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Alienware Area-51

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Overall 9
9.0

Alienware Area-51

CNET
6 days ago
  • Summary: From a specially designed cooling system to a knowledgeable in-house support staff to a finely-tuned compilation of bleeding-edge components, the Area-51 is a hard-core gamer's dream machine.
  • Pros: Best feature set we've seen on a PC to date; high gaming frame rates; cutting-edge audio; thorough tech support.
  • Cons: Large, heavy case makes trekking to LAN parties a workout; no FireWire port on front panel.
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Overall 7
7.0

support

CNET
6 days ago
  • Summary: With bleeding-edge performance and a slew of customization options backed up by support, the Alienware Area-51 Extreme should be on every gamer's short list, as long as you have cash to burn.
  • Pros: Stylish case geared for gamers; screaming CPU, overclocked graphics card and speedy hard drives lead to breakneck performance; awesome support and Web site.
  • Cons: No front-mounted FireWire ports; bulky case.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
1 March 2010
  • Excerpt: Alienware’s latest iteration of its Area 51 gaming PC offers Intel Core i7 and ATI CrossFireX power in a redesigned case. Performance is what you’d expect from a top-tier gamer, but be warned: It's huge and expensive.
  • Pros: Very good performance, Excellent case design, Tons of RAID storage
  • Cons: Expensive, Heavy, One-year warranty
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Overall 5
5.0

Alienware Area 51 Power Desktop

PC World
22 December 2008
  • Excerpt: On paper, the Area 51 has the heart of a champion. It sports a speedy Intel Q9550 quad-core processor running at its stock-clock frequency of 2.83...
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Channel5
22 July 2008
  • Conclusion: A rock solid, match ready, gaming maestro that rips through Crysis or Unreal Tournament 3 with all the ease of the real Alien dispatching a wheelbarrow full of assorted puppies and kittens. Razor sharp tech for serious gamers only.
  • Pros: Everyone knows that aliens built the Pyramids, sank Atlantis and installed a robot George W. Bush as President to distract the world from its genetic experiments on the Loch Ness monster. What is less well known is that they also gave Dell (Alienware’s parent company) access to futuristic technology like the Killer Xeno Pro network card, with which first person shooters can dispatch online enemies before they even see you. Everything about the X-58 is accelerated, fro...
  • Cons: Alienware didn’t have the urge to over-clock the Core i7 processor. If you feel the need for the extra speed, a heinously expensive (£4000) ALX version cranks out a few more cycles with the help of a liquid cooling system. Weirdly, there’s no HDMI output on board, either.
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Overall 6
6.0

Alienware Area-51 Gaming PC

Trusted Reviews
5 February 2011
  • Summary: Ardjuna dives into Alienware's Area51 to see if its performance is out of this world.
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Overall 6
6.0

Alienware Area-51 5300 review

Stuff.tv
18 September 2006
  • Summary: Unlike some of the larger offerings knocking about the shops these days, the Area-51 5300 delivers a smaller, more compact solution. It comes with the Intel Pentium 4 processor, but specification isn’t quite up to the high standards we’ve come to expect – the bog-standard hard drive is only 74GB – but it’s relatively cheap and it’s small, which means it’s ace. Menus and detail Once it’s set up and perching snugly on your kit rack, the Area-51 5300 looks fab.
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Alienware Area-51

PC Professionell
1 September 2009
  • Summary: Ob der Alienware-Rechner wirklich sein Geld wert ist, das muss der jeweilige Käufer für sich entscheiden. Potent ist der PC allemal – selbst in einer Ausführung unter 4.000 Euro. Wer wirklich das Maximum aus dem Gerät herauskratzen und dabei möglichst sparsam wegkommen will, sollte sich lieber für einen günstigeren Vierkern-Prozessor, 4 GByte Arbeitsspeicher, zwei preiswerte Grafikkarten entscheiden und diese im SLI- beziehungsweise Crossfire-Modus betreiben.
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Alienware Area 51 - обзор и тест игровой станции класса Hi-End

HardwarePortal
24 September 2008
  • Summary: Alienware Area 51 - это почти эксклюзивный продукт (более эксклюзивным может быть только алюминиевый Alienware Area 51 ALX). Таким он задумывался для геймеров США, а что уж говорить о России, где на всю нашу необъятную территорию нет ни "зоны 51", ни других баз инопланетян (по крайней мере, официально). Эти компьютеры - такой же предмет роскоши, как Vertu, спорткар на подземном паркинге или таун-хаус на берегу реки.
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Alienware Area-51 Extreme

CNET
10 May 2004
  • Conclusion: Alienware a rassemblé les composants les plus puissants du moment son Aera 51 Extreme. Processeur à 3,4 GHz, 1 Go de mémoire vive, carte graphique GeForce FX 5950 Ultra surcadencée et deux disques durs rapides pour constituer un PC dédié au jeu.
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