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Sexy PC #633081 08/18/15 08:24 PM
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I don't often see PCs that I like that aren't a rip off of Macs... but this one caught my eye for design and overall looks. Of course it's $1699.00 with only 1 4TB HDD... but you have 4 bays you can expand into..
Damn thing is 62 lbs.

http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-area5...802963180866449

Re: Sexy PC [Re: NucleusG4] #633084 08/18/15 11:17 PM
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The processor benchmarks the same as the $3000 Mac Pro, but all the other specs seem to blow the Mac Pro away, except the MacPro has dual video cards. The Dell video card blows away the Mac Pro model though.

The dual video card Dell totally blows any of the Mac Pros out of the water for only $600 more than the base, and $400 less than the top end.

The specs are so off the charts as compared to the Mac Pro.

Cool design.

Re: Sexy PC [Re: Reboot] #633086 08/18/15 11:34 PM
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Come on Apple!
Jeez....

Re: Sexy PC [Re: Reboot] #633090 08/18/15 11:38 PM
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I don't get it.
Why have Mac's been so consistently behind in the spec wars, yet still charge a premium? I understand that OS X is great and all, but Windows seems to have caught up (To a certain degree). Isn't it passed time they upgrade the Mac Pro?

Re: Sexy PC [Re: NucleusG4] #633094 08/19/15 02:03 AM
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What's up with the 5400RPM hard drives? For a gaming PC, I would think you would want SSD drives all around. And what's funny is that Win7 costs $70 more than the 8.1 that comes with it for free.


Personally I think it's an ugly design. Alienware used to have some cool PC's but now that Dell has owned them for awhile...yuck.

oh but hey! You can get shirts! laugh

Re: Sexy PC [Re: Acumowchek] #633097 08/19/15 04:17 AM
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The Mac Pros are over two year old tech. They shipped Sept 2013. That means the design is at least 2.5 years.

Re: Sexy PC [Re: John Rougeux] #633104 08/19/15 11:43 AM
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The HHD is the standard base option... look at the site... there are BTO options including SSDs.

Re: Sexy PC [Re: NucleusG4] #633105 08/19/15 12:34 PM
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That's true. The Dell can take four hard drives. You can't put any extra hard drives in the Mac Pro. You can't even replace the flash drive with a third-party unless someone has come up with an alternative by now. Any hard drive expansion would have to be external thunderbolt.

Re: Sexy PC [Re: Reboot] #633107 08/19/15 02:05 PM
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Yeah.. it's similar to Apples Mac Pro aka cheese grater version.

Re: Sexy PC [Re: Reboot] #633108 08/19/15 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted By: Reboot
That's true. The Dell can take four hard drives. You can't put any extra hard drives in the Mac Pro. You can't even replace the flash drive with a third-party unless someone has come up with an alternative by now. Any hard drive expansion would have to be external thunderbolt.


Are you saying that you can't upgrade as a user? or that you can't use a third party drive?

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