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Alienware Alpha 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 2.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

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2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 2.9GHz 4GB Oct 2014
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The Alienware Alpha combines the freedom of PC gaming with the ease of a console. The exclusive Alienware-developed user interface allows you to navigate all of Alpha's core functions with only... More
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Just Released Four Months Ago

Being released just four months ago, this desktop computer is likely to use more advanced technology.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to it.

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Price Has Dropped by £87.18

The price of the Alpha dropped by £87.18 in the last couple of weeks.

HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on new few processor core computers. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.

There are a number of other HDD computers currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper desktop computers such as the DELL 3650[plb_3437520_price], or the HP 260 G2[plb_3843085_price].

Computers with a faster storage speed that might be worth looking at include the OptiPlex 3040[pl_3242114_price] (SSD and cheaper), or the OptiPlex 3040[pl_3361212_price] (SSD and cheaper) both from DELL.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many few processor core computers that were launched in the last 12 months.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many recently released few processor core computers.

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Two HDMI Port

The Alienware Alpha has more HDMI port than most of the desktop computers that have been around for a similar time to the Alpha. This Alienware personal computer is a two HDMI port computer compared to most of the similar spec PCs that were released around the same time as the Alpha which only have one HDMI port.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This personal computer has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on new few processor core computers.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the Alienware Alpha is more than most recently released computers. The most commonly found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this personal computer. The memory slots 2x SO-DIMM are also found on this desktop computer.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This PC supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many few processor core computers that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Short

The heights of comparable spec computers that came out around the same time as the Alpha range from 33mm to 500mm. The Alienware Alpha is one of the shorter new few processor core computers (only 55 millimeters) amongst few processor core computers of this age.

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4 Reasons Against

Alienware Only Has Unexceptional Reviews for Its Personal Computers

Few processor core computers manufactured by Alienware have unexceptional reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all computers (not just few processor core computers) and found that Alienware also has unexceptional reviews across its entire range.

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the few processor core computers that came out in the last year the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 690MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 320MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Alienware Alpha has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the Alpha.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This desktop computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on latest few processor core computers.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of recently released few processor core computers is 5,400 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM. The Alienware Alpha has a very slow hard drive speed (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other latest few processor core computers.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Alienware Alpha

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Alienware Alpha has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other few processor core computers that were launched in the last year.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire XC-705[plb_3164790_price] (1TB), or the Asus K20CD[plb_3206453_price] (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Alienware Alpha has a relatively standard hard drive capacity compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Alpha.

If you are looking for a computer with a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to look at the HP 460-p035na[plb_3700374_price] (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Alienware Alpha has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Alpha.

Desktop computers with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the Acer Aspire XC-705[plb_3164790_price] (6GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.9 gigahertz, the Alienware Alpha has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other personal computers that came out in the last 12 months.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the HP 400 G2 DM[plb_3862601_price] (3.2GHz), or the DELL OptiPlex 3040[plb_3707630_price] (3.2GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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System Bus Data Transfer Rate
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Processor Socket
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Memory Type Supported Processor
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Conflict Free Processor
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PCI Express Lane (maximum)
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Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
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Ergonomics
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Optical Drive
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Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
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On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
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USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
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Performance
Audio System
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Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel AES New Instructions
Idle States
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
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Intel Virtualization Technology
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Expert Reviews

(49)

Alienware adds more capable graphics (and external-graphics support!) to its set-top-box-shaped gaming desktop. It's slick and a capable 1080p gamer, but we'd suggest making sure you choose a...

Computershopper.com

Alienware built the Alpha as a Steam Machine - a PC game console running Valve's Steam OS. This Linux-based operating system is an alternative to Windows 8, with a console-like interface optimised... Read more…

15 May 2015

Alienware built the Alpha as a Steam Machine - a PC game console running Valve's Steam OS.This Linux-based operating system is an alternative to Windows 8, with a console-like interface optimised... Read more…

28 March 2015

The Alienware Alpha is a delightfully small living room gaming PC but its console-like experience isn?t as seamless as we would like...

17 February 2015

Things have been pretty slow in the world of Steam Machines . Valve announced the initiative and the impending push on its Linux-based Steam OS, but then things went quiet. Alienware decided to... Read more…

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User Reviews

(52)
Reviewed 21 April 2015 by Kenny
Kenny would recommend the Alienware Alpha

I am a console gaming at heart owning all the next gen systems, however I really wanted to get into PC gaming. This PC Console is awesome! The only thing is that you will need to buy a... Read more…

Reviewed 24 May 2015 by Xtaci35
Xtaci35 would recommend the Alienware Alpha

Incredible system runs everything in 1080p only recommend upgrading with another 4gig of ram to bring it to 8gig to get steady 50fps on gtav on very high settings...

Reviewed 6 May 2015 by Jennifer
Jennifer would recommend the Alcatel Evolve 2

Walmart family mobile is the only one for me...

Reviewed 13 June 2015 by Tom949
Tom949 would recommend the Alienware Alpha

Easy set up. Both windows and the console. Works like a champ in all aspects...

Reviewed 31 January 2016 by Bread

I've had this product for a few months now, and I have to say, it runs games great. Anything other than games it is really slow at doing though and whenever I quit a steam game it freezes and I... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dkcwa01, dell d07, dell ddr3, dell d07u, dell ddr3l, alienware win81, alienware win81b, alienware i34130, alienware i34130t, alienware win81bl, alienware win81bla, alienware win81blac, alienware win81black, alienware alienwarealphad15, alienware alienwarealphad15s, alienware alienwarealphad15sa
Barcodes 05397063523931, 05397063524570

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