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Alienware Area-51

Alienware Area-51
alaScore 83

15 reviews

Oct, 2015

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Alienware Area-51. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and design. Views are divided on 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.

Review analysis

(Based on 15 reviews)

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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

Expert review by: (

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

Expert review by: (

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.


DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive / Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: No


Bluetooth:No / Yes
TV Output: Yes
Wireless LAN: No


Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable / vPro
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8 Pro
Product Type:Tower


Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF GTX970 / GeForce GTX 480
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU
OnBoard Graphic Chip:Dedicated GPU


Chipset Brand:Intel / Unknown
Chipset Type:Unknown / X58
Hyper Threading: Yes
Processor:CORE I7 / Core™ i7 Extreme
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel®
Processor Number:I7-5960X / I7-920