Alienware Aurora 2019 Review


The Alienware Aurora 2019 takes the company’s signature gaming desktop design and cranks it up to 11 with both a liquid-cooling system and dual graphics cards on offer. Just like its namesake, the Alienware Aurora will appear in your dreams, asking you to take it home with you before evaporating into nothingness the next morning. Is the Alienware Aurora worth your hard-earned cash? Or are there better desktops out there with stronger performance and superior build quality? Let’s find out together in our full review of the Alienware Aurora 2019!

Key Features

Small Form Factor, Tool-less Components, and Liquid Cooling System. Alienware’s new flagship comes with a small form factor that offers premium gaming power in a machine that looks much sleeker than any other Alienware product before it. It comes with some of its most popular tool-less components to date including hard drives, solid-state drives, and graphics cards. The unit also sports an all-new radiator for liquid cooling systems (not included) along with space for a custom water loop made possible through an innovative two-port fill station located on top of Alienware’s signature alien head vents.


The Alienware Aurora 2019 Specs has been updated for 2019. Here are all of its specs: – Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor – NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB GDDR6 Graphics Card – 16GB DDR4-2666MHz RAM – 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s HDD/SSD This is a desktop, so it can be upgraded. It comes standard with a keyboard and mouse (not pictured). The Aurora comes with an Alienware Control Center that allows you to monitor your system’s hardware and control cooling, lighting, and fan settings.

Design & Aesthetics

Outside of paint jobs, it’s often easy to overlook design when thinking about PC components. But remember, you’re also going to be spending quite a bit of time looking at your new PC. The Alienware Aurora has always been gorgeous and that hasn’t changed with its 2019 iteration. Every single component is beautifully cased in brushed aluminum and glass; there’s not a single corner cut here. It looks like something Apple would make if they were making gaming PCs, which is probably why I like it so much. And now it’s even better! The front glass panel can now be removed without tools – just simply grab hold of it and slide off!


The Alienware Aurora 2019 is a powerhouse PC that delivers amazing gaming performance. The all-new, third-generation 6-core Intel Core i9 processor and Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card in our review unit make it one of the most potent gaming PCs you can buy for under $2,000. The dual graphics setup ensures that no matter how demanding your game is, you’ll be able to play at high settings with more than enough frames per second to enjoy smooth gameplay. The same goes for 4K resolution: When we played Shadow of Mordor in Ultra quality at max frame rates on a 4K monitor, we were completely immersed in its world.

Final Thoughts

The Alienware Aurora 2019 is a sleek, powerful gaming desktop that will undoubtedly help you dominate your next round of Fortnite. What we really liked about it is its unique LED lighting feature; as far as desktops go, we’ve never seen one like it. The only real downside to consider with such a cool design is that its size isn’t conducive to portability and won’t fit into a backpack on your way to competing in Call of Duty tournaments at school. However, if you have space and want to take your gaming experience up a notch or two, don’t hesitate to pick up an Alienware Aurora 2019. It’s worth every penny! We hope you enjoyed our review of one of today’s hottest computer game systems—the Alienware Auror—until next time!

What We Didn’t Like

At $2,000, it’s far from cheap. Those looking for a VR-ready machine with bells and whistles will probably find themselves reaching for more money on top of that price point. It’s not a big issue, but one worth noting when considering if it’s within your budget. Finally, while we love how easy it is to upgrade components in Alienware’s mid-tower model, similar options are available in competing for gaming desktops that cost less than half as much as an Aurora R7 (the least expensive configuration we tested).


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