Dell buys Alienware?
purchased Alienware, according to a post by Rich Brown on the CNET
Alpha Blog. Brown cites a "reliable" contact at a high-end vendor, who
claims that two of his company's suppliers have already confirmed the
deal, and that his company has been receiving a large number of resumes
from Alienware employees. The rumors began earlier this month after a post
on the blog of VoodooPC's CTO Rahul Sood, which listed several reasons
behind the potential buyout. Among those was Dell's inability to "crack
the 'cool' factor" and be "perceived as a leading edge company", as well
as a relationship with AMD that was "bound to occur." If the deal has
gone through, it will indeed be interesting to see what Dell does with
Alienware's substantial line of AMD-based systems.