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Alienware Area 51 6 Core Intel High End Desktop Processors 3.3GHz 16GB 2.1TB HDD+SSD

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6 Intel High End Desktop Processors 3.3GHz 16GB Oct 2015
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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many many processor core personal computers that have been available for more than a year.

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Fairly Fast Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

The slowest max memory bandwidth supported processor of many processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Area 51 is 51GB/s and the fastest is 68GB/s. With a max memory bandwidth supported processor of 68 gigabytes per second, the Area 51 has a fairly fast max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other personal computers that were released one year ago.

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2048 CUDA Cores

The Area 51 has more CUDA cores than most of the comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the Area 51. This personal computer is a 2,048 CUDA core desktop computer compared to most of the desktop computers that were released one year ago which only have between 48 and 2,047 CUDA cores.

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Six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Alienware Area 51 is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port computer.

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Quite Fast Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor

The Area 51 has one of the faster memory clock speeds supported by processors (1,333 megahertz) amongst many processor core personal computers of this age. The slowest memory clock speed supported by processor of personal computers of this age and spec is 800MHz, the fastest is 1,600MHz, and the average memory clock speed supported by processor is 1,100MHz.

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of computers of a comparable age and type to the Area 51 is 120GB, the biggest is 2.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 710GB. With a total storage capacity of 2,128 gigabytes, the Area 51 has a very big total storage capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Area 51.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Area 51 has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than most computers of a comparable spec and age to it. Most many processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.

This PC's internal memory type (DDR4-SDRAM) is in fact the best internal memory type amongst all similar spec desktop computers that came out around the same time as the Area 51.

The worst internal memory type across comparable types of PC is DDR3-SDRAM.

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Two Storage Drives Installed

The Alienware Area 51 has more storage drives installed than most of the PCs of this type and age. Most of the many processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the Area 51 only have one storage drive installed, however this personal computer has two storage drives installed.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

The Alienware Area 51 is a six USB 3.0 port computer.

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5.1 Audio Output Channel

The Area 51 has a 5.1 audio output channel which is better than the 2.1 audio output channel found on most computers of a comparable spec and age to it. Computers that came out more than a year ago audio output channels range from 2 to 8.1.

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13 Reasons Against

Alienware Computers Only Have Unexceptional Reviews

Alienware is one of the unremarkable desktop computer brands according to average expert and owner review score data that we have collected for all personal computers.

Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of personal computers that were launched more than a year ago is 2GB, the biggest is 8.2TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3TB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 12 gigabytes, the Alienware Area 51 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory capacities amongst many processor core personal computers of this age.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Alienware Area 51 has an HDD storage medium which is faster than the Flash storage medium found on most many processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it. 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.

An HDD storage medium is actually the worst storage speed across all personal computers of this spec and age.

An SSD storage medium is the best storage speed amongst similar types of personal computer.

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Quite Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

With a max internal memory supported processor of only 64 gigabytes, the Area 51's max internal memory supported processor is one of the smallest amongst computers of this age and type. Similar spec computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Area 51 have max internal memory supported processors of between 64GB and 770GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 580GB.

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Very Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

Across all the many processor core personal computers that were released more than a year ago the solid-state drive capacities range from 120GB to 1TB, and the average solid-state drive capacity is 350GB. The Area 51 has one of the smaller solid-state drive capacities (only 128 gigabytes) amongst many processor core personal computers of this age.

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Only One Discrete Graphics Adapter

The Area 51 is a one discrete graphics adapter computer. Most of the other desktop computers of this age and type have one discrete graphics adapter.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of the Area 51 of only 32 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst PCs of a similar age and type to the Area 51. The maximum internal memory of comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to the Area 51 range from 32GB to 520GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 140GB.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 65,536 megabytes, the Area 51 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other computers of a similar spec and age to the Area 51. Many processor core personal computers that were released one year ago have maximum internal memory of between 65GB and 790GB.

