Alienware Alpha R2 at Dell for £679
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Alienware Alpha R2 at Dell for £679

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Found 20th JanEdited by:"max8117"
Lets break the un written rule "never post a tech deal unless you want to get slatted" :-), A I7 windows system from a good company.................

Personally like the Alienware stuff that cross over between gaming, a desktop and looks cool, comes with Alienware keyboard and mouse and can plug into HDMI on your TV, bear in mind the spec not bad for the money and nice small design :-)

Originally £949, use code SAVE120 to get it delivered £679, 0% 12 months credit through Paypal.

Don't forget 4% Quidco and topcashback.....




Alienware Alpha

Full Spec - Processor Intel® Core™ i7 6700T Processor (Quad-Core, 8MB Cache, up to 3.6GHz w/ Turbo Boost) Operating System Windows 10 Home 64-bit English Video Card NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX960 GPU 4GB GDDR5 Monitor No Monitor Memory 8GB (1x8G) 2133MHz DDR4 Memory Hard Drive 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s Wireless Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 1x1 + Bluetooth 4.0 Chassis Options Windows Chassis w/ NVIDIA GPU Keyboard UK/Irish (QWERTY) Alienware Multimedia Keyboard Mouse Alienware Standard Optical Mouse Accidental Damage Support No Accidental Damage Protection Microsoft Application Software Microsoft® Office 30 Day Trial - Excludes Office License Extended Services 1Yr Collect and Return - Minimum Warranty Protect your new PC McAfee® Live Safe 30 day Trial Base Alienware Alpha R2 BTX Base Retail Packing Label Not included Placemat Placemat Win10 (English,French,Portuguese,Spanish) Wireless Driver Intel Wireless 3165 Driver(Not SAF/ISR) Bundle D00ASM226 Documentation/Disks English, French, German, Italian, Dutch Shipping Docs Included with your Order Not Included Retail Information No Retail Info Required Processor Label Intel Inside 6 Micro Non-Microsoft Application Software Additional Software W10 Operating System Recovery Options OS Media Not Included Packaging AW Alpha Packaging for Windows 10 FGA Module CORAL2_1801_0008_WIN/GB/BTS Cable Power Cord (UK) Additional Shipping Box Labels Not included Order Information Alienware Alpha Order Game Controller No Controller Label Reg Label AW 180W Pegatron Nv+Win10 CFI Included (Smart Selection) CFI not included Power Supply 180W AC Adapter
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Original Poster
Before voting cold please post another I7, windows system at this price with similar spec from a company with a good reputation :-) .............
Keyboard/mouse adds £170 it appears.
Original Poster
If you look at spec they are included in the package "Keyboard UK/Irish (QWERTY) Alienware Multimedia Keyboard Mouse Alienware Standard Optical Mouse", which is good the ones to add on are expensive i agree...............
Edited by: "max8117" 20th Jan
Well this is simply not a good deal. The GTX 960 isn't a good card at all; I had one in 2015 and it struggled to keep up even then. The i7 6700T is also a lower clocked power efficient model, which is a little odd in a gaming system and fares worse than than even an i7 3770K.
Overpriced and old kit.
Dell outlet has better prices and spec
runnybabbit1 h, 30 m ago

Well this is simply not a good deal. The GTX 960 isn't a good card at all; …Well this is simply not a good deal. The GTX 960 isn't a good card at all; I had one in 2015 and it struggled to keep up even then. The i7 6700T is also a lower clocked power efficient model, which is a little odd in a gaming system and fares worse than than even an i7 3770K.


It’s because the machine is tiny, if you didn’t know. It runs on an external PSU also, hence the low power stuff. I have one under my TV
With any pc running windows 10, I would now use powershell to remove most/all of the apps and versions of crapcleaner to remove other stuff. I had some really good links but at the moment I can't find them
I've found one of the ones
maketecheasier.com/uni…10/
In particular Cory Ulrich's post
Edited by: "jasee" 20th Jan
jasee1 h, 28 m ago

With any pc running windows 10, I would now use powershell to remove …With any pc running windows 10, I would now use powershell to remove most/all of the apps and versions of crapcleaner to remove other stuff. I had some really good links but at the moment I can't find themI've found one of the oneshttps://www.maketecheasier.com/uninstall-pre-installed-apps-windows-10/In particular Cory Ulrich's post


