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Alienware Alpha (i3) review: specs and price

Alienware Alpha (i3)
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Alienware Alpha (i3)

Why is Alienware Alpha (i3) better than the average?

  • RAM
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    4GBvs2.75GB
  • USB ports
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    4vs2.44
  • Internal storage
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    500GBvs288.71GB
  • Number of analog sticks
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    2vs1.86
  • Bluetooth version
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    4vs2.91
  • USB version
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    3vs2.19
  • Number of buttons
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    13vs12.38

Price comparison

General info

1.Hard drive is replaceable
Alienware Alpha (i3)
The internal hard drive can be replaced by the user, for example if you wish to upgrade to a larger storage capacity.
2.Is region free
Alienware Alpha (i3)
Region free devices allow you to play games from different continents. This enables you to collect a larger game library, and you could play games before they are released in your region.

Performance

1.CPU speed

2 x 2.9GHz

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
2.RAM

4GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
3.Can connect to an external drive
Alienware Alpha (i3)
You can easily connect an external hard drive via USB if you need more space.
4.internal storage

500GB

The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
5.RAM speed

1600MHz

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.

Connectivity

1.supports Wi-Fi
Alienware Alpha (i3)
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
2.is DLNA-certified
Alienware Alpha (i3)
All DLNA-certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.
3.USB ports

4

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
4.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Alienware Alpha (i3)
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
5.has an HDMI output
Alienware Alpha (i3)
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
6.Bluetooth version

4

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.

Controllers

1.number of analog sticks

2

The more analog sticks, the more complex the input can be.
2.Has a wireless controller
Alienware Alpha (i3)
The device controllers connect to the console wirelessly, allowing for a tangle free gaming experience.
3.controller weight

300g

A lighter controller puts less strain on the hands while playing.
4.number of buttons

13

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.

Features

1.number of games

447

Consoles which have more games offer more choice to the user. It is also an indicator of how popular a console is.
2.Streaming without subscription
Alienware Alpha (i3)
You can access big name video streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu Plus, without a subscription to the console’s manufacturer.
3.Can play games while they download
Alienware Alpha (i3)
This means you don’t have to wait for the entire game to download first, as the later stages of the game download while you are playing.
4.Supports 3D
Alienware Alpha (i3)
Allows you to view in 3D (if you have a 3D display and glasses).
5.Access high scores and achievements
Alienware Alpha (i3)
Your gaming history is stored online, so you can keep your reputation when you change console.

Miscellaneous

1.Has S/PDIF Out port
Alienware Alpha (i3)
S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.
2.RJ45 ports

1

RJ-45 ports are used for LAN (Local Area Network) connections. With more ports you can achieve increased bandwidth across a LAN, or connect to multiple networks. It also has the added benefit of not losing connection to the network if one fails.

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