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Alienware Aurora

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Dual graphics-ready compact mid tower. Designed for virtual reality and engineered with optional liquid cooling and tool-less access.
Alienware Aurora
Processor
  • Intel® Core™ i5 8400 (6-Core, 9MB Cache, up to 4GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology)
    Intel® Core™ i7 8700 (6-Core/12-Thread, 12MB Cache, up to 4.6GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology)
    Intel® Core™ i5K 8600K (6-Core, 9MB Cache, Overclocked up to 4.4GHz across all cores)
    Intel® Core™ i7K 8700K (6-Core/12-Thread, 12MB Cache, Overclocked up to 4.6GHz across all cores)
Operating System
  • Windows 10 Home (64-bit)
    Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)
Memory*
  • 8GB DDR4 at 2666MHz; up to 64GB (additional memory sold separately) (Standard)
    16GB Dual Channel DDR4 at 2666MHz; up to 64GB (additional memory sold separately)
    32GB Dual Channel DDR4 at 2666MHz; up to 64GB (additional memory sold separately)
    64GB Dual Channel DDR4 at 2666MHz
    8GB HyperX™ DDR4 XMP at 2933MHz; up to 64GB (additional memory sold separately)
    16GB Dual Channel HyperX™ DDR4 XMP at 2933MHz; up to 64GB (additional memory sold separately)
    32GB Dual Channel HyperX™ DDR4 XMP at 2933MHz; up to 64GB (additional memory sold separately)
    64GB Dual Channel HyperX™ DDR4 XMP at 2933MHz
Hard Drive
  • Single Storage Drive Options
    1TB 7200RPM 6Gb/s
    2TB 7200RPM 6Gb/s
    256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
    512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
    1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD

    Intel Optane Accelerated Options
    16GB Intel® Optane™ memory accelerated 1TB 7200RPM HDD
    32GB Intel® Optane™ memory accelerated 1TB 7200RPM HDD
    32GB Intel® Optane™ memory accelerated 2TB 7200RPM HDD

    Dual Storage Drive Options
    256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD (Boot) + 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)
    512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD (Boot) + 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)
    1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD (Boot) + 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)
    128GB M.2 SATA SSD (Boot) + 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)
    256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD (Boot) + 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)
    512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD (Boot) + 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)
    1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD (Boot) + 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)
Optical Drive
  • No Optical Drive
    Tray-loading DVD Burner
    Tray-loading Blu-ray Reader
Video Card
  • Single Graphics Options
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB GDDR5
    AMD Radeon™ RX 560 with 2GB GDDR5
    AMD Radeon™ RX 570 (120W) with 4GB GDDR5
    AMD Radeon™ RX 580 (150W) with 8GB GDDR5
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 with 8GB GDDR5
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 with 8GB GDDR5X
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti with 11GB GDDR5X
    AMD Radeon™ RX Vega 64 graphics with 8GB HBM2

    Dual Graphics Options
    Dual AMD Radeon™ RX 570 (120W) graphics with 4GB GDDR5 each (AMD CrossFire™ Enabled)
    Dual AMD Radeon™ RX 580 (150W) graphics with 8GB each (AMD Crossfire™ Enabled)
    Dual NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 graphics with 8GB GDDR5 each (NVIDIA SLI® Enabled)
    Dual NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 graphics with 8GB GDDR5X each (NVIDIA SLI® Enabled)
    Dual NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti graphics with 11GB GDDR5X each (NVIDIA SLI® Enabled)
    Dual AMD Radeon™ RX Vega 64 graphics with 8GB HBM2 each (AMD Crossfire™ Enabled)
Sound Card
  • Internal High-Definition 7.1+2 Performance Audio
Communications
  • Networking and Wireless
    Killer Networks e2500 Gigabit Ethernet NIC
    Qualcomm DW1820 1x1 802.11ac Wi-Fi Wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.1
    Qualcomm DW1820 2x2 802.11ac Wi-Fi Wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.1
    Killer 1535 802.11ac 2x2 WiFi Wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.1
Power
  • Power Supply
    Alienware™ 460 Watt Power Supply
    Alienware™ 850 Watt Multi-GPU Approved Power Supply
Ports
  • Front
    1x Headphone 1/8" Port
    1x Microphone 1/8" Port
    3x SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (two are enabled for charging)
    1x SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Type-C

