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Dell/Alienware Introduce Linux Gaming PC

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Published on 05 April 2013 04:09 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware
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Alienware, the brand once very well known amongst gamers for their high-end gaming PCs and was since acquired by Dell, has introduced their first (Ubuntu) Linux gaming PC.

The Alienware X51 from Dell now has an Ubuntu Linux option for gaming on Linux. Highlighted from the product page is using Steam for gaming on Linux.

The Ubuntu Linux X51 system pricing starts out at $599 USD and goes up to $1049+ for a higher-end model. The low-end model is powered by an Intel Core i3 3220 with a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 645 while the higher-end model is with an Intel Core i7 3770 and GeForce GTX 660. Yep, Alienware is using NVIDIA GeForce graphics backed by NVIDIA's binary blob for powering their Linux gaming rigs.

Those interested in more details on these Alienware systems with Ubuntu Linux can visit alienware.com/ubuntu.

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