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[legit] Dell Tells Gamers That Alienware and XPS Systems Will Remain Industry Leaders

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Dell issued a statement on Tuesday night, saying the XPS brand will live on but that more resources will go into Alienware. It seems the Wall Street Journal didn't lay down the facts correctly in a recent article and Dell has a blog post setting the record straight. With new gaming systems like the Dell XPS M1730 gaming notebook and the Dell XPS 730 H2C would you expect Dell to pull back?

XPS remains an important Dell brand with its heritage of premium performance. While closely associated with gaming, in the last year XPS has expanded well beyond a gaming brand – look at the XPS One, our first entry into the all-in-one market, the XPS M1330, an industry leading ultraportable or the XPS 420 desktop, designed for multi-media activities. How the WSJ missed all this is a little beyond us. And XPS gaming systems will remain an important part of our gaming product portfolio. We don’t plan an early phase-out of these systems as the WSJ incorrectly stated, and in fact will continue to refresh them to keep them on the front edge of gaming.
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meh they got alienware so w/e
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Their XPS actually aren't bad, if they dropped the price about 25% what it is now, then they'd be selling like hotcakes.
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I used to make fun of Dell, but now I really respect them.

They are by far the best PC ... assembler. Great products, awesome service.
    
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I heard their laptops are some of the best for gaming. I respect their laptops a lot, their XPS desktops too, but their inspiron ones not so much.
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You know, an XPS system compared to a similar custom system is really very close in terms of price. Of course you lose overclockability, decent PSU and RAM, etc with a Dell system but you get decent (ish) customer support in return. Not the best, but I've used it and it's helped. I say go ahead Dell, push XPS and Alienware, because they're really some decent brands.

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I heard their laptops are some of the best for gaming. I respect their laptops a lot, their XPS desktops too, but their inspiron ones not so much.
Indeed, I was actually quite impressed by how well my friend's mediocre M1330 ran CoD4.
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If there was actually overclocking, that would've been nice.

I like the XPS laptops though. A friend of mine has one with a 7900GTX, and he used to play Far Cry with it all the time.
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Tch, I have to admit ive moved away from Dell recently.

I love my 6400 Laptop, but the newer ones are very cheap looking and rather too tacky with the multiple colours.

HP seem to be the best quality wise at the moment. Which is why im buying a Mininote 2133
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there is overclocking on H2c systems, Not just factory but you can overclock all you want, the warranty voids after certain Clock speeds but it's still unlocked.

My Laptop is a m1530 with a 8600m GT in it and I can overclock the GPU it quiet easily with a notebook cooler after i reapplied the headsink inside with TX-2. Get a 6k in 3dMark and the temp maxes out at 78c

Note: I only Overclocked it for the tests and to play BF2142 on higher settings for fun.
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I used to make fun of Dell, but now I really respect them.

They are by far the best PC ... assembler. Great products, awesome service.
I agree - I had to deal with them several times recently for laptop support and it was a very pleasant experience. (And yes, the laptop is ancient, yes I never completed a transfer of ownership, no I can't get the original owner, and yes it is over 3 years out of warranty).

Personally, if I were Dell's marketing department I would leave the gaming-marked ssytems to Alienware, and expand the XPS brand name to flagship products in each of their ranges. (Kind of what they've started to do now, but on a more specific basis)
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