Alienware's poured its high-end, PC gaming know-how into a powerful but affordable, front-room-friendly gaming box. With the current console crop ageing fast, can it cash in?
The gaming PC has long been the niche product to end them all, even more so than aoepropera hi-fi. While most tech, from laptops to TVs to smartphones, has got smaller, thinner and more stylish, gaming PCs have remained defiantly big, lumpy and with all the high-end designer smoothness of a JCB.
This design philosophy might appeal to hardcore gamers of a pimply disposition but for most they're gadgets best kept in darkened gaming rooms, away from tech used by decent folk, and …