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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The editors of three additional expert review sites all concluded that this medium processor core personal computer was good. Digital Versus and 01net.com both gave this computer a "5 Star" award and Kitguru.net gave it a "Worth Buying" award.
One additional expert review site said that this computer was good. This personal computer received a "5 Star" award from Les Numeriques.com.
Several customers thought the product was well made. Expert website Stuff.tv mentioned in their review of this PC “Well built, well specced and versatile”. Techradar.com said in their review of this PC on expert website Techradar “USB 3.1 ports inside a super clean build, make this rig worth”. Techradar said “Solid performance” in their Alienware X51 review.
One Alienware X51 owner who reviewed this PC considered that it was strong and durable. Straitstimes.com mentioned this month “Sturdy build”.
Some people who reviewed it reckoned that it was a good design. Expert website Hothardware.com wrote in their Alienware X51 review “Dell's enthusiast gaming PC division has built a legacy on designing over-the-top desktops and notebooks, that push the boundaries of performance and style with an unmistakable design flair”. Expert website Computershopper.com rated it 4 stars and wrote “Competing systems offer better design and higher-end component options” in their review of the Alienware X51. Expert website Techreviewsource.com gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote “The Dell Alienware X51 has a gamer-esque compact design” in their review of this PC.
A few customers wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Expert website Hothardware.com wrote “We've been pretty impressed with the Alienware systems we've” in their review. Expert website Digitaltrends.com said in their Alienware X51 review “The X51 is a beautifully engineered computer that can't entirely overcome the fundamental challenges all small gaming PCs face” and rated the product 4 stars. Expert review site Tomsguide.com said “This sexy mini-tower is built for the living room, with a compact” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.
One person who reviewed it concluded that it was neat. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their review on Expert Reviews “A neat design.”.
Twenty Alienware X51 owners thought this PC was compact. Four years ago Pcmag.com mentioned “The Alienware X51 ($999.99 direct) fits everything a serious gamer needs into a compact chassis”. Three years ago expert website Computershopper.com scored the Alienware X51 70 out of 100 and said “Alienware's updated X51 delivers good performance in a compact package, thanks to a new Intel CPU” in their review. Computershopper.com also mentioned “The compact X51 is a sleek-looking, console-like gaming PC at a reasonable price”.
A number of customers reckoned that the Alienware X51 was thin. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned “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” in their review. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their Alienware X51 review “The slim case is fairly understated as far as Alienware designs go, with just a glowing alien head an” but even so they only scored this PC 3 stars. Four years ago expert website Pcworld.com_techhive.com gave the product a score of 5 stars and said “The Alienware X51 proves that big things can come in small packages, offering excellent gaming performance in a slim chassis”.
One person mentioned in their reviews that it was tall. Expert website Cnet.com.au said in their review of this PC “The X51 stands tall as a great, space-conscious gaming rig that would work well at either your desk or in the lounge room”.
One Alienware X51 reviewer said in their reviews that it was good physically. Straitstimes.com said in November this year “Fantastic chassis design, efficient, small physical footprint” in their Alienware X51 review.
Good for Gaming
A few customers thought the Alienware X51 was good for gaming. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert review site PC Mag “The Alienware X51-R2 small-form-factor gaming desktop offers respectable gaming performance at a reasonable price” in their review. Trustedreviews.com mentioned in their review “While many gaming PCs come in giant towers”. Tomsguide.com wrote in their review of this PC “The Alienware X51 gaming desktop provides impressive performance for the price in a stylish, living-room-friendly package”.
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A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good in terms of connectivity. Expert review site Techreviewsource.com said “There's also plenty of connectivity and it has Intel's latest Haswell Core i7 CPU” in their review of this PC and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Straitstimes.com wrote in their Alienware X51 review “HDMI connectivity means you can easily pl” .
One Alienware X51 reviewer wrote that it was good in terms of USB connections. Straitstimes.com wrote “Generous amount of USB ports provide versatility” in their review and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. One person considered that it was wifi compatible. Straitstimes.com wrote in their review “USB 3.0 ports and builtin WiFi beat you to the punch on upgrades”.
Large Storage Capacity
Three Alienware X51 owners wrote that it had good storage. Greased Lizard said in their review on Amazon “What's with only 8 gig of RAM? A decent amount of storage.”. Straitstimes.com wrote “Competing systems offer better storage, higher-end graphics options” .
