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Specs of Alienware Core Alpha

Release Date in Malaysia
ModelAlpha
DateAug 2016
Processor
Processor frequency2.9 GHz
Processor family4th gen Intel® Core™ i3
Processor modeli3-4130T
Processor cores2
Number of processors installed1
Processor socketLGA 1150 (Socket H3)
Processor cache3 MB
Processor cache typeSmart Cache
System bus rate5 GT/s
Processor threads4
PCI Express slots version3.0
Processor lithography22 nm
Processor operating modes32-bit, 64-bit
Bus typeDMI
Processor codenameHaswell
Thermal Design Power (TDP)35 W
Processor seriesIntel Core i3-4100 Desktop series
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes16
PCI Express configurations2x8
Tcase72 °C
Maximum internal memory supported by processor32 GB
Conflict Free processor
Memory types supported by processorDDR3-SDRAM
Memory clock speeds supported by processor1333,1600 MHz
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)25.6 GB/s
Memory channels supported by processor2
ECC supported by processor
Memory
Internal memory4 GB
Internal memory typeDDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory16 GB
Memory slots2x SO-DIMM
Memory clock speed1600 MHz
Optical drive
Optical drive type
Ports & interfaces
USB 2.0 ports quantity2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity2
DVI port
HDMI ports quantity2
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports1
Microphone in
HDMI version1.4a
DC-in jack
S/PDIF out port
Weight & dimensions
Width200 mm
Depth200 mm
Height55 mm
Weight1.81 kg
Power
Power supply130 W
Power supply input frequency50 - 60
Power supply input voltage100 - 240
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN data rates10,1000,100 Mbit/s
Cabling technology10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Wi-Fi standardsIEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11n
Bluetooth
Bluetooth version4.0
Storage
Total storage capacity500 GB
Card reader integrated
Storage mediaHDD
Number of storage drives installed1
Number of hard drives installed1
Hard drive capacity500 GB
Hard drive interfaceSerial ATA III
Hard drive size2.5"
Software
Operating system installedWindows 8.1
Operating system architecture64-bit
Packaging content
Display included
Cables includedAC
Drivers included
Manual
AC adapter included
Design
Colour of productBlack
Chassis typeDesktop
Placement supportedHorizontal
Water cooling system
Graphics
On-board graphics adapter
Discrete graphics adapter modelNVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
On-board graphics adapter modelIntel® HD Graphics 4400
Discrete graphics memory typeGDDR5
Discrete graphics adapter memory2 GB
On-board graphics adapter familyIntel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter base frequency200 MHz
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)1150 MHz
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory1.74 GB
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics)3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version11.1
On-board graphics adapter ID0x41E
Performance
Product typeMini PC
Motherboard chipsetIntel H81
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Reviews of Alienware Core Alpha

techwalls.com
Reviewed on 2016-04-17
Compact Design, Include all necessary connections and peripherals, Offers higher resolution, Good performance for most games released in 2014, Affordable price,
Low frame rate on high settings, Outdated GPU, The Alienware Alpha pricing varies from $549 to $899 depending on the configuration. This is really a good choice if you want to enjoy a huge game catalog on Steam like me, therefore, I totally recommend the...
In recent years, we often had just a couple of choices when it comes to buying a game console for our living room, it is either a Playstation 4, a Xbox One or a Nintendo Wii U. And the reason I haven't bought one since the Playstation One is because I pre...
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makeuseof.com
Reviewed on 2015-02-17
Things have been pretty slow in the world of Steam Machines . Valve announced the initiative and the impending push on its Linux-based Steam OS, but then things went quiet. Alienware decided to take matters into its own hands with the release of the Alien...
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maximumpc.com
Reviewed on 2015-01-26
Very portable, brings PC gaming to the living room.
Can't upgrade GPU, slow hard drive, only 4GB of RAM, still some bugs to iron out
As great as PC gaming is, let's face it, when it comes to gaming in the living room, consoles have the PC beat. Alienware and the Steam Machines were supposed to change that, but considering Valve delayed its hardware initiative , Alienware decided to rel...
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hothardware.com
Reviewed on 2015-01-26
Handles games nicely on HDTV, Small footprint, cool chassis, Upgradeable design (for such a small system), Low power consumption; very little noise
Can't compete with larger PCs, Begging For An SSD
Valve's Steam Machine was all the rage at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, but as we enter 2015, the SteamOS gaming platform (and Valve's tantalizing Steam Controller) are still works in progress. SteamOS hasn't been written off, but Dell, which was one of the firs...
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hothardware.com
Reviewed on 2014-12-28
We first caught wind on the Alienware Alpha in the lead-up to Valve's Steam Box announcements, prior to the Consumer Electronics Show. If you're unfamiliar with the Alienware Alpha, it is a sleek, small form factor gaming PC, designed specifically for gam...
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techspot.com
Reviewed on 2014-12-26
Decent performance provides
5,400RPM hard drive is a big performance bottleneck. Doesn't handle nonSteam games elegantly. Upgrades aren't as great value.
Known as Steam Machines, Valve told us over a year ago this was going to be their brand new hardware platform, set to arrive sometime in 2014 to rival the new generation game consoles. But the year has come and gone, and due to several delays on Valve's e...
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pcgamer.com
Reviewed on 2014-12-24
US$899 UK £699 AU$1,299 (version tested) Intel core i7 processor Windows 8.1 8GB RAM 2TB HDEvidence has mounted over the last two years that there is a market for the PC-as-console experience, though the size of that market is still hard to measure. While...
