Evaluation: Alder Lake inside, perhaps – plus ideas on that redesign
Whereas Alienware waxed enthusiastic at nice size regarding the new case design, nothing in regards to the precise spec of the next-gen Aurora was talked about. The sensible cash is on Alder Lake processors, although, provided that these are imminent from Intel (and theoretically can be here in only a few weeks). If operating with Intel’s Twelfth-gen CPUs, then we will count on DDR5 RAM too (identical to the Predator gaming PC which Acer simply revealed – it looks like the time is ripe for Alder Lake-toting machines to be introduced). As for the brand new design, it’s a particular enchancment in our books. We nonetheless aren’t absolutely offered on the general aesthetic of the Aurora, even with this new incarnation, nevertheless it actually seems to be a step up from the present mannequin, which is, effectively, okay, however we’ve at all times felt it’s slightly yawn-inducing. (Though we’re conscious that others have a unique tackle that, discovering the prevailing Aurora fashionable and distinctive, which is truthful sufficient; it’s actually the latter). As ever, look is a subjective factor, however we really feel this new design is a constructive improvement for certain.
The clear facet panel is a plus level to be within the combine as an possibility, though that mentioned, hardly an innovation, as gaming PCs have had these endlessly. It’s the obvious steps ahead with thermal efficiency that’ll actually matter, after all, and if the brand new Aurora does certainly have Alder Lake chips, it’ll be very fascinating to see how that cooling works in tandem with Intel’s purportedly promising Twelfth-gen silicon.