Creative today announced that Alienware, manufacturer of high-performance PCs, has chosen the PCMCIA Sound Blaster® Audigy® 2 ZS Notebook as the recommended audio solution for its entire line of mobile PCs. More than 50 percent of Alienware’s notebook PC customers purchased the PCMCIA Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook in just its first month of availability. The PCMCIA Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook is available through www.alienware.com as part of a complete mobile PC solution. In addition, other PC manufacturers such as Falcon Northwest, Voodoo PC, Velocity Micro and CyberPower offer the card as an accessory to their mobile PCs. It is also available as a standalone product at www.us.creative.com and at major computer retailers for an estimated street price of US$ 129.99.

Creative, the creator of Sound Blaster®, the worldwide standard for PC audio
and a worldwide leader in digital entertainment solutions, today announced that
Alienware, manufacturer of high-performance PCs, has chosen the PCMCIA Sound
Blaster® Audigy® 2 ZS Notebook as the recommended audio solution for its entire
line of mobile PCs. More than 50 percent of Alienware’s notebook PC customers
purchased the PCMCIA Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook in just its first month
of availability.

“Alienware has a long history of delivering the fastest, most powerful gaming
systems loaded with cutting-edge technology like Sound Blaster PCI cards and USB
solutions to customers, who now have an incredible portable solution for their
notebook PCs with the PCMCIA Sound Blaster,” said Patrick Cooper, director of
product management for Alienware Corporation. “PC games with demanding 3D audio
run flawlessly on Alienware mobile systems configured with the PCMCIA Sound
Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook, making the in-game experience as smooth and
realistic as it is on a high-powered desktop PC.”

“The PCMCIA Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook provides the ultimate audio
upgrade for anyone who enjoys games, MP3 music or DVD movies on a notebook PC,”
said Mala Sharma, director of product marketing for Creative Labs, Inc. “We’ve
found that a large number of notebook users, particularly gamers, enjoy their
entertainment through headphones. The PCMCIA Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook
introduces breakthrough technology for users who previously had no choice but to
tolerate an inferior audio experience over standard stereo headphones. Fifty
percent of Alienware’s notebook PC consumers purchased the PCMCIA Sound Blaster
since it became available — a huge attach rate for accessories in the consumer
space and a compelling statement from a demanding customer base that the PCMCIA
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook is the definitive notebook audio solution.”

The PCMCIA Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook is the first ever sound card to
provide the features and performance of Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS PCI card in an
ultra-portable solution that fits in the PCMCIA slot of a notebook PC. Gamers
can experience faster frame rates and more realistic sound effects with
hardware-accelerated EAX® ADVANCED HD™ 4.0 and 3D positional audio over either
headphones or 5.1 and 7.1 speakers. Music listeners can enjoy their MP3s, CDs or
DVD-Audio content through crystal-clear 24-bit/192kHz playback. Film buffs can
experience THX®-certified, 24-bit ADVANCED HD audio quality during DVD viewing,
with support for both DTS-ES™ and Dolby® Digital EX. For musicians in a home
recording studio, high-quality inputs enable up to 24-bit/96kHz recording and
ASIO 2.0 drivers provide low-latency recording.

PC and consumer electronics editors have lauded the PCMCIA Sound Blaster Audigy
2 ZS Notebook and have honored it with Editor’s Choice awards in Laptop
Magazine, PC Magazine, Computer Shopper, Computer Gaming World, and CNet.com. In
addition, ExtremeTech.com has recognized it with the coveted “ExtremeTech
Approved” award.

Pricing and Availability
The PCMCIA Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook is available through
www.alienware.com as part of a complete mobile PC solution. In addition, other
PC manufacturers such as Falcon Northwest, Voodoo PC, Velocity Micro and
CyberPower offer the card as an accessory to their mobile PCs. It is also
available as a standalone product at www.us.creative.com and at major computer
retailers for an estimated street price of US$ 129.99. For more information about
the PCMCIA Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook, visit www.soundblaster.com