The Aurora ALX is currently the most powerful desktop gaming PC. The fact that this beast seems to be breathing when running, adds up to the excitement. This Alienware Aurora ALX review looks into what makes this machine so brilliant.
Lets start with the breathing part (this is what first made my eyes). The Aurora ALX has this aggressive look. It features an active venting system that is quite unique. Instead of the almost boring flat case at the top of most desks, Alienware decided to spice up the look of the Aurora ALX by creating a series of louvered fins on the top case of the desktop. The technical explanation for this is that these 'fin-like' mechanical vents are actually a ventilation spot for the machine. The five vents are triggered upon reaching high thermal values. When the internal fan speed increases the vents would rise and when the speed decreases the vents would lower. By the look of it you could have missed the machine for a breathing beast on your desk. I was almost scared at first.
Still on its design features, it is worth noting that the ALX has a command center providing you with user friendly access to unique applications including lighting effects. You are so able to customize the lighting colors all around your PC.
This desktop comes with a TactX keyboard and an ergonomic mouse. The backlit keyboard looks impressive to the eye. The keyboard also features a textured contact surface that is claimed to reduce the fingertips to keys impact. Using AlienFX software, you can also easily change the colors in your keyboard, more specifically the five zones on the keyboard casing, giving each its own unique color.
Alienware has managed to maintain a clean upfront look for the Aurora ALX. With no input ports at the front, the Aurola looks very clean and neat. Some of the ports that should supposedly be located at the front have been relocated to the top and have been again lightly covered by a fin-like case. Some users complain about finding it annoying when you have to blindly search for the USB port, but all the same I like it because of the clean look it presents.
This Alienware Aurora ALX review suggests that the Aurora ALX is indeed a one of a king gaming desktop PC. It is also not for the fault at wallet, with prices ranging from $ 2,299 to $ 4099 depending on the configuration. You could however take advantage of online discount coupons to get it at a cheaper price.