VoodooPC main man, Rahul believes it may be true. Why? Alienware is regarded almost everywhere as the best mainstream Gaming PC manufacturer. Dell has had some success with their XPS systems, but the truth of the matter is that the XPS systems are lacking in some areas, such as choices and style. Michael Dell knows that his company needs to grow and appear to be a bleeding-edge company.
Currently, Dell can’t market the Dell brand as ‘cool’ because it really hasn’t worked yet–they have eliminated the Dell DJ, because it couldn’t make a dent into Apple’s iPod sales. What Rahul fails to mention is that currently Dell can offer you a more powerful laptop than Alienware, by what do I mean? You can get an Intel Core Duo 2.16Ghz processor with nVidia GeForce Go 7800GTX (today it isn’t available for some reason but the 7800 variant is), plus Dell doesn’t make you pay extra for it to be a Centrino Laptop with the built in wireless. If I had to buy a laptop for college today I’d buy a Dell, even though I hate all the crap they pre-install onto your system. The choices they offer aren’t touched by the competition (Alienware only offers the GeForce Go 6800).
Murmurs in the rumor mill claim Dell is considering selling some AMD desktops. This could fall in line with acquiring Alienware and continuing their AMD line of products. Others have seen this as a ‘problem’ but I see it as a disguised motive. Think what ever you want, I’ll still take the Dell laptop, dual monitor out (three monitors, including 1 DVI and 1 VGA and the built in LCD), 6 USB ports (Alienware only has two), 7800 vs 6800, and the list goes on…
[end of transmission, stay tuned]