Pros

  • Well-constructed

Cons

  • Tired case design

At A Glance

This updated version of an old favorite remains competitive, but we wouldn’t place bets on it winning races.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.alienware.com

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
Processor speed 2830.0 MHz
Display
Display size 22.0 inches
Included monitor No
Monitor model number Samsung 2253BW
Display type LCD
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset Visiontek HD4870 X2
Video Bus PCI Express
Video Memory Type DDR3
Storage
Raid type RAID 0
Drive size 820.0 GB
Expansion slots
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 2.0
Number of PCI slots 2.0
Open PCI Express X1 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 4096.0 MB
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Speed 10.0
Optical Drive Type DVD±RW
Included Drives 3
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (32 bit)
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)
External Drive Bays 3.0
Internal Drive Bays 4.0