This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products and experiences we think you’ll love. Featured products are independently selected and linked to for your convenience. If you buy something using a link on this page, Forbes may receive a small share of that sale. Dell laptops are typically popular for being solidly built and reasonably priced. But at the highest end, what sets Dell models apart from each other is performance. For consumers, the top-of-the-line Dell models are the XPS series, which typically include newer processing chips, more RAM and hard drive space, and occasionally better graphics processing. But there is one level higher: Dell’s Alienware. The company bought the boutique gaming laptop manufacturer Alienware in 2006, but the line has still enjoyed a fair amount of freedom in terms of specs and how its laptops are built. Dell’s Alienware laptops are not intended to be portable. Instead, they’re workhorse machines for video games, video editing, and other graphics-processor-intensive tasks. I’ve seen traditional offices in which Alienware laptops are used for resource-hogging tasks, with pieces of tape and stickers used t...