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Alienware Aurora ALX SLI

alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the size and reliability are overall positive. The usability and design also get good feedback. There are some less positive reviews about the value for money.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Alienware Aurora ALX SLI is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Alienware Aurora ALX

 

One of the PC's weaknesses is the tendency to be generic. That's certainly not a weakness of Alienware's new Aurora ALX. Using a new redesigned chassis, there's no way your Aurora ALX will be confused with a bland black box.

Truly unique chassis with multicolor perimeter lighting

Needs backup drive for storage; outperformed by overclocked machines

That puts the ALX in a good place for folks who want a unique machine—without any of the hassles that can crop up with overclocking.

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Alienware Aurora ALX

 

When you by an Alienware gaming system you're making a statement. The Alienware Aurora ALX (Core i7) ($4,249 direct) gaming desktop is like buying a Porsche: You can certainly find other cars that go just as fast for a lower price, but they wouldn't...

Case Design. Very quiet. Core i7 CPU

Expensive. No multimedia card reader. No expandability

The latest iteration of Alienware's ALX line, the Alienware Aurora ALX (Core i7), is as flashy as its predecessor and just as powerful, but it will cost you an arm and a leg.

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Review: Alienware Aurora ALX

 

Short version: The Aurora ALX is quite possibly the fastest computer I've ever used. It is in a word, amazing. The water cooling, thermally reactive venting system, and lighting combine to make a system that runs great, looks amazing, and has some...

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Alienware Aurora ALX Review

 

Alienware's new Aurora ALX is one of the four new offerings in Dell's rebranded gaming desktop line.

Stylish case, adv. lighting ; Water cooling ; Premium keyboard and mouse

Very loud ; Expensive ; Heavy

The Alienware Aurora ALX is an impressive piece of machinery. It represents a new face for Alienware and Dell by turning away from the style that's been their signature look for the past several years in favor of a new, harder, more...

Editor's Choice!

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Alienware Aurora ALX

 

Once again, Alienware has created a visually stunning, smartly designed PC, without sacrificing the performance needed for gaming (or just about anything else).

Visually stunning; great gaming performance

Heavy; expensive; no free expansion slots on motherboard

Make no mistake here: You are paying a premium for the cachet of the Alienware name and the unique design features that define the Aurora ALX. But you can’t get a Bentley for the price of a Buick. Cyberpower’s Gamer Xtreme XI is much easier on the...

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Alienware Aurora ALX Desktop

 

Today we take a look at the latest in Alienware/Dells desktop range, the Aurora ALX and run it though a selection of real world tests including gaming at 2560x1600, Photoshop, media encoding and overclocking to find out if their impressive run of form...

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Alienware Aurora ALX Gaming System Preview

 

Well folks, its that time once again. The release of ATI's Radeon HD 5870 graphics card has caused quite a stir in the hardware industry. While enthusiasts scramble to find the coin to upgrade their systems, Alienware is providing an all inclusive...

In our limited time with Alienware's latest Aurora ALX, it provided the highest scores we've seen out of any of the systems recently reviewed at HotHardware. We expected it to do well due to its cutting edge hardware and configuration, but the extent...

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Alienware Aurora ALX

 

Alienware makes some of the best gaming computers on the market. What stands out when you first see the Alienware Aurora ALX is the almost alien look and feel to their tower. Now don't let this persuade you that it's all look and no power; Alienware...

Alienware has been a major name in gaming computers for a long time, and it doesn’t look like that’s about to change. The Alienware Aurora ALX proves that they know how to create a mid-range system for those who simply want a computer that will get the...

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Alienware Aurora ALX

 

Those who like to build their own machines will scoff at the price. But for those who don't want to build their own desktop, and just want bling and instant gaming satisfaction, the Aurora ALX will fill that gap and then some.

Excellent innovations in case design ; Immaculate interior ; Automated venting ; Excellent expansion options ; Quality keyboard and mouse

Price ; Back light is a little hard to find

For those who don't want to build their own desktop, and just want bling and instant gaming satisfaction, the Aurora ALX will fill that gap and then some.

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Alienware Aurora ALX

 

Insane performance at an equally insane price

Astounding performance ; Great bundle ; Ergonomic input system ; Customizable lighting

Prohibitively expensive ; Heavy ; Bundled monitor should have been 23-24” inches

Product Specifications

When you demand high performance, superior build quality, innovative style, and award-winning support, turn to Alienware to deliver the definitive solution. Alienware delivers the peace of mind that can only come from an unparalleled tradition of excellence and an impeccable reputation for creating systems powered by the most advanced, non-proprietary technology. PRODUCT FEATURES: AMD Athlon processing power; Breakthrough SLI Multi-GPU technology; Cutting edge performance-enhanced hardware.

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:1MB
Per Processor Size:1MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:22.5in
Height:23.6in
Width:9.5in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Alienware
Model:ALX
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Alienware Aurora

Mainboard

Chipset Type:NVIDIA nForce4 SLI
Data Bus Speed:2000MHz

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)/52x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:24x (CD) / 4x (DVD/32x
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD
Write Speed:48x (CD) / 16x (DVD/52x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005/Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.8GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:AMD
Max Supported Qty:1
Processor Number:FX-55/FX-57
Type:Athlon 64 FX

RAM

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

Service & Support

On-Site Warranty:On-site
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-150/Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:250GB/73.4GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

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