Our first question is "Why?" Dell has the XPS, Alienware has some cachet but not nearly enough to matter, and both are doing well in their respective niches. The Inquirer's reasoning, however, follows:
Dell has two problems, it is approaching stagnancy in their main markets, and is about as exciting as an American cheese on white bread sandwich. Michael Dell's fairly desperate PR raising attempt at every CES keynote shows it wants to look 'cool' but can't, no matter how hard it tries. That is why an acquisition or 12 makes sense, lord knows it has the cash.
We don't buy it.
Dell may buy Alienware [The Inquirer]