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Alienware X51 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.4GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.4GHz 8GB Jan 2014
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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... More
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19 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many computers that have been on the market for more than two years.

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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.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of similar spec computers that were launched more than two years ago is 850MHz and the fastest is 860,000MHz. At 1,200 megahertz, the Alienware X51 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other PCs that are a similar age to the X51.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of desktop computers of this spec and age is 1.4GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 1.74 gigabytes, the Alienware X51 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst similar spec computers of this age.

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11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This PC supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The Alienware X51 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The average hard drive capacity of comparable spec PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 800GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 320GB to 3TB.

If this personal computer hard drive capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo P300 Tower[plb_2501444_price] (2TB), or the Alienware X51[plb_2502156_price] (2TB).

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of desktop computers of this spec and age is 710GB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Alienware X51 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the X51.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo P300 Tower[plb_2501444_price] (2TB).

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to it.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many computers that have been on the market for more than two years.

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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 the most commonly found cabling technology on desktop computers that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

The Alienware X51 is a six USB 3.0 port PC. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the X51 have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Alienware X51 is a eight processor thread computer.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The Alienware X51 has one of the bigger processor caches (8 megabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. Across all the personal computers of a comparable type and age to the X51 the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 10MB.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.9 gigahertz, the Alienware X51 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. Across all the similar spec personal computers that came out around the same time as the X51 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 4.4GHz.

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7.1 Audio Output Channel

The Alienware X51 has a 7.1 audio output channel which is better than most medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than two years ago. Most desktop computers of this type and age have a 5.1 audio output channel.

This computer's audio output (7.1) is actually the best audio output across all PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

A 5.1 audio output channel is the worst audio output amongst comparable types of computer.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this computer is DVD Super Multi DL, which is the most commonly found optical drive type on computers of a similar type and age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

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

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Light

At only 5.5 kilograms, the Alienware X51 is quite light compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that came out more than two years ago. The average weight of medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the X51 is 8.2kg, and the weights range from 250g to 24kg.

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Very Narrow

The narrowest medium processor core desktop computer that was released around the same time as the X51 is 33mm wide and the widest is 490mm. At only 95 millimeters, the Alienware X51 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the X51.

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5 Reasons Against

Alienware Only Has Unexceptional Reviews for Its Desktop Computers

Whilst Alienware is one of the ok personal computer brands according to average expert and user reviews, Alienware has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core personal computers.

Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is typical of many similar spec PCs that were released more than two years ago. 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.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The Alienware X51 has a greater number of memory slots than most desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to 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

The Alienware X51 is a two USB 2.0 port personal computer.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the X51 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 32GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the Alienware X51 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Alienware X51

Released Over Two Years Ago

Alienware released the X51 over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 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 came out around the same time as the X51.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Alienware X51 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than two years ago.

If this personal computer internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Apple Mac Pro[plb_3816853_price] (12GB).

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Specification

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
L3 Cache
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
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
Processor Series
Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
QPI Link
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Non-ECC Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Wake-On-LAN Ready
WiFi Standard
WiFi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Line-Out Port
Line-In Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
Case Colour
Water Cooling System
Performance
Password Protection
Audio Output Channel
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
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
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel Insider
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)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Scalability
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
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature Range
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Software Driver Included
Manual
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

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 dell ax51r33011, alienware win10, alienware win10b, dell ax51r33011b, dell ax51r33011bl, alienware win10bl, alienware win10bla, dell ax51r33011blk, alienware win10blac, alienware ax51r36310, alienware win10black, alienware ax51r36310b, alienware ax51r36310bl, alienware ax51r36310blk, alienware alienwarex51r304, alienware alienwarex51r304s, alienware alienwarex51r304sa
Barcodes 00001474426912, 00750253256937, 00750253271572, 00884116119050, 00884116205920, 00884116217114

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