Dell Alienware's Aurora desktop and gaming monitors Hands-On

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  • OG GAMING.
    OG GAMING.  3 hours back

    $4,500 I don't think you're going to sell very many of them price is way too high.

    • Joey Carreon
      Joey Carreon  2 days back

      This guy looks like a black zombie

      • Yonghang Xiong
        Yonghang Xiong  2 days back

        Anyone knows what the game in the video is? It looks like an MMORPG?

        • Steven Wallace
          Steven Wallace  5 days back

          Jesus Dell, update ur internals on ur cases, they look awful and outdated.

          • William Evensen
            William Evensen  2 weeks back

            How about 55inch screen with 240hz??

            • IMHO
              IMHO  2 weeks back

              Why are all the hosts here not white? Do white men have a ban?

              • Killa Blitz
                Killa Blitz  2 weeks back

                Inside is ugly...

                • Nathan Gutierrez
                  Nathan Gutierrez  2 weeks back

                  $4,500 for Oled, thanks but I’ll pass with LG’s C9 55” or LG E8 of I can find one 55”-65” and even at $1,500-$2,000. Can also get 120hrz at 2k resolution which is fine with no motion lag and 12ms response time. Seen it run Doom, if it runs Doom smooth then bring on everything else! Waiting to play Division 2 and Cyberpunk 2077 when that comes out, vacation time!!!!

                  • appolospbvxr
                    appolospbvxr  2 weeks back

                    Ladies man !

                    • YummiestShoes
                      YummiestShoes  2 weeks back

                      What kind of keyboard was that

                      • Palm Springs Detailer
                        Palm Springs Detailer  3 weeks back

                        Ok the 34 is SICK! I have the old 25 and have been holding off on a 34 curved.

                        • Thomas
                          Thomas  3 weeks back

                          the insides looks like a PC from 10 years ago
                          look at that awful wiring and cheap parts LOL
                          PSU on top of the GPU... smh

                        • Jonathan
                          Jonathan  3 weeks back

                          Just when you think it couldn’t get uglier Dell delivers.

                          • lafeil
                            lafeil  3 weeks back

                            I hope do full review on these products

                            • Jeff Crocker
                              Jeff Crocker  3 weeks back

                              That case has got to be the ugliest thing i have ever seen

                              • YamiAnubisZX
                                YamiAnubisZX  3 weeks back

                                quite a good bargain for a PC and awesome design but con is can never stand how boring this dude is.

                                • Marxone
                                  Marxone  3 weeks back

                                  AW3420DW is a blessing! Old AW3418DW is being discontinued, meaning big discounts :)

                                  • G Willikrz
                                    G Willikrz  6 days back

                                    Yeah prolly gonna make the same move the new 34 is basically the same monitor with some new technology but nothing worth 800 dollars more. or just go 32:9

                                  • Marxone
                                    Marxone  1 weeks back

                                    @Irlonx yep, bought AW3418DW for $650 :p

                                  • Irlonx
                                    Irlonx  1 weeks back

                                    The AW3420DW is coming in a month.... for $1,500

                                • themedleb
                                  themedleb  3 weeks back

                                  Still no Ryzen CPUs?

                                  • C.T. Productions
                                    C.T. Productions  3 weeks back

                                    Great,

                                    Now give the Area 51M Ryzen CPU's.

                                    • C.T. Productions
                                      C.T. Productions  3 weeks back

                                      @Aryan Ramanand Wouldn't mind a Radeon 5700 and 5700XT option as well. They're cheaper than the 2060 and 2070 but more powerful.

                                    • Aryan Ramanand
                                      Aryan Ramanand  3 weeks back

                                      YEA!!!!! Finally some one that want this

                                  • 成希憬
                                    成希憬  4 weeks back

                                    This new thing is pretty cool, but way too expensive and worthless. You can get the same spec on their site for 1000$ less with the old aurora.

                                    • Pattymayo
                                      Pattymayo  4 weeks back

                                      120hrz.. Haha that's shitty

                                      • Tran Duc
                                        Tran Duc  4 weeks back

                                        Fuck, just got their Alienware AW3418DW 34” monitor for 600 bucks and now they release this?????

                                        • Sica1000
                                          Sica1000  4 weeks back

                                          Cool, cool, cool!

                                          • ブラックレイヴン

                                            You can't be from the middle East cus I've seen turds look better than you. It's hard to focus on anything else in this video cus of that giant talking sh$# smudge

                                            • Um esqueleto Anti Otaku

                                              that pc is so pretty

                                              • S Dj
                                                S Dj  3 weeks back

                                                Yea. For girls and kids <13

                                            • Lenni Leem
                                              Lenni Leem  4 weeks back

                                              Those fucktards didn't even bother powdercoating the inside of the case.

                                              • TheLiasas
                                                TheLiasas  4 weeks back

                                                "full fledge desktop is a bit of an overkill" yeah, im not wasting a single second more of my life watching this moron puke out atrocities he doesn't even understand

                                                • Anthony Salierno
                                                  Anthony Salierno  3 weeks back

                                                  @SimGunther *Shrek points finger* "good question"

                                                • SimGunther
                                                  SimGunther  3 weeks back

                                                  Upgradable laptops? WHERE???

