The Alienware Aurora R7 Gaming Desktop from Dell is designed for playing graphically demanding games. Equipped with a 3.2 GHz Intel Core i7-8700 six-core processor, 16GB of 2666 MHz DDR4 memory, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070, it’s more than capable of handling everyday tasks. For storage, it has a 256GB M.2 PCIe SSD paired with a 1TB 7200 rpm HDD. Should you need more space, you can install additional storage drives and connect external solutions via its multiple USB ports. Other integrated features include HDMI and DisplayPort connectivity, a SuperMulti DVD drive, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, and multiple audio jacks. The operating system installed is Windows 10 Home (64-Bit), and it comes with a keyboard and mouse so you can get started as soon as possible.
Computers & Tablets, Gaming Computer
Dell Alienware Aurora R7 Gaming Desktop
- 3.2 GHz Intel Core i7-8700 Six-Core
- 16GB DDR4 | 256GB M.2 SSD + 1TB HDD
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5)
- SuperMulti DVD Drive
- USB Type-A & Type-C | HDMI | DisplayPort
- Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) | Bluetooth 4.1
- AlienFX Lighting
- Windows 10 Home (64-Bit)
AlienFX lighting lets you customize your build’s aesthetics by offering plenty of lighting options to choose from.
The Aurora features a unique PSU mounting solution that keeps graphics and expansion cards secured. It also supports additional memory modules and up to five storage drives.
If you’re going to play online multiplayer games, you’ll need a faster internet connection. This system offers 802.11ac Wi-Fi as well as a Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 LAN jack so you’ll be able to have fast, wired or wireless internet access.
Using the Alienware Command Center software, you can calibrate your controls, view all your games in one place, customize your lighting with AlienFX, and much more.
After its hiatus in Windows 8, the Start Menu has returned. Utilizing a combination of the traditional menu system and Windows 8’s Live Tiles, the improved Start Menu gives you more information at a glance, showing notification information alongside your applications and other pinned items.
Microsoft’s digital personal assistant, Cortana can answer your questions with information gleaned from both your device and the internet at large. You can type or even talk with her, if your system has a microphone. Using her Notebook, Cortana keeps track of your needs and wants, and she learns over time to improve her information gathering skills.
After nearly 20 years, Microsoft has finally replaced its Internet Explorer web browser. With Microsoft Edge, users can write directly on web pages and share notes with friends and colleagues. It also improves the online reading experience by adding a distraction-free mode and read-it-later functionality. Edge also has built-in Cortana integration; you can have her help you find a restaurant, make a reservation, and pull up directions without leaving your browser.
For Windows 10, Microsoft has unified the Windows Store. Now, apps for PCs, tablets, and phones will all be accessible from one place. And with support for Universal Apps, one version of an app can work across all your compatible devices automatically.
Windows 10 was designed for a variety of screen sizes and input styles, and with its Continuum feature, it automatically adapts to fit your needs. A Windows 10 tablet on its own requires a touch-centric approach, but attaching a mouse and keyboard will shift everything to a more traditional interface. You can even attach an external monitor to your Windows 10 phone for a near-desktop experience. But it’s not just the operating system; Windows Universal Apps take advantage of Continuum as well.
Gaming is a big focus of Windows 10. Xbox integration allows for PC players to match up against Xbox One players on supported games, and if you have an Xbox One, you can even stream compatible titles to your PC. Native support for recording with the new Game DVR feature makes it easy to capture and share your gameplay. The new DirectX12 takes better advantage of multi-core processors, giving games a performance boost, even on older hardware. Windows 10 also features native support for virtual reality headsets, such as the Oculus Rift.
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home (64-Bit)|
|CPU||3.2 GHz Intel Core i7-8700 6-Core|
|Maximum Boost Speed||4.6 GHz|
|L3 Cache||12 MB|
|Memory Type||2666 MHz DDR4|
|Total Installed Memory||16 GB|
|Memory Configuration||2 x 8 GB (User-Replaceable)|
|Maximum Memory Capacity||64 GB|
|Memory Slot Type||288-Pin DIMM|
|GPU||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 with 8 GB GDDR5 VRAM|
Storage and Expansion
|Solid State Storage||1 x 256 GB M.2|
|Hard Disk Storage||1 x 1 TB 3.5″ SATA (7200 rpm)|
|Optical Drive||SuperMulti DVD Burner|
|Ports||1 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2)
6 x USB Type-A (USB 2.0)
6 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1)
|USB Type-C Ports||1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1
1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2
|Display||1 x HDMI
1 x DisplayPort
|Audio||1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm Headphone Output
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm Microphone Input
2 x TOSLINK S/PDIF Output
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone Input/Output
|Ethernet||1 x RJ45 (Gigabit)|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)|
Keyboard & Mouse
|Pointing Device||USB Mouse|
|Power Supply||460 W|
|Dimensions||8.4 x 18.6 x 14.2″ / 213.4 x 472.4 x 360.7 mm|
|Weight||32.67 lb / 14.82 kg|
|Package Weight||36.7 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||23 x 19 x 15″|