Back at E3 earlier this year, Dell unveiled the 2016 edition of Alienware Aurora gaming desktop and also refreshed its existing Area-51 PC with new hardware. As it turns out, these machines have quietly arrived in our market and have been made available through Dell Malaysia’s official website.
Let’s start with the new 2016 Aurora desktops first: as expected, consumers are given quite a wide range of components that they able to fit into their new system. This includes up to an Intel Core i7-6700K processor, 64GB DDR4 2133MHz memory, 1TB PCIe solid state drive, 2TB 7200rpm SATA 6Gb/s hard drive, two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards, and a BD-RE drive.
While the 2016 Aurora comes standard with a 460W PSU, customers will be asked to upgrade to an 850W power supply if they choose to have Core i5-6600K and Core i7-6700K processor in their Aurora. They are also able to add liquid cooling inside the Aurora as well although this particular option is only available with the 850W power supply option.
As for the Area-51 gaming desktop PCs, the machine can now be obtained with up to Intel Core i7-6950X Extreme Edition 10-core processor. Other hardware options available to Malaysian customers also include 32GB DDR4 2133 MHz memory, 512GB SATA 6GB/s solid state drive, and 4TB 5400rpm SATA 6Gb/s hard drive.
Customers are also able to equip up to three graphics cards in their Area-51 but this option is currently limited to GeForce GTX 980 Ti and GTX 970. For GTX 1080 and GTX 1070, Dell Malaysia only allows single card configurations for Area-51 at the moment.
In terms of pricing, the 2016 Aurora has a starting price of RM 3,999 while the refreshed Area-51 starts from RM 9,999. Do note that, the starting prices above does not include monitor but worry not, there are plenty of monitors available from Dell Malaysia’s online store anyway.