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Alienware R10 Review Rundown

DellPublished on 22 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of Dell Alienware Aurora R10 Gaming Desktop w/ AMD Ryzen
Neoscore* 76%
  • Powerful CPU and multi-core performance
  • Stunning design
  • Robust selection of configuration options
  • Nothing in particular

Summary

Alienware Aurora R10 is a powerful gaming PC with an iconic design. From the premium case design and specs to customer service, everything about this package feels luxurious. There's also the Alienware FX lighting menu, which makes it easy to play with the Aurora.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

digitaltrends[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 81%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The Aurora R10 is a showcase for AMD's powerhouse Ryzen 3 processors. This is a beast of a gaming PC, even if the high-end options have more cores than most games know what to do with. With up-to-date components, great build quality, and fairly simple upgradability, the R10 should last at least a few hardware cycles.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful 16-core processor
  • Elegant design
  • Cooling is efficient
Cons[**]
  • Extra cores don't add much value

pcmag[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
Alienware's Aurora R10 is a performance beast as configured, thanks largely to its Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card and the brand-new AMD Ryzen 9 3950X processor. We would recommend a less expensive chip for those who will be mostly gaming on this desktop, and Alienware's wide array of configuration options has you covered. Its sky-high $4,999 price owes a lot to its impressively small footprint.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card and the brand-new AMD Ryzen 9 3950X processor
  • Powerful gaming performance
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

pcmag[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 67%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
Alienware's Aurora Ryzen Edition R10 is the company's flagship AMD-CPU-based gaming desktop. Fully customizable, it can be anything from an entry-level tower to a 4K screamer. Though our topped-out tester's performance leaves no room for complaint, its plastic build quality and loud cooling fans miss the mark.
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Pros[**]
  • Fully customizable with AMD and Nvidia CPUs
  • Plenty of ports, including three USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports
Cons[**]
  • Plastic build quality
  • Loud fan noise

techadvisor[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 73%
Reviewers from techadvisor have found the following[***]:
Dell's Aurora R10 gaming PC is available in R10 and R11 versions. Prices start at £949/US$$1,014 after Dell's usual small discount. All machines come with at least 8GB of RAM (64 at the top end) and a range of graphics cards – a GTX 1660 Ti or GTX 1650 Super.
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Pros[**]
  • Great performance for the price
  • Lots of storage options
  • Good value for money
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

techradar[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
The Alienware Aurora R10 is one of the most powerful desktops you can buy. It features the latest powerful CPUs and GPUs from AMD. In Australia, there are only two Ryzen Edition R10 models available including a $3,599 priced 8-core AMD Ryzen 7 5800X. There is also a slew of various built-in software including My Alienware, which serves as a hub to many of them.
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Pros[**]
  • Extremely powerful
  • Unique case design
  • Two-year warranty
  • One year warranty
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

tomsguide[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The Alienware Aurora R10 is an attractive powerhouse that offers improved lighting and airflow. At 18.9 x 17.0 x 8.7 inches and 39 pounds, it will demand a decent amount of space. The Aurora is a bit bulkier than the HP Omen Obelisk, but about on par with boutique machines like the Maingear Rush.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek, attractive design
  • Improved lighting and airflow
  • Easy to upgrade
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

tomsguide[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 72%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R10 offers good performance for a reasonable price. Still, there's a general sense that AMD software is harder to navigate than it needs to be. At 18.9 x 17.0 x 8.8 inches and 39 pounds, it's also enormous, and quite heavy.
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Pros[**]
  • Good performance for a gaming rig
  • Lots of ports
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
Cons[**]
  • Doesn't fit flush against any surfaces

tomshardware[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 77%
Reviewers from tomshardware have found the following[***]:
The Alienware Aurora R10 is housing the company's latest chips. Paired with an RTX 2080 Ti graphics card, it offers powerful gaming and productivity performance. On Geekbench 4.3, it earned a score of 52,626, surpassing the gaming desktop average of 37,302. But if you're planning on doing lots of rendering or high-end video editing, you want the best possible cooling.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful 16-core, 32-thread AMD Ryzen 9 3950X CPU
  • Easy to expand with external storage
  • Good gaming performance
Cons[**]
  • Middling battery life

tomshardware[9]

Sentiment Score[*] 77%
Reviewers from tomshardware have found the following[***]:
Despite being a micro-ATX device, the Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R10 offers strong port selection, both in quantity and variety. On the Shadow of the Tomb Raider benchmark running at highest settings, the Aurora averaged 128 fps at 1080p and 50 fps at 4K. This rendition of the Aurora is our first time looking at a Big Navi desktop, and it's fittingly got a Ryzen 5000 series CPU to go alongside it.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful AMD Ryzen 5000 series CPUs
  • Strong port selection
  • Strong CPU performance
Cons[**]
  • Lackluster 4K gaming

references

1. ^ Alienware Aurora R10 Ryzen Edition review: A new dawn for AMD. digitaltrends. 2019-11-14 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Alienware Aurora R10 Ryzen Edition Review. pcmag. 2019-11-14 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R10 (2021) Review. pcmag. 2021-03-01 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Alienware Aurora R10 (Ryzen Edition) review. techadvisor. 2020-11-12 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Alienware Aurora R10 Ryzen Edition review. techradar. 2021-03-17 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ Alienware Aurora R10 Ryzen Edition review. tomsguide. 2019-11-14 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R10 (2021) review: Affordable power. tomsguide. 2021-03-29 Retrieved 2021-03-31.
9. ^ Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R10 (2021) Review: Proud and Loud. tomshardware. 2021-02-26 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.

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