As Alien as it Gets
What surprised me was the motherboard is attached to this rig system. I was able to pull it out to gain further access inside the system. You’ll be able to easily replace hard drives, graphics cards, and motherboards without using a single screw. This ease in changing hardware is a welcome addition, especially if you are afraid to open your PC or are totally new to working with PC hardware.
Because of its Intel Core i7-6700k processor and 16GB of RAM, it was able to handle multiple tasks at the same time. The system ran smoothly and stayed relatively quiet as I performed multiple tasks. Despite the small size, the Aurora supports dual GPUs which allows you to double up to an NVidia GTX 950, 960, 970, 980 Ti, 1070 or 1080 or even an AMD Radeon.
Those are just the aesthetics of the machine. Underneath, the Aurora is a beast, sporting an Intel Core i7-6700K CPU @4.00 GHz 8 CPUs, 16GB DDR4, 1TB Hard Drive and a NVidia GeForce GTX 970. The machine is able to play all the latest games. You can look upon the snowy mountains in Rise of the Tomb Raider; take down orcs in Shadow of Mordor, or exploring the galaxy in Mass Effect Andromeda. The system is able to play today’s latest games and, of course, with the ease of the upgradability, you will be able to push this machine far beyond its limits.
The Aurora offers many great features and designs that make it unique when compared to any desktop. Its ease of upgradeability makes it a welcome addition for PC newcomers or any experienced PC owner. The Aurora is worth the price of admission and is as alien as they come.
Thanks to Dell and Alienware for sending us the rig to review.
- Small Size
- Easy Upgradability
- Many ports
- Ease of access
- Wires can be daunting
- Side panel is a little fragile