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Alienware Area 51 6 Core Intel High End Desktop Processors 3.3GHz 8GB 2.1TB HDD+SSD

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6 Intel High End Desktop Processors 3.3GHz 8GB Aug 2016
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Gaming setup 2011 (update) Alienware Area 51, Logitech G-series, PS3, triple 24 HD monitor

13 Reasons For

Just Released Four Months Ago

This many processor core personal computer was released just four months ago, so it is likely to have better features than some of the older personal computers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on recently released comparable spec personal computers.

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1664 CUDA Cores

The Area 51 is a 1,664 CUDA core personal computer.

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Three Graphics Adapter DisplayPorts

The Alienware Area 51 has more graphics adapter DisplayPorts than most of the latest similar spec PCs. This computer is a three graphics adapter DisplayPort personal computer compared to most of the many processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Area 51 which only have between one and two graphics adapter DisplayPorts.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of recently released many processor core personal computers is 2GB, the biggest is 8.2TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 650GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4,096 gigabytes, the Area 51 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory capacities amongst many processor core personal computers of this age.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The Alienware Area 51 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (2,000 gigabytes) amongst many processor core personal computers of this age. The average hard drive capacity of many processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the Area 51 is 1.1TB, and the hard drive capacity range from 500GB to 2TB.

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

Many processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the Area 51 have total storage capacity of between 250GB and 2.2TB. When compared to other recently released computers, the total storage capacity of the Area 51 of 2,128 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

This personal computer has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type, which is the most frequently found internal memory type on many processor core personal computers that came out in the last year.

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Three PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slots

The Alienware Area 51 is a three PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slot computer. Most of the other many processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Area 51 have between two and three PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

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

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Supports Nine Compatible Memory Cards

The number of compatible memory card supported by the Alienware Area 51 is more than most similar spec personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to it. This personal computer supports an MS PRO compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by comparable spec desktop computers that were released in the last year. The compatible memory cards "Memory Stick (MS)", "MMC", "MMC+", "MS PRO Duo", "SD", "SDHC", "SDIO" and "SDXC" are also supported by this desktop computer.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the Area 51 is more than most many processor core personal computers that have been available for the last year. The most frequently supported case placement is Horizontal, but this case placement is not supported by this Alienware desktop computer. The case placements Vertical are also supported by this desktop computer.

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Very Shallow

At only 272.71 millimeters, the Alienware Area 51 is fairly shallow compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Area 51. The shallowest personal computer that has been on the market for the last year is 160mm deep, the deepest is 550mm, and the average depth is 430mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Alienware Only Has Unexceptional Reviews for Its PCs

On average desktop computers from Alienware are rated 69%, which is in the bottom 9% of all PC brands that we have analysed.

Quite Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

Across all the similar spec PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Area 51 the max internal memory supported processors range from 64GB to 1.6TB. When compared to other new personal computers, the Area 51's max internal memory supported processor of only 64 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Area 51 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the Area 51. Many processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Area 51 have internal memory of between 8GB and 64GB, and the average internal memory is 25GB.

If this personal computer internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the HP 840 (£1,908.00) (16GB).

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Only One 5.25" Bay

The Area 51 is a one 5.25" bay computer. Most of the other similar spec desktop computers that were launched in the last year have one 5.25" bay.

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Very Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

The average solid-state drive capacity of many processor core personal computers that were launched in the last year is 380GB, and the solid-state drive capacities range from 120GB to 520GB. With a solid-state drive capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the Alienware Area 51 has a quite small solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other many processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Area 51.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Area 51 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 32 gigabytes) amongst similar spec personal computers of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of latest desktop computers is 32GB, the biggest is 520GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 180GB.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Area 51 has a quite small maximum internal memory (only 65,536 megabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that came out in the last 12 months. The smallest maximum internal memory of recently released similar spec PCs is 65GB, the biggest is 790GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 610GB.

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Only Two 2.5" Bays

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

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Very Heavy

The lightest new similar spec PC is 250g heavy, the heaviest is 28kg, and the average weight is 13kg. When compared to other many processor core personal computers that have been around for the last year, the Alienware Area 51's weight of 28 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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Very Tall

With a height of 569.25 millimeters, the Alienware Area 51's height is one of the tallest amongst comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for the last year. Comparable spec PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Area 51 have heights of between 250mm and 570mm, and the average height is 420mm.

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Very Wide

Across all the recently released comparable spec personal computers the widths range from 160mm to 640mm. When compared to other personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Area 51, the Alienware Area 51's width of 638.96 millimeters is one of the widest.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Alienware Area 51

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.3 gigahertz, the Area 51 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that were launched around the same time as the Area 51.

If this many processor core personal computer processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the 440 (£1,328.45) (3.5GHz), or the Z440 (£2,514.00) (3.5GHz) both from HP.

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HDD Storage Medium

The Area 51 has a faster storage speed than most similar spec computers that were launched in the last 12 months. This computer has an HDD storage medium, whereas most recently released similar spec personal computers have a Flash storage medium. 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.

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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
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 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
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
Water Cooling System
Performance
Password Protection
Audio Output Channel
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
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 Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
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
AC Adapter
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Technical Details

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Expert Reviews

(101)
28 September 2015

W hen someone spends big money on a BMW with the same power as, say, a Commodore, there's this general understanding that the BMW is, in some way, worth the massive premium. There's a perception... Read more…

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 a519847, a514624
Barcodes 04053162942172, 05397063524624, 05397063709847

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