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The Tom's Guide 'Ask Me Anything' with Alienware

Ever wanted to ask one of the big hardware or software giants something directly? How did you design that? Where did that feature come from? What’s in store next? Now is your chance! Don't miss out on today!

Tom’s Guide is proud to announce a Q&A and Alienware 15 Laptop Giveaway with our friends at Alienware. 



Joe Olmsted, the Director of Product Development for Alienware and Dell Gaming, will be joining us in the next Tom’s Guide Q&A. He'll be answering your in-depth questions about the Alienware line up, including the newest Alienware 15 and 17 gaming laptops.

The Q&A starts Thursday, June 7 at 12pm EST. Please submit all questions to this Q&A thread. All questions will be moderated and supervised by the Tom’s Hardware Guide Community Manager, Catherine Strachan, and a full team of Tom's Guide Senior Moderators.

Meet Joe Olmsted, Director of Product Development for Alienware and Dell Gaming

Joe Olmsted serves as the Director of Product Development for Alienware products and Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktops. He leads a team of people who define all products that carry the Alienware brand and the Inspirion Gaming Desktops brand.

Joe joined Alienware in 2003 while the company was still a small business operating in Miami, Florida. He first left his mark on the brand by bringing a series of living room focused PCs to the market under the DHS moniker. Innovating for over a decade as a Product Manager and Director, Joe has been defining and developing nearly every factor of product from Alienware; including peripherals, desktops and notebooks.

Prior to joining Alienware and Dell, Joe has held various product marketing positions at Intel, NEC Corp, and was a co-founder in an online music startup. Joe now resides in Austin, Texas with his wife and daughter.

Don’t Forget the Alienware 15 Giveaway

We're also proud to announce an upcoming giveaway done in partnership with Alienware. Up for grabs is a fully loaded Alienware 15 R4. This laptop has been our favorite consumer laptop for quite a few years now. Don’t miss out on your chance to win! The sweepstakes opens today, June 4th, and will close at 11:59 pm EST on June 14th. Please see the contest entry page for a full list of rules and ways to enter.

System Configuration

Alienware 15 R4
Processor:8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8750H (6-Core, 9MB Cache, up to 4.1GHz w/ Turbo Boost)
Operating System:Windows 10 Home 64bit English
Video Card:NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 OC with 8GB GDDR5
Display & Color:15.6 inch FHD (1920 x 1080) 120Hz TN Display 5ms response time, NVIDIA G-SYNC Enabled- Black Chassis
Color Choice:Black
Memory:16GB, 2x8GB, DDR4, 2666MHz
Hard Drive:256GB PCIe M.2 SSD + 1TB 7200RPM HDD
Power Supply:240W Power Adapter
Wireless:Killer 1550 802.11ac 2x2 WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0

Ask Me Anything Rules

•No tech support questions, as these require in-depth personal follow-up and diagnostics.
•All Rules of Conduct apply.
•Keep questions direct and to the point.
•Avoid opinion bias, as in, "Why are all your products awesome/horrible?"
•Be respectful of our guests--no insults, no leading questions.
•Do not post duplicate questions or repost your question multiple times.
•Not all questions may be answered. Questions may not be answered in the order in which they are received or posted.
•To reiterate: No opinion bias, insults, leading questions, or breaking the Rules of Conduct.
•Breaking these rules may result in a one-day ban.
•Only registered users will be able to ask questions, so if you haven’t yet, be sure to register now for your chance to participate!
•The official representatives will reply periodically over the time the AMA is active using a recognized and verified account.

Please join us on this date to throw your questions into the mix and ask Dell what you've always wanted to ask!

What: Ask Me Anything with an Alienware 15 R4 Laptop Giveaway
When: Thursday, June 7th 2018 12PM EST
Where: The Tom’s Guide Laptop General Discussion Forum
Who: Joe Olmsted, Director of Product Development for Alienware & Dell Gaming