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No surprise, Dell picked up Alienware-- but what will this mean for the industry?

Regardless of the situation, this is pretty big news with industry wide implications. This will send shockwaves in the gaming industry judging by the two hundred or so incoming phone calls that were fielded this afternoon at Voodoo.

I have received a number of emails, comments, and phone calls over the month about this particular topic.  To be perfectly honest I had no official knowledge that Dell was to acquire anyone, but I do know that they were doing some heavy research into the space.  I initially thought that Dell would continue to push their XPS brand because they have never made any acquisitions of this sort throughout their history.  Dell is a brand proud company, but perhaps they realized that it was time for a change.

Whatever the implications are I truly believe this is great news for the industry, and it validates the gaming space once again.  I took a few minutes to go over some of the possibilities.

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By Inkjammer on 3/23/2006 10:39:13 AM , Rating: 3
I hate to think that yet another company may end up forgetting the idea of "customer" in "customer service" just to cut prices. If Alienware follow's Dell customer service model in the future to reduce prices in effort to produce more rigs at cheaper prices... it'll bring their quality crashing down.

Alienware's support has been fantastic up til now. I just hope they truly keep their services up to par.

By crystal clear on 3/26/2006 12:16:05 AM , Rating: 1
Here is some news for all of you on the above subject-sorrry bad news for USA????Quote-
The world's biggest computer maker, Dell, will be increasing its workforce in India by 50% in the next two years.
Dell's president and CEO, Kevin Rollins, made the announcement after a meeting with the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Delhi.

It will take the total number of Dell employees in India up to 15,000.

Dell is also planning to set up a manufacturing facility in the country that will boost its 4% market share in India, Mr Rollins said.

When calling for support you will hear English with an Indian accent to make this news more spicy.How many JOBS lost in the USA-start quessing.

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