Alienware is a relatively small PC manufacturer that’s on a roll lately. They hand-assemble PCs and tune them for performance with high-end components, then put them in very stylish cases. Gamers are snapping them up. Even non-gamers might want to take a look.

Alienware reminds me of the way Dell and Gateway looked at the start of their buildup – small, motivated, selling systems at slightly higher prices but providing quality and support for the money. Here’s a column that gives some background on the company and their place in today’s market.