Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Jul 2006 22:05 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Hardware, Embedded Systems XYZComputing reviews the Alienware Aurora 7500. They find that "Alienware delivered what they promised they would, an all-out gaming computer which would be perfect for computer building novices and experts alike. The system's build quality, component choices, and performance were all up to our expectations. While Alienware was able to build a great computer, it was an expensive acquisition. At over USD 3200 dollars, one would expect a very capable gaming computer with a lot of extras. The Aurora ended up not only being very quiet for a system at its performance level, but also one which was easy to work with and fun to use.
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...and they(OSnews posters) say
by k9_engineer on Fri 21st Jul 2006 00:26 UTC
k9_engineer
Member since:
2006-02-04

MAC is expensive? People buy no matter what the cost it seems.

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Get a Life Member since:
2006-01-01

The USD is weak in the space market. Plus you're paying for intergalactic shipping. It adds up.

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helf Member since:
2005-07-06

its Mac. Maaaaaac. Mac is NOT an acronym. Its an abbreviation. Mac. Hard, isnt it?

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somebody Member since:
2005-07-07

Mac Quad (I selected this one not because it is more expensive, but because it is the only one reaching in the same league)?
Two dual-core 2.5GHz PowerPC G5 processors
1.25GHz frontside bus per processor
1MB L2 cache per core
512MB of 533MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-4200)
250GB Serial ATA hard drive
16x SuperDrive (double-layer)
Three open PCI-Express expansion slots
NVIDIA GeForce 6600 with 256MB GDDR SDRAM
$3,299.00

This one?
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+
OS: MS Windows XP Home
Chassis: Alienware Full Tower, Black
*Power Supply: 650W ATX 2.0
*Motherboard: Nvidia nForce 4 SLI X16
*Memory: 2x512 MB Dual Channel Low Latency DDR PC3200
Hard Drives: 2x74 GB WD Raptor in RAID 0, 160 GB Samsung
Optical Drive: 16x Lacie DVD Burner
Graphics Cards: 2x Nvidia Geforce 7900GT, SLI enabled
Sound: Integrated 7.1
Extras: Alienware Liquid Cooling System with AlienIce 2.0 video cooling, Alienware USB keyboard, 28-in-1 Card reader
Software Extras: F.E.A.R (full version)
$3237

More ram, 3 hdds, 2xmuch better graphics card, same-same processing power? yes, mac is expensive

p.s. When did Apple cheapen graphic card in Quad? Wasn't Nvidia Quadro inside by default?

Edited 2006-07-21 22:56

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null_pointer_us Member since:
2005-08-19

More ram, 3 hdds, 2xmuch better graphics card, same-same processing power? yes, mac is expensive

I think you're missing the point. Apple doesn't make gaming machines; Alienware does. Before you can explain this to the Mac zealots boo-hooing Alienware, you have to explain to them that there's this thing called computer gaming. And they'll counter that with an equally snide, ignorant remark about gaming consoles. It's better to just leave the trolls to their misguided cackling.

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