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Alienware X51 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.1GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

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4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.1GHz 8GB Dec 2013
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Easily bring high performance PC gaming into any room in your house. Whether you re connected to a monitor or an HDTV, the versatile Alienware X51 lets you experience big-screen gaming wherever... More
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16 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on comparable spec PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Desktop computers that have been around for more than two years have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 1GB and 6.2TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2TB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4,096 gigabytes, the Alienware X51 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory capacities amongst medium processor core PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Alienware X51 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (1.74 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that were launched around the same time as the X51. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of medium processor core PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1GB to 2GB.

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11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This personal computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on personal computers of this type and age.

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Alienware Desktop Computers Have Good Reviews

Alienware medium processor core PCs have good ratings on average and across all computers Alienware is one of the superior manufacturers.

Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the X51 is 32GB and the biggest is 3TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Alienware X51 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Alienware X51 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec computers that are a comparable age to the X51. The average internal memory of computers of this age and type is 7.9GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the DELL XPS 8700[plb_2716106_price] (12GB).

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many computers of a similar spec and age to it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on personal computers of a comparable type and age to it.

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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology

This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many medium processor core PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports

The Alienware X51 is a six USB 2.0 port personal computer.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 4,096 megabytes, the Alienware X51 has a very big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X51. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core PCs that were released more than two years ago is 510MB, the biggest is 6.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2GB.

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7.1 Audio Output Channel

The Alienware X51 has a better audio output than most computers of this age and spec. This computer has a 7.1 audio output channel, whereas most medium processor core PCs that have been available for around the same time as it have a 5.1 audio output channel.

A 7.1 audio output channel is actually the best audio output amongst all similar spec personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the X51.

A 5.1 audio output channel is the worst audio output amongst similar types of personal computer.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently supported discrete graphics memory type on computers that have been available for more than two years.

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Light

With a weight of only 5.5 kilograms, the Alienware X51 is one of the lighter personal computers of this age and type amongst comparable spec computers of this age. Similar spec computers that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 250g and 24kg.

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Very Narrow

Across all the medium processor core PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X51 the widths range from 33mm to 490mm. The Alienware X51 is one of the narrower medium processor core PCs that were released around the same time as the X51 (only 95 millimeters) amongst medium processor core PCs of this age.

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9 Reasons Against

Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Alienware X51 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port desktop computer.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Comparable spec computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the X51 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 850MHz and 860,000MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 3,800MHz. At only 1,100 megahertz, the Alienware X51 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that were released around the same time as the X51.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core PCs that have been around for more than two years. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The Alienware X51 has a greater number of memory slots than most computers of this age and type. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this Alienware personal computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this computer.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The Alienware X51 is a two USB 3.0 port computer. Most of the other medium processor core PCs that came out more than two years ago have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Small L3 Cache

Across all the PCs of a similar age and type to the X51 the L3 caches range from 2MB to 10MB, and the average L3 cache is 6.9MB. At only 6 megabytes, the Alienware X51 has a quite small L3 cache compared to most of the other computers that have been around for a similar time to the X51.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The average processor cache of PCs of this age and spec is 6.8MB, and the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 10MB. The Alienware X51 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 6 megabytes) amongst medium processor core PCs of this age.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The Alienware X51 is a four processor thread computer. Most of the other PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X51 have between four and seven processor threads.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Medium processor core PCs that have been available for more than two years have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 4.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 3.3 gigahertz, the Alienware X51 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to the X51.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Alienware X51

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this medium processor core personal computer was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 3.1 gigahertz, the Alienware X51 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and spec.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Alienware X51 has a pretty average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

If this computer hard drive capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo P300 Tower[plb_2501444_price] (2TB).

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Specification

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
L3 Cache
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
QPI Link
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Operating System Architecture
Networking
WiFi Standard
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
Case Colour
Water Cooling System
Performance
Audio Output Channel
Audio System
Motherboard Form Factor
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Idle States
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Instruction Set
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Display Included
Keyboard Layout
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

(63)
10 July 2016

What is the Alienware X51? Alienware is one of the strongest global brands of gaming PCs, with a range that now stretches to multiple mobile and desktop form factors. While many gaming PCs come in... Read more…

7 January 2016

Alienware's latest X51 gaming PC would not look out of place in an office. Yes, it still has the brand's distinctive alien head logo on the front, but the company shows uncharacteristic restraint... Read more…

9 September 2015

The last time we looked at Dell's Alienware X51 series of console-sized gaming PCs was back in mid-2013. Back then we were working with Intel's 4th generation Haswell Core Series processors and... Read more…

2 July 2015

The Alienware X51 gaming desktop provides impressive performance for the price in a stylish, living-room-friendly package...

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27 May 2014

The Alienware X51 is a prime example of why not all serious gamers require a full-sized configuration. The only reason you might want to build your own barebones unit or spend more money on the...

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User Reviews

(6)

Alienware... Just buy all the parts on its own and pay someone to build it. save $$$...

Reviewed 27 September 2016 by Greased Lizard

Wouldn't touch this with a bargepole to be honest. It used to be that Alienware were the mutts nuts, not so much these days. The price tag is exceptionally high for a 2gb 960, and what's with only... Read more…

Reviewed 31 August 2016 by N RHODES | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

Nothing wrong with the PC to be fair, however you couldn't upgrade the video card to the latest 1080 models.

Reviewed 26 July 2016 by Amazon Customer

For the people who said the graphics were bad when you were gaming, it could of been your monitor, not the PC. However, that's for you to decide upon.

Reviewed 4 June 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

At first we were excited because this is our first alienware. But the unit that was delivered to us had an issue with the dedicated graphics card. It worked at set-up. but when we started using it... Read more…

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