Dell buys Alienware?

— 5:29 PM on March 14, 2006

Dell has 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.

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