Virtual Design For Virtually Any SpaceEasily 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...
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Twenty-seven Alienware X51 reviewers reckoned that it was good for gaming. This month Trustedreviews.com said on Trusted Reviews “While many gaming PCs come in giant towers”. Techradar.com said on expert review site Techradar “It was small in stature and perfectly tuned for gaming in the livingroom” in their review. Techradar mentioned “Strong gaming performance, even at 2560 1600 in some instances” in their review.
Some Alienware X51 reviewers who bought it concluded that it was compact. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned in their review “The Alienware X51 ($999.99 direct) fits everything a serious gamer needs into a compact chassis”. Stuff.tv rated the product as excellent and said two years ago “We still really like the X51's compact size and small footprint”. Expertreviews.co.uk said on expert website Expert Reviews “The X51 is a compact gaming PC from Dell's premium Alienware brand”.
Several people who reviewed this PC thought it was thin. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au gave the product a score of 4 stars and said in their Alienware X51 review “The Alienware X51 is a slim tower PC that flies under the radar compared to most gaming PCs on the market — including Alienware's own Aurora machines”. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their review of this PC on expert review site Expert Reviews four years ago “The slim case is fairly understated as far as Alienware designs go, with just a glowing alien head an” yet they gave this PC a score of 60 out of 100. Pcworld.com_techhive.com said “The Alienware X51 proves that big things can come in small packages, offering excellent gaming performance in a slim chassis” .
One Alienware X51 owner mentioned in their reviews that the Alienware X51 was good physically. Straitstimes.com said “Fantastic chassis design, efficient, small physical footprint” in their review of this PC and gave the product a score of 4 stars.
One Alienware X51 reviewer who reviewed the Alienware X51 wrote that it was tall. Cnet.com.au mentioned on CNET.com.au “The X51 stands tall as a great, space-conscious gaming rig that would work well at either your desk or in the lounge room” in their Alienware X51 review.
Nine people mentioned in their reviews that the Alienware X51 was well made. Hothardware.com mentioned four years ago “Dell's enthusiast gaming PC division has built a legacy on designing over-the-top desktops” . Expert website Digitaltrends.com said in their review of this PC “The X51 is a beautifully engineered computer that can't entirely overcome the fundamental challenges all small gaming PCs face”. Computershopper.com said “Alienware's updated X51 delivers good performance in a compact package, thanks to a new Intel CPU and a solid Nvidia graphics card.” in their Alienware X51 review.
One customer concluded that it was strong and durable. Straitstimes.com mentioned this year “Sturdy build” in their review of this PC.
Ten people who purchased it thought it was a good design. Expert review site Computershopper.com wrote in their review of this PC “Competing systems offer better design and higher-end component options”. Expert review site Techreviewsource.com wrote “The Dell Alienware X51 has a gamer-esque compact design” in their review of the Alienware X51. Expert review site Uk.hardware.info said “The downside of the compact design is that there isn't much room for upgrading or customising.”.
A number of people who reviewed it considered that it was good looking. Hothardware.com mentioned “We've been pretty impressed with the Alienware systems we've” in their review of this PC. Tomsguide.com said “This sexy mini-tower is built for the living room, with a compact” and gave it a score of 4 stars. Tomsguide.com also said “The Alienware X51 gaming desktop provides impressive performance for the price in a stylish, living-room-friendly package”.
One customer considered that the product was neat. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote four years ago “A neat design.” but in spite of that they rated the product 60 out of 100.
Several customers who purchased this PC mentioned that it was good in terms of connectivity. Techreviewsource.com wrote “There's also plenty of connectivity and it has Intel's latest Haswell Core i7 CPU”. In October Straitstimes.com wrote “HDMI connectivity means you can easily pl” in their review.
One Alienware X51 reviewer considered that it was wifi compatible. In October this year Straitstimes.com scored the Alienware X51 80 out of 100 and mentioned “USB 3.0 ports and builtin WiFi beat you to the punch on upgrades”. One person who purchased the Alienware X51 said that it was good in terms of USB connections. This month Straitstimes.com mentioned “Generous amount of USB ports provide versatility” and rated it 80 out of 100.
Large Storage Capacity
Two customers agreed that this PC had good storage. In October Straitstimes.com gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Competing systems offer better storage, higher-end graphics options”.
