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Alienware Alpha Specifications


Alienware Alpha Specifications

Table of Contents :

  1. System Specifications
  2. Unique Features
  3. Need to Know

This article provides all the technical specifications for the Alienware Alpha as well as the supported features and important information

Supported Systems:

Alienware Alpha

1. System Specifications

4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors (Haswell)

  • Intel® Core™ i3-4130T Dual-Core (3M Cache, 2.9GHz)
  • Intel® Core™ i3-4170T Dual-Core (3MB Cache, up to 3.2 GHz)
  • Intel® Core™ i5-4590T Quad-Core (6M Cache, up to 3.0GHz w/ Turbo Boost)
  • Intel® Core™ i7-4765T Quad-Core (8M Cache, up to 3.0 GHz w/ Turbo Boost)
  • Intel® Core™ i7-4785T Quad-Core (8MB Cache, up to 3.00 GHz)

Intel® H81 Chipset (Intel® DH82H81 PCH)

Click here for detailed specifications

Note: Some of the features described on the link above have been disabled and are not available on your system due to design and technical limitations.

DDR3L PC3L-12800 NON-ECC (1600 MHz)

Minimum: 4Gb
Maximum: 8Gb

2x 240-Pin DDR3L SDRAM SO-DIMM Slots for use with the following configurations:

  • 4Gb (2x2 Gb SO-DIMMS)
  • 8Gb (2x4 Gb SO-DIMMS)

2x SATA III 6Gb/s Ports

Following configurations can be used:

  • 1x 2.5" SATA I/II/III Solid State or Regular Drive
Single and Dual drive configuration using 2.5" drives requires a special cradle and cable that is not included with the system.

No internal drive available on this system

Visit Dell.com to purchase an external optical drive

Realtek Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Network Card

Half mini-PCIe Slot for use with:

  • Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 1x1 + Bluetooth 4.0
  • Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 2x2 + Bluetooth 4.0
Other half mini-PCIe cards can be used in the system. Dell will not support any issues resulting from the use of non-Dell approved hardware.
For more information on your warranty go to dell.com/warranty

Integrated Realtek High Definition Audioc

  • HDMI controlled by NVIDIA High Definition Audio
  • Optical SPDIF (Toslink) controlled by Realtek High Definition Audio

1 HDMI (Audio and video) 2 Digital SPDIF
Note: Digital SPDIF Output requires a SPDIF cable not included with the system

Embedded NVIDIA Graphics

  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX GPU 2GB GDDR5

1 AC Adapter 2 HDMI In
3 HDMI Out 4 Digital Audio S/PDIF
5 Network (RJ-45 6 USB 3.0
7 USB 3.0 8 Hard Drive Activity LED

1 USB 2.0 2 Power Button

Dimensions and Weight

  • Height: 3" (76.2mm)
  • Depth: 7.87" (200mm)
  • Width: 7.87" (200mm)
  • Starting at Weight: 4lbs (1.81 Kg.)

Motherboard Form Factor

Custom Made Motherboard

  • Alienware™ 130 Watt Power Adapter

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2. Unique Features

AlienFX system lighting

Customize your Alpha Console’s lighting and brightness with the AlienFX setting.

HDMI In

Toggle between HDMI sources with the Alpha Console’s HDMI In functionality.

Wireless Xbox 360 Controller (Included)

Alpha-UI’s help menu provides you with a list of various controller hotkey operations, like the systems menu.

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3. Need to Know

Watch the following video on how to setup your Alpha for the first time (English only)

You can connect other HDMI devices to your Alienware Alpha to easily switch between your Apha and your DVR or Digital Camera without using an HDMI from your TV

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Article ID: SLN297115

Last Date Modified: 03/09/2016 04:22 AM


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