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Alienware X51 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 16GB 1TB HDD

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 16GB Mar 2015
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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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18 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Alienware X51 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,200 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to the X51. Medium processor core PCs that are a comparable age to the X51 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 640MHz and 1,300MHz.

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

Most PCs that are a comparable age to the X51 have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Alienware X51 which has six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 4,096 gigabytes, the Alienware X51 has a quite 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 similar spec computers that came out around the same time as the X51 is 1GB and the biggest is 8.2TB.

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Alienware Personal Computers Have Good Reviews

Based on 306 expert and owner reviews, Alienware has good reviews for its desktop computers. Alienware also has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core PCs.

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to the X51 is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 4GHz. At 3.6 gigahertz, the Alienware X51 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other computers that have been around for around the same time as the X51.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Alienware X51 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that were launched around the same time as the X51. Medium processor core PCs that were released one year ago have internal memory of between 2GB and 64GB, and the average internal memory is 8GB.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of computers of a comparable spec and age to the X51 range from 1.8GHz to 4.4GHz. The Alienware X51 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency (4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that were released one year ago.

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

This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most commonly found cabling technology on medium processor core PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

Most desktop computers that have been on the market for more than a year have between one and seven USB 3.0 ports, including the Alienware X51 which has six USB 3.0 ports.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Alienware X51 is a eight processor thread desktop computer.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The Alienware X51 has one of the bigger processor caches (8 megabytes) amongst desktop computers of this age. The smallest processor cache of desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the X51 is 2MB and the biggest is 10MB.

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7.1 Audio Output Channel

The Alienware X51 has a better audio output than most medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This personal computer has a 7.1 audio output channel, whereas most comparable spec personal computers that have been available for a similar time to it have a 5.1 audio output channel. Across all medium processor core PCs that have been available for more than a year the audio output ranges from 5.1 to 8.1.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This PC supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently supported discrete graphics memory type on medium processor core PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Light

With a weight of only 5.5 kilograms, the Alienware X51 is fairly light compared to most of the other desktop computers that are a similar age to the X51. The average weight of medium processor core PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X51 is 7.7kg, and the weights range from 38g to 100kg.

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Very Narrow

The narrowest desktop computer of a comparable age and type to the X51 is 33mm wide and the widest is 510mm. 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 similar spec personal computers of this age.

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4 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is typical of many PCs of a comparable age and spec to 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 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 similar age and spec to it.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the Alienware X51 is more than most medium processor core PCs that were launched 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 desktop computer.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Alienware X51 is a two USB 2.0 port desktop computer.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Alienware X51

Released Over a Year Ago

This desktop computer was released over a year ago.

Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Alienware X51 has a fairly average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Alienware X51 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other PCs of this type and age.

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13 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(64)
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…

6 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…

Stylis, compact design
Strong graphics performance
Relatively affordable
Useful personalization software
Slick, illuminated design
Doesn't support highest-end graphics cards
Not really suitable for more than 1080p
No SSD
High processor temperature
Relatively expensive
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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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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