Yes they did, the lowest model base system yesterday was 2089, now it's 100 dollars more 2189. I've been checking on the notebooks for a month now waiting on the 9700 and it has been 2089 until they bumped it up by a 100 dollars today.
Ok well that still doesn't tell me but anyways I don't mind AW jacking up prices if they have a new video card like a 9700. AW suppose to be cutting edge technology, so why they still got a 9600 while most all other companies have 9700 options plus they just increase they prices for the same configuration. At least give us free shipping.
I'm holding out till they get the 9700. They said that for about a month now that the 9700 is coming out soon, and the 9700 came out early this year, it's just sad.
Be careful - A decrease in prices doesn't always mean you are getting a better deal! I bought my Area 51m when the base price for the Euthusiast was £1,438 exc VAT. Now it is approximately £1,383. However with the same configuration as I chose the total price including shipping and delivery is £20 or so more! In the UK Alienware have increased the prices on the extended warranties!
We're just talking about the price excluding warranty. Still a hundred dollars more for the same old system with the old 9600 vid card. Come on AW, bring out the 9700, your slacking and your repuation is in jeopardy =P, cutting edge latest parts - where are they? Voodoo, Sager, HP, and Dell already has the 9700's.
I want to buy my AW already, but not with a 9600 =(