Feeds
60%

Alienware Area 51 ALX CrossFireX gaming PC

How much does it cost..?!

Remote control for virtualized desktops

Despite the terrifying price this PC doesn’t come with a display or a set of speakers, but it does come with a stack of ‘free’ extras that consist of a keychain, a pen, a polo shirt, an aluminium briefcase and, perhaps most usefully, an Alienware support manager on call day or night.

Power Draw Results

Alienware A51 CFX - Power Draw Results

Power draw in Watt (W)

The Area 51 ALX CFX is a moderately noisy PC, but it's near-silent compared to the Tri-SLI packing Mesh Q8 - reviewed here. Once Windows Vista Ultimate is running, the hard drive array ticks away like crazy. Vista hammers your hard drive at the best of times, so two of the things only add to the pain.

PCMark 05 Results

Alienware A51 CFX - PCMark05 Results

Longer bars are better

Performance in 3DMark06 and PCMark05 is impressive in every department, but that's partly thanks to the extra 1GHz of CPU speed. In graphics tests, the Alienware starts to look somewhat limp compared to the Mesh Q8 when anti-aliasing is enabled - then in Crysis things went utterly pear-shaped.

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
NOKIA - Not FINNished yet! BEHOLD the somewhat DULL MYSTERY DEVICE!
N1 mini-'slab to plop into crowded pond next year
The Nokia ENIGMA THING and its SECRET, TERRIBLE purpose
Finnish firm coyly exposes mystery product – and WE NO what it is
Heyyy! NICE e-bracelet you've got there ... SHAME if someone were to SUBPOENA it
Court pops open cans of worms and whup-ass in Fitbit case
SLURP! Flick your TONGUE around our LOLLIPOP – Google
Android 5 is coming – IF you're lucky enough to have the right gadget
Nokia's N1 fondleslab's HIDDEN BRILLIANCE: The 'Z Launcher'
Sugarcoating Android's Lollipop makes tab easier to swallow
Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode
Frontier cops an epic kicking in its own forums ahead of December revival
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Simplify SSL certificate management across the enterprise
Simple steps to take control of SSL across the enterprise, and recommendations for a management platform for full visibility and single-point of control for these Certificates.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.