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  • Blog Post: More on the Ivy Bridge upgrade for new Alienware notebooks

    Last week, John Blain mentioned that we’d be upgrading orders of the new Alienware M14x , M17x and M18x laptops we recently introduced. Since then, sites like Engadget , The Verge and Ubergizmo took notice, and since then some customers have had some questions. I wanted to take a few minutes to...
  • Blog Post: How Will the Game Change? Dell Visits UT Panel to Discuss

    This week, Dell was honored to be asked to participate in the official launch of the new Game Development major within the University of Texas Computer Science department. Key players in the gaming community gathered at UT’s Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) to celebrate the launch and discuss...
  • Blog Post: Dell Weekly Recap: News & Customer Spotlight (June 14 Edition)

    Dell Weekly Recap: News & Customer Spotlight Welcome to the latest edition of Dell’s Weekly Recap, your guide to the week's Dell-related news and happenings. TOP STORY OF THE WEEK Alienware shows off its all-new gaming notebook lineup at E3 – June 10, 2013 If there’s...
  • Blog Post: Alienware Hardware at CES 2011: A Closer Look

    Now that I’m back from the Dell suites in Las Vegas, and all the dust has settled, I can take a quick moment to take a closer look at the hardware Alienware announced at this year’s CES. The hot one everyone’s talking about is the amazing new Alienware M17x . The M17x was the Alienware...
  • Blog Post: Ubuntu OS now an option on Alienware X51 gaming rig

    We’ve heard from potential Alienware customers like acelin in his idea on IdeaStorm that you wanted to buy an Alienware with Ubuntu. Linux gaming just took a big step forward with the release of the Alienware X51 gaming desktop with Ubuntu OS for customers in the United States. This means Alienware...
  • Blog Post: History of Video Games: Latest Gaming Laptops versus Early Video Games [Infographic]

    I've played my share of first person shooters, especially enjoying the Quake series over the years. Many of my friends were (and are still) ardent fans of the game World of Warcraft . Regardless of which style of gaming you enjoy, take a look at this comparison of memorable games and how they could...
  • Blog Post: Come see us at QuakeCon, the “Woodstock of Gaming”

    QuakeCon , known as the “Woodstock of Gaming,” takes place every year in Dallas, Texas. This year from August 1-4, at the Hotel Anatole, thousands of gamers from all over the world will be in attendance. Since 2009, Dell has supported this event from the tablets at check-in to the PCs in...
  • Blog Post: Dell @SXSW 2013 - #DellSXSW

    Dell will have a significant presence again this year during South by Southwest (SXSW) , held annually in our hometown of Austin, Texas. Beginning with SXSWedu and through Interactive, Film and Music, Dell will show and tell how its customers are using Dell technologies to create music, film and momentum...
  • Blog Post: The New Alienware Aurora – A Serenade to Raw Gaming Power

    Last year’s technology may be adequate for some people, but for gamers, it just won’t do. I can tell you as a gamer that a big part of the gaming experience is immersion and that just isn’t possible when your gaming rig gets in the way. Dropped frames, low res textures and poor performance...
  • Blog Post: The Evolution of the Gaming PC

    The Commodore 64 was introduced in January 1982 with a CPU of 1.024 megahertz and 64 kilobytes of RAM. These specs seem very small by today’s standards, but they were enough to make the Commodore 64 the best-selling single personal computer model of all time*. Today an Alienware gaming pc can reach...
  • Blog Post: Ideas in Action Update—July 13, 2011

    It has been a while since the last update and I would like to share some things that have happened over the last couple of months. We have added new Idea Partners from the Alienware team, marked several ideas as Under Review, Implemented or Partially Implemented and have lined up some exciting Storm...
  • Blog Post: Helping You to Create, Play and Share: Dell Showcases Strongest Ever Consumer Solutions Line-up at IFA 2011

    The Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin (IFA 2011) is just around the corner and as you might expect, Dell is going to be part of the action. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the show, IFA is one of the world's leading trade shows for consumer electronics and home appliances, held...
  • Blog Post: E3 2013 set the stage for Alienware

    E3 2013 set the stage for Alienware to launch its new line up of powerful gaming laptops. The new designs mark a departure from the previous generation and take on a bold new form. All three of the laptops share similar design characteristics, such as an anodized aluminum shell and magnesium alloy...
  • Blog Post: The M11x is Finally HERE!

