Alienware Alpha Compared To Next Gen Consoles

For a console budget, should you be buying the alienware alpha or should you go for a next gen console instead?

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XiYakushijuAkeginuXi1640d ago

The very basic alienware alpha with a Core i3, 4 GB Ram and 500 GB HDD will ship at $549. Which is almost $50 more than what you will have to pay for a Xbox One.

Someone forgot the Xbox one has a price drop

FITgamer1640d ago

...but it didn't. It's a cheaper SKU if you aren't interested in kinect. If you want the whole package it is $50 more.

SilentNegotiator1639d ago (Edited 1639d ago )

But the Alienware PC still doesn't come with a Kinect, so...pretty pointless way to compare them.

SilentNegotiator1639d ago

"Core i3, 4 GB Ram and 500 GB HDD will ship at $549"

Typical Alienware.

Dynasty20211639d ago (Edited 1639d ago )


Alienware is Dell's "insane pricing" department and I seriously, SERIOUSLY cannot believe they're still in business.

"I could pay Alienware £1500+, or pay <£1000 for the exact same hardware, just a different, less "cool" case, and spend 2 hours building it."

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tee_bag2421639d ago

It seems way to underpowered. But if it gets a Maxwell GPU like it says it will give the PS4/x1's AMD GPU something to think about.

slivery1638d ago

You're telling me, when I was first getting into PC gaming my stupid ass decided to buy an Alienware laptop, now mind you that thing is still considered the best laptop Alienware ever made design wise, even today, even by them but jesus f*cking christ was it over priced to hell.

I payed like $2,000 for nothing, something I could have easily built myself for under $700 at the time.

I look back at what a fool I was to pay so much for that Alienware. Hell you think their prices are bad now.... They are actually a lot better at pricing now, although still overpriced for what it would actually cost to make that yourself but damn they really took an arm and a leg back in the days.


Easy just like when I was young and stupid or all the people who are adults and still stupid. Those people are keeping them in business, you can't deny they have incredibly awesome aesthetics which is another reason why so many people get suckered into buying them who don't know any better.

I mean I sure can't complain about how cool they look, the laptop I am talking about still looks as if it was made today and it is going on 10 years since I bought it. They have some really futuristic designs and what not.

Those damn glowing alien eyes is what got me..

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Gamer19821639d ago

This article does nothing for people who already knows what this is.. Also says PC has not awesome exclusives.. I don't remember games like Starcraft II and Civilization V being on PS4 and Xbox One.. Must have ported those bad boys overnight!!

incendy351640d ago

I have found that a Windows 8 machine running Steam plus Xbox One is the ultimate setup for the living room. So many games to play between the two plus you get all the X1 entertainment features. Perfect match.

XiYakushijuAkeginuXi1640d ago

I think the ultimate setup is a 4k TV with surround sound and all consoles and PC is one place!!

beerzombie1639d ago

yes very well said. 1 bubble.

scotmacb1639d ago

The new consoles on a 4k tv look awful for 1080p gaming anything 1080p looks crap on a 4k tv

ramiuk11639d ago

well im pretty happy with mine but its not a 4k tv.
its everything hooked up to my high spec surround system and my 1080p 120" projector.

4k tvs still premium price in UK imo and i refuse to pay it knowing it will drop in 6 months

Milesprowers1639d ago

The ultimate setup would be a Sega Genesis, Sega Saturn and Sega Dreamcast in one place.

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SonyKong641639d ago

ps4/wiiU combo for me thanks = )

SaturdayNightBeaver1639d ago

AW is a joke , and this is so bad. You'd be better with ps2 even.

TheMapleNerd1639d ago (Edited 1639d ago )

I guess it will cost 1000$ here in Denmark, and Ps4 and Xbox one prices are about ~600$.
Xbox one is about 530$~
Ps4 + Watch dogs is 630$~

lemoncake1639d ago

If you are going to get one its better to spend more to up the specs, or build your own small pc and use that.

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