    Rear
    1x SPDIF Digital Output (TOSLINK)
    1x SPDIF Digital Output (Coax)
    6x Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Type-A
    1x SuperSpeed 10Gbps USB 3.1 Type-A
    1x SuperSpeed 10Gbps USB 3.1 Type-C
    3x SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Type-A
    1x RJ-45 Killer Networks e2500 Gigabit Ethernet Port
    1x Full Size DisplayPort
    1x Audio-In / Microphone
    1x Front L/R surround line-out
    1x Side L/R surround
    1x Rear L/R surround
    1x Center/subwoofer LFE surround
    1x Line-in
Slots
  • 4 DIMMS
Chassis
  • AlienFX Lighting Zones
    3 unique programmable zones with up to 20 distinct colors providing over 8 thousand lighting combinations

    Bluetooth
    Bluetooth 4.1

    Chipset
    Intel® Z370 Express Chipset

    Color Options
    Epic Silver

    Form Factor
    Micro ATX motherboard, Mid-Tower desktop

    Software
    Alienware Command Center
    AlienFX™ exclusive lighting controls
    AlienFusion advanced power management controls
    AlienAdrenaline featuring:
    - Game Mode custom game and application launcher
    - Accelerator performance optimizer
    - In-game and system Performance Monitoring
    Thermal Controls

    Thermal
    Alienware™ Low-Profile Smart Cooling Heatsink Solution
    Alienware™ High Performance Liquid Cooling
Dimensions
  • Height: 472.54mm (18.6") x Depth: 360.5mm (14.19") x Width: 212mm (8.35")
    Average Weight: 14.819 kg (32.67 lbs)*
    Volume: 28.22L (The space occupied by the external surfaces of the chassis)
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Features & Design

Operating System
Available with Windows 10 Home: Gaming is better than ever on Windows 10, with games in 4K, DirectX 12, and streaming your gameplay.*
VR-Ready for today and beyond.
VR-Ready for today and beyond.
The new HTC Vive and Oculus-certified Aurora was engineered to exceed today’s virtual reality requirements and was designed to create the most efficient use of space. The top of the system provides a natural place to rest your VR headset when not in use, and with a conveniently placed handle located near the top, you can organize all your wires in one place, running them to the back of the system and out of the way. With 15 USB ports, this system is more than ready to handle everything needed to attach your VR headset. And with convenient tool-less access, it offers easy upgradeability for the next wave of VR.

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Evolved, inside and out.
Evolved, inside and out.
The Alienware Aurora features a meticulous, zero-fat design and is the first of its kind to offer tool-less upgrades to graphics cards, hard drives and memory.

Designed to keep cool.
Inspired by the thermal ergonomics of the Area-51, the Aurora provides optimal air intake on the front and right panels and an exhaust fan on top for maximum airflow and cooling of internal components.

Packed with power.
The Aurora is Alienware’s smallest mid tower gaming desktop ever to offer both dual-graphics and liquid cooling.
Engineered for the future.
Engineered for the future.
Innovative, tool-less access.
A uniquely designed PSU swing-arm keeps graphics and expansion cards safely secured and easy to upgrade – along with memory modules and up to 5 storage drives – thanks to tool-less accessibility.

Iconic & quiet design.
Customizable AlienFX lighting gives the Aurora a distinct, dynamic look and its whisper-quiet operation allows you to get lost in the game without noisy distractions.
Uncompromising performance.
Uncompromising performance.
Engineered to overclock: The Alienware Aurora was designed to fully support custom upgrades with available 8th Gen K-series processors factory overclocked up to 4.6GHz across all 6 cores and up to 64GB of DDR4 at 2933MHz.

Stunning graphics capabilities: Tested and benchmarked at UHD 4K resolutions and beyond in games and synthetic benchmarks, the Aurora offers brilliant resolution and exceptional frame rates, with graphics options like NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti.

High-speed and hardcore: Maximize gaming performance and capacity with up to 5 solid-state drives using a mix of 1x PCIe NVMe SSD and 4x SSDs.

