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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The X51 is one the best selling desktop computer currently available for purchase.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on desktop computers of a similar type and age to it.
Six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Most medium processor core personal computers that were released more than a year ago 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.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as it.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on 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 typical of many medium processor core personal computers 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 comparable spec computers that came out more than a year ago have between one and seven USB 3.0 ports.
7.1 Audio Output Channel
This personal computer has a 7.1 audio output channel, which is typical of many computers that have been around for around the same time as it.
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 PCs that have been around for more than a year.
With a weight of only 5.5 kilograms, the Alienware X51 is one of the lighter computers of a similar age and type to the X51 amongst comparable spec PCs of this age. Across all the personal computers of this age and spec the weights range from 38g to 100kg.
The narrowest PC of this spec and age is 33mm wide and the widest is 510mm. The Alienware X51 is quite narrow (only 95 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the X51.
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Alienware PCs Only Have Unexceptional Reviews
Average reviews across all Alienware computers are unexceptional, however average reviews across just Alienware's medium processor core personal computers are good.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many personal computers of a comparable type and age 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.
There are a number of alternative HDD computers currently available which you might also want to consider including the Fujitsu Esprimo E920 which is cheaper.
If the storage speed of this computer is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the HP ProDesk 600 G2 Mini (SSD), or the DELL 7040 (SSD) which is also cheaper.
Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed
When compared to other desktop computers of this type and age that we have checked the hard drive speed of, the Alienware X51's hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute is one of the slowest. Across all the medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the X51 the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 7,100 RPM.
Only Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the Alienware X51 is more than most medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as it. The most commonly 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 desktop computer.
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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports
Most PCs of this age and spec have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports, including the Alienware X51 which has two USB 2.0 ports.
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Released Over a Year Ago
This personal computer has been on the market for over a year.
Average Processor Clock Speed
The Alienware X51 has a pretty standard processor clock speed (3.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the X51.
If this Alienware desktop computer processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the HP Z240 (3.3GHz and cheaper).
Average Hard Drive Capacity
With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Alienware X51 has a fairly standard hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the X51.
If you would prefer a computer with a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo H50 (2TB), or the Acer Aspire X3-710 (2TB) which is also cheaper.
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Average Total Storage Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the Alienware X51 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released more than a year ago.
If this personal computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo H50 (2TB) which is also cheaper.
Average Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the Alienware X51 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than a year.
Personal computers with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the Acer Aspire X3-710 (12GB and cheaper), or the HP 800 G2 (16GB and cheaper).
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