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Alienware Alpha Desktop: i3 4130T, GTX 860, 4GB DDR3 EXPIRED

iconian 49,280 69,029 August 12, 2015 at 09:54 AM in Desktop Computers (14) More Dell Home & Office Deals
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Promoted 08-25-2015 by brisar at 07:57 AM View Original Post
Update: Deal is back with a new rebate.

Dell Home.com has Alienware Alpha Compact Desktop on sale for $499.99 - $100 w/ coupon code L947493LL$QXM6 - $70 Slickdeals Rebate = $329.99. Shipping is free. Thanks iconian

Note, Dell Advantage Rewards members receive up to 10% back in rewards, free 2nd business day shipping, and more (free to register).

Specs
  • Intel Core i3-4130T Dual-Core CPU
  • 4GB DDR3L
  • 500GB HDD
  • Alpha chassis with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M+ GPU 2GB GDDR5
  • Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 1x1
  • Windows 8.1
    • Includes Xbox 360 Wireless Controller
Rebate requirements:
  1. Signed rebate form
  2. Online invoice with SKU 469-0944 listed
    • Online invoice can be printed here (required order number and customer number)
  3. Please see our blog post for full breakdown

Note: To qualify for the rebate, you must purchase the deal by clicking through the Slickdeals link, otherwise there could be issues with tracking, which could result in rebate denials.

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Written by brisar

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Edited September 3, 2015 at 07:34 PM by BostonGirl
update: deal has been updated to $70 rebate, MAKE SURE YOU RE-FILE it online, or you will only get $50 rebate.


deal [dell.com]

$499.99 - $100 w/ coupon code L947493LL$QXM6 - $70 rebate [4myrebate.com] = $349.99 + free shipping

*join dell advantage for free and get up to 10% back with in dell rewards


Specs
  • Intel Core i3-4130T Dual-Core CPU
  • 4GB DDR3L
  • 500GB HDD
  • Alpha chassis with NVIDIA┬« GeForce┬« GTX 860M+ GPU 2GB GDDR5
  • Xbox 360 Wireless Controller
  • Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 1x1
  • Windows 8.1
Rebate requirements:
  1. Signed rebate form
  2. Online invoice with SKU 469-0944 listed
  3. Please see our blog post for full breakdown

Note: To qualify for the rebate, you must purchase the deal by clicking through the Slickdeals link, otherwise there could be issues with tracking, which could result in rebate denials.
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Last Edited by cookiemonster August 26, 2015 at 05:36 PM
Quote from gusk1200 View Post :
The Alienware respawn app is there to restore the factory original OS Windows 8.1...

To retain the Alienware factory software with Windows 10: Use the respawn tool and create your bootable USB of Windows 8.1. Reinstall it onto the new SSD, and then Upgrade to Windows 10.

To clean install Windows 10: Upgrade Windows 8.1 to 10, then create your boot image for Windows 10, install and configure on SSD. Add HiveMind UI from Dell's website if desired.
Quote from Blauvster View Post :
Dell does not include a recovery disc; you can order one free of charge from here:
http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/media
The above link posted by Blauvster will get you a recovery USB stick, sent via FedEx Express shipping, for free!

Graphics card is comparable to a GTX 750 ti desktop video card, albeit slightly slower due to the memory's bandwidth Link [eurogamer.net]

Architecturally, they're basically identical.

FPSes from the Alpha itself can be found in the Eurogamer review [eurogamer.net] (see below), including ones where the Alpha is overclocked.

The gist: The Alpha handles 1080p gaming pretty adequately, ranging from the high 30s (non-OCed), to mid 40s (OCed) for newer titles.


GameCore i3-4130T/ GTX 860MCore i3-4130T/ GTX 860M OCCore i5-4690K/ GTX 860M OC
Battlefield 442.547.548.4
Crysis 339.544.745.7
Metro Last Light Redux39.144.044.6
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor38.344.645.5
Tomb Raider67.278.278.2
Ryse26.530.130.4
COD Advanced Warfare58.966.067.0

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#4
What kind of gaming could I do on this computer from you experts out there?
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#5
Medium setting for games. Don't expect max setting on new games. It's a good deal with the controller
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#6
Bought this two days ago, should I cancel and reorder to get the rebate.... Hmmmm
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Quote from jaksmith View Post :
What kind of gaming could I do on this computer from you experts out there?
the internet...
it's a hellvathing.
http://www.engadget.com/2014/12/1...ha-review/
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#8
I just returned this to Best Buy because it did not run most games well. The OS skin for Windows looks really bad but once Steam Games booted up, it projected to the TV well.

It really needs a lot more RAM and an HD upgrade. I would love to try the more expensive models.

But what do you expect for 350 bills?
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#9
is the $50 rebate not advertised on Dell's website?
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#10
I think XBOX ONE + TV deal from best buy is better..!
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Quote from crag.add View Post :
I think XBOX ONE + TV deal from best buy is better..!
and i like apples...!
what do you know, different things are different...
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Quote from psyctto View Post :
and i like apples...!
what do you know, different things are different...
Yeah, well, I LIKE TURTLES.
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Quote from ghostofdavid View Post :
I just returned this to Best Buy because it did not run most games well. The OS skin for Windows looks really bad but once Steam Games booted up, it projected to the TV well.

It really needs a lot more RAM and an HD upgrade. I would love to try the more expensive models.

But what do you expect for 350 bills?

What do you mean it did not run games well? It has a GPU that's slightly better than a GTX 750ti which is more than enough to run most games medium and into high. Were you trying to run everything 1920X1080 on a 24'' Monitor at ultra settings?
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Edit :
Ram was $90 (not necessary to get 16gb, 8 would have been plenty) DDR3-1600 sodimm
Ssd was $79.99 crucial bx-100 250gb
Both from amazon


[/B][/B]I bought one a few months back for $323 and I upped the ram to 16GB (overkill) and did the SSD upgrade. I use it mainly for my home PC which is Internet / Microsoft office / basic computing. With the ssd and more ram it's very snappy. I play Diablo 3 on it with high settings and it works great. The ssd shouldn't have made a big upgrade on game speed but maybe with the map loading from the hard drive it made a bigger impact than it would for other games. I'm super happy with it. It's $350 and includes windows and an Xbox controller you could flip on Craigslist. I've loved mine. It also outputs 4k to my 50" vizio p series and it looks awesome. If you're looking for a high end gaming PC for $350, you'll be looking for a very long time.
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Last edited by tokeniu August 12, 2015 at 11:06 AM.
#15
I know this takes Laptop DDR3 RAM...how high can i go ? Can I add a 1 X 8GB plus the already installed 4GB = 12GB RAM ?

Also if i get the same speed spec RAM but in 8GB configuration, nothing gets down-clocked correct ?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...UTF8&psc=1
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