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Alienware Alpha 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

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2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB Apr 2016
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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... More
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Alienware Alpha Vs Playstation 4 Graphics Comparison
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15 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many few processor core personal computers that were launched in the last 12 months.

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Only Released Eight Months Ago

This computer has only been on the market for eight months.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,150 megahertz, the Alienware Alpha has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst few processor core personal computers of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of new computers is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 790MHz to 1,200MHz.

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Alienware Has Good Desktop Computer Reviews

Average ratings across all Alienware desktop computers are good, however average ratings across just Alienware's few processor core personal computers are poor.

Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of new few processor core personal computers is 650GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 500GB to 1TB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Alienware Alpha has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst few processor core personal computers of this age.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the few processor core personal computers that were released in the last year the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 1TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Alienware Alpha has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to the Alpha.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of new few processor core personal computers range from 2GB to 8GB, and the average internal memory is 4.7GB. At 8 gigabytes, the Alienware Alpha has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other few processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the Alpha.

We compared this personal computer to all the other 8GB memory computers and we think cheaper PCs such as the Lenovo M700 Tiny ($579.95) is also worth considering.

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HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on few processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as it. 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.

Other HDD personal computers currently available that you might also want to look at include cheaper desktop computers such as the Lenovo M700 Tiny ($449.99), or the Acer Veriton M2640G.

Desktop computers with a faster storage speed that might also be worth considering include the DELL Chromebox 3010 (SSD and cheaper), or the Lenovo M700 Tiny ($579.95) (SSD and cheaper).

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many latest few processor core personal computers.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for the last year.

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Two HDMI Port

The Alienware Alpha has more HDMI port than most of the few processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Alpha. This Alienware PC is a two HDMI port computer compared to most of the newly released desktop computers which only have one HDMI port.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This personal computer has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on recently released few processor core personal computers.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the Alienware Alpha is more than most few processor core personal computers that came out in the last year. The most frequently found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this Alienware desktop computer. The memory slots 2x SO-DIMM are also found on this desktop computer.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This desktop computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many few processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Very Short

The Alienware Alpha is one of the shorter similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to the Alpha (only 55 millimeters) amongst comparable spec PCs of this age. The heights of recently released desktop computers range from 33mm to 500mm, and the average height is 230mm.

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3 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of desktop computers that have been on the market for the last year is 100MHz, the fastest is 690MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 330MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Alienware Alpha has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other newly released few processor core personal computers.

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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 recently released few processor core personal computers. Most latest personal computers support a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version.

A 4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version is actually the worst supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version across all few processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the Alpha.

The best supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version across comparable types of desktop computer is 4.4.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This desktop computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on desktop computers that were released in the last 12 months.

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1 Other reason to consider the Alienware Alpha

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.9 gigahertz, the Alienware Alpha has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other few processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the Alpha.

If this Alienware PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the M700 Tiny ($579.95) (3.2GHz and cheaper), or the M700 Tiny ($449.99) (3.2GHz and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

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Specification

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System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
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Processor Memory Voltage
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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Operating System Language
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
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HDMI Version
HDMI Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
Case Colour
Water Cooling System
Performance
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Idle States
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Instruction Set
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Thermal Solution Specification
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CPU Configuration (max)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
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Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
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Weight
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Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Display Included
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology
Performance
Video Memory
Graphics Processor
Graphics Adapter Memory Type
Built-In Processor
Internal Memory Type
Internal Memory
Platform
Storage
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Interface
Networking
Bluetooth Version
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Ports & Interfaces
Digital Audio Optical Out
USB 3.0 Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Design
Colour of Product
Packaging Content
Number of Gamepads Included
Other Features
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports

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Expert Reviews

(49)

Alienware adds more capable graphics (and external-graphics support!) to its set-top-box-shaped gaming desktop. It's slick and a capable 1080p gamer, but we'd suggest making sure you choose a...

Computershopper.com

Alienware built the Alpha as a Steam Machine - a PC game console running Valve's Steam OS. This Linux-based operating system is an alternative to Windows 8, with a console-like interface optimised... Read more…

15 May 2015

Alienware built the Alpha as a Steam Machine - a PC game console running Valve's Steam OS.This Linux-based operating system is an alternative to Windows 8, with a console-like interface optimised... Read more…

28 March 2015

The Alienware Alpha is a delightfully small living room gaming PC but its console-like experience isn?t as seamless as we would like...

17 February 2015

Things have been pretty slow in the world of Steam Machines . Valve announced the initiative and the impending push on its Linux-based Steam OS, but then things went quiet. Alienware decided to... Read more…

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User Reviews

(52)
Reviewed 21 April 2015 by Kenny
Kenny would recommend the Alienware Alpha

I am a console gaming at heart owning all the next gen systems, however I really wanted to get into PC gaming. This PC Console is awesome! The only thing is that you will need to buy a... Read more…

Reviewed 24 May 2015 by Xtaci35
Xtaci35 would recommend the Alienware Alpha

Incredible system runs everything in 1080p only recommend upgrading with another 4gig of ram to bring it to 8gig to get steady 50fps on gtav on very high settings...

Reviewed 6 May 2015 by Jennifer
Jennifer would recommend the Alcatel Evolve 2

Walmart family mobile is the only one for me...

Reviewed 13 June 2015 by Tom949
Tom949 would recommend the Alienware Alpha

Easy set up. Both windows and the console. Works like a champ in all aspects...

Reviewed 31 January 2016 by Bread

I've had this product for a few months now, and I have to say, it runs games great. Anything other than games it is really slow at doing though and whenever I quit a steam game it freezes and I... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers alienware i34130, alienware i34130t
Barcodes 00884116162148, 05397063524310, 05397063840779
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