Now might be your chance if you’ve been in the market for a new gaming computer but haven’t found the right one. Alienware has announced the launch of its Aurora R16 desktop, an updated version of its flagship computer. Although the Aurora R16 is released less than a year after the Aurora R15, it has a different design and features than its predecessor.
With a quick glance, you’ll notice that the line’s previous triangular shape is gone in favor of the rectangular Legend 3 design Alienware rolled out with its gaming laptops earlier this year. Still, the Aurora 16 is 40 percent smaller than its predecessor, while maintaining the same internal volume and thus upgradeability. It also debuts the Alienware Command Center for desktops.
Additional features of Alienware’s Aurora R16 desktop include 20 percent lower acoustics, seven percent lower temperatures and up to ten percent lower CPU than the Aurora R15. It also provides larger air intakes and exhausts with a 54.5 percent larger open ratio. Plus, the Aurora R16 has two M.2 PCIe slots that provide up to 8 TB of storage and support for Wi-Fi 6E and 2.5 Gbps ethernet. Alienware’s Aurora R16 desktop is available now for $1,750. It will offer the RTX 4070 or RTX 4070 Ti in the US and Canada, while European and Asian markets will also have the RTX 3050 and RTX 4080.