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Alienware Area-51 X-58

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Alienware Area-51 X58 Review

30 March 2009
  • Excerpt: With Intel’s new Core i7 processors and Nvidia’s new GeForce GTX 295 cards drawing rave reviews from performance enthusiasts, it only makes sense that one system combining both would be among the best available. And Alienware’s X58 meets that expectation. The $5,200 gaming machine that recently arrived on our doorstep proves that proven components and attentive design produce a machine that’s nearly unstoppable. But is it worth it for the price tag?
  • Pros: Unstoppable, no compromises computing power; unique, stylish case; reliable and easy to set up
  • Cons: Price rivals a used car; pumps out heat; some cheap-feeling case parts; chintzy mouse and keyboard
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Alienware Area-51 x58 Review

12 February 2009
  • Pros: Sickeningly fast.  Sickeningly., RAID 0 configuration allows fast scratch drives, Stylish, high quality case
  • Cons: Loud fans, and puts out a lot of heat, Heavy machine, Dual RAID 0 configurations aren't the best for data security
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Overall 8

Alienware's Benchmark Buster Lands Carrying An Otherworldly Price

24 November 2008
  • Excerpt: For such a supposedly secret location, that Area 51 sure does turn out a lot of computers. OK, let’s be serious for a moment. Laughing in the face of this “recession” business, Alienware’s latest, the Area-51 X-58, starts at $1,649 and quickly goes up from there once you start piling on the features. The configuration we tested: A stunning $6,373. The centerpiece here is the new Core i7, Intel’s latest CPU.
  • Pros: Loaded with the absolute latest technology from top to bottom. Infinite connectivity options include six USB, two gigabit Ethernet, one eSATA, and one Firewire port … and that’s just in the back. Includes a free hat.
  • Cons: Incredibly heavy and imposingly large. Only one optical drive? At this price we’d expect more than a one-year warranty. 1200 watt power supply ensures the unit doubles as a space heater.
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Overall 8

Alienware Area-51 X-58 Review

14 July 2009
  • Summary: If your life is one long shoot-em up it’s perfect, but the price is way too high
  • Pros: More power than a Russian oil baron
  • Cons: Costs the same as a holiday for four
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Overall 8

Alienware Area-51 X58 review Review

3 December 2008
  • Summary: Even if we have a few reservations about this system, we can't deny that Alienware has an outstanding deal on its hands. It offers the same core hardware and twice the storage capacity as PCs that cost £1,000 more.
  • Pros: Cost-effective for a £4,200 PC, More storage than we've ever seen before on similarly priced models
  • Cons: Clunky Alienware case, Overclocking reserved for a still higher-end Alienware system, No HDMI output
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Overall 8

Gaming-Bolide der Oberklasse: Alienware Area-51 X58

10 February 2009
  • Summary: Trotz aller Vorbehalte lässt sich nicht leugnen, dass Alienware hier etwas ganz Besonderes gelungen ist. Normalerweise kostet ein Gerät mit identischer Hardware und nur halb so viel Speicher mindestens 1000 Euro mehr. Alle Gamer, die auch in der gehobenen Preiskategorie noch auf Schnäppchensuche gehen, machen mit diesem PC sicherlich ein Bombengeschäft.
  • Pros: reichlich Leistung und Ausstattung fürs Geld, mehr Speicherplatz als bei anderen PCs dieser Preisklasse
  • Cons: klobiges Alienware-Gehäuse, kein Übertakten wie bei den noch höherklassigen Alienware-Systemen möglich, kein HDMI-Ausgang
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