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Dell Alienware Aurora

Dell Alienware Aurora
alaScore 92

76 reviews

Jul, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 reviews of Dell Alienware Aurora. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability. The design is also appreciated, whereas comments about the price and size are mixed. Many are critical about the usability.

design, reliability

usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell Alienware Aurora is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Dell Alienware Aurora

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Dell Alienware Aurora from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Alienware Aurora MW SKU-2 PC SystemeDell Alienware Aurora MW SKU-2 PC Systeme

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell Alienware Aurora

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Dell Alienware Aurora from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. People really like the price. The design also gets good feedback. Some have doubts about the size.

reliability, design, price

size

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Alienware Aurora AAR2-2663CSB Desktop (Cosmic Black)Alienware Aurora AAR2-2663CSB Desktop (Cosmic Black)

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

Review Alienware Aurora m9700 Notebook

 

Watch out 17 inch WUXGA Display, maximum resolution 1920x1200 Pix

Robust case ; A variety of interfaces and their order ; Flashy design, color can be selected ; High resolution display with good contrast ; Top graphical performance ; Fast hard disk ; Good sound system with a variety of ports

Smaller weaknesses in workmanship ; Unergonomic position of the keyboard ; Floating properties of the touch pad ; The display's moderate brightness and stability to the vantage point ; High temperature and noise emissions ; Low battery runtime

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Alienware Aurora (2016)

 

The Alienware Aurora is a more compact gaming desktop than some of the behemoths we've tested lately, but it's more than capable of handling VR and fluid gameplay on one or more 4K monitors.

Strong gaming performance. Plentiful memory and storage. Wide range of connectivity options including USB-C and 802.11ac. Well-engineered, compact build. Tool-less case and PCIe card slots.

A bit finicky to open and upgrade. Interior cable wiring could be better routed. Limited expandability.

In baseball terms, the Alienware Aurora is a fine utility player: reliable enough to depend on every day, but not as exciting as the grand-slam-hitting star. Consequently, like that utility player, the Aurora is a lot less expensive than the Maingear...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Alienware Aurora review

 

Alienware 's desktop gaming lineup has seen a recent shuffle, mixing up the catalog of products available, while keeping the same general small-medium-large division between them. Losing out in the reshuffle is the X51 desktop , a slim but flexible...

The Alienware Aurora can fit two graphics cards into a relatively small case. Interior access doesn't require a screwdriver, and future GPU upgrades should be easy.

This is still big and heavy for a mid-size gaming desktop, some components are hidden behind the power supply, and some of the latest highest-end component options aren't available yet.

Alienware's mid-size Aurora is very flexible, and one of the smallest dual-GPU-ready gaming desktops, but it's still going to hog a lot of floor space under your desk.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Alienware Aurora Desktop Computer -DPCWXT03

 

In one sense, it's a shame, because the X51 was one of the smallest desktops that could be configured to run current-gen virtual reality headsets (which have very heavy hardware requirements). But the switch-up also makes sense because the revamped...

The Alienware Aurora can fit two graphics cards into a relatively small case. Interior access doesn't require a screwdriver, and future GPU upgrades should be easy.

This is still big and heavy for a mid-size gaming desktop, some components are hidden behind the power supply, and some of the latest highest-end component options aren't available yet.

Alienware's mid-size Aurora is very flexible, and one of the smallest dual-GPU-ready gaming desktops, but it's still going to hog a lot of floor space under your desk.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Alienware Aurora

 

The Alienware Aurora is for gaming connoisseurs who want a desktop that doesn't look like they built it themselves.

Uses dual video cards. Impressive styling. Customizable lighting. Overclocked CPU is liquid cooled. Includes Blu-ray drive.

Not a top performer. Can be loud. Video cards block expansion slots.

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Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Alex Wawro (pcworld.com)

Alienware Aurora: Style Trumps Substance

 

If you're willing to pay for the privilege of owning a stylish gaming machine and want to avoid the hassle of building your own, the Alienware Aurora ($2600, as of 7/8/2011) is a solid choice. Those seeking the best price-to-performance ratio should...

A plethora of ports ; Stylish, organized and compact case

Cramped case discourages tinkering ; Relatively poor performance for the price

The new Alienware Aurora is well-designed with a great case and a few neat features, but it’s a little pricey and doesn't keep up with category leaders in our performance tests.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Rich Brown (cnet.com)

Alienware Aurora (Core i7-2600K review: Alienware Aurora (Core i7-2600K

 

It's been 2.5 years since we last reviewed an Alienware desktop . Despite a complete chassis redesign, the $2,569 Alienware Aurora gaming PC feels familiar. This system trades heavily on its stylized appearance, and although it has some interesting...

The Alienware Aurora boasts one of the more eye-catching designs among higher-end gaming PCs, accompanied by configurable external lighting, capacious hard-drive space, and a wide range of connectivity options.

This system's application performance lags behind that of more aggressively overclocked boutique PCs, and suffers from a small memory allotment and lack of affordable solid-state storage options.

We can't recommend the Alienware Aurora on performance and value grounds, but its memorable appearance might appeal to those interested in making a statement with a gaming desktop.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Alienware Aurora 7500

 

Alienware's pricey Aurora 7500 is packed with premium parts housed in a passé case.

Good gaming performance. Not as expensive as 7900 Quad SLI systems. Tested configuration comes with Logitech gaming keyboard and mouse.

Pricey for a system without monitor and speakers. Cooling fans are obnoxiously loud.

more desktop reviews: • HP Z2 Mini G3• Acer Aspire Z3 (AZ3-715-UR15)• Origin Neuron• Dell OptiPlex 7450 All-in-One• Microsoft Surface Studio• more

Jun, 2006

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Alienware Aurora 7500 SLI

 

If you have a preference for the Alienware brand, the Aurora will fulfill your gaming needs with aplomb. For the $5,600+ price that Alienware is charging for the Aurora, however, there are better choices in the gaming ranks.

Distinctive case. Liquid cooling for overclocking and noise reduction. Overclocked graphics cards. Sound-deadening matting. 500GB of hard drive space. Astronomic performance.

Graphics not liquid cooled. Pricey.

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Nov, 2005

Expert review by: John Blazevic (pcmag.com)

Alienware Aurora DDR

 

In keeping with its black-ops naming convention, Alienware has created the Alienware Aurora DDR, which presumably takes its name from the rumored ultrafast spy plane being developed by the U.S. military.

The standard warranty for parts and labor is one year, including on-site service. Toll-free technical support is 24/7.

Nov, 2003

Product Specifications

Design

Water cooling system: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:1536 / 2048 / 3072 / 4096
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics

Optical Drive

Optical drives quantity:1

Packaging Content

Speakers supplied: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Processor

Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:40
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):51.2 / 59.7
Memory channels supported by processor:Quad
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333,1600 / 1333,1600,1866
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge E / Sandy Bridge E
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-3800 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-3900 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-4900 Desktop Extreme Edition series / Intel Core i7-4900 Desktop series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):130

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:52213 / 63697 / 63698 / 77779 / 77780 / 77781
Processor package size:52.5 / 52.5 x 52.5

Storage

Number of storage drives installed:1 / 2