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Alienware X51 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 16GB 2TB HDD

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of medium processor core PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X51 range from 500MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. At 1,200 megahertz, the Alienware X51 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X51.

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Three Graphics Adapter DisplayPorts

The Alienware X51 is a three graphics adapter DisplayPort PC.

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1024 CUDA Cores

The Alienware X51 is a 1,024 CUDA core personal computer. Most of the other similar spec PCs that were launched around the same time as the X51 have between 48 and 1,663 CUDA cores.

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Alienware Personal Computers Have Good Reviews

Alienware is one of the superior computer manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Alienware also has good ratings for its medium processor core PCs.

Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of similar spec PCs that came out in the last year is 910GB. At 2,000 gigabytes, the Alienware X51 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the X51.

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Very 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, the fastest is 4GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz. At 3.6 gigahertz, the Alienware X51 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other newly released PCs.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The Alienware X51 has one of the bigger total storage capacity (2,000 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core PCs of this age. The total storage capacity of similar spec PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X51 range from 32GB to 3.3TB.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The Alienware X51 has one of the bigger internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core PCs of this age. Across all the personal computers that are a comparable age to the X51 the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many personal computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Similar spec personal computers that have been around for the last year have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 4.2GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 4 gigahertz, the Alienware X51 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other personal computers that were launched around the same time as the X51.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

Most medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X51 have between one and seven USB 3.0 ports, including the Alienware X51 which has six USB 3.0 ports.

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7.1 Audio Output Channel

The Alienware X51 has a better audio output than most similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for the last year. This Alienware personal computer has a 7.1 audio output channel, whereas most newly released medium processor core PCs have a 5.1 audio output channel.

A 7.1 audio output channel is actually the best audio output amongst all recently released similar spec desktop computers.

Amongst comparable types of PC the worst audio output is 2.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this desktop computer is DVD Super Multi DL, which is typical of many medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor core PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Narrow

Medium processor core PCs that came out around the same time as the X51 have widths of between 34mm and 7,100mm, and the average width is 220mm. With a width of only 95 millimeters, the Alienware X51 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X51.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

The max memory bandwidth supported processor of similar spec computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the X51 range from 10GB/s to 77GB/s. At only 25.6 gigabytes per second, the Alienware X51 has a fairly slow max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other PCs that were released around the same time as the X51.

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Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

At only 32 gigabytes, the Alienware X51 has a quite small max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that came out in the last year. The max internal memory supported processors of similar spec computers that were launched around the same time as the X51 range from 2GB to 1.6TB.

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Only 4 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

The Alienware X51 supports a 4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version which is better than the 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version supported by most desktop computers that were released in the last year.

A 4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version is actually the worst supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version across all medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to the X51.

Across comparable types of desktop computer the best supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version is 4.4.

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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 frequently supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the comparable spec PCs that came out around the same time as the X51 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 64GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 7.9GB. At only 1.024 gigabytes, the Alienware X51 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other new medium processor core PCs.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The Alienware X51 has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this PC. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this Alienware personal computer.

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Only DDR3-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Alienware X51 has a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than most personal computers that have been available for around the same time as it. Most recently released medium processor core PCs have a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type.

This computer's internal memory type (DDR3-SDRAM) is actually the worst internal memory type across all recently released medium processor core PCs.

The best internal memory type across similar types of computer is DDR4-SDRAM.

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Very Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate

With a system bus data transfer rate of only 5 Gigatransfers per second, the Alienware X51 has a quite low system bus data transfer rate compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the X51. Across all the recently released comparable spec computers the system bus data transfer rates range from 5GT/s to 8GT/s, and the average system bus data transfer rate is 7.2GT/s.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Alienware X51

Released Twelve Months Ago

It was twelve months ago when this computer was released.

HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many medium processor core PCs that came out 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.

If the storage speed of this desktop computer is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the HP 400 G3 SFF[plb_3708514_price] (SSD).

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Specification

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Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
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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
Memory Layout
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
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
Graphics Adapter DVI-I Port
Graphics Adapter DisplayPort
Graphics Adapter HDMI Port
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
CUDA Core
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Maximum Resolution
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
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Networking
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Cabling Technology
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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
Compatible Processor Series
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
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
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature Range
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Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Display Included
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

13 Awards

Digital Versus 5 Star PC Advisor.co.uk Recommended PC Mag Editor's Choice tomsguide.com Editor's Choice Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product kitguru.net Worth Buying CNET.co.uk Editor's Choice hardwareheaven.com Recommended hothardware.com Editor's Choice computershopper.com Editor's Choice Les Numeriques.com 5 Star 01net.com 5 Star pcactual.com Recommended

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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Manufacturer Part Numbers alienware awx510830, alienware awx510830b, alienware awx510830bl, alienware awx510830blk
Barcodes 05397063523429, 05397063623969, 05397063623976, 05397063708550, 05397063708567, 05397063840830
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