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In late August, Dell Alienware took the wraps off of a radically new Area 51-branded desktop system featuring an angular case designed for maximum thermal efficiency and ergonomics. We first gave you a glimpse of that system right here, and have a full review of Haswell-E and Tri-SLI powered version of the Area 51 in... Read more...
Today is a pretty big day in technology. Not only did Intel's long-anticipated Haswell-E finally roll into town (check out review of the burly Intel Core i7 5960X CPU), but we also get a sneak peek at a completely redesigned Alienware Area 51 desktop system. This refreshed system is unlike any previous Alienware rig... Read more...
You've probably heard analysts talk about the so-called post-PC era, which is really an overreaction to the tablet and smartphone craze that's taken place in the past couple of years. In reality, hundreds of millions of PCs are still sold each and every year, and when it comes to mobile, there's still a high demand for full functional laptops.... Read more...
Bitcoin just landed a big time partner in Dell, the third largest PC maker in the world and now the largest e-commerce merchant to accept the cryptocurrency. Dell doesn't get the distinction of being the first system builder to jump on the bandwagon, but with nearly $60 billion in annual sales, the OEM is by far bitcoin's biggest e-commerce... Read more...
Sometimes, you just have to pull out all the stops, which is essentially what Dell is doing by making its Alienware Aurora gaming desktop available with the option of including an NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Z GPU. Alienware notes that the Titan Z boasts 5760 CUDA cores, 12GB of GDDR5 memory, and 8 TeraFLOPS of compute... Read more...
When we evaluated NVIDIA’s Maxwell-based GeForce GTX 750 and 750 Ti a few weeks back, we lauded the GPUs for their competitive performance and class-leading power efficiency. The GeForce GTX 750 and 750 Ti are mainstream products that didn’t tear up the benchmark charts like a bleeding-edge high-end... Read more...
As the specter of the next generation of gaming consoles looms large on the horizon, there’s certainly a case to be made for rolling with a gaming PC instead of an Xbox One or PlayStation 4, and Dell’s Alienware is sweetening the pot by offering a $200 cash back incentive. When you buy a new Alienware... Read more...
Dell has announced its lineup of desktops, notebooks, convertibles, all-in-ones, and gaming rigs running Intel’s 4th-generation Intel (Haswell) chips, and there’s a lot there. The sexiest new products are arguably the Dell XPS 27 all-in-one and the XPS 12 convertible laptop/tablet. The XPS 27 features an NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M... Read more...
Earlier this month, Dell announced an overhaul of its Alienware M14x, M17x, and M18x gaming laptops, featuring NVIDIA 600 Series GPUs among other impressive specifications. The machines themselves boast backlit keyboards with multiple color zones, “headlights”, and laser-engraved nameplates. However, the laptops lacked an important... Read more...
Alienware has updated its M14x, M17x, and M18x gaming notebooks, and the marquee feature change is support for NVIDIA 600 series graphics. On the lower end, the stock M14x will come packing the NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M (1GB GDDR5), and the M18x can be configured with up to dual GTX 675Ms (2GB GDDR5 each), with other... Read more...
Think Alienware, and you likely think big—full-sized towers, liquid cooling solutions, and multi-GPU configurations. The company's latest X51 system, however, is aimed at gamers who want a system they can slip into a nook, while still allowing for some upgrades post-purchase. "The Alienware X51 allows us to bring the exciting nature... Read more...
Dell revealed its new Alienware Aurora gaming desktop computer. This new system offers immersive HD 3D gaming and multi-display technologies. The systems feature the new 2nd generation Intel Core i7-3000 series six-core CPUs, factory overclocked and liquid cooled, with the Intel X79 Express Chipset, up to 16GB of Quad... Read more...
Let's face it: it's not bad being Todd Bradley, the head of HP's Personal Systems Group, nor is it tough being former Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein, who is currently working on the webOS side at HP. Both of these guys probably have fairly cushy lifestyles and nice corporate paychecks, but the level of stress they have to... Read more...
Bigfoot Networks has quietly gone from a niche startup that only targeted hardcore gamers, to a company that seems to be cracking into new parterships all the time. They've already managed to get their products into mainboards and GPUs, and now they're taking them to the most sophisticated spot yet: Alienware... Read more...
What's Alienware cooking up? The company is glad you're interested, and they got a killer teaser to keep you hanging on the edge of your seat. The new "Alienware Arena" section is encouraging consumers to "Discover" what's next, and in just over 11 hours from right now, you'll "be the first to know." The company's touting this as an "important... Read more...
Klipsch was acquired by Audiovox earlier in the year. Many wondered how that would change their products and their mission, and honestly, that remains to be seen. But Alienware has a thing for only partnering up with high-end companies, and they're choosing Klipsch for their new M17x. Starting this month, the M17x gaming notebook will ship... Read more...
The Dell Adamo, the Round Rock, TX company's MacBook Air rival, is now dead. The multiple price cuts and lack of options available on the Adamos that were being sold seemed to point to Dell trying to clear inventory. The Adamo was first unveiled at CES in in 2009. It had an aluminum case like the MacBook Air, was ultra-thin (0.65 inches),... Read more...
It's said that the squeaky wheel is the one that gets the oil, and there's been a lot of squeaky wheels complaining about borked hinges on Dell's Alienware M11x notebook line. In one forum thread, there's over 150 users who reported problems with their M11x, most of which cried foul over cracked and noisy hinges. The message was heard loud... Read more...
In the notebook world, we see a lot of change. Ultraportables have become hip, and netbooks changed the category forever. But on the desktop side, change comes a lot slower. The "beige box PC" reigned for what felt like a decade, and for some time, Alienware was just about the only major company doing unique cases... Read more...
When you think of major gaming PCs, you generally think of Alienware or Falcon Northwest. But Acer has been making a new for themselves with their Predator line of gaming PCs. These are huge, towering machines that have rather wild designs that are impossible to mistake. They also have impressive internals to go with... Read more...
Bigfoot Networks has made a name for themselves in a very unique and rare market. There are only a finite number of hardcore gamers willing to pay extra for something like a souped up NIC card, but obviously more than a few are handing over their cash in order to have their ping times lowered. Any true gamer knows... Read more...
It's not easy out there for pre-fab PC makers. You're competing against giants like Dell, HP and Lenovo, and you're trying to sway consumers to purchase your brand even though you aren't running TV ads every half-hour. But when you look at a company like Alienware, you know it's still possible to hold an edge if you carve out your own niche.... Read more...
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