Last week, we reported that Dell
was possibly in the market to buy up Alienware. This morning, it's been confirmed that the deal has been done.
Although some news outlets published details of a Dell denial last week, we quite rightly pointed out that the Dell statement was rather short of a categorical denial, and it seems we were right.
Michael Dell, head honcho at the PC maker, said that:
"Alienware's products are an excellent complement to Dell's own line of high-performance computers designed for gaming, enthusiast and media content customers. In addition to offering high-quality, high-performance products, Alienware has tremendous brand appeal with consumers and creative business professionals."
In related news, Dell has started selling its Renegade XPS 600 system, its QuadSLI behemoth that leaves buyers with little change from $10,000. The system sports a custom paint job by Mike Lavelle, and has more bells and whistles than you can shake a very large stick at.
What do you think the Dell and Alienware hookup will mean? Let us know your thoughts over in the forums.