Alienware - The Best Gaming PC Maker has Sold Out!

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  1. TEG macrumors 604

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  2. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    wow. dell is expanding. i hate the xps line. very ugly. a loss of a good company.
     
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    The Alienware announcement claims that Alienware will continue to operate as is, separate from Dell. Who knows how true that is and it definitely is the first step towards a possible disappearance of Alienware, but all is not lost yet.
     
  4. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    I don't really know why anyone would buy an Alienware computer anyway, but, I don't want to start an argument in this thread. :)
     
  5. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

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    And so Dell now sells platforms using AMD chips... through Alienware. But hey, its all Dell now!!

    Edit: BTW has Alienware's front page always looked like that? It looks strikingly similar to Dell's.
     
  6. dejo Moderator

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    Because they make (made?) one of the best gaming rigs out there!
     
  7. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    alienware was good? :confused:
    i thought they were overpriced, had ugly cases and crappy technical support, and had fairly poor quality control, but i've never owned one so i guess i'm not the best judge. guess i won't ever now...
    anyone know, out of curiosity, if they'll continue to make clevo-based notebooks? that'd be pretty cool if they made the new 19" sli one.
     
  8. Felldownthewell macrumors 65816

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    When debating whether I was going to switch or not, my choices were MBP (ordered yesterday!) or the alienware 5500 (the thin one, not the beastly 2.5in thick one.) It looked like an excellent computer, but wasn't powerful enough, and didn't have OSX. Now I'm glad I didn't go with them. It may be business but it still makes them sellouts.
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    No, man, Dell is serious now. They've got a case with flames on the side. That's a clear indication of quality. :eek: ;) :D

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    As a owner of one i have no complaints,Aurora 3500 6800GT powers through F.E.A.R, Quake4,Doom3,IL2,Pacific fighters etc :D The thing is big and has room for all kinds of stuff. I have a TV card in it also:D so i allways have tv and web going. This is interesting news but is sounds like this will be a division of dell, perhaps the gamer line or who knows the performance division to use AMD stuff? Anyways after using one for 1 1/2 if give it thumbs up. Solid. Just found out they came out with a 7800GS for this machine and it can hold 4 gigs of memory and can be upgraded to a AMDFX60 so plenty of growth one day.
     
  11. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    And an affordable price to boot. ;) :)
     
  12. Nermal Moderator

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    I'd heard a rumour about this, but wasn't sure whether to believe it or not. I don't really care anyway, because I don't plan on buying any Windows computers in the near (or maybe even distant) future. I don't think Alienware even sold to NZ in the first place, so I certainly won't miss them.
     
  13. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Yet another reason why Falcon Northwest is the true best gaming PC makers out there.
     
  14. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I see they've already adopted Alienware pricing.
     

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  15. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    and i thought macs were expensive:rolleyes: :D ;) :p

    wow. thats all i have to say. wow. they sell it for almost 10 grand. wow.
     
  16. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Ya, $10,000 and it still runs Windows XPee...RIP-OFF!! :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
  17. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    The 10 grand includes a 30-inch panel and other goodies :)
     
  18. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    You mean it's not a misprint? :eek:
     
  19. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Oh, it's very real! There's a reason people call it the Intel Extremely Expensive Edition.
     
  20. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Even with a 30" LCD included, thats still an awful lot of $$$ for a Windows machine! :eek:
     
  21. Kaiser Phoenix macrumors 6502

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    I thought alienware used to be really crap. Like it didnt function properly and their customer support was terrible...

    But with Dells management, maybe that would improve but I still cant think of anyone spending 10,000 for playing games....I mean just buy a PS2 or xBox...
     
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    Not for the average joe :p

    Quad-SLI graphics....god, that would be fun at those high resolutions :cool:
     
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    Dont forget its autographed by Michael Dell!!!!
     

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