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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This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on personal computers of this age and spec.
Eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The Alienware X51 is a eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port desktop computer.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
Desktop computers of this age and type have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 850MHz and 860,000MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 3,200MHz. At 1,200 megahertz, the Alienware X51 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the X51.
11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This desktop computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on computers of this type and age.
Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity
The hard drive capacity of medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the X51 range from 320GB to 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 800GB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Alienware X51 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X51.
If you would prefer a desktop computer with a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo E32 (£1,666.80) (2TB), or the Alienware X51 (2TB).
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many personal computers of this age and spec.
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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 comparable age and spec to it.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many comparable spec PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.
Six USB 3.0 Ports
Most medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the X51 have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports, including the Alienware X51 which has six USB 3.0 ports.
Eight Processor Threads
The Alienware X51 has more processor threads than most of the personal computers of a comparable type and age to the X51. Most of the computers of a similar type and age to the X51 only have between four and seven processor threads, however this computer has eight processor threads.
Fairly Big L3 Cache
At 8 megabytes, the Alienware X51 has a quite big L3 cache compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that have been around for around the same time as the X51. The smallest L3 cache of medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the X51 is 2MB, the biggest is 10MB, and the average L3 cache is 6.9MB.
7.1 Audio Output Channel
The Alienware X51 has a better audio output than most desktop computers of this spec and age. This Alienware PC has a 7.1 audio output channel, whereas most medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as it have a 5.1 audio output channel.
A 7.1 audio output channel is actually the best audio output amongst all desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the X51.
Amongst similar types of desktop computer the worst audio output is 5.1.
Has One Cable Included
The Alienware X51 has a greater number of included cables than most PCs of a similar spec and age to it. This Alienware desktop computer has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on desktop computers of this spec and age.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this PC is DVD Super Multi DL, which is typical of many similar spec PCs that were released around the same time as it.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This personal computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many computers of this age and type.
The weights of PCs of this spec and age range from 250g to 24kg, and the average weight is 8.2kg. With a weight of only 5.5 kilograms, the Alienware X51 is one of the lighter similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X51 amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.
The average width of medium processor core personal computers that came out more than two years ago is 190mm, and the widths range from 33mm to 490mm. At only 95 millimeters, the Alienware X51 is quite narrow compared to most of the other desktop computers that were released more than two years ago.
4 Reasons Against
Alienware has good reviews for its medium processor core personal computers, however it has unexceptional average reviews when measured across its entire computer range.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on desktop computers that have been available for more than two years. 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.
Very Slow Processor Front Side Bus
The average processor front side bus of computers of a similar type and age to the X51 is 1,300MHz, and the processor front side buses range from 530MHz to 1,600MHz. The Alienware X51 has a quite slow processor front side bus (only 533 megahertz) compared to most of the other personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the X51.
Only Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the Alienware X51 is more than most PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. 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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4 Other reasons to consider the Alienware X51
Released Over Two Years Ago
This PC has been on the market for over two years.
Average Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 3.4 gigahertz, the Alienware X51 has a pretty typical processor clock speed 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.
Average Total Storage Capacity
The Alienware X51 has a relatively average total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable age and type to the X51.
If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Lenovo E32 (£1,666.80) (2TB).
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Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Alienware X51 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers of this type and age.
If you want a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Apple Mac Pro (12GB).
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
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
Memory Clock Speed
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 Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 745
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 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 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Water Cooling System
Audio Output Channel
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 Trusted Execution 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 Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
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Big 1080p touchscreen, it looks like a TV display
Good way of introducing Windows 8 to users
Space saving design and light
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Lack of USB 3.0
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