Dell to buy Alienwar? 49 replies

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LS?Master

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#1 12 years ago

I found an atricle with a link to a blog post of some workers saying "Dell will be buying Alienware". O dear crist.

UPDATE 16:02 GMT Alienware sent a comment on Rahul's speculation. "Alienware can not and will not comment on any speculative stories such as the one that appeared on Rahul Sood’s blog yesterday. While we do believe that the story is ultimately a strong positive reinforcement of the Alienware brand and the company’s success, we will not comment on speculation or potential future events. As always, Alienware is committed to offering consumers and businesses with the best high-performance, innovative PC products on the market and we remain manically focused on that goal."

RAHUL FROM VOODOO and I mostly see eye to eye about the computer industry, the exception being rabbit induced hallucinations. This time, he is saying that Dell may buy Alienware. You know, it makes a lot of sense.

Dell has two problems, it is approaching stagnancy in their main markets, and is about as exciting as an American cheese on white bread sandwich. Michael Dell's fairly desperate PR raising attempt at every CES keynote shows it wants to look 'cool' but can't, no matter how hard it tries. That is why an acquisition or 12 makes sense, lord knows it has the cash.

The XPS line is doing well, but it has about the mindshare of toenail clippers among the hardcore set. Yeah, it needs an image boost badly, and buying Alienware would be the quickest way to do that. The company is the volume leader in the gaming market, something Dell is sure to love, and the price would be pocket change.

Overall, I think it will happen. There are some integration problems, and that pesky AMD thing that Alienware sells so much of to deal with too. Both can be managed, integration is the Dell hallmark, and AMD is a nice way to back them in with plausible deniability to Intel.

My main issue with the Dell/AMD hookup was volume, and this would be the perfect way to slow start the deal. I think this will happen, sooner rather than later, and it will lead to an AMD/Dell product. Eventually.

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#2 12 years ago

I dont like both company's, so I voted: I dont care




Raasclot

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#3 12 years ago

OMG! I FU*ING HATE DELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :(:(:( I dont know much about Alienware but Dells shite! Voted no!!!




LS?Master

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#4 12 years ago

Alienware is the comp company that builds custom (damn good custom) PC's then charges you an arm and a leg while having you been over and take it for the team.

I personally hate Dell's, as I have to deal with them at school. But Alienware should NOT do this deal if they have the chance to say no.




Raasclot

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#5 12 years ago

LS?MasterAlienware is the comp company that builds custom (damn good custom) PC's then charges you an arm and a leg while having you been over and take it for the team.

I personally hate Dell's, as I have to deal with them at school. But Alienware should NOT do this deal if they have the chance to say no.

I totally agree! I have to put up with that crap in school to :( Please say no Alienware!:(




carl4286

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#6 12 years ago

:vikki:. When will it end? You're telling me if I bought an Alienware with a Pentium D 950, dual 7800GTX's, 1GB of 667MHz DDR2, integrated audio, and a 160GB hard drive for $3,240 that it would be better than the Dell XPS 600 that I priced out for $2,899 with the exact same specs? You don't like Dells because your school buys crappy Dells. They're actually better for the price than Alienwares. Price one out.

I think the purchase would be a good idea. Alienware could learn a little from Dell about building PC's.




Raasclot

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#7 12 years ago

no! but overall dell (not incl XPS) are CRAP!!!!! for that $2,899 u could build a much better rig!




pcgamer414

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#8 12 years ago

Bad choice on Alienwares part.




carl4286

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#9 12 years ago

It still frustrates me that people say Alienwares are overpriced but very good PC's, and Dell's are simply crap. Dell makes just as capable PC's as Alienware, but as I just showed you they are cheaper by quite a bit (more than %10 less for the same specs). It seems that logically, Dell's are quite a bit better than Alienwares.




HugeF1

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#10 12 years ago

Dell used to be ok, now they are bad. Alienware charge you twice as much for less computer. IMO BOTH companies are bad.