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This is terrible news...
Who would have thought this was possible?

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we heard from a reliable source this morning that the purchase has indeed gone down.
Source: http://reviews.cnet.com/4531-10921_7-6464030.html
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This is the same day that I read an article on CNN Mobile about Alienware and how it's helped Dell boost their XPS line

http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/fun.gam....ap/index.html - yesterday's article

Alienware is overpriced anyway, I dont see why people buy them
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Lol, what would they be called "delienware"
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i cant believe alienware stooped low enpugh to allow this.... thats bull.... not that i would ever pay that much for a pc though LOL
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post #5 of 41
They'll probably keep the name and ditch the XPS line. This might actually help lower prices a little bit. It's more to let Dell grab the gaming sector with the Alienware name.

Dell might actually improve the engineering of the computers, but you/me can build one with the same, if not better, quality for half the price
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Really, guys, why are you bashing dell and alienware so much? They are very nice, very well made computer! The ONLY thing better is a custom from someone who REALLY knows what they are doing, and then some of the things they have you cant buy custom. Also, they offer support that you cant get from newegg or tigerdirect.
post #7 of 41
read about it some time before regarding Rahu's blog. it was bound to happen. Alienware's machines are marketed to those that want big performance over other OEMs. Dell's XPS brand is targetting those very same customers that pick an Alienware system.

the targeted customers fork up an absurd amount for something many PC builders could do on their own and for less. they mainly focus on CPU, VGA, and maybe HD to go along with an expensive case. whereas places like Monarch let's you customize just about every facet of a new PC.
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Originally Posted by SoaDMTGguy
Really, guys, why are you bashing dell and alienware so much? They are very nice, very well made computer! The ONLY thing better is a custom from someone who REALLY knows what they are doing, and then some of the things they have you cant buy custom. Also, they offer support that you cant get from newegg or tigerdirect.
ANYONE can build a custom for better/cheaper than dell or any manufacturer... is easy as hell, and we have better support!! OC.net!!! what better support is there than this place! and what does a dell come with that a custom doent? other than recourse hogging software
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post #9 of 41
I agree. Alienware provides bleeding edge technology at a premium price. They do a good job of staying ahead of the technology curve. Would i buy one? Hell no. But i'm not their target customer. They target the people with lots of money, who would like the best prefomance out of their games no matter what the cost. They do that job well.

However, they annoying thing is Alienware FanBoi's who try to justify the prices.
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you have to also realize this as a strategic move for Dell regarding that their systems are Intel exclusive. they sell AMD cpus, but don't build systems incorporating them. i can only imagine how long their exclusive contract with Intel will last.

Dell isn't stupid, they can see that there is a lot of market share to be had with AMD based systems. they have a slim margin with their regular systems, but you can bet their licking their chops at the higher end systems with the fat margins.

with them buying Alienware, they don't have to break any deals with Intel about exclusive Intel based systems. it's a shrewd business move that might payoff for them.
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