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Alienware Area-51

Alienware Area-51
alaScore 83

16 reviews

Nov, 2015

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Alienware Area-51. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability. The design is also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the price.

reliability, design, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Alienware Area-51 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Duane Pemberton (

Alienware Area51


Alienware - it's a word that strikes fear in the competition and lust in the eyes of gamers - regardless of what comes to mind when you hear that word, there's one thing that's abundantly clear here; they are in fact the premier builder of high-end...

In the end, I'll have to give it up to Alienware for putting together what is arguably the nicest PC I've ever used.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: ComputerShopper (

Expert Review


You get lots of visual zing with Alienware's $1,700 Area-51 750i desktop, but don't expect the potency to keep pace with the price.

Inexpensive, Good gaming performance

Some lower-priced systems offer better value, productivity performance

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Ryan Shrout (

Alienware Area-51 QX9770 CrossFireX System Review


Alienware is the most well known name in the world of boutique system builders and they have a wide following of users consider the size of pre-built enthusiast PCs. Today we are looking a new Area-51 system configuration that sports some impressively...

The remainder of the system components are just as impressive and include the fastest quad-core Intel processor you can buy, the QX9770 with a 1600 MHz front-side bus, 4GB of DDR3-1333 memory, a pair of VelociRaptor hard drives, a 4x Blu-ray burner and...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Consumer Electronics Net (

Serious game system at serious price point


Alienware has always been known for making some kick ass computers. The design of the systems, the use of standard components, and the overall buying experience has made its systems some of the most sought after in the PC gaming sphere. The acquisition...

Jan, 2007

Expert review by: Dave Altavilla (

Alienware Area-51


If there's a boutique system builder that made a name for itself over the years by building top-quality killer gaming rigs with eye-catching designs, it would have to be Alienware. In fact, Dell was obviously so impressed by the company's ability...

Speaking of green, the Area-51 is definitely one of the pricier options on the market. But with design and build quality and features like this, it's certainly arguable that you get what you pay for.

Expert review by: Kris Glaser (

Alienware Area-51 X-58


CPU: Intel Core i7-965 Extreme @ 3.2GHz; Motherboard: Intel DX58SO; RAM: 12GB 1,066MHz DDR3; Storage: Extreme Performance (RAID 0) 256GB SSD; 2TB SATA 3Gbps 7,200rpm; GPU: ATI Diamond Radeon HD 4870 X2; PSU: Thermaltake 1,200W.

Any qualms with the X-58 are largely subjective, such as the size of the case, which stands 19 inches tall and reaches 25 inches in depth. This is great for expandability options but also eats up desk space and makes for a heavy LAN load.

Expert review by: Hugh Langley (

Alienware Area 51 review


Weird, wonderful and well-thought-out

Eye-catching ; Powerful ; Design choice is actually practical

It's heavy ; It's not cheap

The Area 51 pack some impressive hardware into its extraterrestrial design, but only the true enthusiasts need apply.

Oct, 2014

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Alienware Area-51 5300 review


Unlike some of the larger offerings knocking about the shops these days, the Area-51 5300 delivers a smaller, more compact solution. It comes with the Intel Pentium 4 processor, but specification isn't quite up to the high standards we've come to...

Sep, 2006

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Alienware Area-51 X-58 Review


If your life is one long shoot-em up it's perfect, but the price is way too high

More power than a Russian oil baron

Costs the same as a holiday for four

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: (

Alienware Area-51


The Area-51 gaming PC has Intel Core 2 Duo, Quad and Extreme processors and the world's most powerful graphics card – the 602MHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 GPU. It runs Windows Vista, has 4TB of storage space, and has options for RAID 1 and 0...

A rock solid, match ready, gaming maestro that rips through Crysis or Unreal Tournament 3 with all the ease of the real Alien dispatching a wheelbarrow full of assorted puppies and kittens. Razor sharp tech for serious gamers only. Alienware Area-51 is...

Dec, 2008

Product Specifications

Alienware manufactures high-end computer gaming machines, DV systems and high performance workstations. Alienware has earned numerous awards for excellence in the computer industry and is also a respected, globally recognized brand name. The Alienware company motto is "build it as if it were your own". Alienware has built a great reputation in the computer industry and works hard each day to maintain it. PRODUCT FEATURES: High-Performance Heatsink/CPU Fan; Optimized to play your favorite games; Performance Benchmarks Documentation.


Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Expansion slots

PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots:1
PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots:3
PCI Express x4 (Gen 2.x) slots:1


Discrete graphics adapter memory:12 / 4 / 4096
Graphics adapter DisplayPorts quantity:3
Graphics adapter DVI-I ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter HDMI ports quantity:1
NVIDIA GameWorks VR: Yes

Optical Drive

Optical drives quantity:1


Password protection: Yes


ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:28
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):68
Memory channels supported by processor:Quad
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600,2133
Memory types supported by processor:DDR4-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Thermal Design Power (TDP):140

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel HD Graphics: No
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes


Number of storage drives installed:1 / 2