Dell Alienware Alpha i5, 8Gb 1TB Hdd, £499, £451.10 with Dell VIP, Possible £120 saving. @ Dell
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Dell Alienware Alpha i5, 8Gb 1TB Hdd, £499, £451.10 with Dell VIP, Possible £120 saving. @ Dell

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Found 5th Dec 2014
Posted the I3 earlier and missed out the i5 quad core 8gb version could be Purchased for £450 via Dell VIP codes (possibly lower depending on codes)
dell.com/lea…age

So if the I3 ain't fast enough fast enough, this one may be.

I3 here
hotukdeals.com/tag/dea…016

Basic Specs
Processor
4th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-4590T Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.00 GHz)
Operating System
Help Me Choose
Windows 8.1 (64Bit) English
Video Card
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX GPU 2GB GDDR5
Memory1
8GB DDR3L at 1600MHz (2x4G)
Hard Drive
1TB 5400rpm Hard Drive
Wireless
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 802.11ac, 2x2, 2.4 & 5GHz + Bluetooth 4.0

93 Comments

This is worse than my PC but I still want one. Does that make me weird?


Gotta be worried when they don't list what GPU they are using other than mentioning it's made by NVIDIA! Other specs look solid though for the price.

It's the GPU that's stopping me from going for it.

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ColinB1984

Gotta be worried when they don't list what GPU they are using other than … Gotta be worried when they don't list what GPU they are using other than mentioning it's made by NVIDIA! Other specs look solid though for the price.


http://blogs-images.forbes.com/jasonevangelho/files/2014/08/Alienware-Alpha-Specs.png

Custom GTX 860M apparently.
Edited by: "Dusterfluster" 5th Dec 2014

Original Poster

corgi74

It's the GPU that's stopping me from going for it.


It is a shame it is not upgradable, but it is tiny.

Dusterfluster

Custom GTX 860M



That's not too bad then! I've had a laptop in the past with the GTX 860m card and it plays most games on High settings. It's very slightly better than a GTX 770m card.
Edited by: "ColinB1984" 5th Dec 2014

The case or chassis whatever you want to call it, for me, certainly looks nicer than both the PS4 and Xbox One.

Original Poster

ColinB1984

The case or chassis whatever you want to call it, for me, certainly looks … The case or chassis whatever you want to call it, for me, certainly looks nicer than both the PS4 and Xbox One.


A lot more energy efficient also, shame the HD is only 5400rpm, but would be ripe for a future hybrid or SSD upgrade.

Dusterfluster

A lot more energy efficient also, shame the HD is only 5400rpm, but would … A lot more energy efficient also, shame the HD is only 5400rpm, but would be ripe for a future hybrid or SSD upgrade.



Nice that they've also included a controller and HDMI cable too. Not that either cost much, but they easily could have just not bothered. I'll probably pick one up when they're out for the times when I simply can't be bothered to sit at my desk to game.

Original Poster

ColinB1984

Nice that they've also included a controller



Indeed, It's £30 you don't have to spend and also if you have a Xbox 360 you can use another as a second controller on this. (it only supports two though, but not aware of any games that are more than split screen anyway)


Edited by: "Dusterfluster" 5th Dec 2014

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hi I'm not really that clued up on PC gaming but I've really wanted to get one so I could try out the oculas rift do you think this would be suitable to run it?

If only the gpu was better or upgradeable, I'd be ordering now.

Original Poster

stevemcr

hi I'm not really that clued up on PC gaming but I've really wanted to … hi I'm not really that clued up on PC gaming but I've really wanted to get one so I could try out the oculas rift do you think this would be suitable to run it?



Looks like the rift needs serious high spec system

Recommended specifications: A desktop computer running a dedicated graphics card with DVI-D or HDMI graphics output, with capability of running current generation 3D games at 1080p resolution at 75fps or higher.


To hit that on nearly every game it would have to be a fairly beefy machine.

Would the rift run good on a gtx 780?

amin9377

Would the rift run good on a gtx 780?



Should do.

