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Dell “XPS” ( Xtreme Performance System) is a line of gaming and performance computers manufactured by Dell Computers. The “XPS” ( Xtreme Performance System) name dates back to 1993 when Dell at that time was more focused on corporate business than consumers. Gateway was number 1 in the high-end consumer market. In early 1993 there was a staff meeting to address how to pursue this emerging market. At this time Dell turned over less than 500 million dollars a year and Michael Dell was involved in most decisions. At this meeting it was decided to launch a new high-end product line to beat Gateway. Vernon Weiss was assigned as Product Manager to spearhead and manage the new product. In September 1993 the first two versions of the new XPS line were announced. The first generation of the XPS system was available as either a desktop or a tower. This new product line was so far ahead of the competition that it was featured on the cover of the October 1993 issue of PC Computing. For the next 3 years with Vernon Weiss managing the product line, the XPS systems won over 100 magazine reviews and covers, being the first to adopt the latest PC technology available and bring it to the consumers at an attractive price. From 1997 to 2001, as Dell became a large corporation, the XPS line lost its position as the leading-edge performance machines and was essentially just a line for fast computers. In 2005 Dell revamped their XPS line as a direct assault on the market share of companies such as Alienware (also owned by Dell) and Falcon Northwest. In 2005 Dell separated their home desktop systems into two lines, Dimension and XPS. Their home notebooks were also separated into two lines, Inspiron and XPS. While the XPS designation used to mean the hardware was high-end and well suited for gaming, that is no longer the case. For example, the XPS 200 is limited to extremely low-end video cards, while the XPS M140 is only configurable with Intel video, thus making both systems unsuited for gaming or high-end usage.