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...
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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many personal computers that have been around for more than a year.
Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of personal computers that were released more than a year ago is 700MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of the Alienware X51 of 1,250 megahertz is one of the fastest amongst medium processor core computers that were launched around the same time as the X51.
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 PC. Most of the other computers of a similar age and spec to the X51 have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Very Fast Processor Clock Speed
The slowest processor clock speed of similar spec desktop computers that have been available for a comparable time to the X51 is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 4GHz. At 4 gigahertz, the Alienware X51 has a very fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the X51.
Very Big Hard Drive Capacity
Across all the medium processor core computers that have been available for more than a year the hard drive capacity range from 1GB to 3TB. The Alienware X51 has one of the biggest hard drive capacity (2,000 gigabytes) amongst similar spec personal computers of this age.
There are a number of alternative 2TB hard drive capacity PCs currently available which you might also want to consider including cheaper computers such as the Lenovo H50, or the DELL XPS 8700.
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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity
At 2,000 gigabytes, the Alienware X51 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as the X51. Across all the similar spec personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the X51 the total storage capacity range from 4GB to 3.6TB.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2TB total storage capacity desktop computers currently available including cheaper personal computers such as the Lenovo H50, or the Asus M52AD.
Quite Big Internal Memory
Across all the medium processor core computers that were launched around the same time as the X51 the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB, and the average internal memory is 7.8GB. With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Alienware X51 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X51.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 16GB memory computers currently available including cheaper desktop computers such as the DELL XPS 8700.
Alienware Computers Have Good Reviews
Alienware has good average ratings for its medium processor core computers as well as across its entire computer range compared to other brands.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many desktop computers that were released more than a year ago.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This desktop computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many personal computers of this spec and age.
Supports One Case Placement
The number of placements supported by the Alienware X51 is more than most personal computers that have been available for more than a year. The most commonly supported case placement is Vertical, but this case placement is not supported by this computer. The case placements Horizontal are also supported by this Alienware personal computer.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many desktop computers of a comparable type and age to it.
Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
The slowest maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core computers that were released around the same time as the X51 is 1.8GHz and the fastest is 4.4GHz. The Alienware X51 has one of the fastest maximum turbo frequencies (4.4 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core computers of this age.
Six USB 3.0 Ports
The Alienware X51 is a six USB 3.0 port PC. Most of the other medium processor core computers that have been available for a comparable time to the X51 have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports.
Eight Processor Threads
Most of the other computers of this age and type only have between four and seven processor threads, however the Alienware X51 has eight processor threads.
Fairly Big Processor Cache
The smallest processor cache of medium processor core computers that have been on the market for more than a year is 2MB and the biggest is 10MB. At 8 megabytes, the Alienware X51 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other computers of this type and age.
7.1 Audio Output Channel
The Alienware X51 has a 7.1 audio output channel which is better than most medium processor core computers that are a comparable age to it. Most personal computers of a similar age and spec to it have a 5.1 audio output channel.
This desktop computer's audio output (7.1) is actually the best audio output amongst all PCs of a similar type and age to the X51.
A 5.1 audio output channel is the worst audio output amongst similar types of desktop computer.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This personal computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly supported discrete graphics memory type on similar spec desktop computers that came out around the same time as it.
Across all the computers that were released more than a year ago the weights range from 38g to 23kg. The Alienware X51 is quite light (only 5.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that were launched around the same time as the X51.
At only 95 millimeters, the Alienware X51 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the X51. Medium processor core computers that are a similar age to the X51 have widths of between 33mm and 510mm, and the average width is 190mm.
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Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on comparable spec personal computers that have been available for a similar time 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.
If the storage speed of this desktop computer is too slow for you then you might want to consider the ProDesk 600 G2 Mini (SSD and cheaper), or the ProDesk 600 G2 (SSD and cheaper) both from HP.
Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This desktop computer supports a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on computers of this age and spec.
Only Two USB 2.0 Ports
The Alienware X51 is a two USB 2.0 port desktop computer.
Only Has One Memory Slot
The Alienware X51 has a greater number of memory slots than most computers that have been available 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 personal computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this Alienware personal computer.
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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of comparable spec desktop computers that have been on the market for more than a year is 1GB, the biggest is 64GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 2.8GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.024 gigabytes, the Alienware X51 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst comparable spec PCs of this age.
Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
The average discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core computers that were released more than a year ago is 2.9GB. The Alienware X51 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory (only 2,048 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as the X51.
1 Other reason to consider the Alienware X51
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when Alienware released the X51.
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
Conflict Free 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
Smart Cache, L3
Memory Clock Speed
2 x 8
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
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 760, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 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
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in 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
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power Supply Input Voltage
100 - 240
Power Supply Input Frequency
50 - 60
Weight & Dimensions
Storage Temperature Range
-10 - 45
-15.2 - 10668
-15.2 - 3048
Relative Humidity Operating Range
20 - 80
Operating Temperature Range
10 - 35
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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