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

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 4GHz 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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19 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on personal computers that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

When compared to other personal computers of this spec and age that we have checked the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of, the Alienware X51's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,250 megahertz is one of the fastest. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X51 is 640MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.

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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.

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Alienware Has Good Computer Reviews

Alienware has good average ratings for its medium processor core PCs as well as across its entire computer range compared to other brands.

Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

When compared to other personal computers of this spec and age that we have checked, the processor clock speed of the Alienware X51 of 4 gigahertz is one of the fastest. Across all the personal computers that were launched around the same time as the X51 the processor clock speeds range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The Alienware X51 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (2,000 gigabytes) amongst PCs of this age. Medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X51 have hard drive capacity of between 1GB and 3TB.

We compared all the other 2TB hard drive capacity computers to this PC and we think the Alienware X51 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of medium processor core PCs that came out around the same time as the X51 range from 4GB to 3.6TB, and the average total storage capacity is 820GB. The Alienware X51 has one of the bigger total storage capacity (2,000 gigabytes) amongst personal computers of this age.

We compared all the other 2TB total storage capacity PCs to this desktop computer and we think because of it's better review score, the Alienware X51 is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of similar spec personal computers that have been around for more than a year is 2GB and the biggest is 64GB. The Alienware X51 has one of the bigger internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst computers of this age.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many computers that have been available for more than a year.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the medium processor core PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X51 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 4.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz. The Alienware X51 has one of the fastest maximum turbo frequencies (4.4 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core PCs of this age.

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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 PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

The Alienware X51 is a six USB 3.0 port computer. Most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X51 have between one and seven USB 3.0 ports.

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Eight Processor Threads

Most of the other comparable spec PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X51 only have between four and seven processor threads, however the Alienware X51 has eight processor threads.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Medium processor core PCs that have been available for more than a year have processor caches of between 2MB and 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.6MB. The Alienware X51 has a fairly big processor cache (8 megabytes) compared to most of the other PCs that are a comparable age to the X51.

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7.1 Audio Output Channel

The Alienware X51 has a 7.1 audio output channel which is better than most comparable spec desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as it. Most comparable spec personal computers that were released one year ago have a 5.1 audio output channel. Across all computers of this type and age the best audio output is 8.1 and the worst is 5.1.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

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

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Light

The lightest desktop computer of a comparable age and type to the X51 is 38g heavy, the heaviest is 100kg, and the average weight is 7.7kg. The Alienware X51 is fairly light (only 5.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec computers that have been around for around the same time as the X51.

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Very Narrow

The Alienware X51 is quite narrow (only 95 millimeters) compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable type and age to the X51. Personal computers that came out around the same time as the X51 have widths of between 33mm and 510mm.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

The slowest max memory bandwidth supported processor of medium processor core PCs that have been around for more than a year is 10GB/s, the fastest is 68GB/s, and the average max memory bandwidth supported processor is 29GB/s. The Alienware X51 has one of the slower max memory bandwidth supported processor (only 25.6 gigabytes per second) amongst computers of this age.

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Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The max internal memory supported processors of similar spec computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X51 range from 2GB to 770GB. The Alienware X51 has a quite small max internal memory supported processor (only 32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable age and type to the X51.

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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 PCs that have been around for 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.

We compared this PC to all the other HDD desktop computers and we think the HP Z230, and the DELL Precision T1700 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If the storage speed of this medium processor core personal computer is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the ProDesk 600 G2 MT (SSD), or the ProDesk 600 G2 SFF ($903.10) (SSD) both from HP or the Fujitsu Celsius W530 (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This computer supports a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many desktop computers that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The Alienware X51 has a greater number of memory slots than most computers of this age and spec. 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 personal computer.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most similar spec desktop computers that have been around for a comparable time to the X51 have between one 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

With a maximum internal memory of only 16 gigabytes, the Alienware X51 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory of computers that have been available for a comparable time to the X51 is 32GB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The Alienware X51 has one of the slower memory clock speeds (only 1,600 megahertz) amongst similar spec PCs of this age. Across all the comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to the X51 the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 2,400MHz.

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1 Other reason to consider the Alienware X51

Released Over a Year Ago

This computer has been on the market for over a year.

Specification

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Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
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Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
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
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 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
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Execution Unit
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
Operating System Language
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Bluetooth Version
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
Compatible Processor Series
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Idle States
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Instruction Set
Processor Code
Scalability
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology 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
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Display Included
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

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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...

Tomsguide.com

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

Manufacturer Part Numbers r29793, alienware awx510830, alienware awx510830b, alienware awx510830bl, alienware awx510830blk
Barcodes 05397063709793, 05397063840830
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