Will this play sims 4, minecraft and FM 2015?

gtx m?! that is weak I want the normal gtx not the mobile series

Does it have to look as ugly as sin, and why are the usb3 ports round the back (as usual)
2 x 4GB of ram fitted, so to get to 16, you have to buy from them or throw away 8!

Great as a little steam box.

wait for the steam box

Wouldn't this be great as a standard desktop pc with a little gaming on the side? Your average pc is 300-400...

wait till steam release their operating system then you will see what these boxes a capable of doing. I was going to order one but it only running on w8 and can install steam OS when released.
For me i think they are a bit underpowered but fully upgradeable so will wait to see whats what when it is fully running.

Hummmmm... My PC is better than this, cheaper than this and bought it a couple of years ago.... Can't see the bargain here

weemee002

Hummmmm... My PC is better than this, cheaper than this and bought it a … Hummmmm... My PC is better than this, cheaper than this and bought it a couple of years ago.... Can't see the bargain here



Oh my goddddddd so happy for you.

Put your willy away you wet flannel

weemee002

Hummmmm... My PC is better than this, cheaper than this and bought it a … Hummmmm... My PC is better than this, cheaper than this and bought it a couple of years ago.... Can't see the bargain here



The size man, the **** size!

?!? I've a nice slim Shuttle ;-)
Have to admit though the Shuttle does pump out a lot of fan noise when it gets warm.... tell me this is nice and quiet and I might think it's a bit better! ;-)

mhardy

Oh my goddddddd so happy for you.Put your willy away you wet flannel


lol

yrreb88

Will this play sims 4, minecraft and FM 2015?



yea easily run those.
I am very tempted as am a sucker for Alienware stuff. Already got AW14 6 months ago and the new Area 51 few weeks ago. And just order the new AW13 with Graphics Amplifier.

Not a great deal of video memory. This thing will be obsolete by next year. Don't waste your money.

why not get an xbox one? u get 2 controllers?

Original Poster

weemee002

Hummmmm... My PC is better than this, cheaper than this and bought it a … Hummmmm... My PC is better than this, cheaper than this and bought it a couple of years ago.... Can't see the bargain here



Presumably your desktop does not fit under your TV, have WIFI built in, portable and is not a 4th Gen i5.
Does not have built in wireless Xbox controller support, a bundled Xbox Controller.
Also does not have a custom GUI so you can just pick up a gamepad sit on the sofa and play.

The bargain is the discount if you want one.

Original Poster

brachisaurous

why not get an xbox one? u get 2 controllers?


You cant use an Xbox one as a home PC as well.

avaalpha

gtx m?! that is weak I want the normal gtx not the mobile series



In this system it's faster than the desktop GTX 750 Ti.

weemee002

Hummmmm... My PC is better than this, cheaper than this and bought it a … Hummmmm... My PC is better than this, cheaper than this and bought it a couple of years ago.... Can't see the bargain here



Cool story bro. Nobody gives a flying turd about your PC if I'm going to be brutally honest.

brachisaurous

why not get an xbox one? u get 2 controllers?



Agreed. Can't see the point of a pc for games, at least with an xbox you don't have to think how fast your hardware is, if you're playing online, just your connection speed. You also have to deal with awful steam for lots of games.
Only for games like quake is there an advantage, if anyone still plays that online.

Anyone know if the HDD is easily replaceable. I'd like to get this and just replace it with a 512GB SSD that I got cheap from Amazon's Black Friday stuff.

iroddy

Anyone know if the HDD is easily replaceable. I'd like to get this and … Anyone know if the HDD is easily replaceable. I'd like to get this and just replace it with a 512GB SSD that I got cheap from Amazon's Black Friday stuff.



yes it is, unless you are going to clone you might need to research if you can re-install the alienware UI though

jasee

Agreed. Can't see the point of a pc for games, at least with an xbox you … Agreed. Can't see the point of a pc for games, at least with an xbox you don't have to think how fast your hardware is, if you're playing online, just your connection speed. You also have to deal with awful steam for lots of games.Only for games like quake is there an advantage, if anyone still plays that online.



Seriously?
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