Today, Alienware launches the next evolution of its Aurora desktop.
As the gaming community has come to expect from Alienware, the organisation design each new generation of desktop with advancements that enrich the gaming experience. With the launch of the redesigned Alienware Aurora R16, Alienware is taking the Aurora R15’s model for success and making it even better, ushering in acoustic and thermal improvements and a new space-saving design, all the while achieving the elite gaming performance gamers expect from Alienware.
Here’s what the Aurora R16 is able to accomplish:
- Optimised airflow: on average 20% quieter system, up to 10% lower CPU and 6% lower GPU temperatures.
- Space-saving: Up to a ~40% decrease in total volume than the R15, while internal volume remains unchanged at 25.2L.
- Versatile aesthetic: universal design that fits into more diverse environments.
All these benefits are attributed to a streamlined design language, titled Legend 3, which arrives in desktop form for the first time on Aurora R16.
Driving towards a more minimal, more efficient design
With Aurora R16, the designers and engineers have chartered a plan to achieve two main objectives:
- Create airflow efficiencies that enable a quieter and cooler system while achieving the performance goals.
- Continue exploring the Future Minimal ethos of Legend with a design that is streamlined, optimised, and customer first.
When looking at the Aurora R16, the first thing users would notice is the oval lighting loop – also known as a Stadium loop – displayed on the left side of the chassis. This is the visual center; the main attraction of the desktop designed to capture attention. The Stadium loop traces the perimeter of the primary vent. This vent provides a larger air intake than the previous generation, allowing for more efficient airflow, while the Stadium loop lighting pays homage to the Alienware Legend heritage.
The new front-facing Stadium Loop provides a larger air intake than in the previous generation for efficient airflow, while incorporating a huge, visible, and easily customisable AlienFX lighting zone.
With the Stadium loop and the option of a clear side panel, Alienware made the side of the Aurora the new focal point. Said differently: the desktop is intended to be viewed from its side. This fresh perspective helped drive simplicity throughout the rest of the design, shrink the overall volume, and channel more airflow through the front intake. This improvement, complimented by larger side and top vents plus updates to the internal cable management, created the airflow efficiencies that enable a quieter and cooler desktop.
Punching above its weight class
Thanks to all the airflow efficiencies, the Aurora R16 meets or exceeds the performance of its predecessor with equivalent configurations while boasting a significantly smaller design. And with configuration options that will appeal to a broader range of gamers, the R16 will not only be a compelling upgrade, but an introduction into the Aurora experience for many.
Based on Alienware’s stringent quality and validation process, they will be rolling out new GPUs and CPUs over time. At launch, the organisation is focused on offering the most popular configurations then expanding from there. So, gamers that are excited about the design, acoustic and thermal improvements of Aurora R16, but seek the enthusiast level performance offered by flagship cards, they will be excited to learn that R16 is planned to become Alienware’s most powerful desktop before end of year.
New Alienware Command Center 6.0
The Aurora R16 is Alienware’s first desktop to feature the new Alienware Command Center – a centralised dashboard allowing gamers to quickly access settings such as game-specific profiles and themes, lighting, macros, audio and more – all things that are critical to the gaming experience. Gamers can choose from 16.7 million colours across three lighting zones, which they can extend and save across their Alienware ecosystem for a cohesive, personalised experience tailored to every individual’s preference.
Alienware Aurora, the flagship desktop that pioneered the liquid-cooling movement, stood as a symbol of innovation when it was introduced in 2004 and has since become the desktop of choice for the world’s best esports athletes.
Like its popular predecessor, the Aurora R16 is designed for customers who desire a hassle-free, plug-and-play, elite gaming experience that performs out of the box and offers full warranty and support. To learn more about the new Aurora gaming desktop, please check out our press kit here.
Price and availability
The Alienware Aurora R16 will be arriving in Malaysia soon, priced at RM10,599 with specs listed below.
- Intel i7 Processor
- 16GB RAM
- 512GB SSD + 1TB HDD
- NVIDIA RTX™ 4070
- Windows 11 Home
- 500W air cool Dark clear
- 2Yrs Premium Support