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Alienware X51 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.4GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.4GHz 8GB Sep 2014
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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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20 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many computers of this age and spec.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,200 megahertz, the Alienware X51 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that are a comparable age to the X51. Across all the medium processor core PCs that are a comparable age to the X51 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 850MHz to 860,000MHz.

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Six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Alienware X51 is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port personal computer. Most of the other PCs that are a comparable age to the X51 have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of similar spec PCs that came out more than two years ago is 1GB and the biggest is 2GB. 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 released more than two years ago.

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11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This desktop 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 a comparable age and type to it.

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Alienware Has Good Computer Reviews

Medium processor core PCs produced by Alienware have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all personal computers (not just medium processor core PCs) and found that Alienware also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The Alienware X51 has a quite big hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that are a comparable age to the X51. The average hard drive capacity of PCs of a similar spec and age to the X51 is 800GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 320GB to 3TB.

If this personal computer hard drive capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo P300 Tower (2TB), or the Alienware X51 (2TB).

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Alienware X51 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst computers of this age. Across all the desktop computers of this age and type the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 3TB.

If this desktop computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo P300 Tower (2TB).

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on PCs that are a similar age to it.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many computers of this age and type.

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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 comparable spec computers that are a similar age to it.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

The Alienware X51 is a six USB 3.0 port computer.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Alienware X51 is a eight processor thread desktop computer. Most of the other desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the X51 only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of desktop computers of a similar age and type to the X51 is 0.51MB, the biggest is 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.8MB. With a processor cache of 8 megabytes, the Alienware X51 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst comparable spec PCs of this age.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.9 gigahertz, the Alienware X51 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst similar spec PCs of this age. Across all the desktop computers that came out around the same time as the X51 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 4.4GHz.

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7.1 Audio Output Channel

The Alienware X51 has a 7.1 audio output channel which is better than most medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Most personal computers of this age and spec have a 5.1 audio output channel.

This personal computer's audio output (7.1) is actually the best audio output across all similar spec computers that have been on the market 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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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this personal computer is DVD Super Multi DL, which is typical of many medium processor core PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This PC supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many similar spec personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Light

The average weight of PCs that are a similar age to the X51 is 8.1kg, and the weights range from 250g to 24kg. With a weight of only 5.5 kilograms, the Alienware X51 is one of the lighter medium processor core PCs that were released around the same time as the X51 amongst desktop computers of this age.

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Very Narrow

The Alienware X51 is one of the narrower PCs of a similar type and age to the X51 (only 95 millimeters) amongst PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core PCs that were released more than two years ago the widths range from 33mm to 490mm.

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4 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is typical of many similar spec PCs that were launched around the same time as it. 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 desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as it. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this personal computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this Alienware computer.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most personal computers of a similar type and age to the X51 have between two and nine USB 2.0 ports, including the Alienware X51 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X51 is 2GB and the biggest is 260GB. The Alienware X51 has a quite small maximum internal memory (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Alienware X51

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Alienware released the X51.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 3.4 gigahertz, the Alienware X51 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

If you would prefer a desktop computer with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the DELL Precision T1700 SFF (3.5GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Alienware X51 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other computers of a similar age and spec to the X51.

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

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Specification

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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
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 Port
DVI 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 Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Active Management Technology
Idle States
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Instruction Set
Processor Code
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature Range
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Display Included
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

13 Awards

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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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Product Identifiers

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