Dude, this one isn't a DELL

Subject: Systems | March 27, 2006 - 01:22 PM |

Just in the nick of time [H]ard|OCP purchased and tested an AlienWare Aurora 550.  They managed to miss buying a DELL by a matter of days, although the recent sale may give them a reason to buy another AlienWare machine in the future, and test them head to head.

"We purchased the Aurora 5500, the baseline AMD-based gaming computer from Alienware. Among the

mid-range of Alienware's offerings, the Aurora 5500 is marketed towards gamers but it could also

be a good family computer. The computer may be a bit pricey (and bulky) to suit many college

students, but configured properly, the 5500 could make a very good mid-range general purpose


Our configuration, however, was beyond what many families would consider for a computer these

days. We paid a total of $1,939.00, including $104 shipping via FedEx air. This included a 256MB

NVIDIA GeForce 7800GT, which was a steep, $192 upgrade from the 6600GT that was offered as the

base video card in the configuration."

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    Source: [H]ard|OCP

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