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Only One Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port

The Alienware Area 51 is a one Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) port computer.

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Only Two 2.5" Bays

The Alienware Area 51 is a two 2.5" bay computer.

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Very Heavy

The average weight of desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the Area 51 is 11kg, and the weights range from 5kg to 30kg. When compared to other computers that were released one year ago, the Area 51's weight of 28 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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Very Tall

At 569.98 millimeters, the Alienware Area 51 is very tall compared to most of the other desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the Area 51. The shortest comparable spec personal computer that is a similar age to the Area 51 is 250mm high and the tallest is 580mm.

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Very Wide

Many processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the Area 51 have widths of between 160mm and 640mm. When compared to other many processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Area 51, the width of the Area 51 of 638.98 millimeters is one of the widest.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Alienware Area 51

Released Over a Year Ago

Alienware released the Area 51 over a year ago.

Average Hard Drive Capacity

The Alienware Area 51 has a pretty average hard drive capacity (2,000 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Area 51.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.3 gigahertz, the Alienware Area 51 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other PCs of this age and spec.

If this desktop computer processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the HP Z440 MT (£1,769.91) (3.5GHz), or the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 (£1,623.12) (3.5GHz).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Area 51 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers that are a comparable age to the Area 51.

There are a number of alternative 16GB memory desktop computers currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Apple Mac Pro Late 2013 (£3,750.00), or the HP Z640 (£1,277.70).

If this desktop computer internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the HP Z840 (£5,319.54) (32GB).

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Specification

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Graphics Adapter DVI-I Port
Graphics Adapter DisplayPort
Graphics Adapter HDMI Port
NVIDIA G-SYNC
NVIDIA GameWorks VR
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
CUDA
CUDA Core
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Operating System Language
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
WiFi Standard
WiFi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Line-Out Port
Line-In Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X4 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
2.5" Bay
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Performance
Password Protection
Audio Output Channel
Audio System
Compatible Processor Series
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
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
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Scalability
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Smart Cache
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Software Driver Included
Manual
Cable Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
AC Adapter
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Technical Details

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Expert Reviews

(102)
28 September 2015

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Slick, surprisingly practical design
Powerful
Cool and quiet
Good 3D gaming performance
Innovative design
Not value for money
Four 4GB RAM sticks rather than two 8GB
Included mouse and keyboard aren't great
Huge tower
128GB solid-state boot drive is on the small side
12 June 2015

When you're looking at the Alienware Area 51 from a pure bang for buck perspective, it's not exactly good value. If you were to buy your own hardware and build a comparable machine yourself, you...

14 May 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...

11 May 2015

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1 April 2015

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User Reviews

(84)
Reviewed 8 February 2016 by Rgphila
Rgphila would recommend the Alienware Area-51 desktop

I finally have a gaming computer that runs my games smoothly, with no problems. This computer is very quiet, and I haven't even overclocked it to run games. Best computer I ever had!

Reviewed 2 February 2016 by Dan Hart
Dan Hart would recommend the Alienware Area-51 desktop

This computer is almost like a super computer its fast, reliable, amazing proformance also i can say with 100% confidence that who ever buys this computer will not be let down, its full of... Read more…

Reviewed 2 February 2016 by Z
Z would recommend the Alienware Area-51 desktop

This computer is well worth the money if you have no idea how to build a computer the colors are fully custom too...

Reviewed 1 February 2016 by Bubble3571
Bubble3571 would recommend the Alienware Area-51 desktop

Im a big pc gamer and needed a new pc The Alienware Are-51 was the perfect choice and is great for running any game!

Reviewed 1 February 2016 by Ewe
Ewe would recommend the Alienware Area-51 desktop

Bought very high end system. Gaming graphics make it crash at times. Definitely disappointed...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers a513209, a513384, a513216, a519830, d00aw51r219, a51r26472slv
Barcodes 05397063524006, 05397063524020, 05397063673209, 05397063673216, 05397063673384, 05397063709830

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