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Alienware X51 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 8GB Jun 2015
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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... More
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16 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many desktop computers that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the X51 range from 640MHz to 1,300MHz. At 1,200 megahertz, the Alienware X51 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released one year ago.

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Six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to 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.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The Alienware X51 has a quite fast processor clock speed (3.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and spec. The processor clock speeds of medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the X51 range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on comparable spec personal computers that came out around the same time as it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the X51 is 3.6GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 4.4GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 4 gigahertz, the Alienware X51 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the X51.

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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology

This desktop computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many comparable spec desktop computers that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

The Alienware X51 is a six USB 3.0 port desktop computer.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Alienware X51 has more processor threads than most of the PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X51. Most of the desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the X51 only have between four and seven processor threads, however this desktop computer has eight processor threads.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

At 8 megabytes, the Alienware X51 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other computers of this spec and age. Across all the comparable spec desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the X51 the processor caches range from 2MB to 10MB.

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7.1 Audio Output Channel

This desktop computer has a 7.1 audio output channel, which is the most commonly found audio output channel on computers of this spec and age.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this personal computer is DVD Super Multi DL, which is the most frequently found optical drive type on desktop computers of this age and type.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This desktop computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many personal computers of this spec and age.

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Light

With a weight of only 5.5 kilograms, the Alienware X51 is fairly light compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and type. Across all the comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to the X51 the weights range from 38g to 100kg.

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Very Narrow

Desktop computers that came out more than a year ago have widths of between 33mm and 510mm, and the average width is 180mm. The Alienware X51 is one of the narrower medium processor core personal computers that were released one year ago (only 95 millimeters) amongst computers of this age.

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4 Reasons Against

Alienware Only Has Unexceptional Reviews for Its Computers

Alienware has good reviews for its medium processor core personal computers, however it has unexceptional average reviews when measured across its entire desktop computer range.

Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on PCs of a comparable age and type 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 medium processor core desktop computer is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Mini[plb_3078512_price] (SSD).

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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 came out more than a year ago. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this desktop computer.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Alienware X51 is a two USB 2.0 port computer.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Alienware X51

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Average Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Alienware X51 has a relatively typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the X51.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Alienware X51 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other computers of this spec and age.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 1TB total storage capacity desktop computers currently available including because of it's better review score, the Acer Aspire XC-703[plb_2701628_price].

Computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Asus G20AJ[plb_2976890_price] (1TB).

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Average Internal Memory

The Alienware X51 has a fairly typical internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the X51.

We compared all the other 8GB memory desktop computers to this PC and we think the Acer Aspire XC-703[plb_2701628_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a personal computer with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Asus M52AD[plb_3102529_price] (12GB) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Processor
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Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
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System Bus Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)
Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
Memory Types Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Stepping
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Non-ECC
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
Operating System Language
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
Line-in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
Password Protection
Audio Output Channels
Audio System
Compatible Processor Series
Motherboard Form Factor
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Execute Disable Bit
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel® Smart Cache
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 (T-T)
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Drivers Included
Manual
Bundled Software
Cables Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

13 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(61)
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…

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...

23 May 2014

The Alienware X51 is a small, powerful gaming PC. It tends to get rather loud and toasty and the keyboard and mouse could have been better suited for gaming purposes, but it's still a great way to...

Digital Versus

23 August 2013

Alienware's updated X51 delivers good performance in a compact package, thanks to a new Intel CPU and a solid Nvidia graphics card. But competing systems offer better design and higher-end...

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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

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