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NVIDIA GeForce4 GPUs Power New Alienware Windows XP Media Center Edition PCs

 
 

GeForce4 GPUs Selected for Performance Entertainment Product Offerings

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NVIDIA Corporation
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

FALL COMDEX 2002—LAS VEGAS, NV—NOVEMBER 20, 2002—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, and Alienware® Corporation, the leading manufacturer of high-performance computer systems, today announced that the NVIDIA® GeForce™4 family of graphics processing units (GPUs), including the GeForce4 Ti 4200 GPU, has been selected as the exclusive graphics offering for the launch of Alienware’s new Navigator line of ultra-compact PCs based on Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition. 

“This new product category demands the best possible combination of performance, features and software innovation, and our GeForce4 GPUs are perfectly designed to deliver a compelling mixture of high-end gaming performance and awesome DVD playback,” said Jeff Fisher, executive vice president of worldwide sales at NVIDIA.  “Consumers interested in purchasing a small form factor PC for integration into their home theater or family room should take a hard look at what Alienware is now offering in the Navigator.”

The GeForce4 GPUs help ensure that end users receive the perfect blend of performance and features for watching and recording TV, managing their digital media and playing their favorite DVDs, delivering the ultimate home computing and entertainment experience.

“With NVIDIA’s technology strengths, innovative software features, and end user loyalty, deciding what graphics to incorporate in our Navigator Media PCs was easy,” said Kevin Wasielewski, Vice President of Marketing for Alienware Corporation.  “Together, Alienware and NVIDIA are ushering in a new era of convergence, power and features for the connected, digital home.”

Consumers can be sure that the Navigator’s compact design won’t affect its ability to perform. The Navigator Pro is built with a 2.66GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 processor, 512MB of DDR memory and an NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200 GPU-based video card, the same powerful components found in Alienware’s cutting-edge, award-winning gaming PCs.

Both the Navigator and Navigator Pro models are available through Alienware’s Web site, www.alienware.com, and through the company’s call center at 1-800-ALIENWARE (254-3692). The Navigator and Navigator Pro are also expected to be available in Best Buy stores nationwide later this year.

About Alienware
Established in 1996, Alienware Corporation manufactures premium computer gaming desktops and laptops, digital video editing systems, and high-performance workstations. Alienware offers a unique and award-winning product that incorporates state-of-the-art components, innovative engineering and design, and unprecedented customer service, to deliver what customers call the Ultimate Gaming Machines(TM).  Alienware systems are available worldwide through direct operations in the United States and Europe, and also through Best Buy retail stores in the United States.  For more information, please visit www.alienware.com.

About NVIDIA
NVIDIA Corporation is a market leader in visual computing technology dedicated to creating products that enhance the interactive experience on consumer and professional computing platforms.  Its graphics and communications processors have broad market reach and are incorporated into a wide variety of computing platforms, including consumer digital-media PCs, enterprise PCs, professional workstations, digital content creation systems, notebook PCs, military navigation systems and video games consoles.  NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and employs more than 1,400 people worldwide.  For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.nvidia.com.

Certain statements in this press release, including the statements relating to the Company's performance expectations for NVIDIA's family of products and expectations of continued revenue growth, are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations.  Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, manufacturing and other delays relating to new products, difficulties in the fabrication process and dependence of the Company on third-party manufacturers, general industry trends including cyclical trends in the PC and semiconductor industries, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, market acceptance of the Company's new products, and the Company's dependence on third-party developers and publishers.  Investors are advised to read the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly those sections entitled "Certain Business Risks," for a fuller discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.

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