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Alienware AAR4-10000BK Desktop

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  • Intel i7 3820 Processor 3.6GHz
  • 2TB 7200RPM Hard Drive
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
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Product Information

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Processor3.6 GHz i7-3820
Hard Drive2 TB
Graphics CoprocessorDual AMD Radeon HD 6870
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 4
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Brand NameDell
Item model numberAAR4-10000BK
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Item Dimensions L x W x H35 x 31.75 x 19 inches
Color Matte stealth black - alx
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count4
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed7200 RPM
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #30,244 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight76 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableDecember 26, 2011
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Product Description

Product Description

Introducing the New Alienware Aurora. Capture the high ground with Alienware’s most advanced desktop. Stunning graphics for your games: Achieve game-winning performance from your graphics - the new Aurora can support dual graphics cards up to 2GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon HD 69502. Ultimate power under your control: Hurl yourself into the action with the powerful processing capabilities of the new Aurora, featuring the Intel® Six Core 3000 series CPUs. Amazing chassis at your command: With a huge capacity for upgrades, brilliant internal component layout and liquid cooling for a high-performance processor, you can take charge of this gaming powerhouse and make it your own.


Delivering the pure, raw power that gamers crave, the Alienware Aurora gaming desktop PC (model AAR4-10000BK) envelops you into the action of the latest immersive 3D games with blazing fast performance and a robust graphics backbone. The highly expandable mid-tower desktop chassis and intuitive internal component layout allows for user-friendly upgrades and optimized thermal management.

Alienware Aurora
With the Alienware Aurora, your games never have looked better (view larger).

This Aurora includes a Blu-ray Disc drive for viewing movies in crystal-clear HD resolution on a connected HDTV, and the Blu-ray drive includes an integrated SuperMulti drive for creating your own DVDs and CDs.

It's powered by a second-generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor, which provides you with excellent multitasking capabilities whether you're playing immersive 3D games or creating HD video. With updated Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, the latest Core i7 increases speed automatically for whatever you're doing.

This desktop is also loaded with video processing power thanks to dual AMD Radeon HD 6870 graphics chips (each with 1 GB of video RAM), which feature AMD CrossFireX technology. You'll enjoy Full HD 1080p output, DirectX 11-capable graphics, and multiple-display options.

This Alienware Aurora features one super speedy USB 3.0 port--the latest development in USB data transfer technology. Perfect for transferring and retrieving large files between your PC and an external hard drive or digital camera, USB 3.0 offers the speediest, most efficient way get what you need from external devices. (It also comes with four standard USB 2.0 ports, plus USB 3.0 is backward compatible.)

Alienware Aurora
Come up with your own lighting patterns (view larger).


Alienware Aurora
Swap hard drives and install upgrades with tool-less, slide-in caddies (view larger).

It's also outfitted with a 2 TB hard drive, 16 GB of installed RAM, HDMI audio/video output, and included Alienware keyboard and optical mouse. It's pre-loaded with the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium operating system (64-bit).

Note: Monitor not included.

Unparalleled Case Design

Designed from the inside out with performance, function, and style in mind, Alienware Aurora's chassis delivers a purposeful internal layout in a sleek, beautiful and compact form factor. The desktop's maintenance-free, high performance CPU Liquid Cooling replaces the standard heat sink and fan that comes with most PCs, and its Active Venting system provides additional heat dissipation during heavy gaming. This unique design increases component longevity and allows the Aurora to stay nearly twice as quiet as competitors with traditional heat sink and fan layouts. Additionally, all core components inside the Aurora are purposefully compartmentalized in chambers that provide clean, clear and easy tool-less access for upgrades, maintenance or showing off.

Commanding Presence

The Alienware Aurora comes complete with the Alienware Command Center, which provides intuitive, user‐friendly access to exclusive applications and controls, including AlienFX lighting effects, Thermal Controls and AlienFusion power management system. AlienFX enables you to customize the exterior lighting zones on the chassis with over 25 billion color combinations for a one-of-a-kind personalized experience. Updates and new releases download directly into Command Center, creating a constantly evolving tool for you to modify and personalize your gaming computer.

Built for Speed

The second-generation Intel Core i7 processor delivers top-of-the-line adaptable speed and responsiveness making it your ideal choice for visibly smart performance. Intel's Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 maximizes speed for demanding applications, dynamically accelerating performance to match your workload--providing more performance when you need it the most.

And Intel's Hyper-Threading Technology enables each core of your processor to work on two tasks at the same time, delivering the performance you need for smart multitasking. It also comes equipped with Intel Quick Sync Video, which provides accelerated encoding, decoding, and transcoding features (for converting video for portable players or online sharing).

Key Specifications

Intel Core i7

3.6 GHz Intel Core i7-3820 quad-core processor (3.9 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology; 10 MB L3 cache).

2 TB SATA hard drive (7200 RPM; RAID 0)

16 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1600 MHz; maximum; 4 DIMMs)

Dual AMD Radeon HD 6870 graphics cards each with 1 GB of GDDR5 discrete graphics memory (for a 2 GB total).

