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A chat with Michael Dell: Alienware and XPS to stay separate

One of the cool, new custom cases for Dell's XPS laptop systems. It looks like it's been scratched on the side...significantly. Those gash marks are actually silk-screened into the unit.

One of the cool, new custom cases for Dell’s XPS laptop systems. It looks like it’s been scratched on the side...significantly. Those gash marks are actually silk-screened into the unit.

Dell Computer has reportedly been having troubles with laptops catching fire unexpectedly. Here, the company reveals one approach to handling the problem: camouflaging the unit in cool-looking fake fire.

Dell Computer has reportedly been having troubles with laptops catching fire unexpectedly. Here, the company reveals one approach to handling the problem : camouflaging the unit in cool-looking fake fire.

Here's the XPS 1710. This sleek, steel unit is just as suitable for a business environment as in a gaming venue. Note the Core Duo processor in the specifications.

Here’s the XPS 1710. This sleek, steel unit is just as suitable for a business environment as in a gaming venue. Note the Core Duo processor in the specifications.

The main entrance to the Gaylord Texan resort. On Sunday evening, we noticed dozens of weary game players with bloodshot eyes emerging from this entryway.

The main entrance to the Gaylord Texan resort. On Sunday evening, we noticed dozens of weary game players with bloodshot eyes emerging from this entryway.