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Alienware reveals the Aurora R13 and Aurora R14 gaming PCs with AMD Ryzen and Intel Alder Lake configurations

The Aurora R13 and R14 feature Alienware's new 'Legend 2.0' design for improved airflow and cooling. (Image source: Alienware)
The Aurora R13 and R14 feature Alienware's new 'Legend 2.0' design for improved airflow and cooling. (Image source: Alienware)
Alienware has unveiled its next-generation Aurora R13 and Aurora R14 gaming PCs. While the Aurora R14 is available with AMD Ryzen processors, Alienware has delivered the Aurora R13 with Intel's latest Alder Lake silicon. Alder Lake configurations start at US$230 more than Ryzen configurations, though.

Dell teased new Alienware Aurora gaming PCs a few weeks ago, as we reported at the time. Initially, the company focused on its Legends 2.0 case that it claims delivers improved airflow and cooling performance compared to previous Aurora cases. It left pricing and specifications to speculation, though.

Thankfully, Dell has now confirmed both for the Aurora R13 and Aurora R14. The main differences between the pair are price and processors. While the Aurora R13 is available with Intel Alder Lake chips, the Aurora R14 only comes with AMD Ryzen options. Also, the Aurora R14 starts at US$1,249.99, US$230 cheaper than the least expensive Aurora R13.

For reference, the entry-level Aurora R13 has a Core i5-12600KF, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER, 8 GB of DDR5 RAM and a 256 GB PCIe SSD. By contrast, the Aurora R14 comes with at least a Ryzen 5 5600X, a Radeon RX 5300, 8 GB of DDR4 XMP RAM and a 256 GB PCIe SSD. Both machines are highly configurable though; Dell offers several pre-built configurations, too.

However, the price difference flips for the most expensive configurations. Currently, the most expensive Aurora R13 costs US$5,429.99 for a Core i9-12900KF, a GeForce RTX 3090, 128 GB of DDR5 RAM, a 2 TB PCIe SSD and a 2 TB (7,200 RPM) SATA HDD. In comparison, the equivalent Aurora R14 costs US$5,659.99, despite containing almost identical components. The only tangible difference is the Ryzen 9 5950X instead of the Core i9-12900KF. 

The Aurora R13 and Aurora R14 are available to order now from Dell. It seems that the Aurora R14 will start shipping from late November in the US, with the Aurora R13 due a few days later in early December.

The Aurora R13 is available in two colours. (Image source: Alienware)
The Aurora R13 is available in two colours. (Image source: Alienware)
The Aurora R13 also has two side panel options. (Image source: Alienware)
The Aurora R13 also has two side panel options. (Image source: Alienware)
The Aurora R14 only comes in one colour option. (Image source: Alienware)
The Aurora R14 only comes in one colour option. (Image source: Alienware)
Alienware offers clear and solid side panels for the Aurora R13 and R14. (Image source: Alienware)
Alienware offers clear and solid side panels for the Aurora R13 and R14. (Image source: Alienware)

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Dell (1) (2) via IGN

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Alex Alderson, 2021-10-29 (Update: 2021-10-29)