Alienware customers in specific states are in for a disappointment, as Dell is cancelling some shipments.
First noticed by Marie Oakes, Dell’s website contains a disclaimer regarding shipping to certain states.
Your government screwed you. pic.twitter.com/f2iFz8uqBD
— Marie Oakes (@TheMarieOakes) July 26, 2021
The issue revolves around legislation passed in those states governing computer energy efficiency.
“This product cannot be shipped to the states of California, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Vermont or Washington due to power consumption regulations adopted by those states,” the website says. “Any orders placed that are bound for those states will be canceled.”
Dell has confirmed the issue in a statement sent to the The Register:
Yes, this was driven by the California Energy Commission (CEC) Tier 2 implementation that defined a mandatory energy efficiency standard for PCs – including desktops, AIOs and mobile gaming systems. This was put into effect on July 1, 2021. Select configurations of the Alienware Aurora R10 and R12 were the only impacted systems across Dell and Alienware.