I suggest checking out the LTSB version of Windows 10, does all that for you.

howtogeek.com/273824/windows-10-without-the-cruft-windows-10-ltsb-explained/
Edited by: "twisted89" 20th Jan
Needs an update to justify the price they are charging.
twisted891 h, 9 m ago

I suggest checking out the LTSB version of Windows 10, does all that for …I suggest checking out the LTSB version of Windows 10, does all that for you.howtogeek.com/273824/windows-10-without-the-cruft-windows-10-ltsb-explained/



Interesting, but I don't want a time limited version or mess about with slingmanager. There was a site which listed all the applications which you could chose from and the it would come up with a script to delete them, but I've lost the link ATM
jasee20th Jan

Interesting, but I don't want a time limited version or mess about with …Interesting, but I don't want a time limited version or mess about with slingmanager. There was a site which listed all the applications which you could chose from and the it would come up with a script to delete them, but I've lost the link ATM


Pretty easy to find a pre-activated version if you know what to Google.
This is anything other than outdated. I had it from day it was launched. Also had the previous R1. It is small and compact, much powerful than most of the Nuc' s that sell for more.
Regarding the GTX 960, it is better than GTX 1050 TI. It runs GTA5 IN UHD normal settings at 30 fps.
twisted8949 m ago

Pretty easy to find a pre-activated version if you know what to Google.



I know thanks, you can never entirely trust that sort of thing
Edited by: "jasee" 20th Jan
I've had multiple Alienware machines. All the 18inch laptops (they don't make them now) and 1 17inch, upgrading is a pain in the bum, so you need to buy top spec. When upgrading graphics you can buy from them and they fall in under your existing warranty. It's way easier that way.

I buy dell for 1 reason. Their warranty, I must have burned out at least 15 graphics cards 580-880s, each time dell replaced them. Knowing full well it was hyper aggressive overclocking to blame, I went through 3 I7 x90 extreme CPU,'s again aggressive overclocking, I had fans and heat syncs replaced, multiple motherboards. I have photos somewhere of the ic7 Tim actually dried up into like powder on a i7 2940 CPU, I used to call it overcooking not clocking.

In the end with the M18x R1 they gave me a 60% refund, on a 2 yr old laptop and 20% off my next one, because they didn't have the sli-680s in stock after 3 weeks waiting.

The replace an m18 (no ex) shipped with the wrong graphics card, dell refunded £200 and send me a free goodie bag (dell printer, carrycase, wireless mouse and keyboard, cap) while I waited for an either a new placement an engineer to fit the right cards.

If you ever need a company which is prone to mistakes, and kinda hard work, but will bribe you, discount you, and as long as your warranty is adhered too will keep fixing it. Then Dell is worth it.

That said, anything less than a 980 or 1060 and your asking for problems with Dell.
StevenMCR20th Jan

I've had multiple Alienware machines. All the 18inch laptops (they don't …I've had multiple Alienware machines. All the 18inch laptops (they don't make them now) and 1 17inch, upgrading is a pain in the bum, so you need to buy top spec. When upgrading graphics you can buy from them and they fall in under your existing warranty. It's way easier that way.I buy dell for 1 reason. Their warranty, I must have burned out at least 15 graphics cards 580-880s, each time dell replaced them. Knowing full well it was hyper aggressive overclocking to blame, I went through 3 I7 x90 extreme CPU,'s again aggressive overclocking, I had fans and heat syncs replaced, multiple motherboards. I have photos somewhere of the ic7 Tim actually dried up into like powder on a i7 2940 CPU, I used to call it overcooking not clocking.In the end with the M18x R1 they gave me a 60% refund, on a 2 yr old laptop and 20% off my next one, because they didn't have the sli-680s in stock after 3 weeks waiting. The replace an m18 (no ex) shipped with the wrong graphics card, dell refunded £200 and send me a free goodie bag (dell printer, carrycase, wireless mouse and keyboard, cap) while I waited for an either a new placement an engineer to fit the right cards. If you ever need a company which is prone to mistakes, and kinda hard work, but will bribe you, discount you, and as long as your warranty is adhered too will keep fixing it. Then Dell is worth it. That said, anything less than a 980 or 1060 and your asking for problems with Dell.



Your experience sounds very much similar to mine....
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