The future of gaming is here
Place yourself in the thick of it with the Oculus Rift VR headset and Alienware Area-51 desktop.* Rift’s revolutionary technology has you stepping right into your favorite game, jumping to destinations on the other side of the world, watching VR movies, or kicking it with friends in VR. Combined with the blazing power of the Alienware Area-51, it’s everything you need to welcome the new era of VR gaming and entertainment. Includes the game Lucky’s Tale, Xbox One wireless controller, wired mouse, and wired keyboard.
Triad chassis design
The Area-51's three corners can support five times its weight, and, when pivoted toward you, this PC provides easy access to rear ports for connecting or disconnecting cables.
A 2TB hard drive has room for volumes of games and files, and the storage bays support up to five SSD or HDD drives for quick boot and massive archiving capabilities.
Powerful Intel Core i7 processor
The 5th Gen Intel Core i7 processor is 30% more efficient than previous models and uses less power while enabling outstanding performance.
Feel the presence
Rift delivers the sensation of presence through its advanced display technology that uses a precise, low-latency constellation tracking system.
Game like never before
Play games from an entirely new perspective. Download across genres, including action RPGs, sci-fi shooters, mind-bending puzzles, and more.
Customizable, comfortable, adaptable, and lightweight, Rift features technology and design as remarkable as the experience it enables.
The Microsoft difference
Signature Edition PCs
No Junkware or 3rd party trialware
The best computer meticulously configured
World-class security software
Powered by Windows
Discover new ways to work and play with Windows on all your devices. Be productive with Office, Skype with friends, watch movies and play games with Xbox, or access files anywhere with OneDrive.
Support from Answer Desk
Enjoy worry-free technical support and protection. Our friendly Answer Techs can answer your questions, resolve your problems, and help safeguard your new device.
PC tech specs
Intel Core i7-5820K 3.30 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.60 GHz
8GB DDR4 2133 MHz
Hard drive size
2TB 7200 RPM HDD
Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
9-in-1 memory card reader
Creative Sound Core 3D
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 with 4GB graphics memory
6 USB 3.0 (4 rear, 2 front) • 2 USB 2.0 (rear) • 1 HDMI • 3 DisplayPort • 1 Headphone output (front) • 1 Microphone input (front) • 1 line-out audio jack • 1 rear audio jack • 1 center/sub audio jack • 1 optical S/PDIF • 1 coaxial S/PDIF • LAN (10/100/1000)
802.11ac/a/b/g/n (Miracast enabled)
22.41 x 25.15 x 10.73 in (569.25 x 638.96 x 272.71 mm)
54.00 lbs (24.49 kg)
Model number: a51R2-1471SLV • Includes wired mouse and wired keyboard with 9 AlienFX lighting zones • Keyboard travel: 2.8 mm • Kensington lock security port
Rift system requirements
NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD R9 290 equivalent or greater
Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output
3 USB 3.0 ports plus 1 USB 2.0 port
Windows 7 SP1 64-bit or newer