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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 Aug 2016
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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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9 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on few processor cores computers that came out in the last 12 months.

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Just Released Six Months Ago

The Alpha was only relased by Alienware six months ago. Newer computers like this one are likely to have more advanced features.

Good Brand

Average reviews across all Alienware personal computers are good, however average reviews across just Alienware's few processor cores computers are poor.

HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage media on few processor cores computers that were released in the last year. 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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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on new personal computers.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

Most of the other few processor cores computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Alpha only have one HDMI ports quantity, however the Alienware Alpha has two HDMI ports quantitys.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has One Memory Slots

The number of memory slots found on the Alienware Alpha is more than most similar spec personal computers that have been around for around the same time as it. The most frequently found memory slots is 2x DIMM, but this memory slots is not found on this desktop computer. The memory slotss 2x SO-DIMM are also found on this personal computer.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly supported discrete graphics memory type on few processor cores computers that are a comparable age to it.

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4 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the Alienware Alpha has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other latest few processor cores computers. Across all the personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the Alpha the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 100MHz to 690MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 330MHz.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of only 2.9 gigahertz, the Alienware Alpha has one of the slower processor frequencys amongst few processor cores computers of this age. Across all the few processor cores computers that were launched in the last 12 months the processor frequencys range from 1GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Alienware Alpha has one of the slowest hard drive speeds amongst desktop computers of this age. The average hard drive speed of similar spec PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Alpha is 7,100 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most similar spec personal computers that came out around the same time as the Alpha have between one and five USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Alienware Alpha which has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Alienware Alpha

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Alienware Alpha has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been on the market for the last year.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Alienware Alpha has a relatively average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other few processor cores computers that were released in the last year.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Alienware Alpha has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that came out in the last 12 months.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
System Bus Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Model
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)
Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
Memory Types Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
Operating System Language
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Combo Headphone/mic Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
Password Protection
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel FDI Technology
Idle States
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Execute Disable Bit
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Graphics & IMC Lithography
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 (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Drivers Included
Manual
Cables Included
Display Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

4 Awards

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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

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dkcwa01, alph3931, dell d07, alph4570, dell d07u, dell ddr3, dell ddr3l, alienware win81, alienware win81b, alienware i34130, alienware win81bl, alienware i34130t, alienware win81bla, alienware win81blac, alienware win81black, alienware alienwarealphad15, alienware alienwarealphad15s, alienware alienwarealphad15sa
Barcodes 05397063523931, 05397063524570

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