Alienware has been one of the biggest names in the gaming scene for a long time now, and they will be celebrating their 25th anniversary this year too. Their flagship prebuilt gaming desktop, the Alienware Aurora, was first introduced in 2004 and to commemorate their quarter century, Alienware will be refreshing their Aurora desktop with the latest hardware and improvements to thermals and acoustics too.
The first big change with the new Alienware Aurora is that it will feature an open air design to allow for better airflow, which in turn ought to offer better internal temperatures too. While you’re still getting the same ‘jet engine’ design philosophy of previous Alienware Aurora desktops, the layout seems to have been tweaked with additional vents for more airflow. Alienware also claims that the new Aurora is up 16% quieter than it’s predecessor, which should be good to hear, literally, as the older Aurora was known to be fairly loud.
And perhaps crucially in an age of showy PC builds, Alienware will finally let you add an optional transparent panel on the left of the chassis. Previous Alienware Aurora machines had never had a clear side panel, instead often using cutouts for ventilation on the sides. With the clear side panel in place, you’ll be able to see the two 120mm fans and the all-in-one liquid CPU cooler; higher tier configurations may have extra 120mm fans for even more cooling. The chassis itself will come in either Lunar Light or Dark Side of the Moon colourways.
Unfortunately, Alienware did not provide much else in terms of available specs other than the base model’s hardware. The new Alienware Aurora will come with Intel’s upcoming Alder Lake processors, which haven’t actually launched yet. However, we do know that the Aurora starts with a 12th Gen Intel Core i5-12600KF, comes with 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. Graphics meanwhile start with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, and it will come with Windows 11 out of the box.
The full pricing for the new Alien Aurora also has not been revealed for now, but we know that for those starting specs, you can expect to fork out RM8,899. According to Alienware, it will be made available by the end of October. We can only presume that they are awaiting Intel to announce the launch of their 12th Gen lineup of processors before unveiling more about the configuration options available.