Originally Posted by Steve@NBF
What people need to understand is Alienware is not a large company. Their products are considered a boutique compared to Dell who buys parts out of the 1000s parts. The wait is the result of having each notebook handmade per spec.
It's kind of interesting actually, as lesser-known and smaller boutiques actually get their products out quicker because of lesser demand. AW has a very high demand, possibly the highest demand to size ratio of any computer company.
The problem is that in supply & demand, they haven't noticeably improved their ability to supply more products while the demand has risen.
If you ask someone to name a boutique company, AW is probably the first one named. Sometimes you'll get Voodoo (especially after it's acquisition by HP) and Falcon NW, and almost never will you get places like Hypersonic or any of the other dozens or so boutiques.
Any movie now days that requires computers in use by experts are probably AW.
I've seen them in Live free or die hard and Diary of the Dead recently, and tons and tons of tv shows and movies in the last couple years.