Originally Posted by nassaumike
AW will sell to Dell when Ferrari sells to Yugo...and that is an excellent comparison of quality also based upon my 2 dell experiences....this rumor is just a waste of time and forum space, if you dell guys want to continue to hope this would happen, simply buy an AW....obviously, thats what you want, but possibly cannot afford...
Were AW to do this, its reputation in the "real" gaming community would go straight down the crapper...and its largest amount of sales are high end gaming rigs...just as it says in the CNN article, and funny isn't it, but there is no mention of this jackass idea there...I assume that fool from VooDoo, who started this rumor, is laughing his ass off...but his sales have yet to go up...Aw has its nich in the computer community, and it is in the high end section, and not the cheap starter PC area
This is what I don't understand.
Dell supposedly wants to buy Alienware because their XPS line lacks the "cool" factor. If Alienware becomes a subsidiary of Dell, it will lose it's cool factor.
I know the guys at Alienware have worked their butts off and reinvested everything back into the business, so if this is true at least the guys behind Alienware will have a decent payday.
I just find it impossible to think that Dell would make a major investment in a company like Alienware, and not insist on operational input at least, if not control.
When Dell introduced the XPS line, they were very nasty towards Alienware, and I believe that nastiness drove Alienware and gave them the incentive to lower prices and continue to offer better and better hardware. I just can't wrap my brain around the concept that they'd sell even a part of their business to Dell.