Blu-ray Disc (BD) combo drive (reads BD and writes to DVD/CD media)

Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer sound card (speakers not included)

Dimensions: 9.847 x 25.39 x 16.77 inches with vents closed (WxDxH); 17.59 inches tall with vents open

Wireless & Networking

  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) for ultra-fast connectivity to your home and business networks as well as mobile devices.
  • Next-generation Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity provides faster throughput while minimizing on power requirements. It's compatible with new Bluetooth 3.0-enabled devices as well as backward compatible with older Bluetooth-enabled peripherals such as printers and cell phones.
  • Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)

Connectivity & Expansion

  • 1 super-speed USB 3.0 port with up to 10x the speed of USB 2.0 (and is backward compatible with your USB 2.0 peripherals).
  • 4 standard USB 2.0 ports
  • 1 HDMI output for connecting to a compatible HDTV or home theater receiver for uncompressed digital audio and video via a single cable.
  • 19-in-1 memory card reader (supports SD, SDIO, SDXC, SDHC, MS, MS Pro, MMC, MSXC, xD, and more)
  • 2 SPDIF digital outputs (1 Toslink; 1 Coax)
  • Surround sound speaker outputs (1 front left/right; 1 rear left/right; 1 side left/right; 1 center)
Alienware Aurora
Includes Alienware keyboard and optical mouse (view larger).

What's in the Box

This package contains the Alienware AAR4-10000BK desktop PC, power cord, mouse, keyboard, and printed documentation.

Included Software

McAfee SecurityCenter with Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, Firewall (30-day Subscription)

Why Alienware?

  • The Alienware Vision: We aim to build the brand, shape the future and be the best. We offer speed-of-light execution and outstanding customer service. We strive to set the benchmark for excellence and innovation.
  • Alienware shows pride by honoring six core values: innovation, quality, service, communication, people and performance.
  • The philosophy is "Build it as if it were your own." The result is worldwide brand recognition and respect.

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Windows 7 Home Premium

The Best Entertainment Experience On Your PC

Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. You can even watch, pause, and rewind TV or record it to watch whenever and wherever you want. For the best entertainment experience, choose a PC with Windows 7.

Windows 7: Your PC Simplified

  • Improved desktop navigation features like Snap, Peek and Shake, make it easier to manage all of your open windows.
  • Find virtually anything on your PC--from documents to songs to email--just by typing a word or two with Windows Search.
  • Designed to make your PC sleep and resume quicker.
  • Watch, pause, rewind and record TV with Windows Media Center to watch whenever and where ever you want.*

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  • Helps protect against identity theft and malicious software with SmartScreen Filter.
  • Movies, TV, and videos look better and run more smoothly.

Create, Connect, and Share with Windows Live

Windows 7 and Windows Live bring it all together for free. Get the free set of programs that make it simple to create and share amazing photos and movies, organize mail, and stay connected with your closest friends.

  • Get free online storage with Windows Live SkyDrive.
  • Sync files on your PCs automatically with Windows Live Mesh.
  • Share photos during video chats with Windows Live Messenger.**
  • Easily edit photos. Combine the best parts of multiple photos into one perfect photo with Photo Fuse.

You can download Windows Live for FREE at download.live.com.

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* Additional hardware may be required. Not available in all countries. (See windows.microsoft.com/products/windows-7/system-requirements/ for more information.)
** Requires a compatible microphone, speakers or headset, webcam, and broadband connection.

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Diablo III looks amazing.
M. Brown
No on is going to buy it on a wild guess.
It runs very smooth and very fast.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

22 of 26 people found the following review helpful By DieselSS on May 7, 2012
You guys need to update the specs on this rig. It doesn't use SODIMM Ram and it's not 31 inches long or 31 inches wide. It's 24"x10"x19".

Also if you expect a gamer to buy this you are gonna HAVE to list the GPU setup it has. No on is going to buy it on a wild guess.

EDIT: I see they have updated the information and specs on this. This is also a newer model than what I was referring to originally. Looks great Amazon :)
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By tun on November 7, 2012
Firstly, it is all about beautiful latest technological stuff. I bought one of those Alienware Aurora R4s from Dell.com at a student discount price. It took me 43 days to get it, and I was very disappointed with DELL because I thought like a giant tech company like DELL should have not taken that long to build this Alienware computer. However, I am so happy with this computer as its beauty and power encourage me to get my works done and work hard. Here, I will have to use word "very" many times to describe about the beauty and power of this Alienware computer. First of all, it is very big, very heavy, and very beautiful computer. It runs very smooth and very fast. I am not a gamer, but I am very sure that any gamers will love to have this powerful beautiful beast. You can change light colors of the computer at your will and so can the color of keyboard and mice. But I am not obsessed with color thing and I just keep it in blue. Details of my computer are as follow:

16GB Quad Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz
2GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon HD 7870
2TB Serial ATA 3 Hard Drive
Alienware Aurora X79 with ALX Chassis
19-in-1 Media Card Reader
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, English, w/Media
Internal USB Bluetooth + WLAN
Single Drive: Dual Layer Blu-ray Reader (BD-ROM, DVD,RW, CD-RW)
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium
HDMI ( a monitor can be connected to it directly and easily)

It can run three monitors at the same time, and like I said it runs very very fast. It is not only really good stuff for gamers, but also good for people who like to work with speedy computers for their daily activities. Especially, it is really good for a person who needs to work with several monitors at wonderful speed.
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By shelly vollmann on January 4, 2013
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Item received promptly and far exceeded expectations!!!
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