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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 Jun 2015
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9 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on many processor cores desktop computers that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Fast Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)

Across all the many processor cores desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the Area 51 the memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s range from 51GB/s to 68GB/s, and the average memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) is 63GB/s. With a memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) of 68 gigabytes per second, the Alienware Area 51 has a fairly fast memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) compared to most of the other PCs of this age and type.

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2048 CUDA Coress

The Area 51 is a 2,048 CUDA cores desktop computer. Most of the other computers of a comparable type and age to the Area 51 only have between 48 and 2,047 CUDA coress.

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Three Graphics Adapter DisplayPorts Quantitys

The Alienware Area 51 is a three graphics adapter DisplayPorts quantity computer.

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Alienware Computers Have Good Reviews

Alienware many processor cores desktop computers have good ratings on average and across all desktop computers Alienware is one of the superior manufacturers.

Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The Alienware Area 51 has one of the bigger hard drive capacitys (2,000 gigabytes) amongst many processor cores desktop computers of this age. The hard drive capacitys of personal computers of this age and spec range from 500GB to 2TB.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of many processor cores desktop computers that are a comparable age to the Area 51 is 860GB, and the total storage capacitys range from 120GB to 2.3TB. With a total storage capacity of 2,128 gigabytes, the Area 51 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Area 51.

There are a number of other 2.1TB total storage capacity personal computers currently available which you might want to look at including the Alienware Area 51[plb_2790644_price] which has better reviews.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

This PC has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type, which is the most commonly found internal memory type on many processor cores desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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5.1 Audio Output Channels

This computer has a 5.1 audio output channels, which is typical of many desktop computers of this type and age.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At only 64 gigabytes, the Area 51 has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other personal computers of this spec and age. Many processor cores desktop computers that were released one year ago have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 64GB and 770GB.

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Only One Number of 5.25" Bays

The Area 51 is a one number of 5.25" bays personal computer.

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Quite Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Area 51 has a very small solid-state drive capacity (only 128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor cores desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the Area 51. The average solid-state drive capacity of many processor cores desktop computers that were released one year ago is 310GB.

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Only Has One Memory Slots

The Alienware Area 51 has a greater number of memory slots than most desktop computers that were released more than a year ago. The most commonly found memory slots is 8x DIMM, but this memory slots is not found on this computer. The memory slotss 4x DIMM are also found on this desktop computer.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the many processor cores desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Area 51 the maximum internal memorys range from 32GB to 770GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 200GB. When compared to other comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to the Area 51, the Alienware Area 51's maximum internal memory of only 32 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Only Two Number of 2.5" Bayss

The Alienware Area 51 is a two number of 2.5" bays PC.

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Heavy

With a weight of 28 kilograms, the Area 51 is one of the heavier desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Area 51 amongst personal computers of this age. Many processor cores desktop computers that were released one year ago have weights of between 5kg and 30kg, and the average weight is 17kg.

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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 Processor Frequency

The Alienware Area 51 has a fairly typical processor frequency (3.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar spec and age to the Area 51.

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Average Internal Memory

The Area 51 has a pretty average internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other computers of a comparable age and spec to the Area 51.

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HDD Storage Media

The Alienware Area 51 has a faster storage speed than most PCs of a comparable age and type to it. This Alienware desktop computer has an HDD storage media, whereas most many processor cores desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as it have an SSD storage media. 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 Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Boost Frequency
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
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
Compatible Memory Cards
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Graphics Adapter DVI-I Ports Quantity
Graphics Adapter DisplayPorts Quantity
Graphics Adapter HDMI Ports Quantity
NVIDIA G-SYNC
NVIDIA GameWorks VR
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
CUDA
CUDA Cores
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
Line-in
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Combo Headphone/mic Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slots
PCI Express X4 (Gen 2.x) Slots
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Number of 2.5" Bays
Number of 5.25" Bays
Number of 3.5" Bays
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
Password Protection
Audio Output Channels
Audio System
Compatible Processor Series
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® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel HD Graphics
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
Processor Code
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Scalability
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics
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
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

(102)
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

Alienware Area-51 (codename Centauri) desktop gaming computer with foot.A sturdy table is what you'd need if you want the Dell Alienware Area 51 gaming desktop PC sitting, well, on your desk.At... Read more…

1 April 2015

The Alienware Area-51 offers tons of gaming power in a badass design that will turn heads...

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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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