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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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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many desktop computers of this age and spec.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

PCs of this type and age have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 500MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,200 megahertz, the Alienware X51 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s amongst similar spec PCs of this age.

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Six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys

The Alienware X51 is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity desktop computer. Most of the other PCs of a similar age and spec to the X51 have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Alienware Personal Computers Have Good Reviews

On average Alienware medium processor cores computers have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all desktop computers manufactured by Alienware.

Very Big Hard Drive Capacity

When compared to other personal computers of a comparable age and type to the X51, the hard drive capacity of the Alienware X51 of 2,000 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Computers that are a similar age to the X51 have hard drive capacitys of between 1GB and 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 920GB.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 2TB hard drive capacity personal computers currently available including the Acer Aspire XC-605 which has better reviews.

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Very Fast Processor Frequency

When compared to other desktop computers that were released more than a year ago that we have assessed, the processor frequency of the Alienware X51 of 3.6 gigahertz is one of the fastest. The average processor frequency of comparable spec PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X51 is 3.1GHz, and the processor frequencys range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz.

If this desktop computer processor frequency is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Apple ME253 (£2,537.72) (3.7GHz).

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 2,000 gigabytes, the Alienware X51 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X51. The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor cores computers that were released one year ago is 4GB, the biggest is 3.6TB, and the average total storage capacity is 820GB.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many personal computers of this type and age.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

With a processor boost frequency of 4 gigahertz, the Alienware X51 has one of the faster processor boost frequencys amongst medium processor cores computers of this age. Across all the desktop computers of this type and age the processor boost frequencys range from 1.8GHz to 4.4GHz.

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

This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many medium processor cores computers that are a similar age to it.

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Eight Processor Threadss

The Alienware X51 has more processor threadss than most of the medium processor cores computers that came out more than a year ago. Most of the desktop computers of a comparable age and type to the X51 only have between four and seven processor threadss, however this personal computer has eight processor threadss.

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7.1 Audio Output Channels

The Alienware X51 has a 7.1 audio output channels which is better than most medium processor cores computers that came out more than a year ago. Most medium processor cores computers that came out around the same time as it have a 5.1 audio output channels. Across all medium processor cores computers that are a similar age to the X51 the audio output ranges from 5.1 to 8.1.

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Light

The lightest PC of this type and age is 38g heavy and the heaviest is 100kg. The Alienware X51 is fairly light (only 5.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other PCs that were launched around the same time as the X51.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This desktop computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly supported discrete graphics memory type on personal computers of a similar type and age to it.

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4 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many comparable spec desktop 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.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This personal computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many computers that came out more than a year ago.

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Only Has One Memory Slots

The Alienware X51 has a greater number of memory slots than most desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to it. The most commonly found memory slots is 4x DIMM, but this memory slots is not found on this personal computer. The memory slotss 2x DIMM are also found on this computer.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most medium processor cores computers that came out around the same time as the X51 have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Alienware X51 which has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Alienware X51

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this Alienware desktop computer was released.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Alienware X51 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that came out around the same time as the X51.

We compared this computer to all the other 8GB memory computers and we think the Lenovo M93p Tower which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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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

pcactual.com Recommended Les Numeriques.com 5 Star computershopper.com Editor's Choice hardwareheaven.com Recommended CNET.co.uk Editor's Choice kitguru.net Worth Buying Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product PC Mag Editor's Choice Digital Versus 5 Star 01net.com 5 Star hothardware.com Editor's Choice tomsguide.com Editor's Choice PC Advisor.co.uk Recommended

Expert Reviews

(62)
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…

6 January 2016

Alienware's latest X51 gaming PC would not look out of place in an office.Yes, it still has the brand's distinctive alien head logo on the front, but the company shows uncharacteristic restraint... Read more…

Stylis, compact design
Strong graphics performance
Relatively affordable
Useful personalization software
Slick, illuminated design
Doesn't support highest-end graphics cards
Not really suitable for more than 1080p
No SSD
High processor temperature
Relatively expensive
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...

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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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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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4 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 3.6GHz 8GB 2TB HDD
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