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Old 03-22-2006, 08:21 PM   #1
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Dell Buying Alienware

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Dell Enhances its Commitment to High-Performance Computing with Planned Acquisition of Alienware Corporation
Wednesday March 22, 5:05 pm ET

Alienware Will Operate as a Wholly Owned Subsidiary Under Existing Management

ROUND ROCK, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 22, 2006--Dell (NASDAQ:DELL - News) announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Alienware to further satisfy the growing number of consumers and businesses seeking the highest-performance PC products, including those used for gaming and multimedia digital content management. Terms of the planned purchase will not be disclosed.
Dell said Alienware will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary following completion of the transaction and will maintain its own product development, product marketing, sales, technical support and other operations as well as brand. The management and founders of Alienware will continue to operate the company as a standalone unit of Dell.
"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," said Michael Dell, chairman.
"Alienware has a legacy of success designing the highest-performance PCs using bleeding-edge technologies and innovative industrial design," said Nelson Gonzalez, CEO of Alienware. "We believe that Alienware will realize significant advantages from Dell's world-class supply chain and operational efficiencies. They will allow us to continue to satisfy our core customers with the most innovative and highest-performing PCs, and ultimately extend the reach and appeal of the Alienware brand."
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Old 03-22-2006, 08:28 PM   #2
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Old 03-22-2006, 08:49 PM   #3
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Dell's making big bucks then
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Old 03-22-2006, 09:54 PM   #4
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Heh. Ring any bells? Not long ago Chinese Lenovo bought IBM's PC department
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Old 03-22-2006, 09:59 PM   #5
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who's Chinese Leveno?
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It's a Chinese PC maker http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/
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Old 03-22-2006, 10:08 PM   #7
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Man... I used to want an Alienware, too.
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One of my friends spent something like $4,000 on $1,000 worth of parts because it was badged Alienware.

(keep comments about dinan to yourself, lol)
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Damn I was just about to make a DINAN comment...
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Alienware did have a solid reputation, which dell will quickly destroy to try to make it fit within the dell corporate structure. Couple this with Dell's commitment to double it's workforce in India and in 3 years, The "Dude, you're getting a dell" will refer to being completely screwed over, or some version of sodomy
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Alienware did have a solid reputation, which dell will quickly destroy to try to make it fit within the dell corporate structure. Couple this with Dell's commitment to double it's workforce in India and in 3 years, The "Dude, you're getting a dell" will refer to being completely screwed over, or some version of sodomy
Couldn't have said it any better myself.
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maybe alienware PC's will be a little cheaper now? that wouldnt be so bad.
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yes but they will be cheaper because they are using cheaper parts. That would be that bad.
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what a pity, i really liked alienware. some of their products are higher priced, but some are a really good deal.

i have a 2 year old alienware lappy. it was actually the cheapest at that performance level (highest back then), compared to dell, falcon northwest, and many other companies. i also have a 1 year old alienware lappy. i did pay a little bit of a premium over some other companies, but it had the best specs at the time. fuck dell.
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