Killer™ Wireless: The Killer 1535 includes our ExtremeRange™ Technology with two external 5GHz signal amplifiers to improve your performance at longer distances. The External Power Amplifier and the Low Noise Amplifier work together to increase and maximize your WiFi range and to amplify your wireless signals so they cut through the noise to deliver your data as quickly as possible. The Killer E2500’s Lag and Latency Reduction Technology accelerates your highest priority network traffic, such as your game, and makes sure that it never has to wait behind less important traffic.
Access your data faster and for less
Access your data faster and for less
Intel Optane M.2 Memory provides SSD responsiveness for systems with a HDD. Based on 3D XPOINT technology, it uses memory layers stacked in a 3D manner and breakthrough materials capable of performance that can switch states 1000x faster than NAND memory cells. This 3D XPOINT technology is closer to the processor, reducing lag and increasing performance over NAND SSDs or traditional fast hard drives. A perfect solution for gamers looking for SSD like performance at a fraction of the cost.
Get deeper than ever before.
Get deeper than ever before.
Reengineered to support up to dual 300W graphics cards (600W total graphics power), the Alienware Aurora now features more dedicated graphics power than any previous model.

Ready to enable jaw-dropping 12K* gameplay with support from NVIDIA Surround Technology, the Aurora offers an intensely immersive experience that plunges you directly into the heart of the game. It’s not what serious gamers want in a midtower desktop – it’s what they demand.
Take a closer look.
Take a closer look.
 
The best Windows ever for gaming is here.
The best Windows ever for gaming is here.
Purchase your system today, upgrade for free, and experience PC gaming at its best with Windows 10 Home.

DirectX 12 -
Break down boundaries and step into your game with graphics more stunning than ever before with the new DirectX 12 technology. Windows 10's API is armed with new features that will provide quicker processing in real time to generate higher FPS and richer graphics as well as reduced power consumption to play longer.

Expand your community - Xbox app lets you see what your friends are playing now, chat with your community, and track your scores and achievements. Plus, Game DVR* lets you record your best hero moves for sharing with friends.

Play more games - The greatest Xbox games are now at your fingertips, and you will get built-in support for the Xbox controller* and even stream Xbox One games to a Windows 10 Home PC, laptop, or tablet anywhere in your home. Even the cross-device barriers are down – start a game on your PC and move to your Xbox to continue playing.

Start menu - Back and improved. You will be an expert from the get-go since your windows Start menu is back in an expanded form. Plus, all your pinned applications will carry over so your experience is familiar, productive and better than ever.

The speed you need - Windows 10 Home starts up and resumes fast so there's no buffer between you and your game. Even your updates reach you as soon as they are available so you always have the latest and greatest features.
Experience the full spectrum.
Experience the full spectrum.
AlienFX uses 20 different colors to create over 8,000 unique themes to give your machine a more personalized look. Once you’ve finished your theme, you can save and upload it to the Alienware Arena community site where you can share your custom creation with others and download any you find. And for times when you want a little less visual stimulation, AlienFX allows you to “go dark” by disabling all lighting effects until you’re ready to turn them back on.
Alienware Command Center
AlienFusion: The new Always Ready Mode puts your system in a state in between sleep and awake, allowing core programs to run in the background while the machine runs quietly and in a lower power mode.

AlienAdrenaline: Featuring customizable game and application options, a system performance optimizer and a performance monitoring tool, AlienAdrenaline provides users all the tools they need to keep one step ahead of the competition.

Thermal Controls: Change settings and monitor internal temperatures and speeds of certain fans within your PC using the Active Thermals module.

OC Controls: Take control of overclocking levels for your memory and CPU with OC controls. Monitor memory activity levels, change settings on the fly, and turn on/off auto start in one convenient place. With customer OC, you can create your own OC mode by making choices in your settings located in the “Customer Menu” section of the BIOS OC screen.
Ports & Slots.
Ports & Slots.
Front Ports
1. (1x) Headphone 1/8" Port | 2. (1x) Microphone 1/8" Port | 3. (1x) SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Type-C | 4. (3x) SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (two are enabled for charging)

Rear Ports
1. (1x) SPDIF Digital Output (Coax) | 2. (1x) SPDIF Digital Output (TOSLINK) | 3. (1x) RJ-45 Killer Gigabit Ethernet | 4. (6x) Hi-Speed USB2.0 | 5. (1x) Display Port | 6. (1x) SuperSpeed 10Gbps USB 3.1 Type-C | 6. (1x) SuperSpeed 10Gbps USB 3.1 Type-A |7. (1x) Rear L/R surround | 8. (3x) SuperSpeed USB 3.0
Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions & Weight
1. Height: 472.54mm (18.6") | 2. Depth: 360.5mm (14.19") | 3. Width: 212mm (8.35") | Average Weight: 14.819 kg (32.67 lbs.)* 
 

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