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Alienware Area-51

Alienware Area-51
alaScore 84

7 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design. The reliability is also appreciated, but some have doubts about the value for money.

reliability, design

value for money

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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 7 reviews)

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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.

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
TV Output: Yes
Wireless LAN: No

Display

Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable
Media Centre Edition: No
Type:Tower

Graphic

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

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:X58
Hyper Threading: Yes
Processor:CORE I7
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:I7-920
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