Dell adds new range of Alienware gaming PCs to its portfolio; the company started off by offering Alienware Laptops & PCs for Windows users but for now PCs will come with Ubuntu Linux OS installed as standard. Meanwhile Ubuntu is experimenting with its smartphone structured OS; another happy news strikes the market with the availability of Dell gaming PCs with Ubuntu OS. Ubuntu powered Alienware X51 PCs are currently offered to US market; starting from Intel powered Core i3-3320 chipset along with 1 GDDR5 Nvidia GeFore GTX 645 at $599 to powerful Intel Core i7-3770 chipset 3.4 GHZ Quad Core along with 1.5GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 at $1049.
The new “giant” series by Dell will be small for factor (SFF) enabled will be offered in tower as well as flat orientation. The machines are quite heavy; weight 5.5Kg with dimensions as H: 343mm tapering to 318mm, D: 318mm, W: 95mm. Worthy to mention here about Steam’s Big Picture Mode “With over 25 gaming titles available and more being added, users can access Steam For Linux to play online games, including your favourite titles like Team Fortress 2 and Serious Sam 3” says Dell.
Machines are being advertised with slogan “the ultimate gaming hardware” for open-source Linux OS i.e. Ubuntu. Distinctive feature is the massive power brick. As for now, Dell has offered affordable gaming machines for Ubuntu powered systems. Dell’s this offering is making news, since the machines comes with Ubuntu pre-installed gamers raising questions about smooth gaming experience on Ubuntu as they have on Microsoft’s Windows. However if Ubuntu satisfies the urge of games, a big question mark is there for windows future since Ubuntu is grabbing enough users to its OS.