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Dell Dropping Four XPS Gaming PCs, Focusing on Alienware

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    In a rather unexpected move, Dell said in front of the Wall Street Journal that as of next month it will be dropping four models of its XPS performance line-up and most likely start to push performance PCs from Alienware. Dell purchased Alienware back in 2006, and since then it hasn't been much around trying to help Alienware shine with its high-end gaming Aurora systems. This move is something new, and might try to fix this from now on. Alienware is also expected to bring out new redesigned systems based on new materials soon, according to the report. If you are subscribed to the WSJ, you can read the full story here.

    Source: The Wall Street Journal
     
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    it helps simplify things. games = alienware, anything else = dell.
     
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    I happened to seen XPS performance system at a lan recently and they are deceivingly HUGE(the tower that is) from what you see one the Dell website
     
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    oh that giant thing that looked like a heater? yeah it was a monster
     
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    Err its not going to look good for us (consumers).

    There goes your hopes for a gaming laptop from Dell for under $5000 :p.

    ^AUD that is :rolleyes:
     
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    LOL

    yeah (kinda wished it was)

    :roll:
     
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    the one i saw was huge
     
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    I'd be concerned... REALLY concerned. There goes our affordable gaming laptops...
     
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    Gaming laptops suck compared to PCs. I don't know about you, but I only play video games when I'm at my house. You've gotta be productive at some point during the day...
     
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    i still dont get why dell still has the xps line up if they have alienware but i agree its about time they started trying something different.
     
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    says who? :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::cool::cool::cool::slap::twitch:
     
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    I wouldnt say "suck". Obviously they arent as good as PCs, but a laptop with dual 8800's isnt going to suck, lol.

    Also, gaming laptops give me something to do on 50 minute train trips, and i'm sure many people who go to LANs would appreciate them :p.
     
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    i have a friend with one of those dell laptops that are somewhat for gaming.
    Core 2 Duo 2GHz, 4GB 667 ram and an 8600GT (mobile)

    SInce he games at 1440x900, its quite enough for anything thats not crysis - and its rather portable
     
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