2. Alienware tampers with board BIOS- this could not be further from the truth. In fact, all our desktop systems come with what we have evaluated as to be the best boards in their respective categories for the price, the Asus P6T Deluxe that is equipped in the Area-51 X58 is no exception. We do not lock our BIOS, and any customer can tinker with their product as if they built it their own.[/citation]
Is a P6T Deluxe, so when Asus fixes the P6T deluxe, will the customer be capable of download the update and use it right away?
...Or him gonna need to wait months until Dell decides to allow the Bios upgrade? (Dell have a history of never making available some Bios upgrades, specially concerning to new CPU support).
[citation][nom]marcdiana12[/nom]3. Alienware is “Overpriced”- Check out Alienware’s pricing, please...
Take for example our Area-51 m17x notebook which started at $2,499 and launched over a year ago. Now take a look...[/citation]
ALL notebooks prices gets down with time. Any trademark PC is overpriced.
Now, if the buyer pays extra money, him should get extra benefices. Selling to him non standard hardware, and slaving it to your trademark, is misbehaving, and giving him less benefices for his extra money.
Taking away BIOS upgrades is giving him less for his extra money.
Forcing him to buy an unwanted OS, is giving him less for extra money.
Limiting, or blocking upgrades, is giving him less for extra money.
Not giving him an OS installation DVD, instead giving him only an OEM image in hard disk, is risky, and giving him less for extra money.
DDR3 1066? That is crap, and giving him less for extra money.
[citation][nom]marcdiana12[/nom]4. Alienware’s Power supply unit- This is a power supply we built in tandem with Dell. It does excel at providing a very stable throughput of consistent power and shines at efficiency in S1 and S3 sleep states.All in all, a great review Mike, and another excellent piece in the Tom’s achieves of high performance computing![/citation]
You carefully avoided to say if the power supply is standard, so, i guess is not. right? (Then wrong!)