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Alienware Aurora 7500

Alienware Aurora 7500
alaScore 83

25 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews from magazines and websites.

value for money

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

Review analysis

(Based on 25 reviews)

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User Reviews  

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Alienware Aurora 7500

 

Artwork: Rick Rizner, Chris Manners

Fast PC ; Easy to upgrade

Open PCI Express X1 slots are blocked

Very fast, expensive PC with two graphics cards will appeal to hard-core gamers and graphics pros with deep pockets.

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Alienware Aurora 7500 SLI

 

Alienware is one of the more visible players in the gaming PC arena, and its Aurora 7500 SLI is nothing if not visible. It is a gaming PC through and through, and will boisterously announce your presence if you have the courage to schlep it to a gaming...

Distinctive case. Liquid cooling for overclocking and noise reduction. Overclocked graphics cards. Sound-deadening matting. 500GB of hard drive space. Astronomic performance

Graphics not liquid cooled. Pricey

If you have a preference for the Alienware brand, the Aurora will fulfill your gaming needs with aplomb. For the $5,600+ price that Alienware is charging for the Aurora, however, there are better choices in the gaming ranks.

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Alienware Aurora 7500

 

Alienware's reputation for building high-end gaming systems precedes it, and the Aurora 7500 ($4,250 direct without monitor) is another good example of their handy work. Powered by an AMD FX-60, it's a high-performance PC for gamers, multimedia mavens,...

Good gaming performance. Not as expensive as 7900 Quad SLI systems. Tested configuration comes with Logitech gaming keyboard and mouse

Pricey for a system without monitor and speakers. Cooling fans are obnoxiously loud

The Aurora 7500 uses some excellent technology, but there are better choices out there.

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Alienware Aurora 7500 System Review: FX-62 and 7950 GX2

 

Alienware's Aurora 7500 line, featuring the AMD Athlon FX-62 processor and an NVIDIA 7950 GX2 graphics card, is a screamer in games and just about everything else!

Finally, we'll play with the damn thing; that's right, I spent many hours sitting in front of the Aurora 7500, dutifully doing my job and playing game after game, just to see it work. You'd be suprised how many people AREN'T doing this, and letting...

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Alienware Aurora 7500 Computer System

 

Building a custom computer gives you a feeling of control over what you are getting from your computer. Although there is extra effort required in choosing parts, there is really not too much to consider, and even a small amount of research into what...

Overall this computer is a very powerful system, although it may be possible to put something together that is more suited to your needs, if you just need a very powerful computer, with good looks, and don't care much for building one by yourself, then...

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Alienware's Reality PC

 

Playing games on the high-end Aurora 7500 is a lifelike experience. But the complicated machine is not for tech novices.

How much PC can $2,750 buy? Quite a lot, judging from a close look at Alienware's Aurora 7500. In this series of reviews of high-end media PCs (see BW Online, 2/17/06, "Dell's High-End Home Run"), we're looking at just how much bang you can get for...

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Alienware Review

 

Fly through your video edits or fly through a Sci-fi universe in your game with the Alienware Aurora 7500. Our "TopTenREVIEWS Silver Award" winner includes quality components and a faster than average 20.1-inch monitor.

This system can run fast, but for increased Vista and video performance you could increase the RAM to 2GBs to bring the purchase price to $2599. As mentioned it does not come with a media card reader, but Alienware does not offer this option so you...

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Alienware Aurora 7500

 

Laughing in the face of your normal price/performance balance, Alienware's Aurora 7500 is all high-end speed, top-drawer internal components and atten...

A gamers dream, Looks fantastic

Missing some key features, Extremely expensive, Short warranty

With its generous software bundle and great mouse, this is a superb system. Shame you'll have to remortgage the house to buy it, then spend even more on some essential features.

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Alienware Aurora 7500 - Mega Gaming PC

 

Alienware heralds the coming of the Athlon 64 FX-60 by building the fastest PC we've ever seen.

The Asus motherboard is stacked to the gills with features, including an external SATA port for high-speed external storage. There's integrated 7.1-channel sound complete with optical digital output, but Alienware hasn't made use of this, instead...

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Alienware Aurora 7500 (FX-60) review

 

If money is no object, the FX-60 and dual 7800 GTX-equippped Aurora 7500 is probably the fastest PC you can buy off the shelf. It has lethal gaming performance and will outpace other PCs at doing the simple things, too

Gaming performance ; Upgrade potential ; Easily accessible case

Huge case has questionable build quality and won't be to everyone's taste ; Lacks a memory card reader ; Eye-watering price

Only when applying the most intense level of graphics processing did the Aurora 7500 show any signs of fatigue. At a resolution of 1,600x1,200 pixels with 8x AA and 16x AF the game slowed to 61fps -- which is still perfectly smooth

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Product Specifications

So you're an extreme gamer who demands PC performance at its best. Enter the new Alienware Aurora 7500 featuring NVIDIA nForce4 SLI, delivering multi-GPU performance for scalable and earth-shattering game play, next-generation storage technologies, advanced security features, and unparalleled platform architecture. No matter how hard or fast your play, the Aurora 7500 is game. Are you? The Alienware Aurora 7500 integrates these technologies seamlessly to deliver heart-pounding PC performance. And depending on the application, NVIDIA SLI can deliver as much as two times the speed of a single GPU configuration for an unparalleled gaming experience.

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/512KB
Per Processor Size:2MB/512KB

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 Aurora

Mainboard

Chipset Type:NVIDIA nForce4 SLI
Data Bus Speed:1000MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Saucer silver

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/Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.8GHz/2.4GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:AMD
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:3000+/4800+
Type:Athlon 64/Athlon 64 X2

RAM

Installed Size:1GB
Max Supported Size:2GB/4GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year 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 II/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:256MB

Video Output

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