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Alienware R11 Review Rundown

DellPublished on 22 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Neoscore* 80%
  • Extremely configurable
  • Super-fast 4K gaming performance
  • Excellent build quality
  • Nothing in particular


Alienware Aurora R11 is a highly configurable gaming desktop with a unique design. It is configurable with up to Intel Core i9-10900K processor, 64GB of DDR4 memory, GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card, a 2TB M.2 SSD, and a 2 TB HDD. This gaming PC seems to completely ignore what's trendy in the world of gaming PCs, eschewing glass side panels in favor of the out-of-this-world Legend design language.
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.



Sentiment Score[*] 82%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Alienware Aurora R11 is a highly configurable gaming desktop with a unique design. It's a benchmark-busting rig that represents maximum power rather than a configuration that goes for value. Choosing extras like 64GB of RAM and a ton of storage only maximizes the price tag, and is not necessary for outstanding gaming performance.
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  • Superb 4K gaming performance
  • High-refresh-rate 4K resolution
  • Excellent ray-tracing
  • Expensive for what it offers


Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
The Alienware Aurora R11 is a great gaming PC with high-end components. The chassis comes in two color options, Dark Side of the Moon and Lunar Light. We used this gaming PC while testing the Samsung Odyssey G9 monitor. It was able to get great performance, even at the high 5,120 x 1,440 resolution.
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  • Fantastic gaming performance
  • High-end components
  • Easy to service
  • Not as powerful as Nvidia RTX 3090


Sentiment Score[*] 70%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The Alienware Aurora R11 is one of the most powerful gaming machines we've ever tested. Even Windows appeared to run quicker and smoother than usual. During gaming, the machine essentially becomes a very loud space heater. While Alienware's heart is in the right place, it's disappointing that its bespoke software provides a clunkier experience than the default OS.
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  • Sleek, stylish design
  • Excellent 1080p performance
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
  • Uninspiring software
  • Poor battery life


Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from tomshardware have found the following[***]:
Dell sells the Alienware Aurora R11 with a 1-year warranty. Priced out, it comes to $4,282.59 as of this writing. The base model has an Intel Core i5-10400F, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Super, 8GB of HyperX Fury RAM at 2933 MHz and a 1TB 7,200-rpm HDD.
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  • Top-of-the-line performance
  • Excellent build quality
  • Excellent overclocking
  • Expensive for what you get


1. ^ Alienware Aurora R11 Review. pcmag. 2020-10-27 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Alienware Aurora R11 review. techradar. 2020-12-09 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Alienware Aurora R11 review: A GeForce RTX 30-series beast. tomsguide. 2021-02-03 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Alienware Aurora R11 Review: The RTX 3090 Engine. tomshardware. 2020-10-22 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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