Alienware revolutionizes its desktops | ENBLE

Alienware revolutionizes its desktops | ENBLE

A New Era for Gaming: Alienware Unveils the Redesigned Aurora R16

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Alienware, known for their high-performance gaming hardware, has just released the Aurora R16, their latest flagship gaming desktop. This new model brings a fresh and innovative design approach that is both familiar and, if you’ll indulge the pun, out of this world.

Gone are the angular and obtuse designs of the previous models; instead, the Aurora R16 features a sleek mid-tower box with a design that aligns with the standard crop of gaming desktops currently on the market. However, it still retains some unique design choices that make it stand out from the crowd.

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The new case is approximately 40% smaller than its predecessor while maintaining the same 25.2-liter volume. Alienware has also made significant improvements to airflow, resulting in a 20% quieter system overall, with up to 10% lower CPU and 6% lower GPU temperatures.

The case design facilitates enhanced airflow, thanks to bright stadium lighting that directs the air towards the front of the case. This design change contributes to a 50% improvement in the “open airflow ratio” compared to the R15 model. While it’s unclear what exactly “open airflow ratio” means, it appears to indicate that more air is allowed through the sides of the front panel. The air then moves through the case and is exhausted through vents on the side panel, as well as a single rear exhaust.

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One interesting aspect to note is that Alienware offers both clear and opaque side panels with different configurations. While all the promotional images showcase the clear side panel, some models do come with an opaque side panel, adding variety to the aesthetic choices available to users.

Moving to the internals, Alienware offers some intriguing configuration options. For the CPU, users can choose between the Intel Core i9-12900F, Core i7-13700F, and Core i9-13900F. However, it is the GPU choices that truly stand out. Alienware exclusively offers Nvidia GPUs, including the RTX 4070, RTX 4070 Ti, and RTX 4080. Additionally, they surprisingly include the option for an RTX 3050, while omitting the previous Aurora R15’s RTX 4090.

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Despite offering such high-end options, Alienware has managed to keep the pricing of the Aurora R16 competitive. The default configuration, priced at $1,750, includes a Core i7-13700F, 16GB of RAM, a 1TB SSD, a clear side panel, and an RTX 4070. This price reduction is significant compared to the Aurora R15, which costs $2,200 for a similar configuration. With this pricing adjustment, Alienware is aligning the machine’s cost with the impressive specifications it offers, putting it in contention with other similar high-performance gaming desktops like the Lenovo Legion Tower 5i, which costs around $1,650.

In addition to CPU and GPU options, Alienware offers users up to 64GB of DDR5 memory, 8TB of SSD storage, and a choice between a 500W or 1,000W 80 Plus Platinum power supply, depending on the GPU. Furthermore, all the Aurora R16 models include Wi-Fi 6E and a 2.5-Gigabit Ethernet connection, ensuring top-notch connectivity.

With the release of the redesigned Aurora R16, Alienware continues to push the boundaries of gaming hardware. The innovative design, improved airflow, and competitive pricing make it an enticing option for gamers seeking high-performance desktops that fit seamlessly into both their gaming setups and their budgets. Embrace the next era of gaming with the Alienware Aurora R16.