Gaming PC manufacturer Alienware announced its serious, high-tech desktop back in August but has yet to release the device.
That is, until today.
The Alienware Area-51 gaming desktop PC will ship to retail stores today, at a starting price of $1,700.
The Ultimate Gaming PC Off the Shelf
For all of the price, you get all of the gaming PC tech that every gamer loves: an eight-core, Core i7 Extreme Edition desktop pc processor, a semi-triangular design, 32GB DDR4 memory support, an 850-watt multi-GPU power supply, CPU liquid cooling options, support for three, 3.5-inch hard disk drives, and an unbelievable 34-inch curved screen monitor (optional, additional price required). The Alienware Area-51 desktop also supports up to 4 graphics cards and captures video in 4K, Ultra HD resolution.
Alienware has placed a few changes into the Area-51 desktop that make the design stand out. The semi-triangular design makes it easier to access the front and rear ports and enables device cooling so that the PC doesn’t overheat quickly. It’s not hard to imagine a PC doing so with all the raw power of the Area-51.
The DDR4 memory support in the Area-51 provides a cutting-edge approach to the gaming experience that provides twenty percent more bandwidth than the previous DDR3 memory and twenty percent less power than DDR3. Less power consumption leads to less of an overheating experience (of which many gamers are thankful).
The three, 3.5-inch hard disk drives reminds you that this device, while a gaming machine, is also a PC in the strongest sense of the word. Alongside of the PC hard disk drives comes the fact that this 22.4-inch high, 25.1-inch deep, and 10.7-inch wide gaming PC can run Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8.1 Pro, or the regular Windows 8.1 software.
Without purchasing the 34-inch curved screen Dell UltraSharp 34 monitor, the Alienware Area-51 gaming desktop PC will cost you $1,700; add the amazing curved screen monitor and you’re looking at a price tag in the $4,000 range. The Dell UltraSharp monitor has a 21:9 screen with a Quad HD resolution (3,440 x 1,440p screen resolution), operates at 60hz, and will arrive in China next month and globally in time for the December holiday season.
Alienware is proud of its latest hard-core gaming PC, as the company remains committed to providing a desktop experience with cutting-edge hardware. “This is our reintroduction to high-end gaming,” said Alienware configuration manager senior analyst Ray Watkins.
If this is indeed Alienware’s return to high-end PC gaming as we know it, then we believe the company’s off to a running start.