Alienware's redesigned Aurora gaming desktop is now available
The slim, curved casing, EMI shield, side trim and LED lighting make the new Alienware Aurora desktop look like a science fiction computer or at least a gaming desktop. On one level, it's sad that Alienware is for the first time touting the feature that has been a staple of Aurora gaming desktops for years: a transparent sidewall with an EMI shield and eight light zones (or four, if you think about it, the Aurora needs no more than four zones). The new Aurora desktop is similarly speculated, with the biggest difference being that the white model is an Intel machine, while the black model is powered by an AMD processor.
On the AMD side, Alienware has introduced the Aurora Ryzen Edition (R14) which ships with an AMD Ryzen 9 5950X CPU, but that is not the only thing that is different about this model. Alienware played both sides simultaneously, announcing the Intel-powered R13, but also revealing that it would use the new Legend 2.0 chassis for its AMD series, calling it the Aurora R14 family. Here's a quick look at how the two Alienware Aurora machines differ from each other, starting with the AMD model which supports both AMD's Ryzen 9 processor and AMD's B550 chipset and the name of the machine.
If you don't mind upgrading RAM and memory on your PC yourself, you can get a commercially available Alienware Gaming PC with an RTX graphics card of the 30 series at a reasonable price. The system is fully customizable, so you can freely choose which upgrades you get from the box.
Depending on which components you choose, the Aurora has a Ryzen R10, which is a reliable means of getting your hands on a ray-tracing-perfect next-gen processor. As with Alienware gaming PCs, a wide range of specifications are available, so you can opt for a moderate processor or a liquid cooled powerhouse. Each model offers a significant improvement over the previous generation of Alienware Aurora desktops, with the new design "designed to ensure that the internal components are in perfect harmony, enabling performance, simple upgrades and optimized acoustics," according to Dell. Alienware gaming desktops offer a stunning array of options, and building a custom case is easy on the eyes and wallet.
The Aurora R13 is now available from Alienwares and costs from $1,250. It also includes AMD and Dell releasing the Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R14 which is equipped with the company's latest Ryzen 5000 chips and the new Legend 2.0 chassis.
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