Pros

  • Has high-end gaming keyboard and mouse
  • Strong gaming performance

Cons

  • Expensive

At A Glance

The pricey Area-51 7500 is a stylish, speedy system for those who want top notch performance.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.alienware.com

The Specs

Pricing
Inventory Number 25497
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700
Processor speed 2670.0 MHz
Display
Display size 20.0 inches
Included monitor No
Monitor model number Samsung 204B
Display type LCD
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset EVGA e-GeForce 7950 GT
Video Bus PCI Express
Video Memory Type DDR3
Storage
Raid type RAID 0
Drive size 800.0 GB
Expansion slots
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 2.0
Open PCI Express X1 Slots 2.0
Number of PCI slots 2.0
Number of PCI-Express Slots 5.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x6)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (front) (x2)
  • FireWire Port (rear)
  • FireWire Port (front)
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Slots 5
Parallel Port No
Memory
Memory size 2048.0 MB
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Speed 8.0
Optical Drive Type DVD±R DL/DVD±RW
Included Drives 3
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
Case
Chassis style Tower
External Drive Bays 3.0
Internal Drive Bays 4.0

Performance

Overall Rating
World Bench 5 Score 161.0
World Bench 5 Word Score Very Good
Office Productivity
WinZip 192.0
Mozilla 238.0
Microsoft Office XP 486.0
Multitasking 274.0
Content Creation
Adobe Premiere 265.0
Roxio VideoWave 201.0
ACD Systems ACDSee 336.0
Ahead Nero 153.0
Windows Media Encoder 207.0
Discreet 3ds Max OpenGL 223.0
Musicmatch Jukebox 359.0
Adobe Photoshop 215.0
Discreet 3ds Max DirectX 203.0
Gaming
Overall Graphics Score Very Good
Doom 3 with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 113.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3 with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 128.93   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 161.33   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 163.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 144.19   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 184.01   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 199.06   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 206.64   Frames per second (higher is better)