VR-ready. The market hasn’t even started, and the buzzword is already grating. Virtual Reality is here except for the past decade; the average consumer has been told that less is more. We could get by with the smartphone in our hands. Now? The lack of graphical horsepower is glaring.
High fidelity VR with locked in frame rates? There’s not an app for that. Instead, it’s a not-so-subtle push to get people to upgrade desktop PCs in the home. For gamers, we look at the push and shrug. We are already there. For people wanting an Oculus or other VR headset, suddenly the tablet isn’t going to cut it.
It’s not all bad news. If you have the cash to go all in with the Alienware Aurora, it is sleek as hell. The case is gorgeous, and the cable management is spot on. My least favorite part about build a custom PC? Cable management. It sucks, and I have on more than one occasion said screw it and start stuffing everything into corners. With Dell, everything is right where it needs to be.
The Aurora line offers tool-less access to to the expansion bays. Want to dump new memory into the case? It’s easy to access. New GPU or plan to SLI the new GTX cards? Done and done.
It’s a solid option for those that don’t want to piecemeal a new PC together. Personally, I’d just build my own to cut costs, but if I had ‘why not money?’ Sure, I’d sit on Alienware’s customizer and scare the hell out of my checking account.