about a new era to family entertainment by tossing the magic of the PC in with family fun time.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop
Manufacturer Form Factor:Desktop

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop
Manufacturer Form Factor:Desktop

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB
Per Processor Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Alienware DHS


Chipset Type:VIA K8T800 Pro
Data Bus Speed:1000MHz/2000MHz




Type: None

Multimedia Functionality

TV Tuner Type:Analog TV


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:24x/8x (CD) / 2x (DVD-RW) / 2.4x (DVD+RW) / 2x (DVD-RAM)
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD
Write Speed:16x (CD) / 4x (DVD-R) / 2.4x (DVD+R)/24x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.8GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Processor Number:3000+
Type:Athlon 64


Installed Size:512MB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

RAID Level:RAID 0 / RAID 1

Storage Controller (2nd)


Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-150

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:80GB
Type:Media center

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon 9550 SE
Interface Type:AGP 8x

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