Alienware machines are getting more and more Dell-like. Where once an Alienware desktop rig meant an expensive, vaguely Giger-esque design, with sweeping curves and vented cheeks, since Dell took over they’ve slowly started looking more and more like the sleepy corporate boxes liberally spread around offices across the world. But with a couple more LEDs. Obvs.
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The $1,500 (£1,394) Aurora has taken some of its design cues from the Area 51 - its more attractive, invited-to-all-the-parties, prism-shaped older sibling - but Alienware have beaten the Aurora with the Dell stick and molded it into a rather more of a grey corporate aesthetic.