Dell AWAUR7-7883SLV-PUS Alienware Aurora R7 Desktop Review 

March 1, 2018
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Dell AWAUR7-7883SLV-PUS Alienware Aurora R7 Desktop Review 

The Aurora by Alienware proves that despite their decline in sales since 2006, Alienware is still capable of designing and creating a gaming desktop that can compete with the big boys. While one of its top competitors for VR gaming is the PlayStation 4, those looking for a more immersive gaming experience using the best VR headset will want to take a closer look at what the Aurora has to offer in terms of graphics quality, speed, and cooling power.

This model features a sleek, yet compact design, and a price that’s comparable to a self-build PC. It even offers a better than average cooling system, which is perfect for more graphically demanding games.

For the first time in years, Alienware has really outdone themselves. Their release of the Aurora has put them back on the map and given the gamer on a budget a desktop that’s fast, efficient, and equipped with all the right components for a great gaming experience.

Overview and Features

The tower measures in at a little over eighteen inches tall and eight inches wide. It’s wider and smaller than the average gaming platform, and shorter than most gaming towers.

The Aurora’s unique look is due to the minimal aesthetics, matte black finish, and simple piano black grille. If you want a flashier look, fire up the RGB LED light alien head power switch.

On the front panel of the tower, you’ll find a mic jack and headphone jack, in addition to four USB ports. On the opposite side of the tower are vents for the graphics card.

Unlike the front of the unit, the sides feature a soft gray finish. Each side also has the same LED light bars. These arched panels are neatly designed, steering clear of that bulging effect that many larger towers suffer from.

On the left panel there are extra intake vents for the graphics card for ultimate cooling power.

Alienware has also equipped the tower with a powerful one-hundred-and-twenty-millimeter exhaust fan, which is located on the top of the Aurora. The top portion of the tower also features a convenient carry handle, so transporting it is a breeze.

The weight of the tower is kept low in order to bring down the cost and to make transporting it easier, but unfortunately, this means that most of the case is made out of plastic. Higher priced towers are typically made out of glass, aluminum, and other types of premium materials. Yet, the plastic construction is thick and pretty rugged, adding to the overall durability of the tower.

Upgrade Options

Gamers will be happy to learn that this model is upgradable. The tower’s design makes it incredibly easy to access and change out the internal components. To access the interior, simply pull out the handle. Doing so will eject the side panel, allowing you to access the tower’s unique layout. The interior features a space-saving design that places the motherboard directly below the power supply. Inside are a couple of switches that unlock the PSU, which will swing out of the tower, so you can have easier access to the memory slots, and CPU socket and cooler.

It’s All About the Graphics

In terms of gaming and graphics quality, this model is equipped with an Intel Core i7, sixteen GB memory, NVIDIA GeForce 1070 graphics card with eight GB, and windows ten for faster startup times.

Obviously, from these specs, you can expect an excellent gaming performance. The i7 is a great processor, while the graphics card is top of the line and one that’s commonly sought after by gamers who prefer to build their own gaming towers. These graphics cards are hard to come by since the rise of the best VR systems.  The fact that this tower comes equipped with a powerful NVIDIA graphics card is just another reason why this model is so popular. Combined with a top of the line headset, such as the Oculus Rift, you won’t find a better virtual reality home setup.

Pros

  • Comes with the Intel i7 processor
  • Top of the line graphics card
  • Excellent cooling capabilities
  • The interior features easy access, so upgrading is simple.

Cons

  • The motherboard cannot be replaced.
  • Plastic construction

 

The Aurora by Alienware proves that despite their decline in sales since 2006, Alienware is still capable of designing and creating a gaming desktop that can compete with the big boys. While one of its top competitors for VR gaming is the PlayStation 4, those looking for a more immersive gaming experience using the best VR headset will want to take a closer look at what the Aurora has to offer in terms of graphics quality, speed, and cooling power. This model features a sleek, yet compact design, and a price that’s comparable to a self-build PC. It even offers a better than average cooling system, which is perfect for more graphically demanding games. For the first time in years, Alienware has really outdone themselves. Their release of the Aurora has put them back on the map and given the gamer on a budget a desktop that’s fast, efficient, and equipped with all the right components for a great gaming experience. Overview and Features The tower measures in at a little over eighteen inches tall and eight inches wide. It’s wider and smaller than the average gaming platform, and shorter than most gaming towers. The Aurora’s unique look is due to the minimal aesthetics, matte black finish, and simple piano black grille. If you want a flashier look, fire up the RGB LED light alien head power switch. On the front panel of the tower, you’ll find a mic jack and headphone jack, in addition to four USB ports. On the opposite side of the tower are vents for the graphics card. Unlike the front of the unit, the sides feature a soft gray finish. Each side also has the same LED light bars. These arched panels are neatly designed, steering clear of that bulging effect that many larger towers suffer from. On the left panel there are extra intake vents for the graphics card for ultimate cooling power. Alienware has also equipped the tower with a powerful one-hundred-and-twenty-millimeter exhaust fan, which is located on the top of the Aurora. The top portion of the tower also features a convenient carry handle, so transporting it is a breeze. The weight of the tower is kept low in order to bring down the cost and to make transporting it easier, but unfortunately, this means that most of the case is made out of plastic. Higher priced towers are typically made out of glass, aluminum, and other types of premium materials. Yet, the plastic construction is thick and pretty rugged, adding to the overall durability of the tower. Upgrade Options Gamers will be happy to learn that this model is upgradable. The tower’s design makes it incredibly easy to access and change out the internal components. To access the interior, simply pull out the handle. Doing so will eject the side panel, allowing you to access the tower’s unique layout. The interior features a space-saving design that places the motherboard directly below the power supply. Inside are a couple of switches that…

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Conclusion & Rating

At first glance, a seasoned gamer may quickly dismiss the Aurora as a tower that’s designed for newbies. But upon closer inspection, they'll find that this is a model that comes equipped with the type of components that are essential for high-quality virtual reality gaming. The Aurora by Alienware is built with all the right components for a tower that can basically power through even the most graphically demanding best adult VR games. While this prebuilt gaming tower isn’t perfect, especially considering the Aurora’s plastic construction, it manages to come close. Powerful, impressively fast, and offering top of the line graphics, this is the desktop that managed to save Alienware, offering the type of budget-friendly virtual reality gaming experience that you can’t get on laptops or other towers in this price range. We gave this model a rating of five out of five stars.

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