One Small Step for Alienware, One Giant Leap for Gaming

One Small Step for Alienware, One Giant Leap for Gaming


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One Small Step for Alienware, One Giant Leap for Gaming

Just as we have for nearly 20 years, Alienware is committed to driving innovation in gaming and we see VR as the next frontier.  We’ve been working for years to help develop the best technology to drive VR experiences, and inject the same innovative, iconic design that’s made us leaders for so many years.  This isn’t something we can do alone; we are working with other great hardware and software partner teams to enable a whole new ecosystem of immersive gaming. From the beginning Alienware was built on the premise of delivering solutions for gamers when no one else was; our hard work and great partnerships have helped to shape an environment where peak gaming performance and Virtual Reality are real.  

Dell and Alienware are deeply involved with one such leading partner in Oculus. We congratulate them on their Oculus Rift pre-orders and are excited that soon we’ll have some of the earliest systems approved as part of the “Oculus Ready” PC certification program. Together we hope this program can act as an “easy button” for VR hardware and guide consumers to the right configurations to get the most from their Oculus Rift headset. Not only do we want to guide our customers to the best systems for VR, but we also aim to offer the most platforms of any OEM currently testing for the Oculus Ready program.

Alienware and Dell have recently launched VR capable configurations that meet the published recommended spec for Oculus Rift; these systems are for sale today. Soon additional Alienware VR-ready configurations will be available to deliver unbelievable VR experiences to an even broader range of consumer. We are working with vendors across the board to validate our platforms and configurations to ensure the best possible VR experiences.  As other vendors across the globe start to roll out recommended specs we’ll work to ensure as many Alienware and Dell platforms as possible can meet those requirements.

Virtual Reality delivers incredible new possibilities. As we stand at the edge of this new frontier the consistency in performance, partnerships, and the unyielding pursuit of innovations for gamers guides us. It’s an awesome time to be a gamer and an ideal time to stand with leaders at the cutting edge of transformation – it’s time to take the next giant leap. 


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  • I've read that due to Nvidia optimus, running an oculus rift on a notebook is either impossible or very hard. I'm wondering if things have changed uptil now, i would order the highest spec AW 15 which in theory would be able to run the Oculus. Have these problems been solved in Alienware laptops or should i not hope playing the Oculus on it?

  • do dell have these offers for the UK market, as like your XPS 8900 and see shipping input only offers the USA.

    Many Thanks....cant wait for my Oculus Rift