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Alienware Area-51 7500

Alienware Area-51 7500
alaScore 84

30 reviews

Nov, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design. Comments are divided on the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Alienware Area-51 7500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Alienware Alienware Area-51 7500

 

The impressive Alienware Area-51 7500 delivers strong performance and excellent features. At $6007 (as of July 11, 2007), it's the most expensive quad-core model we've tested thus far. You get a lot for your money, though. Our review system carried 2GB...

High-end Logitech peripherals ; DirectX 10-ready SLI graphics

Expensive

Speedy but pricey liquid-cooled Area-51 7500 system includes SLI graphics and high-quality Logitech peripherals.

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Alienware Area-51 7500

 

Equipped with Intel's Core 2 Extreme QX6700 processor and an EVGA e-GeForce 8800 GTX graphics card, the impressive Alienware Area-51 7500 delivers strong performance and excellent features. But at $4954 (as of December 6, 2006), it's the most expensive...

Has high-end gaming keyboard and mouse ; Graphics card is DirectX 10-capable

Expensive

The pricey Area-51 7500 is a stylish, speedy system for those who want top notch performance and future-proofed graphics.

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Alienware Area-51 7500

 

The Alienware Area-51 7500 desktop PC packs quite a punch, even when it's not stocked to the gills with every high-end option offered. Our test system represents a good balance between price and performance, making it a good pick for anyone looking to...

Solid performance; feature-rich; excellent cooling

Case design is hit or miss; loud at times ; could be quieter

Simply put, the Ailenware Area-51 7500 is an excellent all around PC worthy of serious attention.

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Alienware Area-51 7500

 

Alienware's latest iteration of its popular Area-51 gaming PC, the Area-51 7500 ($5,589 direct), gets a performance boost courtesy of an overclocked quad-core processor. Though its nVidia GeForce 8800 GTX graphics subsystem is no slouch, it can't...

Intel quad-core processor overclocked to 3.46 GHz. Fast, 10,000-rpm drives. Liquid-cooled CPU

Noisy. Expensive, considering monitor and speakers are not included. Performance with a single graphics card isn't quite as good as quad-core systems with a dual-graphics card setup

Powered by an overclocked Intel quad-core Core 2 Extreme processor and an nVidia GeForce 8800 GTX graphics card, the Alienware Area-51 7500 is one fast, albeit noisy, desktop PC with a customizable lighting system and a hefty price tag.

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Alienware Area-51 7500 Desktop System

 

When you think of hardcore gaming machines Alienware comes to mind. They make some of the best systems for serious gamers who are willing to spend the money to get the best gaming performance possible. Today we will be looking at Alienware's Area-51...

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Alienware Area-51 7500 System

 

Despite continuing to operate separately (you won't find an Alienware on Dell's website, and vice versa), many gamers wondered if Alienware had 'sold-out' its roots, fearing they'd lose their personal touch and become an ordinary OEM vendor. But is...

Havingonce mingled among high society, Alienware's popularity skyrocketedbeyond a niche market and expanded first to Best Buy outlets beforeultimately being snatched up by Dell. For the enthusiast gamer lookingto purchase geek cred, the buyout could...

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Alienware Area-51 7500 Gaming System

 

As most of you probably know, Dell acquired Alienware about a year ago in order to leverage Alienware's edgy brand. Some may fear that this means the worst for Alienware, but for now, Alienware still operates as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dell and...

Unique design/theme ; Cool custom lighting - AlienFX ; Good support ; High quality ; Tons of pixel-pushing power for gaming ; Not too loud

Pricey ; Custom lighting not fully functional after two shipments ; Heavy

Performance Summary: While the Alienware Area-51 7500 performs well, we were left wanting a little more from the system. In our testing, the Area-51 7500 came up a bit short of our expectations, as many of our comparison systems, despite being...

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Alienware Area 51 7500 Gaming System Review

 

Alienware shows us what a top-of-the-line gaming system is supposed to look like. With a quad-core CPU and the latest NVIDIA SLI graphics, does the Area 51 7500 meet a picky gamer's expectations?

The Area 51 7500 is a gamer's dream, but what else does it offer besides speed? Let's take a closer look.

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Alienware Area-51 7500 Desktop PC Review

 

If you are looking for a powerful gaming computer that is ready to run right out of the box Alienware is typically one of the names that comes to mind. Alienware's computers carry a premium price tag thanks to the raw gaming performance and looks that...

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Alienware Area 51 7500 Desktop PC

 

Perhaps no other independent PC builder in recent history has done more to bring the ultimate experience to end-users than Alienware. The company with a silly name that was started over a decade ago on a shoestring budget of $15.00 dollars by a couple...

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Product Specifications

NVIDIA SLI (Scalable Link Interface) technology is a revolutionary approach to scalability and increased system performance. NVIDIA SLI takes advantage of the increased bandwidth of the PCI Express bus architecture, and leverages hardware and software features inherent to NVIDIA graphics cards and NVIDIA nForce4 media and communications processors. The Alienware Area-51 7500 integrates these technologies seamlessly to deliver heart-pounding PC performance. SLI technology can deliver as much as two times the speed of a single GPU configuration for an unparalleled gaming experience. Click here to learn more about which games support NVIDIA SLI! Delivering the next generation of performance excellence, Area-51 7500 systems are available revolutionary dual-core Intel Pentium Processor Extreme Edition 840 with the Intel 955X Express chipset. Intel's dual-core processors allow you to experience the blistering power of two processing cores on a single chip as you enjoy faster response times and improved performance when running multiple data-intensive applications simultaneously. The Intel Pentium Processor Extreme Edition 840 combines with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology to support up to four threads simultaneously, giving you the ability to drastically enhance your efficiency and maximize your computing time. Showcasing unsurpassed graphics capabilities, Area-51 7500 systems are available with the NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX graphics cards. Loaded with groundbreaking graphics technology, the Area-51 7500 allows you to experience the ultimate level of performance on demanding games and applications. 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. Area-51 7500 systems feature DDR2-667 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. Area-51 7500 systems provide ultra-reliable safekeeping and storage of your video, digital photos, music libraries, 3D gaming environments, and other digital content through innovative Intel Matrix Storage Technology. Ensuring protection of your valuable content even in the event of hard drive failure, the Area-51 7500 gives you complete peace of mind in the media-rich environment of today. Providing the foundation for NVIDIA SLI technology is PCI Express, a next-generation bus technology providing a high-speed interconnect designed to meet the increasing bandwidth demands of such emerging next-generation applications as 3D games, professional 3D content creation, high-definition video editing, and more. The Area-51 7500 enhances your listening experience by providing high-definition 24-bit audio with a 108dB signal-to-noise ratio to deliver the kind of acoustic performance audiophiles crave. With five times the audio detail of standard PC audio - up to 24-bit/192kHz - the Area-51 7500's audio performance is the ultimate in immersive, high-definition sonic satisfaction.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Full tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Full tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Full tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Full tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB
Per Processor Size:2MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:22.5in
Height:22in
Width:9.5in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Alienware
Model:7500
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Alienware Area-51

Mainboard

Chipset Type:NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Intel Edition
Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Miscellaneous

Color: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)
Rewrite Speed:24x (CD) / 4x (DVD
Type:DVD/DVD-ROM
Write Speed:48x (CD) / 16x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:3.8GHz/3GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:670/830
Type:Pentium 4/Pentium D

RAM

Installed Size:1GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type: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/250GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT/NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX
Interface Type:PCI Express x16
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