Dude, You're Getting an Alienware (cont'd)

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by kcnychief, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Since this frontpage article was such a hot topic, see here - I wanted to post an update, which further points that is NOT going to happen...

    http://www.cnet.com.au/desktops/pcs/0,39029439,40061082,00.htm

    EDIT: Ack, now this!

    http://reviews.cnet.com/4531-10921_7-6464030.html
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2006
  2. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    yeah.. been following this also.

    Someone just make up their minds already! :)
     
  3. kcnychief

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    Tell me about it!

    Heartbreaking - then exciting - then heartbreaking and back again :(
     
  4. Steevo

    Steevo Spammer representing. Political User Folding Team

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    For those of us that build and woudn't be caught dead with a Hell or Alienation, it means that more geek wannabe's can but a Alienware-Dell with terms to brag about.



    Then whine about being shot down on CS or the like.
     
  5. Electronic Punk

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    I was suprised how much alienware.com looks like dell.com
     
  6. madmatt

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    It is rather similar, but the site has looked like that for a while now.
     
  7. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Well it's official.

    Purchase completed.

    I still think its a retarded move but what do I know :)

    Alienware will remain a stand-alone business, keeping its own assets in its entirety.
     
  8. madmatt

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    Good for Dell. I wish I could afford to buy out another company.
     
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    Digg is bordering on being a tech tabloid now :dead:
     
  11. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    They've also had a lot of crap lately :dead:
     
  12. NetRyder

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    The signal-to-noise ratio is pretty low, but then again, it's hard to find many places on the web where that's not the case these days.

    You do see some good stuff showing up in the digg feed every so often though, so it's worth keeping an eye on. I just skim through the garbage, and sometimes, I get a good laugh out of it like I did today. :D
     
  13. Grandmaster

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    Well it gets annoying when a story like "ZOMG Steve Jobs just scratched his ass!" makes the frontpage.
     
  14. LeeJend

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    Your excused. The tears of laughter are rolling down my face too. Where'd I put that bath towel.:dead:

    PS Do they make games that run on Apple?
     
  15. LeeJend

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    The acquisition is kinda weird at first glance but when Alienware starts getting parts at Dell's volume pricing levels the profit per box will double or more. That's a cash cow product line for Dell where unit margins are painfully low.

    It also gives Dell an AMD line for the "high end gamer, AMD only crowd" while still staying an "Intel only shop" so they keep the advertising kickbacks. If Intel lets Dell get away with this defection then the concept of "wholly owned subsidiary being allowed to use non-Intel" can be expanded to the server line where demand for AMD based products is cutting into Dell's sales.

    This minor buyout pushed AMD stock prices up and Intel down. The semi analysts are seeing it as a fishing expedition by Mr Dell. If Intel lets it pass Dell gets cheaper CPUs with no pain and augments it's market share by opening up the AMD preferred houses. If Intel balks, Dell demands a better pricing deal to stay loyal. Nice move for Dell. In either case Intel suffers.
     
  16. Sazar

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    Unit margins are not low :)

    This, and some of the r&d that alienware has invested in is the only benefit I see, besides the brandname.

    Intel has been hurting for a while and the reduced stocks are also due to the increased market share of AMD in various segments.

    I do expect Intel to make a nice bounce-back with Conroe and Merom though :cool: