The computers turned out to be too powerful – the company was forced to suspend deliveries


As it turns out, buying a powerful gaming PC may not be as easy a task as it seems. This was found out by some users from the U.S., who ordered high-performance machines from Dell.

Residents of six states – California, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Vermont and Washington – will not get Alienware computers. The reason is new regulations that went into effect in the aforementioned states earlier this month.

They clearly regulate energy efficiency standards for PCs. This means that some versions of Dell computers – here we’re talking about the Alienware Aurora R10 and R12 models – are simply overpowered and don’t meet the legal requirements of that state.

The confusion was reported by the service PC Gamer, which posted on its pages the official statement of the American company. In it, Dell reports that it has suspended shipments and purchases for individual kits due to new CEC power consumption legislation.

The new rules are a big problem not only for the players, but also for the manufacturers themselves. They require a completely different view of the configuration range of off-the-shelf kits available in stores. This means that many of the products available will have to undergo appropriate changes so that they can be sold under the new state legislation.