Check them out for yourself.
Desktops, laptops, tanktops, notebooks. Alienware have developed gaming-spec machines for - except tanktops obviously - pretty much all manner and shape of setup, recently cramming a high-performance PC into something about the size of a lunchbox with the X51. It's in their very nature to consider what physical form a gaming PC can take, so the announcement of Microsoft's Surface Pro, the Windows 8 powered tablet PC, should have pricked some ears at Alienware HQ, right? Right! In an Alienware interview with PCGamesN, product manager Eddy Goyanes gave us his thoughts on Surface Pro, as well as the potential for a Alienware gaming tablet. Spoiler: there's just enough potential to warrant the mock-up you're seeing right now.
Alienware's X51 looks like a PC crossed with a games console, or a tiny Batmobile. It looks like a cool robot's lunchbox, something that might have just hovered through a rift in space-time, a wormhole to an alternate dimension where the default design of technology is 'angry with 8,000 distinct chassis lighting patterns'. But where has it come from? Space? No! Not space. It's come from the engineers at Alienware. Product manager Eddy Goyanes was more than thrilled to explain how the living-room friendly PC came about, Alienware's thoughts on Surface Pro, and how they drop tested the Aurora.