    I recall a time not so long ago I sat in the line at Quakecon and marveled at the gaming rigs devout fans brought with them to the BYOC . Some people's systems were stock Dells, some folks had gargantuan XPS systems and Alienware ALX's, and some folks had huge monstrosities apparently created...
  • Blog Post: Alienware Windows Aero Transparency Issue Update

    Several Alienware M18x owners have reported issues with how their systems rendered the transparent Windows Aero interface. Our friends at Notebookforums reported on the issue late last month, and since then, our engineers have been diligently working on the issue. I'm happy to report some happy...
  • Blog Post: Time to Smell the Roses!

    Often at Dell we’re so caught up in the bustle of making the next big thing happen that we forget to pause a moment and recognize the great job people have already done. Sometimes it takes a gigantic rose to come along before we’re reminded it’s ok to enjoy the smell of flowers. ...
  • Blog Post: Dell Tablet Concept and More: Our Products at CES 2010

    Ah, the chaos that is CES. And I mean that in a good way... it's like the Super Bowl of gadgets and new technology. For those that haven't been reading Direct2Dell recently (or haven't seen Engaget's live blog from Dell's CES 2010 press event), we've already shared some details...
  • Blog Post: Dell News from CES: Streak 7 Tablet, Venue Smartphone, Enhanced Dell Stage and More

    Hello from Las Vegas. Like I mentioned in my CES 2011 preview post , Dell held a press conference today the Palms to unveil several new products that focused on three key areas: Mobile Technology, Entertainment and Gaming. Our execs were on hand to discuss trends we’re seeing in our consumer business...
  • Blog Post: Join the Dell Alienware Hangout on Google+ tonight Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm CT #DellHangout

    # DellHangout Alert! Join @Alienware tonight Dec 13 at 6:00 pm CT to see the best # Gamer present for the Holidays! bit.ly/subnMg
  • Blog Post: The Area-51 and Area-51 ALX : Now Available for Gaming Domination

    Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you’ve probably heard the hype surrounding the latest Alienware releases, the M15x and the Aurora . But not much has been circulated about their big brother, the Area-51 and the Area-51 ALX . Gizmodo recently did an Area-51 ALX Alienware Autopsy...
  • Blog Post: Good Things Come in Threes: Alienware M11x R3, M14x and M18x Laptops Now Official

    Today our Alienware team is redefining mobile gaming - again - with three new, all-powerful laptops, the enhanced Alienware M11x R3 , the new M14x and the soon to be available M18x. To see the webcast, check out Justin.tv/Alienware . Our teams have designed these systems with the features that...
  • Blog Post: Good Things Coming in Small Packages

    I may have missed going to CES this year, but it’s been difficult to miss the buzz about the upcoming Alienware M11x . When it is released, it promises to forever change the face of the mobile gaming landscape. It’s not surprise that it’s created the stir it has. Amidst the buzz...
  • Blog Post: Dell Wins HPCwire’s Editor’s Choice Award – Best use of HPC in Automotive

    Dell is honored to be last night’s recipient of HPCwire’s Editor’s Choice Award —Best use of High Performance Computing (HPC) in Automotive. This award is in recognition of our work with the Caterham F1 Team , a team that will be racing this very weekend in the first-ever Formula...
  • Blog Post: Intel Ivy Bridge Technology Lands in Updated Alienware Notebooks

    I told you something was coming . It’s that time of year again, folks! North of the Tropic of Cancer the birds are building their nests, the flowers are blooming, and everywhere signs are appearing that nature is freshening up for summer. In keeping with the season, Alienware is “freshening...
  • Blog Post: The Alienware X51 Brings the Gaming Experience to New Frontiers

    Update from John: I collaborated on this post with Frank Azor. He's the Product Lead for Alienware and is the one that's been part of the Alienware team for 16 years. Just wanted to make it clear that Frank co-authored this post. --------- As a gamer, it’s been a dream come true to...