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...
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Six USB 3.0 Ports
The Alienware X51 is a six USB 3.0 port desktop computer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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).
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.
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.
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.
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
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 Size
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
AMD Radeon R9 270
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
Desktop, Small Desktop
Horizontal, Vertical, Horizontal/Vertical
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 Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
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
I would have liked an HDMI in
1 MP webcam. An extra megapixel would have help a lot
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