I’m going to keep this one really, really simple today. If you want extra details, they’re all very clearly outlined in the video below:
Oculus Ready PCs Side-by-Side
I took the table off of Amazon and rearranged it so that it’s easier to do a cross-brand comparison, and I also added the specs for the Alienware Area 51 so that you can see its value proposition compared to its counterparts.
From right to left, these are sorted by ascending price so that you can see their core components in relation to their price side-by-side.
This graphic might as well be:
Because the Alienware Area 51 PC is just a big “fuck you” to everyone that doesn’t know how to read computer specs. You shouldn’t become a victim of capitalism just because you aren’t technical enough to understand the Alienware Area 51 is almost the exact same computer as the ASUS G20CB-WS71.
But hopefully, with the help of the graphics and video above, everyone can see that all Oculus Ready computers are not created equal. Yes, you’ll likely get a better value if you build your own computer. But if you don’t want to build your own computer for the amount of time it will take or any other reason, and you’re looking to buy an Oculus Ready PC, for the love of God – don’t buy an Alienware.
They’re running the exact same core components of their Asus counterparts, except they’re charging more for… nobody knows why.
Consider this a public service announcement: Don’t get fucked by Alienware.
Questions or Comments?
If you have ANY questions about how these computers stack up, and you didn’t find the answer you needed in the video above, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below. I want to help any way that I possibly can, and I’m not always this angry (I’m angry at Dell – not at you!).
If there are obvious reasons as to why I’m wrong, please for the LOVE OF GOD leave it in the comments so that I’ll stop running my mouth about this issue. I’ll happily lift my foot, insert it into my mouth, and shut the hell up about this if there’s a really good reason that Dell is charging so much more for functionally identical computers.