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Alienware Alpha ASM100-2980

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 reviews of Alienware Alpha ASM100-2980. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Alienware Alpha ASM100-2980 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Alienware Alpha ASM100-2980

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 user reviews of Alienware Alpha ASM100-2980 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Opinions about the size and design are overall positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical reviews about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

reliability

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Alienware Alpha ASM100-2980 Console (2.9 GHz Intel Core i3-4130T Processor, 8GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, Windows 8)Alienware Alpha ASM100-2980 Console (2.9 GHz Intel Core i3-4130T Processor, 8GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, Windows 8)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Small gaming desktop.

 

Good for playing pc games and good overall. Size form factor is perfect.

Sep, 2015

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Wow that's nice!

 

Wasn't sure exactly how this thing would run, but wow it's nice. Plays swtor on ultra without a sweat. Freaking awesome.

Sep, 2015

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Great compact Gaming PC, has a i5 not an i3

 

This uses a fourth generation i5-T desktop low voltage variant series processor (35-45W), with a custom motherboard, case, lighting, drivers, UI, and BIOS, this machine is easy to customise (upgradable to 16GB 1600mhz DDR3L Ram, swappable processor...

Aug, 2015

Product Specifications

Design

Chassis type:Desktop
Color of product:Black
Placement supported:Horizontal
Water cooling system:N

Energy Management

Power supply:130
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:2048
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x41E
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4400

Memory

Internal memory:8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-600 - 420000
Operating altitude:-600 - 120000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:0 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 65
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 65

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Display included: No
Drivers included: Yes
Manual: Yes
Mouse included:N

Performance

Audio system:HD
Chipset:Intel H81
Motherboard chipset:Intel H81
Password protection:Y
Product type:Mini PC

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:2
HDMI version:1.4a
Microphone in: No
S/PDIF out port: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Power

Power supply:130
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:Y
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:2
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i3-4130T
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i3-4xxx
Processor frequency:2.9
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:i3-4130T
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i3-4100 Desktop series
Processor socket:Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Processor threads:4
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Tcase:72
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:77481
Processor package size:37.5
Scalability:1S
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2013A

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8.1

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Host interface:Serial ATA III
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.87
Height:2.17
Weight:3.99
Width:7.87