                                                • Anthony Salierno
                                                  Anthony Salierno  4 weeks back

                                                  I immediately paused because hell freezes over when I can fully upgrade a laptop for the same price as a desktop what the hell is this guy even saying?

                                              • DARK ANGELS
                                                DARK ANGELS  4 weeks back

                                                Wouldn’t touch it

                                                • SHADOSTRYKR
                                                  SHADOSTRYKR  4 weeks back

                                                  They look like a combination of a dyson fan and a router you would get from walgreens LOL

                                                  • Jo Packard
                                                    Jo Packard  4 weeks back

                                                    The sad part is that anyone could build this for cheaper than what they're charging lol

                                                • Matt K.
                                                  Matt K.  4 weeks back

                                                  I'm still waiting for them to make an "Alienware" version of the XPS 15, directly competing with Razer

                                                  • Daniel Williams
                                                    Daniel Williams  3 weeks back

                                                    @Matt K. But you said you wanted Alienware version. That is what Alienware is...big and gamer. What I think you probably want is an XPS gaming machine like the old XPS M1710 or XPS M1730, but to modern standards.

                                                  • Matt K.
                                                    Matt K.  3 weeks back

                                                    @C.T. Productions Still too big/gamer in my personal opinion... let's agree to disagree :)

                                                  • C.T. Productions
                                                    C.T. Productions  3 weeks back

                                                    @Matt K. Actually yes, there's no reason for an "Alienware version of the XPS 15" to exist, the M15 / M17 are competitors to the Aero 15, Razer Blade 15, MSI GS65, etc.

                                                  • C.T. Productions
                                                    C.T. Productions  3 weeks back

                                                    That's what the Alienware M15 is...

                                                • Papepo Mamemo
                                                  Papepo Mamemo  4 weeks back

                                                  9th gen intel? what a waste. ice lake is right around the corner.

                                                  • 03chrisv
                                                    03chrisv  4 weeks back

                                                    Ice Lake isn't coming to desktops anytime soon. The ones that Intel is about to release are for tablets and ultrabooks. In fact we might not see an Ice Lake CPU come out on desktop at all. The 10th gen for desktops will probably just be a rehashed 14nm coffee lake CPU with 3% improvements.

                                                • DREAM THERAPY
                                                  DREAM THERAPY  4 weeks back

                                                  The Au9 sucks, older model looks better

                                                  • MrSomnix
                                                    MrSomnix  4 weeks back

                                                    "Given just how powerful gaming laptops have become...a full fledged desktop seems like a bit of overkill." Excuse me what the fuck?

                                                    • Abhishek Sharma
                                                      Abhishek Sharma  4 weeks back

                                                      But would it thermal throttle like all Alienwares do?

                                                      • lilkwarrior
                                                        lilkwarrior  4 weeks back

                                                        I've never been more sad to put money back in my pocket in my life. A premium 4K monitor in 2019 without HDR + no HDR & HDMI 2.1 when the TVs the panel closely derives from has both for 2.6 times cheaper (LG's OLED C9 TV)? This is DOA.

                                                        They even laughably added FreeSync instead of FreeSync 2 & G-Sync when an overwhelmingly amount of 4K enthusiasts/gamers use Nvidia GPUs (RTX w/ NVLINK the best means of leveraging this monitor's capabilities today). This monitor can't even connect to their flagship laptops which it easily should have w/ Thunderbolt 3

                                                        The CES prototype had HDMI 2.1 & HDR, so the management + research team behind the downgrade dropped the ball. They would've been better off delaying till next year and replacing the USB ports to Thunderbolt 3 via USB4.

                                                        People buy monitors for 4+ years; all the core I/O & characteristics of this device is obsolete after this year with the decisions they've made besides its response time & 4K@120hz (all innate things the panel was capabile of anyway). . People can't even maximize current gen consoles; next gen consoles will use HDMI 2.1 & Dolby Vision HDR unapologetically just like the Xbox One X.

                                                        • Humza Uddin
                                                          Humza Uddin  6 days back

                                                          so your issue revolves specifically towards the monitors and not the tower?

                                                      • nparsona
                                                        nparsona  4 weeks back

                                                        I have the previous AW 34 inch ultrawide, used with a 2080ti it is pretty sweet. Might get the 27 inch for the second PC (mainly used for VR) and swap out the 1070 for a 2080 as I would like to try 240Hz and I am not convinced that you can tell the difference between that and 120Hz.

                                                        • Indhiragith The GAMER
                                                          Indhiragith The GAMER  4 weeks back

                                                          Are u an Indian ??

                                                          • aoFeliX
                                                            aoFeliX  4 weeks back

                                                            Wow.. he tried to insinuate a desktop pc is overkill compared to a gaming laptop.. lol..

                                                            • Malcolm Swoboda
                                                              Malcolm Swoboda  3 weeks back

                                                              @aoFeliX the average gamer goes oh that's a cool mobile game. Statistically.

