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Alienware Area-51 3000/4000/5000 Series

Alienware Area-51 3000/4000/5000 Series
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2 reviews

Jul, 2014

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AlienwareArea-51 5300

 

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Small and compact. Nice looking. Menu system a cinch to use.

Bog-standard 74GB hard drive. Fan makes an insufferable racket.

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Stuff magazine

 

The Alienware Area-51 5300 is a compact Media Center that combines a decent P4 processor with a great look

The Alienware looks the nuts and does what you’d expect of it. But it's not the best system on our books

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Product Specifications

The latest available Alienware Area-51 systems feature a wider, performance-enhanced system bus to make the technology on the inside inspire awe on the outside. Compared with previous bus speeds of 800MHz, the Area-51's new and improved 1066MHz system bus provides up to 25 percent improved system responsiveness, allowing for a breathtaking PC experience like no other. Showcasing unsurpassed graphics capabilities, Area-51 4500 systems are available with the NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX graphics card. Loaded with this groundbreaking graphics technology, the Area-51 4500 allows you to experience the ultimate levels of performance on demanding games and applications by providing maximum detail at the highest resolutions. Take advantage of lightning-fast frame rates and superb image quality to experience all of your favorite games in a way you never thought possible. The most significant PC bus architecture change in over a decade, PCI Express is a next-generation system bus providing a high-speed interconnect designed to evolve current PCI technology and address the increasing bandwidth demands of emerging graphics in such next-generation applications as 3D games, professional 3D content creation, high-definition video editing, and more. Not limited to graphics, PCI Express architecture will also usher in higher bandwidth for a new generation of gigabit Ethernet, high-performance storage controllers, High-Definition video capture controllers, and many other high-performance PC devices. Alienware high-performance systems feature DDR2 SDRAM. This new memory technology is designed to shatter the limits imposed by that of the current DDR memory architecture, enabling systems to process critical information at blistering speeds and achieve the highest possible performance in compute-intensive applications. Alienware Area-51 high-performance gaming systems are supercharged with the technology required to provide a 3D gaming experience like none other. The level of performance of these machines can only be described in one word: Explosive! Architectural optimizations applied to raw processing power combine with Alienware techno-wizardry to deliver a level of quality and performance that definitively outpaces the competition. A leap forward in gaming performance, next-generation graphics bring games to life with complex light sources and realistic shadows to set the stage for the most immersive and interactive visual experience possible. High-definition audio renders the most convincing sonic environments possible to further intensify the gaming experience in up to 7.1 surround. Ten-thousand RPM hard drives and RAID technology reduce game level load-times to the blink of an eye, and the industry's fastest Gigabit Ethernet provides a seamless multiplayer gaming experience and provides the competitive edge you need to win. The Alienware Area-51 features the most powerful and advanced graphics technologies imaginable, ushering in a new era of visual computing rivaled only by multi-million dollar Hollywood special effects production studios. Making this all possible are key technologies such as next-generation PCI Express, programmable vertex and pixel shader engines, and dedicated high-speed memories specifically designed to maximize graphics performance. Digital photos are rendered with studio quality color, high definition video content provides the ultimate cinematic experience, and awe-inspiring 3D graphics blur the line between everyday reality and brave new digital worlds.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop/Full tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Full tower/Small form factor

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop/Full tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Full tower/Small form factor

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/256KB
Per Processor Size:1MB/256KB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.2in/22.5in
Height:22in/7.3in
Width:7.9in/9.5in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Alienware
Model:3500/4500/5300/5500
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Alienware Area-51

Mainboard

Chipset Type:Intel 915G Express/Intel 925X Express/Intel 925XE Express
Data Bus Speed:533MHz/800MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Conspiracy blue/Cyborg green/Space black

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Read Speed:48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)/52x
Rewrite Speed:32x
Type:CD-RW/DVD-ROM
Write Speed:52x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Processor

Clock Speed:2.53GHz/2.8GHz/3.2GHz/3.4GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Processor Number:325/325J/520/540J/550
Type:Celeron D/Pentium 4

RAM

Installed Size:1GB/256MB/512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB/4GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM/DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /90 days warranty

Storage Controller

RAID Level:RAID 0 / RAID 1

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5" 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5 1.44 MB floppy

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-150

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB/80GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB/256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon X600 XT/Intel GMA 900/NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT/NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT
Interface Type:PCI Express x16
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