In a highly anticipated announcement, Alienware has unveiled its latest gaming desktop innovation, the Aurora R16, marking yet another step forward in the evolution of gaming technology. Following in the footsteps of its predecessor, the Aurora R15, this new release promises an enhanced gaming experience, underscored by remarkable acoustic and thermal improvements and an ingenious space-saving design. True to the Alienware legacy, the Aurora R16 maintains the brand’s commitment to elite gaming performance.

One of the standout features of the Aurora R16 is its optimized airflow, which contributes to a system that is on average 20% quieter, with CPU temperatures up to 10% lower and GPU temperatures down by 6%. Additionally, the new design has allowed for a remarkable reduction in total volume—up to approximately 40% smaller than the R15—while preserving the internal volume at 25.2L. This compact size is achieved through a universal aesthetic design that seamlessly integrates into a variety of environments.

These advancements are attributed to the implementation of Alienware’s streamlined design philosophy, titled Legend 3. This innovative design language has been incorporated into the desktop form for the first time with the Aurora R16.

Alienware’s pursuit of a more minimal and efficient design is evident in the Aurora R16’s key features. Engineers and designers set out with two main objectives: to create airflow efficiencies that result in a quieter and cooler system, and to embody the Future Minimal ethos of Legend with a streamlined and customer-centric design. One of the most noticeable visual elements is the oval lighting loop, referred to as the Stadium loop, displayed on the left side of the chassis. This loop, tracing the perimeter of the primary vent, allows for improved airflow intake, and its lighting pays homage to Alienware’s Legend heritage.

The visual centerpiece of the Aurora R16 is the Stadium loop, accompanied by the option of a clear side panel. This novel perspective on design has led to overall simplicity, a reduction in volume, and improved airflow. The combination of larger side and top vents, alongside upgraded internal cable management, contributes to a quieter and cooler desktop experience.

Despite its compact size, the Aurora R16 boasts performance that surpasses its predecessor, even with equivalent configurations. Powered by NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 40 Series GPUs and 12th and 13th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors, the R16 offers a wide range of configuration options, appealing to a diverse group of gamers. Additionally, the desktop is equipped with Wi-Fi 6 (or 6E) and 2.5Gbps Ethernet for both wired and wireless connections, up to 64GB of DDR5 Memory, and up to 8TB of SSD Storage, among other features.

The new Alienware Command Centre 6.0 takes center stage with the Aurora R16, offering a centralized dashboard for gamers to access various settings such as game-specific profiles, lighting, macros, and audio. This enhanced command center adds to the personalized experience, allowing users to choose from 16.7 million colors across three lighting zones.

The commitment to sustainability is not overlooked, as the Aurora R16 incorporates the highest percentage of post-consumer recycled plastics (56%) among Alienware desktops and is crafted with a minimum of 11% recycled steel. It ships in recyclable and renewable packaging, further underscoring Alienware’s environmental consciousness.

The Aurora R16 will be available in Singapore starting from August 8, with a starting price of $3,199 SGD. In an effort to give back, Alienware has announced a partnership with UNICEF. From July 20 to September 13, for every eligible device purchase, Alienware will contribute to UNICEF’s mission to connect schools to the Internet, providing more opportunities for children around the world.

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