Alienware is a US computer hardware company founded in 1996 by Nelson Gonzalez and Alex Aguila. The company was one of the first to offer laptops specialized for gaming – a quite unlikely and impractical concept in the early days. Alienware’s product design has always been characterized by the iconic, science-ficion-inspired alien head logo.
On May 22, 2006, Alienware was acquired by Dell, and the company is still a Dell subsidiary. The Alienware headquarters are however still located in Miami, Florida.
Other than laptops, the company has manufactured gaming desktops as well as other computer accessories, such as headsets and keyboards.