Alienware Aurora R16 Tones Down The Design Of The Predecessor, Improves Cooling

Low Boon Shen
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Alienware Aurora R16 Tones Down The Design Of The Predecessor, Improves Cooling

Alienware Aurora R16 Tones Down The Design Of The Predecessor, Improves Cooling

Dell’s gaming subsidiary Alienware today announces the next generation Aurora desktop – the Aurora R16. This model has undergone a major redesign on the chassis with the new ‘Legend 3’ design language, with the chassis now significantly smaller and toned down from the predecessor’s extraterrestrial themes.

R15 (left) vs R16 (right).

The engineers focused on enabling a quieter and cooler system while maintaining the performance of the hardware, with the new chassis now 20% quieter on average and a reduction of temperature in CPU and GPUs, down 10% and 6% respectively (compared to Aurora R15 with the equivalent hardware). The Aurora R16 also ditched the predecessor’s angled chassis design, decreasing the footprint by as much as 40%, while retaining the same 25.2L internal volume.

Alienware’s new ‘Legend 3’ design language, first debuted with the laptops in CES this year, features the new “Stadium Loop” lighting situated on the side of the front panel region, which doubles up as air intake for the 120mm intake fan located in front of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs (up to RTX 4080 options available, with more to come). The side panel gains large perforations to provide fresh air for the GPU as well.

For Malaysian markets, Alienware will release this configuration with Core i7-13700F, 16GB DDR5-5600 RAM, 512GB SSD + 1TB SSD, RTX 4070 and “Basalt Black” chassis configuration featuring 500W PSU and CPU air coolers, starting from RM10,599.

Pokdepinion: The new design does look a bit less “alien” – but if that means performance improvements, I’m not complaining. 

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