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  • Blog Post: State of the LAN Party II

    In case you missed part 1, check it out here . Thousands of led lights flashing and blinking illuminate the otherwise dark room at the LAN party. At first glance you might think everyone is playing on a uniformed system, but with a simple question; what kind of rig do you have, you will find out how...
  • Blog Post: March of the Dell Core i7 Laptops

    For those of you who keep up with the technology industry, you may have caught some of the buzz from that Intel's annual round up known as Intel Developer's Forum ( IDF ) in San Francisco. One of today's highpoints is Intel serving notice they have raised the bar in mobile performance by...
  • 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: 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: Power and Portability: Hands-on with the Alienware M15x

    If you're interested in gaming, I bet you're already reading about Intel's latest technology. You might have seen some of the buzz about new products from Alienware . Today, the Alienware M15x has landed for customers in the United States and many countries around the world. I wanted to spend...
  • 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 Four 2009 What Laptop Awards from the UK

    At Dell, we work to design laptops that bring powerful performance and features, offer personalization options that matter and we’re glad to see someone else recognizes that. What Laptop , a mobile computing magazine for laptops, netbooks and smartphones in the UK, last week announced the winners...
  • Blog Post: No Fear, No Limits: Gaming With Windows 7

    As a gamer, I was initially unmoved when I first heard about Windows 7 . Although I'm not a Windows XP hardliner like many of my gaming brothers and sisters, I've had my share of issues with upgrades, updates, and driver tweaks needed to make other operating systems match XP for gaming...
  • 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: More Alienware Products Coming Soon

    This must be what it feels like to give birth. I personally have not given birth to a human, but I do feel I’ve given birth to past Alienware products and am really excited about the new products joining the family very soon. I’ve been seeing and hearing some amazing things about these units...
  • Blog Post: PSSST … Have I gotta deal for you!

    Friends and family often reach out to me for PC buying advice, and I confess, I really do enjoy trying to help them decide which PC is right for them. Once we’ve decided on the PC, the specs, features and services ( CompleteCar e should always be at least considered for laptops), I know the next...
  • Blog Post: A view of the future at the 2011 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas

    I am not 100% certain how this guy from Las Cruces, NM, found himself walking the aisles at one of the largest casino gaming conventions in the world looking at cutting edge technology, the biggest and brightest flashing lights I’ve ever seen, and watching a mini-Elvis put on a show. With all the...
  • Blog Post: Geek out with 6 Monitors on 1 PC with AMD EyeFinity Technology

    Now that you have your brand new Dell XPS 8500 with the high end graphics card the question is how do you configure multiple monitors? To begin with, at minimum you can support four monitors with your high-end graphics card such as the AMD Radeon HD7870 2GB GDDR5 card. But for the multi-tasker, day trader...
  • Blog Post: State of the LAN Party IV

    Note from Lionel: For folks that haven't seen Jose's previous State of the LAN Party entries, check out part I , part II and part III . We saw how the LAN party evolved with new technology and how it inspired Alienware and how Alienware helped change the look of many LAN parties. With faster...
  • Blog Post: Dell’s New Lynnfield Desktops—The Studio XPS 8000 and 9000

    Sorry for the delay. Due to some technical difficultes with our registration database, I had to post this a little bit later than I wanted to. Folks who read sites like Anandtech and other enthusiast sites have known that Intel’s Lynnfield chipset and new Core family of processors were due to be...
  • Blog Post: New Alienware Announcement: Just Hype, or No?

    Before the unveiling of the new Alienware Aurora and Aurora ALX systems at the Tokyo Game Show , we were told that the upcoming announcements would shake the very foundation of PC gaming. Did the announcements live up to the hype? Folks at Engadget , Joystiq and Crunchgear seem to think the new Alienware...
  • 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: 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: State of the LAN Party III

    Welcome to part three of State of the LAN Party . If you missed them, take a look at part 1 and part 2 posts. Everyone thought that growing older, getting married and having kids would be the only thing to bring an end to the LAN party. While it was true that as we got older we did not have LAN parties...
  • Blog Post: My Thoughts on the Alienware 2010 Clan Challenge

    Dell and Alienware have long been the system of choice for serious gamers around the world. The Alienware 2010 Clan Challenge held recently in Australia showcases our commitment to providing the absolute best hardware for gamers. After weeks of intense online battles the tournament wrapped up when...