Acceptable Noise Level
Some Alienware X51 owners who reviewed it said that it was quiet. A few weeks ago Patrick Vaughan wrote in his Alienware X51 review “It also runs almost silent” and scored the Alienware X51 very highly. Straitstimes.com mentioned in their review of this PC “Reasonably quiet”.
Good Technical Features
Several customers considered that this PC had good features. Two years ago expert website Pcmag.com wrote “It uses the same space-saving small-form-factor (SFF) chassis and features the same cool l”. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their review of this PC on expert review site Expert Reviews “Has a selection of clever features”. Techmagnifier.com mentioned “Dell's latest on the board is Alienware X51 Desktop Computer, which is loaded with all advanced features that a serious gamers look for” in their review.
Good Graphics Card
A few Alienware X51 owners thought this PC had a good graphics card. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on Expert Reviews “The X51 could do with a more powerful graphics card” although they scored the product 3 stars.
Easy to Use
Two Alienware X51 reviewers who reviewed the Alienware X51 agreed that it had a good experience. Expert website Digitaltrends.com said “Consoles offer a living-room gameplay experience, while computers provide incredible performance”. Two years ago expert review site Ouritdept.co.uk wrote in their review of the Alienware X51 “The Command Center on the Alienware XC51 has been redesigned with improved features that enhance your gaming experience”.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many desktop computers that were released around the same time as it.
Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
At 1,200 megahertz, the Alienware X51 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other PCs of this age and spec. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of similar spec computers that have been available for a comparable time to the X51 is 640MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.
Six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Most medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as 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.
Alienware PCs Have Good Reviews
Alienware medium processor core PCs have good ratings on average and across all desktop computers Alienware is one of the superior brands.
Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity
The smallest hard drive capacity of medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to the X51 is 1GB, the biggest is 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 920GB. With a hard drive capacity of 2,000 gigabytes, the Alienware X51 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst medium processor core PCs of this age.
Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 3.6 gigahertz, the Alienware X51 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst medium processor core PCs of this age. The processor clock speeds of similar spec computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the X51 range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz.
Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity
At 2,000 gigabytes, the Alienware X51 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to the X51. The average total storage capacity of PCs of a comparable type and age to the X51 is 820GB, and the total storage capacity range from 4GB to 3.6TB.
Quite Big Internal Memory
The Alienware X51 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst computers of this age. The average internal memory of PCs that have been around for more than a year is 8GB.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many computers of this spec and age.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most commonly found cabling technology on desktop computers of this age and spec.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many desktop computers that were launched more than a year ago.
Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
Across all the medium processor core PCs that are a comparable age to the X51 the maximum turbo frequencies 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 similar spec desktop computers that were released one year ago.
Six USB 3.0 Ports
Most medium processor core PCs that came out more than a year ago have between one and seven USB 3.0 ports, including the Alienware X51 which has six USB 3.0 ports.
Eight Processor Threads
The Alienware X51 has more processor threads than most of the desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the X51. Most of the desktop computers that are a similar age to the X51 only have between four and seven processor threads, however this computer has eight processor threads.
7.1 Audio Output Channel
The Alienware X51 has a better audio output than most desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This desktop computer has a 7.1 audio output channel, whereas most medium processor core PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have a 5.1 audio output channel. Across all computers that were launched around the same time as the X51 the best audio output is 8.1 and the worst is 5.1.
The weights of medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X51 range from 38g to 100kg. The Alienware X51 is one of the lighter personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the X51 (only 5.5 kilograms) amongst desktop computers of this age.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This PC supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
The narrowest desktop computer of this age and spec is 33mm wide and the widest is 510mm. At only 95 millimeters, the Alienware X51 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X51.
5 Reasons Against
Poor Owner Reviews
This personal computer has an average owner rating of 64 out of 100 based on 10 owner reviews. That puts this desktop computer in the bottom 13% of all the personal computers of this age and type.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core PCs that have been around for more than a year. 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.
There are a number of alternative HDD PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper desktop computers such as the HP 800 G1 ($320.00).
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 this age and spec.
Only Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the Alienware X51 is more than most desktop computers that have been around 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 Alienware PC. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this computer.
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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports
The Alienware X51 is a two USB 2.0 port desktop computer.
1 Other reason to consider the Alienware X51
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this computer was released.
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Socket H3 (LGA 1150), LGA1150
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Memory Clock Speed
2 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive Type
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
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
Windows 8, Windows 8.1
Operating System Language
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Water Cooling System
Audio Output Channel
Compatible Processor Series
Core i3, Core i5, Core i7
Motherboard Form Factor
Processor Special Features
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
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
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