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  • 10 0
    7.9

    Date: 3/13/2017

    Good: Compact size, Sleek design, Easily upgradable (except GPU), Can use with Graphics Amplifier Port, HDMI pass-through, HiveMind Interface for use as a 'console'

    Bad: Basic GPU lacks for most newer games, Internal GPU is not upgradable, No 3.5mm AUX jack, Can get pricey depending on options and addons

    While our review unit was somewhat lacking in GPU power, the compact size of the Alienware Alpha R2 with its multiple USB ports, Toslink optical audio out, HDMI In, Graphics Amplifier Port, and easy upgradability make it a unit to consider for certain set...

  • Good: Big screen 1080p gaming, tiny package, Easily serviceable chassis, HDMI passthrough for streaming, Hidden USB 2.0 port for a wireless dongles, Sleek design, customizable lighting

    Bad: SSD doesn't come standard, Just one SODIMM slot, Blowers can get loud, Relatively pricey in some configs

    Alienware took what was great about the original Alpha—namely its size and gaming capability—and made it even better with the Alpha R2, an upgraded version of its predecessor that trades mobile graphics for a true desktop-class GPU. Sure, it's only a GeFo...

  • Alienware has over 20 years of history in the gaming arena. Since the release of their first Alpha machine at E3 in 2014, they have been focused on putting the gaming PC in the living room. The promise of the Alpha was that you could play all your games a...

  • Good: Compact yet powerful computer, Available in various configurations and prices so that there is something for everyone, Capably handles graphics intensive games even without the optional graphics amplifier, Powerful enough to be your main PC, Can easily be...

    Bad: Media and Windows keys on keyboard aren't supported by the HiveMind launcher

    The idea of owning a capable gaming system that isn't extremely expensive or overly large may seem like a pipe dream, but the Alienware Alpha R2 defies the typical gaming desktop stereotype. At ~7.7″ square by ~2.2″ tall and with a starting weight of 4 po...

  • If you've been thinking about investing in a gaming PC, but don't want to spend thousands or take up a bunch of space with agigantic tower system, you'll definitely want to check out the latest generation of the Alienware Alpha – the Alpha R2. This compac...

  • 10 0
    8

    Date: 7/20/2016

    Good: Twice the graphics performance of the original, Jams a ton of performance into a box smaller than a modern game console

    Bad: Fans get loud under heavy loads, SSD is only optional

    The Alpha R2's two main negatives are excessive fan noise and inclusion of a hard-disk drive as standard. HDDs as primary drives just stink. Sure, you can fix the hard drive issue, but you'll pay for it. The same may go for the fan noise: You may need...

  • 10 0
    8

    Date: 7/9/2016

    Good: Smal, portable desig, Enormous game librar, Solid gaming and overall performanc, HiveMind interface is intuitive and customizable

    Bad: Expensive

    The Alienware Alpha R2 is Alienware's olive branch to the console gamer. It delivers the creature comforts of a console while sneaking a powerful PC into the mix. That means that when you aren't gaming, listening to music or watching a movie, you can actu...

  • 10 0
    7

    Date: 6/13/2016

    Good: GeForce GTX 960 graphics enable high-detail gaming at 1080p, Graphics Amplifier support allows for upgradable gaming performance, More configurable than previous model, Easy interior access for upgrades

    Bad: Louder than we'd like under gaming load, SSD should be standard in all but the base configuration, at this point

    Alienware adds more capable graphics (and external-graphics support!) to its set-top-box-shaped gaming desktop. It's slick and a capable 1080p gamer, but we'd suggest making sure you choose a solid-state storage option. Read More…...

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Technical Specifications

Processor

  • i7-6700T processor
  • Y
  • 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7
  • 2.8 GHz
  • 4
  • LGA 1151 (Socket H4)
  • 8 MB
  • 14 nm
  • 35 W

Audio

  • N

Design

  • Black

Display

  • Y

Graphics

  • Y
  • Intel® HD Graphics 530
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
  • GDDR5
  • 1
  • 350 MHz
  • 1100 MHz

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  • 2.0

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  • Y
  • Y

    Create, Edit, and Share Video in a Flash
    Intel® Quick Sync Video uses the dedicated media processing capabilities of Intel® Graphics Technology to make video encoding tasks—such as creating DVDs or Blu-ray discs, creating and editing 3D videos, converting 2D video files into 3D, and converting video for portable media players and social networking sites—faster and easier.

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Keyboard

  • Y

Memory

  • 8 GB
  • DDR4-SDRAM
  • 2133 MHz
  • 1x SO-DIMM

Networking

  • Y
  • Y
  • Y
  • Y
  • IEEE 802.11ac
  • 1

Operating System & Software

  • Windows 10

Other

  • N

Ports & Interfaces

  • N
  • 2

Storage

  • 1000 GB
  • HDD

Weight & Dimensions

  • 3.99 lbs (1.81 kg)
  • 2.17" (55 mm)
  • 7.87" (200 mm)
  • 7.87" (200 mm)
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