I know that Dell part owned it but until a short while ago they (alienware) were free to operate as they pleased. I'm on the look out for a replacement notebook, My old and battered Dell (ironic, isn't it?) is dead on its feet so I reckoned get an alienware laptop to compliment my desktop. When I got there though, The site was a front for dell and all the models ware gone, replaced my some sad dell imitations. Thoughts?