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Virtual reality (VR) is rocketing into the next sphere in 2016, and there’s no better way to power that thrust than Alienware’s Vive Optimized PC’s. Today we’re excited to help amplify the announcement of the consumer edition of HTC’s Vive virtual reality system in partnership with Valve’s SteamVR game platform. For a premium VR experience, there’s no better way to prepare for the journey.

“Of all the virtual reality headsets out there, the HTC Vive feels most like what science fiction visionaries promised us in the ‘80s and ‘90s,” said Adi Robertson on The Verge.

Pre-order now and you’ll be at the front of the line to receive your system when the Vive hardware comes out in April. Get ready to have your world expanded, because HTC & Valve plan to deliver a full-room VR experience with a sleek-looking Vive set-up that “builds upon the innovative features that were introduced into the Vive Pre."

When you preorder, you’ll get the headset, two wireless controllers, and two base stations enabling 360° room-scale motion-tracking. To take your VR experience to the next level, the Area-51 is a top pick to power this premium VR experience, with its iconic industrial design and its long standing reputation for exceptional performance and quality.

Why is Area-51 perfect for Vive? Long a fan favorite as Alienware’s flagship performance PC, it’s won its way into the hearts of gamers with its massive performance, unique customization options, iconic triad design, quiet operating modes and world-class quality, making the Area-51 the most popular Alienware system for gaming events and tournaments around the world.

If you’re looking for a smaller, more affordable PC, the Alienware X51 features a new custom liquid CPU cooling solution reducing noise output, and pushes the latest 6th-gen Intel Core i5K and i7K unlocked processors to peak performance. Gamers can experience the X51’s impressive Nvidia GTX 970 graphics and can now enjoy 4k gaming when connected to the Alienware Graphics Amplifier and a 4k display (each sold separately), supporting discrete GPUs options up to the Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan X. Also now with Windows 10 and DirectX 12, the latest Alienware X51 can power even more realistic graphics and smooth gameplay, especially during VR experiences.

Along with our partnership with Oculus, we know that this new generation of VR gear from HTC and Valve opens a door to a brave new world.

“While I was certainly excited to have some alone time with the HTC Vive — it’s consistently wowed us with demos over the past year — I wasn’t expecting such an emotional response,” said engadget’s Devindra Hardawar after spending time with the HTC Vive Pre.

But with all doors, there may be a squeak or two. Our mission at Alienware is to deliver the most turnkey VR experiences that make it easy for gamers and enthusiasts alike to jump in and enjoy.  Vive Optimized PC’s are another step in that direction.  Vive Optimized means that your PC configuration has been tested and meets the threshold for a great VR experience.  Additionally, extra testing will allow us to find the bugs and pitfalls first and let customers know what to avoid and how to quickly troubleshoot and support you. At Alienware, we’ve always been focused on our community, your experience and, most importantly, your feedback. From pre-order through delivery and beyond, we want to know your thoughts. After all, virtual reality is only as good as the real world behind it.

So get ready to say “Vive La Difference!” If you aren’t a member of Alienware Arena, sign up and make sure you don’t miss anything! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @Alienware and be sure to sign on and watch our Twitter stream for the latest updates.

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