                                                            • aoFeliX
                                                              aoFeliX  3 weeks back

                                                              Malcolm Swoboda the average gamer wants 4k due to the PS4 pro and Xbox one x

                                                            • Malcolm Swoboda
                                                              Malcolm Swoboda  3 weeks back

                                                              Its overkill today, for its price, for a casual gamer. The casual gamer with a budget is now better off with a console (as usual) or buying a moderate gaming laptop that they will also use for other utility. If you're anywhere hardcore, sure a desktop gaming PC is still perfectly appropriate, but its finally no longer the only option. If this was the early 2010s then it'd be a different matter. Most gamers can't and won't learn and take the effort to upgrade parts on a PC - full stop. The complainers here are a niche in a niche.

                                                            • aoFeliX
                                                              aoFeliX  4 weeks back

                                                              @Omlet2tube exactly. and for anyone wanting to actually game at 4k or ultrawide gaming high hz.. the only way is desktop.

                                                            • Omlet2tube
                                                              Omlet2tube  4 weeks back

                                                              Yeahhhh... what is that nonsense ? It's cheaper, can be upgraded for years, can be fixed wayyyy more easily if anything breaks ?

                                                              I clicked to see if after years of slump, Engadget got out of the 3rd rate media they are these days except the recent ones Zen and Navi by that guy (scaled up is the name of the series I think?)

                                                              But... nope, rest of Engadget apart from that dude is still trashfire

                                                          • zenIT C
                                                            zenIT C  4 weeks back

                                                            So Dell will just act like Ryzen doesn't exist?

                                                            • J. S.
                                                              J. S.  4 weeks back

                                                              zenIT C if Intel paid you $30 million to use them exclusively, you would not only jack them off but piss on Ryzens existence.

                                                          • johnniro almarez
                                                            johnniro almarez  4 weeks back

                                                            4500$ atleast it has a monitor stand not like the apple 999$ just a stand

                                                            • Jo Packard
                                                              Jo Packard  4 weeks back

                                                              lmao I wished they joked about it being separate

                                                          • batmanforever0
                                                            batmanforever0  4 weeks back

                                                            4500 dollars for a monitor 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 where is dell heading to??

                                                            • J
                                                              J  4 weeks back

                                                              Dell is competing with apple on which company can sell the most overpriced stuff.

                                                          • Win Nguyen
                                                            Win Nguyen  4 weeks back

                                                            Still using shitty PSU.... Come onnnnnnnn

                                                            • Black Ceiling
                                                              Black Ceiling  4 weeks back

                                                              4K but it's a hardware killer, also that monitor is too tall to be at a desk.

                                                              • GAMEISTIC
                                                                GAMEISTIC  4 weeks back

                                                                god, there was a lot of screen glare!

                                                                • Ed Fort
                                                                  Ed Fort  4 weeks back

                                                                  @GAMEISTIC Cheers!

                                                                • GAMEISTIC
                                                                  GAMEISTIC  4 weeks back

                                                                  thanks bro

                                                                • Ed Fort
                                                                  Ed Fort  4 weeks back

                                                                  @GAMEISTIC looks to be semi-glossy, meaning it has a relatively light anti-glare film applied, which is most likely the case as this is a panel used in OLED TV's on the market that use a similar film. Semi-glossy filter is not too bad, since it's somewhat half-way in between full mirror-like glossy and full matte.
                                                                  The thing is, you'd still have to control your ambient light and that's the key in having a great display experience.

                                                                • GAMEISTIC
                                                                  GAMEISTIC  4 weeks back

                                                                  @Ed FortThe monitor in this video is a glossy one or matt one?

                                                                • Ed Fort
                                                                  Ed Fort  4 weeks back

                                                                  @GAMEISTIC There's plenty of videos on the web comparing matte vs glossy displays, but I can't find one right now that shows adequately the differences in image quality.
                                                                  Bottom line is that matte screens have a fuzzy-appearing filter placed in front of them and that makes colors more faded, it reduces contrast and color saturation and makes the image more hazy and sparkly, depending on how 'aggressive' the filter is made, i.e. how much it is intended to reduce reflections in high ambient light situations.
                                                                  Fact is, matte screens have their uses in office work and high ambient light situations but, if you care about image quality, you should control your environment's light level and go with a glossy screen.
                                                                  Trouble is that manufacturers have stopped offerring glossy options almost completely and now put anti-glare filters on almost all TV's and monitors...

                                                              • Michelangelo00001
                                                                Michelangelo00001  4 weeks back

                                                                I'm so glad I've waited for that ultrawide curved monitor refresh. =)

                                                              • Tech4All
                                                                Tech4All  4 weeks back

                                                                4500 for an OLED 4K 120hz isn’t that bad. I was expecting like 7Gs

                                                                • ljcool17
                                                                  ljcool17  4 weeks back

                                                                  Really loving the monitors though.

                                                                  • AKIS A.
                                                                    AKIS A.  4 weeks back

                                                                    Monitors come with the stand?