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Good Technical Features
A number of people who purchased it concluded that it had good features. Pcmag.com wrote on expert website PC Mag “It uses the same space-saving small-form-factor (SFF) chassis and features the same cool l” in their review and rated it 4 stars. Four years ago expert website Expertreviews.co.uk said “Has a selection of clever features” in their review of the Alienware X51. In the same month Techmagnifier.com said “Dell's latest on the board is Alienware X51 Desktop Computer, which is loaded with all advanced features that a serious gamers look for” but even so they scored the product 60 out of 100.
Good Graphics Card
Some customers who bought it reckoned that it had a good graphics card. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on expert review site Expert Reviews “The X51 could do with a more powerful graphics card”.
Easy to Use
Several Alienware X51 owners who purchased the Alienware X51 thought it had a good experience. Digitaltrends.com gave this PC a score of 4 stars and wrote in their Alienware X51 review “Consoles offer a living-room gameplay experience, while computers provide incredible performance”. Expert review site Ouritdept.co.uk mentioned “The Command Center on the Alienware XC51 has been redesigned with improved features that enhance your gaming experience”.
Acceptable Noise Level
One person said that this PC was quiet. Straitstimes.com wrote “Reasonably quiet”.
Eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The Alienware X51 is a eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port computer. Most of the other personal computers that were launched around the same time as the X51 only have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many desktop computers of a similar age and type to it.
11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This PC supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many PCs of a similar type and age to it.
Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
The slowest processor clock speed of computers that have been around for more than two years is 1GHz, the fastest is 4.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz. The Alienware X51 has a fairly fast processor clock speed (3.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that came out around the same time as the X51.
Desktop computers with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the Apple Mac Pro (3.7GHz).
Alienware Has Good Reviews for Its Desktop Computers
We calculated the average reviews for all Alienware PCs and also specifically for Alienware medium processor core computers and found that in both cases Alienware had good reviews.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that came out more than two years ago.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on comparable spec desktop computers that were released around the same time as it.
Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
When compared to other computers of a comparable type and age to the X51 that we have assessed, the Alienware X51's maximum turbo frequency of 4 gigahertz is one of the fastest. Across all the comparable spec personal computers that were launched around the same time as the X51 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 4.4GHz.
Eight USB 3.0 Ports
The Alienware X51 has more USB 3.0 ports than most of the medium processor core computers that have been around for more than two years. Most of the medium processor core computers that were released more than two years ago only have between one and seven USB 3.0 ports, however this PC has eight USB 3.0 ports.
Has One Cable Included
The Alienware X51 has a greater number of included cables than most medium processor core computers that have been available for more than two years. This desktop computer has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on personal computers of this spec and age.
Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Medium processor core computers that are a comparable age to the X51 have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 510MB and 6.2GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4,096 megabytes, the Alienware X51 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory amongst similar spec computers of this age.
7.1 Audio Output Channel
The Alienware X51 has a 7.1 audio output channel which is better than the 5.1 audio output channel found on most PCs of this age and type.
This desktop computer's audio output (7.1) is actually the best audio output amongst all medium processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the X51.
The worst audio output amongst comparable types of desktop computer is 5.1.
The lightest PC of this age and spec is 250g heavy, the heaviest is 24kg, and the average weight is 8kg. The Alienware X51 is quite light (only 5.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X51.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This desktop computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many desktop computers that have been available for a similar time to it.
At only 95 millimeters, the Alienware X51 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that were released more than two years ago. Similar spec desktop computers that were released more than two years ago have widths of between 36mm and 2,200mm, and the average width is 200mm.
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Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that were released 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.
Computers with a faster storage speed that might also be worth considering include the Zotac ZBOX CA320 nano (SSD) which is also higher rated.
Only Two USB 2.0 Ports
Most medium processor core computers that have been available for a similar time to the X51 have between two and nine USB 2.0 ports, including the Alienware X51 which has two USB 2.0 ports.
Only Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the Alienware X51 is more than most medium processor core computers that have been on the market for more than two years. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this desktop computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this computer.
4 Other reasons to consider the Alienware X51
Released Over Two Years Ago
Alienware released the X51 over two years ago.
Average Hard Drive Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the Alienware X51 has a fairly standard hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the X51.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the Alienware X51 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other computers that have been around for a comparable time to the X51.
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Very good price
Very easy to setup. Attach stand with thumbscrew , connect power cable, keyboard mouse. .. done
Big 1080p touchscreen, it looks like a TV display
Good way of introducing Windows 8 to users
Space saving design and light
Could become sluggish when pushed to its limits. But for the intended use (kids PC) is more than enough
Lack of USB 3.0
I would have liked an HDMI in
1 MP webcam. An extra megapixel would have help a lot
I would gladly pay not to have McAfee (McRappy) bundled
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