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Alienware X51 R2

Alienware X51 R2 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.2GHz 8GB 2TB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.2GHz 8GB May 2015
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All the power you want in any room you choose. Connect to your monitor or big screen TV and enjoy full PC gaming performance. Whether you choose to display your Alienware X51 vertically on your... More
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11 Reasons For

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

The Alienware X51 R2 is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity desktop computer. Most of the other PCs that came out around the same time as the X51 R2 have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The Alienware X51 R2 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memorys (4,096 gigabytes) amongst desktop computers of this age. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor cores personal computers that were released around the same time as the X51 R2 is 1.3TB, and the discrete graphics adapter memorys range from 1GB to 8.2TB.

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Very Big Hard Drive Capacity

When compared to other medium processor cores personal computers that came out around the same time as the X51 R2, the Alienware X51 R2's hard drive capacity of 2,000 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Across all the PCs that came out around the same time as the X51 R2 the hard drive capacitys range from 1GB to 3TB.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The Alienware X51 R2 has a fairly big total storage capacity (2,000 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the X51 R2. The average total storage capacity of comparable spec computers that were released around the same time as the X51 R2 is 810GB.

If you want a PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the DELL 8900 (2TB) which is also higher rated.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many computers that came out more than a year ago.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many comparable spec personal computers that have been available for more than a year.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

Most PCs of a similar spec and age to the X51 R2 have between one and seven USB 3.0 ports, including the Alienware X51 R2 which has six USB 3.0 ports.

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Three Number of Storage Drives Supporteds

Most personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the X51 R2 have between 1 and 499 number of storage drives supporteds, including the Alienware X51 R2 which has three number of storage drives supporteds.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 4,096 megabytes, the Alienware X51 R2 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X51 R2. Across all the medium processor cores personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the X51 R2 the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 4.9MB to 8.2GB.

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Light

With a weight of only 5.5 kilograms, the Alienware X51 R2 is one of the lighter computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X51 R2 amongst comparable spec personal computers of this age. Medium processor cores personal computers that are a comparable age to the X51 R2 have weights of between 38g and 100kg.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This computer supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many personal computers of this spec and age.

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14 Reasons Against

Alienware Only Has Unexceptional PC Reviews

We looked at average ratings for each desktop computer brand and found that whilst Alienware has unexceptional average reviews across all computers, Alienware has good reviews specifically for its medium processor cores personal computers.

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

Across all the PCs that have been around for more than a year the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 500MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz. The Alienware X51 R2 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s (only 1,100 megahertz) amongst similar spec desktop computers of this age.

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Quite Slow Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)

The memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s of medium processor cores personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the X51 R2 range from 10GB/s to 68GB/s. With a memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) of only 25.6 gigabytes per second, the Alienware X51 R2 has a quite slow memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the X51 R2.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the personal computers of this age and spec the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 770GB. The Alienware X51 R2 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors (only 32 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores personal computers of this age.

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Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is typical of many medium processor cores personal computers that were launched around the same time as 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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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor

The Alienware X51 R2 has a fairly slow memory clock speeds supported by processor (only 1,333 megahertz) compared to most of the other desktop computers that are a similar age to the X51 R2. Medium processor cores personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the X51 R2 have memory clock speeds supported by processors of between 800MHz and 2,200MHz, and the average memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,500MHz.

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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 medium processor cores personal computers that have been available for more than a year.

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Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other PCs of this age and type that we have assessed, the maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of the Alienware X51 R2 of only 1.024 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of similar spec PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X51 R2 range from 1GB to 64GB.

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Only Has One Memory Slots

The Alienware X51 R2 has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor cores personal computers that were released around the same time as it. The most frequently found memory slots is 4x DIMM, but this memory slots is not found on this Alienware desktop computer. The memory slotss 2x DIMM are also found on this desktop computer.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most personal computers that have been on the market for more than a year have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Alienware X51 R2 which has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 16 gigabytes, the Alienware X51 R2 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other PCs that were released around the same time as the X51 R2. Across all the personal computers of a similar type and age to the X51 R2 the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 33GB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The Alienware X51 R2 has a fairly slow memory clock speed (only 1,600 megahertz) compared to most of the other desktop computers of this type and age. The slowest memory clock speed of medium processor cores personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the X51 R2 is 1,000MHz, the fastest is 2,400MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,800MHz.

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Very Low System Bus Rate

The Alienware X51 R2 has one of the lower system bus rates (only 5 Gigatransfers per second) amongst medium processor cores personal computers of this age. Across all the PCs of this type and age the system bus rates range from 5GT/s to 8GT/s, and the average system bus rate is 6.2GT/s.

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Only Four Processor Threadss

Most comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to the X51 R2 have between four and seven processor threadss, including the Alienware X51 R2 which has four processor threadss.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Alienware X51 R2

Released Over a Year Ago

This desktop computer has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 3.2 gigahertz, the Alienware X51 R2 has a pretty average processor frequency compared to most of the other personal computers that were released around the same time as the X51 R2.

If this medium processor cores desktop computer processor frequency is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP Z240 (£1,210.80) (3.3GHz).

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Alienware X51 R2 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and spec.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Asus M52AD (12GB and higher rated).

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
System Bus Rate
Processor Cache Level
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 Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Number of Storage Drives Supported
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Optical Drive
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters
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 (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
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
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 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Design
Placement Supported
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
Password Protection
Audio Output Channels
Audio System
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
Embedded Options Available
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
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 (T-T)
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Drivers Included
Manual
Cables Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

Brochures and Manuals

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Two More USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys
32GB Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
42% Bigger Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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