When it comes to gaming PCs and laptops, few products can compete with Alienware, Dell’s beloved subsidiary. For 25 years, the company has been the leader in manufacturing cutting-edge, niche computer hardware designed specifically for hardcore gamers.
Today, with the help of Dell’s immense resources, this brand makes the impossible possible for gamers, wherever high-performance gaming gear is concerned. Read on to discover why they have amassed such a cult following and why their products are sweet gamer candy.
Alienware was originally conceived by two gamers who were half-snobbishly, half-justifiably tired of basic PC hardware diluting their experience. Not only was a brand born out of this need for excellence in gear, but so was a heightened standard.
What followed was a revolution in the industry; those two nerds were on to something, vindicated by legions of customers. From 1998’s breakout Area-51 PC tower to 2019’s mind-blowing Area 51m laptop with desktop capability, that vision has continually evolved.
What immediately stands out to most may seem superficial, but why shame one’s appreciation for certain aesthetic pleasures? Undeniably, Alienware designs are incredible, and any player would be proud to display these sleek beasts on their desks.
AW has always believed in excelling on all levels, that one should take complete pride in one’s passion, even gaming. This materialized notably with 2003’s innovative ‘Predator 1,’ a desktop tower sporting vivid colors, an alien-head design, and futuristic looks.
Sure, looks aren’t everything – but they don’t hurt, either; besides, what’s underneath an AW product’s hood will never be unimpressive. No matter the product you purchase, you can expect a rad design, matched only by its equally rad hardware.
Some early fans proved skeptical of Dell’s acquisition but let the record show: Alienware’s services have remained top-of-the-line. Only superior CPU and GPU technology are selected, with innovations galore, including liquid cooling; warranties retain, even with user upgrades.
Sure, the products are pricey; the company wears this fact on their sleeve – being dubbed the sportscar of gaming computers. Sure, you can build your own for cheaper, but not everyone can or wants to do something like that.
They serve a particular audience – one who knows what they want and is willing to pay well for it. And there’s no shame in that, especially when their products continually top the lists of critics and hardware snobs.
The best such computer in laptop form on the market today is arguably their Area 51m, a beast. Whereas most laptops preclude any upgradeability, this one allows users to upgrade everything from battery to the hard drive.
Now, the laptop isn’t a perfect computer, as the mad short battery life and steep price indicate. Still, the Area 51m is a laptop with a PC’s power, and that alone is groundbreaking.
If you have the means to buy a pre-built, you’d be smart to purchase an Alienware computer. Your gaming experience will improve exponentially – precisely as the founders intended.