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...
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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Similar spec PCs that have been on the market for the last year have maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of between 1.7GB and 64GB. The Alienware Alpha has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys (16 gigabytes) amongst few processor cores computers of this age.
Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
At 1,150 megahertz, the Alienware Alpha has a very fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other personal computers that came out in the last year. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of newly released similar spec personal computers is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 600MHz to 1,200MHz.
Very Big Hard Drive Capacity
The hard drive capacity of the Alienware Alpha of 1,000 gigabyte is one of the biggest amongst few processor cores computers that were launched around the same time as the Alpha. The hard drive capacitys of similar spec PCs that were launched around the same time as the Alpha range from 500GB to 1TB.
Quite Big Total Storage Capacity
Across all the few processor cores computers that were released around the same time as the Alpha the total storage capacitys range from 16GB to 1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 560GB. The Alienware Alpha has one of the bigger total storage capacitys (1,000 gigabyte) amongst computers of this age.
Fairly Big Internal Memory
The Alienware Alpha has one of the bigger internal memorys (8 gigabytes) amongst PCs of this age. The average internal memory of latest computers is 4.6GB.
HDD Storage Media
The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many PCs that came out 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 computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on new few processor cores computers.
Two HDMI Ports Quantitys
The Alienware Alpha is a two HDMI ports quantity desktop computer.
1.4 HDMI Version
This desktop computer has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many PCs that are a comparable age to it.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This desktop computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently supported discrete graphics memory type on few processor cores computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
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Alienware Desktop Computers Only Have Unexceptional Reviews
We calculated the average reviews for all Alienware computers and also specifically for Alienware few processor cores computers and found that in both cases Alienware had unexceptional reviews compared to other brands.
Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
The Alienware Alpha has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencys (only 200 megahertz) amongst few processor cores computers of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of few processor cores computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Alpha is 330MHz.
Only 4 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
The Alienware Alpha supports a 4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version which is better than the 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version supported by most few processor cores computers that are a similar age to it.
A 4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version is in fact the worst supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version amongst all few processor cores computers that have been available for a similar time to the Alpha.
A 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version is the best supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version across similar types of personal computer.
Only Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys
Most comparable spec PCs 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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Released Ten Months Ago
This Alienware personal computer has been on the market for ten months.
Average Processor Frequency
With a processor frequency of 3.2 gigahertz, the Alienware Alpha has a pretty average processor frequency compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the Alpha.
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-4xxx
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Rate
Processor Cache Level
Socket H3 (LGA 1150), LGA1150
Memory Voltage Supported by Processor
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
DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
2 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Maximum Resolution
3840 x 2160
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub), DVI
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…
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…
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…
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…