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computershopper.com
Reviewed on 2014-12-23
Good performance for price, Compact shell also allows easy access for (some) upgrades
No solid-state storage makes for slow startup and load times, Graphics aren't upgradable, Limited support for non-native Steam games, No 3.5mm audio jack
That left PC makers who had designed and manufactured custom systems in a tough spot, because unlike fine wine, computer hardware doesn't get better with age. Today, rather than waiting for Valve, Alienware has decided to bring its compact, console-like A...
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engadget.com
Reviewed on 2014-12-12
Alpha UI creates a solid console illusion, Custom gamepad drivers solve most mouse and keyboard problems, Makes it easy to play PC games on a TV
Painfully long load times, Overprotective console mode blocks some games from running, Driver issues can cause trouble with some titles
The Alienware Alpha is simple, small and almost boring to look at -- a subdued black box that won't draw an iota of attention to your entrainment center. There's a little flair, of course: The machine's power button is formed in the shape of the signature...
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pcmag.com
Reviewed on 2014-12-11
Solid gaming performance. Good connectivity. 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. Includes wireless Xbox 360 controller. Compact chassis.
Loading games is more difficult than on a gaming console. GPU can't be upgraded. Lacks DVI and VGA ports. No keyboard or mouse included
The concept of a gaming PC console is attractive. Case in point: the buzz created by the Steam Machine/Steam OS concept from 2014's Consumer Electronics Show. The Alienware Alpha ($549) is one of the many compact gaming desktop concepts that came out of C...
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cnet.com
Reviewed on 2014-12-04
The compact Alienware Alpha plays a huge library of PC games in a living-room-friendly format, and it works with a standard Xbox 360 controller
It's built around the Steam gaming platform, so it's harder to use for PC games purchased elsewhere. The custom UI is slow and clunky, and the base configuration is underpowered for long-term use
Born of the limbo of Steam Machine prototypes , Dell's Alienware Alpha is one of the most intriguing new computer releases of the year.This is despite the fact that we've had a very long time to get used to the idea of a gaming desktop that looks and fee...
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tomsguide.com
Reviewed on 2014-11-26
Smal, portable desig, Runs quiet when gamin, Growing game library has more than, 500 title, Solid graphics performance
More expensive than traditional game console, Entering text in console mode is tediou, Slow hard driv, Takes too long to boot Alpha UI
Say hello to the gateway drug of PC gaming. Alienware, known for kick-ass laptops and desktops, is turning its attention to console players with the new Alpha. But what is the Alpha exactly? At its core, it’s a small desktop gaming PC, but, thanks to an i...
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gizmodo.com
Reviewed on 2014-11-24
It's powerful for the price. Small, too! Easy to drop it in a bag and carry to a friend's house. Fantastic for LAN parties. The customizable lighting is kind of cool. Five USB 3.0 ports (one for USB dongles, hidden under a panel) gives me plenty of connec...
That blasted 5400rpm hard drive. Not a single one of Alienware's pricier configs has a faster storage option. I asked, Advertisement, Advertisement, No recovery partition means you can't easily swap out that drive unless you plan to clone it yourself. If...
The Alienware Alpha sounds awesome. Its smaller and more powerful than the PS4 and Xbox One. It doubles as an actual Windows PC! But be warned: its not as easy to use as a game console, not as foolproof. Its not nearly the slam dunk I was hoping it wou...
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pcworld.com_techhive.com
Reviewed on 2014-11-24
Surprisingly quiet under gaming loads, It's amazingly well price for the size and gaming performance you get
Still not the perfect PC game console experience, Could use a slightly higher performance GPU
Hardware has a shelf life like a gallon of milk. If it sits on the store shelf too long, it ends up getting poured down the drain.That's ultimately the ugly story behind Alienware's Alpha game console. The Alpha was always intended to run Valve's much hyp...
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apcmag.com
Reviewed on 2016-07-28
They range from simple dongle-sized mini-computers on a stick, to hard-core (but compact) HTPCs capable of high-end gaming. The ‘stick' PCs are typically low-end hardware on a tiny device that can plug directly into an HDMI port. They are ready to go and...
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apcmag.com
Reviewed on 2016-06-20
The smallest, such as Intel's Next Unit of Computing (NUC) will fit into the palm of your hand, while even the largest models are still generally smaller than a shoebox. This makes them perfect for environments where space is at a premium, be it a clutte...
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techradar.com/au/
Reviewed on 2015-02-04
Stylish, compact design, HDMI in support, Decent performance, Windowsfree experience, Upgradeable
No GPU upgrade, Easily outpriced, No Origin, Uplay support, Rough UI
With or without Valve, the Steam Machines are coming. And with the Alienware Alpha, Dell is one of the first – and arguably the strongest – of the hopeful PC-based game consoles to grace us with its glow … literally.The final Alienware Alpha, which firs...
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techlife.net
Reviewed on 2015-02-02
The Alpha is available in three different builds, ranging in price from $699 at the bottom to $1,299 at the top; we tested the latter model for this review, which includes a 2GHz quad-core Core i7 CPU, 8GB of RAM, 2TB hard drive and GeForce GTX graphics c...
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pcpowerplay.com.au
Reviewed on 2015-01-30
Tiny form factor, Slick AlphaUI, Included controller
Very average GPU, Way overpriced, GPU can't be upgraded
Alienware's new Alpha PC aims to finally deliver a gaming PC that is even smaller than a gaming console. And when we say smaller, we mean way smaller – this thing is about the size of a box of chocolates. It's an admirable goal, but has Alienware been abl...
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apcmag.com
Reviewed on 2015-01-28
Events have conspired to hold most of these Steam Machines back, with the official release date of the Linux-based SteamOS postponed until sometime later this year, and the Valve-developed Steam Controller still going through redesigns. The latter, it's h...
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