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Alienware Area-51

Alienware Area-51
alaScore 83

16 reviews

Aug, 2016

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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 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The design also gets good feedback. There are some mixed reviews 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 (bootdaily.com)

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 (computershopper.com)

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 (pcper.com)

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 (consumerelectronicsnet.com)

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 (computerpoweruser.com)

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 (computerpoweruser.com)

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 (techradar.com)

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: Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

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: electricpig.co.uk (electricpig.co.uk)

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: (channel5.com)

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
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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:Flash Hard Drive / Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: No

Connectivity

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

Design

Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Display

Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

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

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
Type:Tower

Graphic

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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:12 / 2048 / 24576 / 3072 / 36 / 4 / 4096 / 6144 / 8 / 8184 / 9216
Graphics adapter DisplayPorts quantity:3
Graphics adapter DVI-I ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter HDMI ports quantity:1
NVIDIA G-SYNC:No / Yes
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:No / Yes

Optical Drive

Optical drives quantity:1

Performance

Password protection: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:6

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Unknown
Chipset Type:Unknown / X58
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Hyper Threading: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:28 / 40
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 1333/1600/2133 / DDR4-SDRAM
Processor:CORE I7 / Core™ i7 Extreme
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel®
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell / Haswell E
Processor Number:I7-5960X / I7-920
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-5800 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-5900 Desktop Extreme Edition series / Intel Core i7-5900 Desktop series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):140

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Processor package size:52.5

Software

Operating System Language:Multilingual

Storage

Number of storage drives installed:1 / 2
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