PC makers are increasingly investing in notebook gamers, but that does not mean that gaming desktops are lagging behind. At least, that’s the message Dell sends when it announces the Alienware Aurora R9 it’s the Dell G5 Desktop this Monday (19).
Both devices are part of a series of launches that Dell took to the Gamescom 2019, gamer fair that happens until the end of this week.
Alienware Aurora R9
Let’s start with the model that draws the most attention. The Alienware Aurora R9 is a desktop with vertical orientation and unconventional design, so much so that, at first glance, it resembles a speaker (well, at least that was the impression I had).
What matters most is that this design, which vaguely refers to the Alienware Area-51m laptop that Dell introduced in early 2019, makes the Alienware Aurora R9 relatively compact, but without compromising internal air circulation or machine performance, in manufacturer’s words.
Dell also highlights the modular structure that facilitates access to internal components and the advanced liquid cooling system that, as such, provides security even for an overclocking.
In fact, performance is not lacking here. In the toughest version, the computer features an Intel Core i9-9900K octa-core processor, 64 GB of HyperX Fury DDR4 memory and 4 TB of storage (2 TB HD plus 2 TB NVMe SSD). Graphics are guaranteed by two Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 video cards or a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.
In total, Alienware Aurora R9 has seven processor options and 14 GPUs. Prices start at $ 970. There is no information about launch in Brazil.
Dell G5 Desktop
The Dell G5 Desktop has a less exotic design, so to speak, but appears as a more affordable option for those looking for a gaming PC: prices here start at $ 630.
This figure includes a Core i3-9100 processor, AMD Radeon RX 560X GPU, 8 GB of RAM and 1 TB HD. But there are also several configuration options here. More powerful (and more expensive, of course) versions can feature a Core i9-9900K chip, GeForce RTX 2080 GPU, up to 64 GB of RAM and 1 TB NVMe SSD plus 2 TB HD.
The cooling system is less advanced than Alienware, but Dell says the equipment has a design that facilitates internal air circulation. The transparent side is optional.
Like the Alienware Aurora R9, so far, the Dell G5 Desktop has no availability forecast in Brazil.
With information: The Verge.