Alienware Landing Tour

the landing tour banner

Alienware was in my neck ‘o the woods (Alistair’s Pants) (AKA Seattle) (disclaimer: I still have yet to get inside Alistair’s Pants) last night as part of their Landing Tour, an eight city US tour during which they tempt us with their newest and shiniest toys — aka the X51. The event had open bar consisting of beer and wine, gaming stations, a DJ and a lil’ CoD: Ghosts tournament. It was a grand time, despite being less than packed.

Wine

These wine glasses…er, jars, were rad.

food drinks

Some of the offerings!

more food and drinks

The grilled cheese sandwiches were a hit. I would know.

I’d say I was there for a few hours, most of which were spent playing Need for Speed, taking advantage of the open bar, watching people kill each other in CoD: Ghosts and chit chatting with awesome folk from Lifted Geek. I will say, though, never once was I approached by an Alienware staff member to explain to me what exactly it was that was being promoted. If I was just a wandering soul who was straddling the “do I or don’t I buy” fence regarding Alienware I wouldn’t have left with any valuable information. I’m not shitting on the event, as the free drinks, food and entertainment were greatly appreciated, but it could be taken as some constructive criticism.

view

So, this was kinda funny. As you can likely tell, the event wasn’t jam packed or crowded of any sort, which was a nice change of pace from other gamer-esque events. Now, I was standing a little ways back with my broseph observing the CoD: Tournament. (You can see the two TVs at the back of the room.) I was enjoying lots of elbow room and a nice, clean viewpoint –

guy's head

Uhhhh.

employees talking

Ahem.

Bless their hearts, these nice Alienware folk decided, of all of the empty space in the entire room, that they were going to stand less than a foot in front of me and carry on a conversation for several minutes. I refused to move, so yeah, that was my view. HAHAHAHA! I don’t even know if they saw me, but I was ROLLING. Like, go for it, dudes! I wasn’t here to support your brand or anything and watch your event unfold. Nope. I’ll just stand here with my coat and drink and observe the hair growth pattern on the back of your head.

employees crampin my style yo

But anyway, if you’re interested in an X51 I can vouch for their kickassness. Everyone I talked to was raving as well, soooo if your Santa has deep pockets it might be something worth mentioning to him/her!

x51

  • Blase

    That’s a flippin’ sweet tank top there too. Is that all I took away from this article? Really? (I say typing on my personal Alienware M17 laptop from 2009 that is still pretty damned functional, if full)

  • Ray

    Great Review Brittney! I love my Alienware M18X, and especially love it projected on my 60″ in HD. But having insight to the wine and dine aspect of the industry is fabulous. You know they had meetings, emails and break out groups to come up with the whole “Landing Tour” scheme. You on the other hand show up to eat and drink their offerings and at the same time you whip out your…..(ahem)…. thieves knife and end up exposing their soft underbelly. **Achievement Unlocked**

  • Will Castillo

    I’m getting an X51 after the holidays as my MX11 is about to shit the bed. I can’t close the laptop without the hinges creaking and cracking after 4 years of HEAVY use. Back to a desktop for me!