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Alienware Area-51

Alienware Area-51
alaScore 91

25 reviews

Feb, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of Alienware Area-51. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the usability. The reliability also gets good comments, but some have doubts about the size and price.

design, reliability, usability

price, size

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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Jayce Wagner (digitaltrends.com)

Alienware Area-51 R5 review

 

Robust configuration options ; Exceptional gaming performance ; Sleek design ; Tool-free maintenance ; Very quiet

Pricey at most configurations

Expert review by : Matthew S. Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Alienware Area 51 (2017): Our first take

 

Unique design ; Lighting syncs across Alienware devices ; Accessible, spacious interior ; Supports the latest hardware

Absolutely massive ; Doesn’t offer all Core X chips

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

Alienware Area-51 Threadripper Edition

 

The latest Alienware Area-51 runs on AMD's blistering Ryzen Threadripper for the ultimate in CPU-intensive 4K gaming performance. But for most, this expensive, flashy desktop PC is overkill.

Smooth 4K gameplay. Excellent multithreaded performance. Expandable chassis. Efficient, quiet cooling.

Expensive. USB-C lacks Thunderbolt 3. Lags rivals on most benchmark tests.

Bottom Line: The latest Alienware Area-51 runs on AMD's blistering Ryzen Threadripper for the ultimate in CPU-intensive 4K gaming performance. But for most, this expensive, flashy desktop PC is overkill.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Alienware bets on Threadripper but offers Core i9 X, too

 

The refresh for the top-of-the line model of Alienware's Area-51 premium gaming desktop offers more AMD options.

Jun, 2017

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

Alienware Area-51 (2015)

 

The redesigned Alienware Area-51 introduces a radical new gaming desktop design, all for the sake of improved cooling, expandability, and features that make it unique in the eyes of gamers.

Good 3D gaming performance. Innovative design. Roomy chassis. Side-panel lighting uses contacts instead of wires.

Huge tower. You need a 4K display to take advantage of the triple-GPU setup. Boutique gaming systems are still faster. Only one-year standard warranty.

Conclusion The Alienware Area-51's greatest strength is its innovative new chassis. Upgrading graphics cards and hard drives are a snap, even though the system takes up a lot of real estate in your den. Performance is more than acceptable for a...

May, 2015

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Alienware's Area 51 desktop is ready to play (hands-on)

 

This giant gaming desktop fits three graphics cards and five hard drives into its unique pyramid-ish shape.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Brian K. Neal (pcmag.com)

Alienware Area-51 ALX

 

Though the Alienware Area-51 ALX produced some impressive benchmark test numbers, it couldn't knock the less-expensive HP Blackbird 002 off its perch.

Strong, high-resolution gaming performance. Improved chassis build quality. Very little bloatware.

Expensive. Noisy.

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Mar, 2008

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (pcmag.com)

Alienware Area-51 7500

 

Alienware's latest gaming screamer boasts an overclocked quad-core CPU and dual 10,000-rpm hard drives.

Intel quad-core processor overclocked to 3.46 GHz. Fast, 10,000-rpm drives. Liquid-cooled CPU.

Noisy. Expensive, considering monitor and speakers are not included. Performance with a single graphics card isn't quite as good as quad-core systems with a dual-graphics card setup.

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

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : Matt Elliott (cnet.com)

Alienware Area-51 ALX 7500

 

Alienware's new Area-51 ALX 7500 brings all of the customizability we've come to know and love from the boutique PC vendor, and in this case, that gives you a number of options. Two things you can bet on: it will include the most advanced technology...

Apr, 2005

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (cnet.com)

Alienware Area-51 ALX review

 

Intro With its Area-51 ALX, Alienware sets a new standard for high-end gaming desktops--at least as far as customer service. A representative will call you within an hour after you place your order online, and the company will preinstall any game you...

Unprecedented customer service; overclocked processor and graphics card; liquid cooling system.

Despite the tweaking, the performance fell short; amazingly expensive; the hard drives are second best; no custom paint option.

Despite the most impressive spec sheet we've ever encountered in a consumer desktop, the Alienware Area-51 ALX is only on a par with the competition that it should surpass.

Oct, 2004

Price comparison for Alienware Area-51

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