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Alienware Alpha 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 3.2GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

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2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 3.2GHz 8GB Dec 2015
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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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15 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many few processor core personal computers that have been available for the last year.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Recently released few processor core personal computers have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1GB and 64GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 4.4GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Alienware Alpha has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other latest similar spec PCs.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the few processor core personal computers that came out in the last 12 months the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 790MHz to 1,200MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,150 megahertz, the Alienware Alpha has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other few processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Alpha.

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Alienware Has Good 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

Across all the latest comparable spec desktop computers the hard drive capacity range from 500GB to 1TB. The Alienware Alpha has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst few processor core personal computers of this age.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of few processor core personal computers that have been around for the last year range from 16GB to 1TB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Alienware Alpha has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other new few processor core personal computers.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Alienware Alpha has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other new few processor core personal computers. The smallest internal memory of recently released few processor core personal computers is 2GB and the biggest is 8GB.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 8GB memory PCs currently available including the Lenovo M700 Tiny[plb_3257196_price] which is cheaper.

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HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on personal computers that were released 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other HDD computers currently available including cheaper desktop computers such as the Lenovo M700 Tiny[plb_3338466_price], or the Acer Veriton M2640G[plb_3690269_price].

Personal computers with a faster storage speed that might be worth considering include the DELL Chromebox 3010[plb_2672334_price] (SSD and cheaper), or the Lenovo M700 Tiny[plb_3257196_price] (SSD and cheaper).

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on similar spec desktop computers that were released around the same time as it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Two HDMI Port

The Alienware Alpha has more HDMI port than most of the desktop computers that were launched in the last year. Most of the few processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the Alpha only have one HDMI port, however this Alienware computer has two 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 computers that have been on the market for the last year.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the Alienware Alpha is more than most comparable spec personal computers that have been around for the last year. The most commonly found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this PC. The memory slots 2x SO-DIMM are also found on this desktop computer.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This personal computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly supported discrete graphics memory type on latest few processor core personal computers.

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Very Short

Personal computers that have been available for the last year have heights of between 33mm and 500mm, and the average height is 230mm. At only 55 millimeters, the Alienware Alpha is quite short compared to most of the other newly released few processor core personal computers.

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4 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of new few processor core personal computers is 100MHz, the fastest is 690MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 330MHz. The Alienware Alpha has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Alpha.

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Only 4 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

The Alienware Alpha supports a better on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version than most personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This Alienware computer supports a 4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, whereas most desktop computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it support a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version.

This computer's on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version (4) is actually the worst supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version across all new personal computers.

The best supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version amongst similar types of computer is 4.4.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This PC supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many comparable spec computers that were released in the last 12 months.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most similar spec PCs that were released around the same time as the Alpha have between one and five USB 3.0 ports, including the Alienware Alpha which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Alienware Alpha

Released Twelve Months Ago

It was twelve months ago when this computer was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.2 gigahertz, the Alienware Alpha has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that came out around the same time as the Alpha.

PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the 400 G3 MT[pl_3793631_price] (3.7GHz and cheaper), or the 600 G2 SFF[pl_3857199_price] (3.7GHz and cheaper) both from HP or the Acer Veriton M2640G[plb_3690269_price] (3.7GHz and cheaper).

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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

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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers alienware i34130, alienware i34130t
Barcodes 05397063840779
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