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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This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many few processor core computers that are a similar age to it.
11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This PC supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many few processor core computers that were launched around the same time as it.
Fairly Big Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Alienware Alpha has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other few processor core computers that are a comparable age to the Alpha. The average internal memory of personal computers of this age and type is 4.9GB, and the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many PCs of this age and spec.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on personal computers of a comparable spec and age to it.
Two HDMI Port
The Alienware Alpha has more HDMI port than most of the personal computers of a similar age and type to the Alpha. This computer is a two HDMI port personal computer compared to most of the personal computers that were released more than two years ago which only have one HDMI port.
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DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type
The Alienware Alpha has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than most computers of a comparable spec and age to it. Most few processor core computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.
This personal computer's internal memory type (DDR3L-SDRAM) is in fact the best internal memory type across all few processor core computers that came out around the same time as the Alpha.
The worst internal memory type across comparable types of personal computer is DDR3-SDRAM.
Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the Alpha have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 250MB and 4.1GB. The Alienware Alpha has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory (2,048 megabytes) amongst computers of this age.
Has One Cable Included
The number of included cables found on the Alienware Alpha is more than most similar spec PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This desktop computer has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Alpha.
Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the Alienware Alpha is more than most desktop computers of this age and type. The most commonly found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this personal computer. The memory slots 2x SO-DIMM are also found on this Alienware computer.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently supported discrete graphics memory type on desktop computers of a similar spec and age to it.
Few processor core computers that are a similar age to the Alpha have heights of between 22mm and 450mm. The Alienware Alpha is fairly short (only 55 millimeters) compared to most of the other computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Alpha.
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Alienware Personal Computers Only Have Unexceptional Reviews
Alienware is one of the mediocre personal computer manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Alienware also has unexceptional ratings for its few processor core computers.
Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of personal computers of this type and age is 350MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Alienware Alpha has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst few processor core computers of this age.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many few processor core computers that have been on the market for a similar time to 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.
Only Three USB 2.0 Ports
The Alienware Alpha is a three USB 2.0 port desktop computer. Most of the other desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the Alpha have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports.
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4 Other reasons to consider the Alienware Alpha
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when Alienware released the Alpha.
Average Total Storage Capacity
The Alienware Alpha has a fairly standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the Alpha.
Average Hard Drive Capacity
With a hard drive capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Alienware Alpha has a relatively standard hard drive capacity compared to most of the other few processor core computers that were launched around the same time as the Alpha.
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Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2.9 gigahertz, the Alienware Alpha has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and type.
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 That Supports ECC
Memory Channel Supported Processor
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
Memory Clock Speed
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Windows 8, Windows 8.1
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Water Cooling System
PC, Mini PC, Mini PC (<= 3L)
Processor Special Features
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
AVX, AVX 2.0
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Processor ARK ID
Power Supply Input Voltage
100 - 240
Power Supply Input Frequency
50 - 60
Weight & Dimensions
Storage Relative Humidity Range
0 - 95
Storage Temperature Range
-40 - 65
-15.24 - 10668
-15.24 - 3048
Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 35
Software Driver Included
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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