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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 comparable spec PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.
Eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Most PCs of this age and spec have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Alienware X51 which has eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The Alienware X51 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,200 megahertz) compared to most of the other computers of a comparable age and spec to the X51. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of PCs of this age and type is 850MHz, the fastest is 860,000MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 3,200MHz.
Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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 medium processor core personal computers of this age. Desktop computers of this spec and age have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1GB and 2GB.
11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many computers of this spec and age.
Very Big Hard Drive Capacity
The Alienware X51 has one of the biggest hard drive capacity (2,000 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec computers of this age. Across all the desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the X51 the hard drive capacity range from 320GB to 3TB.
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Very Big Total Storage Capacity
Medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than two years have total storage capacity of between 32GB and 3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 710GB. With a total storage capacity of 2,000 gigabytes, the Alienware X51's total storage capacity is one of the biggest amongst PCs of this age and type.
Fairly Big Internal Memory
The average internal memory of medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than two years is 7.5GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Alienware X51 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.
We compared all the other 8GB memory desktop computers to this PC and we think the HP Z420[plb_2176834_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.
If this medium processor core desktop computer internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP Z230[plb_2252581_price] (16GB).
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as it.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on personal computers that were launched more than two years ago.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most commonly found cabling technology on desktop computers of a comparable age and type to it.
Eight USB 3.0 Ports
Most medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the X51 have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports, including the Alienware X51 which has eight USB 3.0 ports.
Eight Processor Threads
The Alienware X51 is a eight processor thread personal computer.
Quite Big Processor Cache
With a processor cache of 8 megabytes, the Alienware X51 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The processor caches of medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago range from 0.51MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.8MB.
7.1 Audio Output Channel
The Alienware X51 has a better audio output than most personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This desktop computer has a 7.1 audio output channel, whereas most computers of this type and age have a 5.1 audio output channel.
This desktop computer's audio output (7.1) is in fact the best audio output across all similar spec computers that were released more than two years ago.
A 5.1 audio output channel is the worst audio output across similar types of desktop computer.
Quite Big L3 Cache
The L3 caches of PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X51 range from 2MB to 10MB, and the average L3 cache is 6.9MB. At 8 megabytes, the Alienware X51 has a fairly big L3 cache compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar spec and age to the X51.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This personal computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many PCs of this spec and age.
With a weight of only 5.5 kilograms, the Alienware X51 is one of the lighter computers of this age and spec amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The lightest medium processor core desktop computer that was launched around the same time as the X51 is 250g heavy and the heaviest is 24kg.
At only 95 millimeters, the Alienware X51 is quite narrow compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar type and age to the X51. The widths of computers of a similar age and spec to the X51 range from 33mm to 490mm, and the average width is 190mm.
4 Reasons Against
Whilst Alienware is one of the unremarkable personal computer manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, Alienware has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core personal computers range.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many similar spec PCs that are a comparable 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 desktop computers currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper personal computers such as the HP Z420[plb_2176834_price], or the Lenovo ThinkCentre E73[plb_2338866_price].
Only Has One Memory Slot
The Alienware X51 has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this Alienware personal computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this personal computer.
Only Two USB 2.0 Ports
Most desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the X51 have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports, including the Alienware X51 which has two USB 2.0 ports.
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2 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 fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that came out more than two years ago.
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
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
2 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
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 Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 Ti
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 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Horizontal, Vertical, Horizontal/Vertical
Water Cooling System
Audio Output Channel
Motherboard Form Factor
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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