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Alienware X51 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 8GB 2TB HDD

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 8GB Jul 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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15 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of personal computers of this age and spec is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 640MHz to 1,300MHz. The Alienware X51 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,200 megahertz) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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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 PC. Most of the other 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.

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Very Big Hard Drive Capacity

PCs of this age and spec have hard drive capacity of between 1GB and 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 930GB. The hard drive capacity of the Alienware X51 of 2,000 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst computers that were released one year ago.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of medium processor core personal computers that came out more than a year ago is 3.1GHz. The Alienware X51 has a fairly fast processor clock speed (3.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the X51.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Alienware X51[plb_2790614_price] (4GHz and cheaper).

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The Alienware X51 has a quite big total storage capacity (2,000 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. The smallest total storage capacity of computers of this spec and age is 4GB and the biggest is 3.6TB.

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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 desktop computers of a similar age and spec to it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than a year.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Alienware X51 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (4 gigahertz) amongst computers of this age. The maximum turbo frequencies of medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than a year range from 1.8GHz to 4.4GHz.

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

This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many PCs of this age and spec.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

The Alienware X51 is a six USB 3.0 port PC.

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7.1 Audio Output Channel

This personal computer has a 7.1 audio output channel, which is the most commonly found audio output channel on comparable spec computers that have been around for a similar time to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This PC supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly supported discrete graphics memory type on computers that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Light

The Alienware X51 is fairly light (only 5.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable type and age to the X51. The average weight of similar spec PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X51 is 7.5kg.

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Very Narrow

The widths of personal computers of a similar type and age to the X51 range from 33mm to 510mm, and the average width is 180mm. At only 95 millimeters, the Alienware X51 is quite narrow compared to most of the other computers of a comparable type and age to the X51.

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4 Reasons Against

Alienware PCs Only Have Unexceptional Reviews

We assessed average ratings for each PC manufacturer and found that whilst Alienware has unexceptional average ratings across all computers, Alienware has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core personal computers range.

Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core personal computers that are a similar 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.

We compared all the other HDD desktop computers to this personal computer and we think cheaper PCs such as the HP Z230[plb_2477549_price], the DELL Precision T5810[plb_2518973_price], and the Lenovo H50[plb_2585735_price] is also worth considering.

Personal computers with a faster storage speed that might also be worth considering include the EliteDesk 800 G2 SFF[pl_3070050_price] (SSD), or the ProDesk 600 G2 SFF[pl_3070059_price] (SSD) both from HP or the Lenovo Thinkstation P500[plb_2765683_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 personal computers of a similar spec and age to it. The most commonly 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 computer.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Alienware X51 is a two USB 2.0 port desktop computer. Most of the other computers of this age and type have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Alienware X51

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Alienware released the X51.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Alienware X51 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other PCs of this age and type.

Other 8GB memory desktop computers currently available which you might want to look at include the HP Z230[plb_2477549_price] which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the HP 810-477na[plb_3402544_price] (12GB), the DELL Precision T5810[plb_2518973_price] (16GB), or the Alienware X51[plb_2790614_price] (16GB) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
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
SmartCard Slot
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
Line-in
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Combo Headphone/mic Port
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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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers r23952, r28543, r23945, r28536, r29786, x513979, x513412, d00ar214, x5179822gw8
Barcodes 04053162942349, 05397063523412, 05397063523979, 05397063623945, 05397063623952, 05397063708536, 05397063708543, 05397063709786
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