Go back a couple of decades and you’ll find that just about every desktop computer was a generic beige box. Thank goodness those days are behind us. We’ve got all sorts of innovative case companies making all sorts of unique computer cases. In the case of the Apple Mac Pro, we got the weird trash can design. If you thought that was unique, check out the Alienware Area-51.
Considering that we’ve got a spherical PC from Zotac and a cylindrical one from Apple, I guess it shouldn’t be all that surprising that Alienware would want to do something different too. You’ll notice that the Area-51 is not a rectangular box, but it rather takes on more of a pointy hexagonal profile that they call “Triad.” Alienware says this allows for better ventilation when you put the unit up against the wall.
Specs are still sketchy, but the Alienware Area-51 will give you enough space to handle up to three double-wide graphics cards (as shown) and it’ll be offered in your choice of Intel Haswell-E Core i7 Extreme 6-core and 8-core processors. Other specs include up to 32GB of DDR4-2133 RAM, triple Ultra HD 4K monitor support, Bluetooth 4.0 , 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and Alienware Command Center 4.0. Expect the Area-51 to fly into (and out of) stores this October.