What do you do if you're manufacturing the world's kookiest-looking PCs but you want to sell your Alien-headed weirdness to lawyers and accountants? No one is going to take their bank manager seriously if her PC has purple neon underlights and a scene from War of the Worlds airbrushed onto the case.
In the interests of widening its appeal to the more comatose professions, Alienware have just launched this understated mid-tower chassis. We love its Trojan-horse philosophy and though it looks a little bland considering the company's other perversions, that was the idea.
There's a locking door in the side of the chassis, which makes it harder for saboteurs to steal your hard drives, and acoustic dampening inside to conceal the ungodly tumult of the fans that cool whatever lurks inside -- Alienware will install an Area 51 or Aurora system depending on your drug of choice.
If you want to pass off a high-end gaming machine as an Excel workhorse, you could probably find a more anonymous case than this. There is, after all, still an alien's head and two massive grilles down the front. But if it must be Alienware branded, and it must look relatively subtle, this is the only option available. Given that all the other Alienware cases scream ostentation like a gilt Bentley, we're surprised that Alienware could tone it down this much. - CS