A new beginning of the PC designing form factors.
Dell’s Alienware division has a knack for making a splash with PC system design, whether it’s with their big, bad unapologetic notebooks, unique X51 small form-factor PCs, or their no-holds-barred Area-51 killer gaming rigs. In fact, for some folks, Alienware designs can be an either “you love it or hate it” affair. Full disclosure: personally, we tend to be cut from the former affectionate group of performance enthusiasts that generally favor Alienware’s outside-the-box design efforts — and oh boy, Alienware’s recent redesign of the Area-51 is way outside the box.
In fact, it’s not really even a box at all, it’s what Dell’s Alienware design team calls a “Triad” design.
With 45-degree angled front and rear face plates, that are designed to direct control and I/O up toward the user, in addition to better directing cool airflow in, while backside warm airflow is directed up and away from the rear of the chassis, this machine grabs your attention right away. There’s nothing else like it on the market currently. Alienware might call it Triad, but we’d actually call it pretty bad-ass.
|Processor:||Intel Core i7-5930K @3.5GHz Six-Core|
|Memory:||16GB DDR4-2133 (4x4GB)|
|Graphics:||3 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 – Tri-SLI|
|Motherboard:||Custom Alienware Area-51, Intel X99 Chipset|
|Storage:||1 x 256GB Samsung SSD 850 Pro Solid State Drive
4TB WD HDD 7200 RPM
|Optical:||Slot-Loading 6X Dual Layer Blu-ray DVD-RW Drive|
|Power Supply:||Custom Alienware 1500 Watt|
|Chassis:||Custom Alienware Triad Chassis|
|Cooling System:||Self-Contained Liquid CPU Cooler|
|Connectivity:||Gigabit LAN, Killer NIC e2200, Intel Dual Band Wireless AC-7260, Bluetooth 4.0|
|Front Ports:||2 x USB 3.0, Headphone/Mic, SD-Card Slot,|
|Rear Ports:||4 x USB 3.0, 4 x USB 2.0, Audio, 3 x DVI, 3x HDMI, 12x DP|
|Operating System:||Windows 8.1 64-bit|
|Dimension/Weight||25.16″x10.74″x22.41″ (DxWxH) – Approx. 61.7 Lbs.|