Personally, I’ve always thought Alienware computers were ugly and I felt that it was cheesy that they used styling cues from the Alien in the “Alien/s” movies. The XPS, too, is ugly. I guess that matters when you can get very similar guts in the computer from any manufacturer, including yourself. My husband and I are still in love with our Blackbirds. He’s still stuck on WOW and Call of Duty 4. I haven’t had very much time to play lately :(. So sad … well, not really … I’ve been watching huge hi-def anime and Asian drama files on my computer. Our entertainment laptop cannot handle the latest video files.