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Uses dual video cards.
Overclocked CPU is liquid cooled.
Includes Blu-ray drive.
A plethora of ports.
Stylish, organized and compact case.
Tough build quality.
Two GTX 260s in SLI.
Relatively cool and quiet.
Affordable Price Tag.
Not a top performer.
Can be loud.
Video cards block expansion slots.
Cramped case discourages tinkering.
Relatively poor performance for the price.
No SSD (optional upgrade).
Older Generation Phenom.
Less Memory and Hard Drive Space In Standard Configuration.
525W Base Power Supply Not Suitable For SLI.
Upgrades Quickly Increase Cost.
By Good Gear Guide on January 25, 2012
There's no doubt that the Alienware Aurora is a great gaming PC. It's fast and interesting, and definitely fun to use. However, it's very expensive. You pay a hefty premium for features that not many other pre-built systems offer, such as...
By PC Mag on August 04, 2011
Like an upscale gaming PC should be, the Alienware Aurora is built well and has the speed that you want when you kick the spurs. It's not the fastest system out there, but it certainly has a distinctive style....
By PCWorld on July 08, 2011
The new Alienware Aurora is well-designed with a great case and a few neat features, but it’s a little pricey and doesn’t perform well in our performance tests. Alienware Aurora: Style Trumps Substance Alienware Aurora Review, by Alex Wawro...
By Tech2 on June 03, 2010
This particular model evidently targets a very specific set of consumers. It is mainly for people who want a performance machine with good gaming capabilities. It’s not for someone looking for any run-of-the-mill gaming...
By PCWorld India on May 13, 2010
The Dell Alienware Aurora gaming desktop PC is more than just the sum of its parts. It is a highly powerful machine which can be used for video-image editing and 3D rendering, apart from just gaming. Love it or hate it, what sets the Alienware Aurora...
By PC Authority on April 12, 2010
Looks, accessories, features – the Aurora pretty much has it all... except for the price...
By About.com on May 30, 2009
Jun 2 2009 - Alienwares Aurora is essentially a lower cost performance gaming platform. With this high end configuration, 3D graphics performance is quite strong thanks to the Radeon HD 4870 X2 graphics card, but it sacrifices general performance...
By About.com on January 01, 2006
Pros: Affordable Price Tag, Smaller Desktop Tower, Core i7 Processor With Intel X58 Based Motherboard
Cons: Less Memory and Hard Drive Space In Standard Configuration, 525W Base Power Supply Not Suitable For SLI, Upgrades Quickly Increase Cost
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