Dell has just launched its newest line of Alienware Aurora gaming PCs ahead of the holiday season. Unceremoniously dubbed the “R13”, Dell’s new flagship gaming PC sports a number of aesthetic, quality of life, and performance improvements over its predecessors. The chassis has undergone a substantial facelift with the new option to add a side panel window that shows off the clean internals. Liquid cooling is now standard, but you can upgrade to Alienware’s proprietary “Cryo-Tech” liquid cooling, which offers better thermal performance and a swankier RGB-lit design, perfect for your side panel window upgrade. The R13 still boasts the same toolless access to the case components, but now the internal volume has increased by 50% for easier DIY installs, improved ambient air temps, better cable management, and more acoustic dampening. The standard power supply has also been beefed up to a minimum of 750W. Dell offers the same warranty as with previous models: 1 year in-home warranty service standard with the option to extend to up to 4 years.
In terms of future proofing, the Alienware Aurora R13 is the first Alienware PC to come equipped with the newest 12th gen Intel Alder Lake processors. Unlike the past several Intel Core iterations, the Alder Lake CPU is looking to be a substantial upgrade in both performance and efficiency. That’s paired with an RTX 30 series video card of your choice, which is impossible to find by itself. The base model sports an RTX 3060 Ti, but you can upgrade this all the way up to an RTX 3080 Ti or RTX 3090.
Since this is a new release, don’t expect too many deals to come your way during Black Friday, but prices are reasonable if you compare similar pre-built gaming PCs from the other boutique gaming PC manufacturers.
New Release: Alienware Aurora R13 Gaming PCs