Rumor: Dell has bought Alienware

Dell Alienware XPS desktopCNET has heard from "a reliable source" that Dell has indeed bought Alienware, the high-end PC vendor.

It's obvious that Dell wants a bigger piece of the PC gaming pie, considering their XPS line of systems and the fact that hardcore gamers are willing to pay a pretty price to eke out higher framerates and screen resolutions.

The question is whether Dell was actually willing to buy its way into gaming credibility and if it would move the company into the realm of AMD-powered game/workstations or not. More word when we have it.

[Via CNET, Evil Avatar]

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.