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Alienware Area 51 6 Core Intel High End Desktop Processors 3.5GHz 16GB 2.1TB HDD+SSD

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6 Intel High End Desktop Processors 3.5GHz 16GB Jun 2015
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12 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many computers of a comparable age and type to it.

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Very Fast Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)

The average memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) of many processor cores desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the Area 51 is 63GB/s, and the memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s range from 51GB/s to 68GB/s. The Area 51 has one of the faster memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s (68 gigabytes per second) amongst PCs of this age.

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Three Graphics Adapter DisplayPorts Quantitys

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

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Alienware Has Good Computer Reviews

On average Alienware many processor cores desktop computers have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all PCs produced by Alienware.

Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

Desktop computers that have been available for more than a year have hard drive capacitys of between 500GB and 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 1.2TB. At 2,000 gigabytes, the Area 51 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Area 51.

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Quite Fast Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 3.5 gigahertz, the Area 51 has one of the faster processor frequencys amongst many processor cores desktop computers of this age. Many processor cores desktop computers that were released more than a year ago have processor frequencys of between 1.6GHz and 3.5GHz, and the average processor frequency is 3GHz.

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

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 personal computers of this spec and age. The total storage capacitys of many processor cores desktop computers that were released around the same time as the Area 51 range from 120GB to 2.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 860GB.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 2.1TB total storage capacity personal computers currently available including the Alienware Area 51[plb_2790644_price] which has better reviews.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

This personal computer has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type, which is typical of many many processor cores desktop computers that are a comparable age to it.

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Two Number of Storage Drives Installeds

The Alienware Area 51 is a two number of storage drives installed personal computer.

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Two Number of Discrete Graphics Adapterss

The Alienware Area 51 is a two number of discrete graphics adapters desktop computer.

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Blu-Ray ROM Optical Drive Type

The Alienware Area 51 has a Blu-Ray ROM optical drive type which is better than most comparable spec computers that came out more than a year ago. Most PCs of a similar spec and age to it have a DVD Super Multi optical drive type.

A Blu-Ray ROM optical drive type is actually the best optical drive type amongst all comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to the Area 51.

A DVD Super Multi optical drive type is the worst optical drive type amongst similar types of PC.

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5.1 Audio Output Channels

This desktop computer has a 5.1 audio output channels, which is typical of many desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as it.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor

The memory clock speeds supported by processors of many processor cores desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Area 51 range from 800MHz to 1,600MHz, and the average memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,400MHz. The Alienware Area 51 has one of the slower memory clock speeds supported by processors (only 1,333 megahertz) amongst similar spec desktop computers of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of many processor cores desktop computers that have been around for more than a year is 64GB and the biggest is 770GB. The Area 51 has a very small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 64 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor cores desktop computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Area 51.

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Very Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

With a solid-state drive capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the Area 51 has a fairly small solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and spec. The solid-state drive capacitys of many processor cores desktop computers that were released one year ago range from 120GB to 1TB, and the average solid-state drive capacity is 310GB.

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Only Has One Memory Slots

The number of memory slots found on the Area 51 is more than most many processor cores desktop computers that have been on the market for more than a year. 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 Alienware PC.

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Only Four USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Area 51 is a four USB 2.0 ports quantity PC. Most of the other desktop computers of a comparable type and age to the Area 51 have between two and eight USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the many processor cores desktop computers that have been available for a similar time to the Area 51 the maximum internal memorys range from 32GB to 770GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 200GB. At only 32 gigabytes, the Area 51 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other many processor cores desktop computers that came out around the same time as the Area 51.

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Only One Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports

The Area 51 is a one ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports personal computer.

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Heavy

The Area 51 is quite heavy (28 kilograms) compared to most of the other many processor cores desktop computers that are a similar age to the Area 51. Many processor cores desktop computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Area 51 have weights of between 5kg and 30kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Alienware Area 51

Released Over a Year Ago

This many processor cores desktop computer was released over a year ago.

Average Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Alienware Area 51 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other computers of this age and spec.

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HDD Storage Media

The Area 51 has a faster storage speed than most many processor cores desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This personal computer has an HDD storage media, whereas most computers of a similar age and spec to 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
Stepping
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
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
Line-in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
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
Colour of Product
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 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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

(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

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

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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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