The day is October 15, 1996. Before that time, there wasn’t a true computer dedicated to serving PC gamers that existed in the marketplace. Yet, wildly popular titles like Doom (1993), Civilizations II (1996), and Quake (1996) had rallied together a community of game enthusiasts and passionate techies enthralled in what the early days of PC gaming had to offer.
Inside a garage near Miami, two friends were busy day and night digging through crates of loose components and swapping them in and out of beige rectangular PC builds (considered ancient relics by today’s standards) like mad scientists trying to perfect their secret formula.
Only a few ever set foot inside this DIY chopshop as it was off-limits to protect the integrity of the project, like that of a (un)known location in the Nevada desert. It was here on Oct 15, 1996, that marked the launchpad for a daring new company with the vision of building custom, high-performance gaming computers for gamers everywhere.
We are delighted to share this milestone with you in celebrating Alienware’s 25 years of defying boundaries. Take a look at its innovation-filled journey below: