The Alienware Alpha combines the freedom of PC gaming with the ease of a console. The exclusive Alienware-developed user interface allows you to navigate all of Alpha's core functions with only...
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Three expert review sites all thought that this Alienware computer was good. This Alienware personal computer received a Cowcotland.com"Silver" award and it received a "Recommended" award from Hothardware.com. This desktop computer also received a "Gold Performance" award from Techstation.it who thought it was exceptional.
One other expert review site said that this Alienware desktop computer was good. Computershopper.com gave this personal computer a "Good For Gaming" award.
Average Owner Reviews
On average, Alpha owners rated this desktop computer 77 out of 100.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on few processor core PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.
Just Released Six Months Ago
The Alpha was only relased by Alienware six months ago.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The Alienware Alpha has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,150 megahertz) amongst few processor core PCs of this age. Across all the few processor core PCs that were released in the last 12 months the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 600MHz to 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.
Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the Alienware Alpha has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that were launched in the last year. The smallest hard drive capacity of few processor core PCs that are a similar age to the Alpha is 500GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 640GB.
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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity
Few processor core PCs that are a similar age to the Alpha have total storage capacity of between 16GB and 2TB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Alienware Alpha has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst computers of this age.
Quite Big Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Alienware Alpha has one of the bigger internal memory amongst few processor core PCs of this age. Across all the few processor core PCs that have been around for the last year the internal memory range from 2GB to 8GB.
Alienware Has Good Personal Computer Reviews
Average reviews across all Alienware computers are good, however average reviews across just Alienware's few processor core PCs are unexceptional.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on few processor core PCs that came out around the same time as it.
Supports One Case Placement
The Alienware Alpha has a greater number of placements than most PCs that were released in the last year. The most frequently supported case placement is Vertical, but this case placement is not supported by this PC. The case placements Horizontal are also supported by this computer.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on few processor core PCs that came out in the last year.
Two HDMI Port
The Alienware Alpha is a two HDMI port desktop computer. Most of the other few processor core PCs that are a comparable age to the Alpha only have one HDMI port.
DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type
The Alienware Alpha has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than most new few processor core PCs. Most computers that are a comparable age to it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type. The best internal memory type of all few processor core PCs that are a comparable age to the Alpha is DDR4-SDRAM and the worst is DDR3-SDRAM.
1.4 HDMI Version
This personal computer has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Has One Memory Slot
The Alienware Alpha has a greater number of memory slots than most latest few processor core PCs. The most commonly found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this computer. The memory slots 2x SO-DIMM are also found on this desktop computer.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many new personal computers.
Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
The Alienware Alpha has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other computers that are a comparable age to the Alpha. Comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to the Alpha have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 100MHz and 690MHz.
Only 4 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
The Alienware Alpha supports a 4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version which is better than most latest few processor core PCs. Most similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version.
This computer's on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version (4) is in fact the worst supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version across all similar spec PCs that came out in the last year.
A 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version is the best supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version across similar types of computer.
Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This personal computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many few processor core PCs that came out in the last 12 months.
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HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on recently released PCs. 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.
There are a number of alternative HDD desktop computers currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the 260, or the 280 both from HP.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2.9 gigahertz, the Alienware Alpha has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other latest personal computers.
If this few processor core personal computer processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the HP 280 (3.7GHz) which also has a higher rating.
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Socket H3 (LGA 1150), LGA1150
Processor Memory Voltage
Processor That Supports ECC
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Memory Clock Speed
4 x 2
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Storage Drive Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Maximum Resolution
3840 x 2160
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub), DVI
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