Originally Posted by Porthios
"Performance like this is flat-out unheard of" ... Uhh, no it's not. Try Tri-SLI 98000GTX instead of a single X2. Then you might be able to say that.
They were talking about OEM PC's, and they were referring to the processor speed.
You have to factor in the price it costs to hire employees to stability test these as well as go through multiple processors until they can nit pick the ones that can to 4Ghz with a lower voltage. You also have to factor in the price it costs to hire employees to assemble these as well as the price it would cost to deal with problems under warranty that I am sure happen with someone who knows very little about overclocking owning a quad at 4Ghz.
That's not to say that Alienware isn't making a lot of money, but it is not as much as you think they are making, plus a company has to make a profit somewhere or it wouldn't be a company.