For a computer peripherals startup, there's nothing quite like landing a contract with the big boys, and that's precisely what the whiz kids over at Bigfoot Networks have done. When we spoke with company executives back at Computex, we got the impression that they were pushing for OEM integration, and if you're going to aim, you may as well aim high. As of today, Dell's Alienware line can be configured with one of the well-regarded network cards pre-installed, and while you may find it impossible to believe that a NIC could lower your ping time, quite a few critics have been proven wrong. The card can be added to the Alienware Aurora, Aurora ALX, Area-51 and Area-51 ALX desktops, and if you've already got a tower you're pleased with, you'll probably enjoy the $40 price drop on standalone retail units. If you need your memory jogged, that makes the once-$129.99 card a far more tantalizing $89.99.
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Bigfoot Networks KillerTM 2100 Ships in Alienware Gaming Computers

World's Best QUAKE LIVETM Players to Experience KillerTM 2100 Performance at QuakeCon 2010

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - August 12, 2010) - Bigfoot Networks, the networking company behind the Killer™ line of gaming network cards, today announced that Dell is now selling the award winning Killer™ 2100 in its latest Alienware desktop computers (NASDAQ: DELL). Dell's Alienware gaming brand delivers peak performance for PC gaming enthusiasts with maximum performance, aggressive designs and unmatched customization and personalization. Killer™ 2100 improves networking speed, intelligence and control, enabling online game players to achieve quicker response times, better in-game performance and higher scores. This combination of technologies results in the ultimate online gaming advantage.

"Online gamers demand exceptional network performance," said Frank Azor, Product Planning Manager at Alienware. "The combination of Alienware PCs and the Bigfoot Networks Killer™ 2100 gaming network card represents a lethal combination -- maximizing performance for more frags, faster leveling and higher scores."

"Your PC's ability to efficiently handle network traffic is critical for maximum gaming responsiveness," said Michael Howse, CEO, Bigfoot Networks. "With Killer™ 2100, users can be confident they have the fastest network card available for online gaming. With Killer™ 2100 in Alienware gaming PCs, gamers can truly create an exceptional online gaming system."

Killer™ 2100 gaming network cards are configurable in Dell's Alienware line of desktop PCs now available at www.Alienware.com including the Alienware Aurora, Aurora ALX, Area-51 and Area-51 ALX desktops. Killer™ 2100 is also available as a direct purchase upgrade from Dell.com. For more details on Bigfoot Networks Killer™ 2100 gaming network card, please visit http://www.bigfootnetworks.com/killer-2100/.

Come experience Bigfoot Networks Killer™ 2100 gaming network cards in action inside the latest Alienware desktop PCs during the QUAKE LIVE™ tournaments at QuakeCon® 2010, August 12-15 at the Hotel Anatole in Dallas, Texas. Alienware PCs and Killer™ 2100 cards will be at the center of the three pro and amateur tournaments, where players will vie for more than $50,000 in prize money -- including the Intel® Masters Championship, the Capture the Flag (CTF) Tournament and the Open Tournament.

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Killer 2100 network card sees $40 price drop, adoption by Alienware