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Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:40 pm Reply and quote this post
Rumors have been floating around the blogs and message boards on the internet that PC giant Dell bought-out Alienware Computers. Alienware is known for their high-end gaming PCs and laptops.  However, during Epic’s GDC presentation, Dell was there to announce that the deal was indeed true, and Dell has purchased Alienware. The two companies will still run independently from each other, keeping their hardware lines seperate, but a move like this will only strengthen Dell’s position in the PC gaming market.
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Tue Mar 28, 2006 11:56 am Reply and quote this post
Yeah I guess all though I have a HP. LOL. I just found this little article on the game informer website.
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Thu Mar 30, 2006 7:35 am Reply and quote this post
Why is that Wicked? Dell arnt particualry good, and Alienware are a high end brand, lets just hope they dont cut back on funding, for that niche audience.
I love the Alienware Area 51... Wow..



http://www.alienware.com
Oh, and they have silent water cooling!


Despite all the denials, previous reports have turned out to be true - Dell is buying Alienware for an undisclosed amount of cash. Alienware’s high-end computers are both clamored for by gamers, and scoffed at because of their high prices. According to Dell, Alienware will continue to operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the parent company. Dell revamped its XPS line in 2001, looking to tap into the PC gamer market, but they never quite got there. With the purchase of Alienware, it appears that they have finally arrived. No word yet on how this affects the XPS line.

The other interesting part of this story is that, with the acquisition of Alienware, Dell finally sells AMD-based computers. This puts Apple in the position of being the only computer manufacturer building Intel-based machines, with no AMDs in their product line.

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Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:26 pm Reply and quote this post
Well just look at this. It seems all the big name companys have gone through a merger expecilly in the computer industry.  Lets see we have....

1. Hewlett Packard/Compaq
2.Gateway/Emachines
3. Dell/Alienware
4. Bell South/AT&T

Those are the 4 major mergers that I now know about have happened. It could all be good It could all be bad. Thats all for now.

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Sun Apr 09, 2006 3:29 pm Reply and quote this post
Yes.  However I think the smaller (in users) more high-end computer building companies should try to aviod being nabed by big commerical companies like Dell, because it ruins their image, however its all down to figures and if the figures aint right then somthing has to be done.
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Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:35 am Reply and quote this post
I dont think its their figers, they could have survived, and the branding will probably be kept. Its really just the world of mergers and business, however the concerns lie where cutbacks and comprimises could be made by the larger company (Dell) to make it even more profit making and viable.
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Wed Jun 28, 2006 7:29 am Reply and quote this post
Dell is allowing Alienware to run in exactly the same way as before - they will not be changing the way that Alienware does things (which is a shame, in a way - I wouldn't have minded buying a typical Alienware PC for a typical Del price).
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Fri Jun 30, 2006 12:55 pm Reply and quote this post
The last thing they'd do is change the prices; its a brand which they can make some money from. I wasnt expecting any changes in the way it was run, just speculating that components and quality may diminish; I haven't heard any reports yet, so they must have the same suppliers.
I would have like Apple to take them over... Imagine what they could have done to the design... amazing.

From MacRumours:
An early blog post hinting at the deal from Voodoo PC's president suggested that Apple's recent entry into the Intel computer market has increased pressure on Dell to differentiate themselves:
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With the recent Intel/Apple relationship it’s clear that 15% (or whatever) of the consumer space for Dell may not be enough. Apple is likely to go to 8% with the help of Intel over the next year or so. The PC gaming market is threatening Dell’s “perceived technology leadership” – and ultimately the consumer space. The Alienware brand is cooler than Dell, and perhaps a likely candidate for Dell to take over based on size alone.

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