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

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4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.2GHz 8GB Aug 2014
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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... More
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8 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 computer.

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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 typical of many desktop computers of a similar age and type to it.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 2,000 gigabytes, the Alienware X51 R2 has one of the bigger hard drive capacitys amongst PCs of this age. The smallest hard drive capacity of personal computers of this age and type is 320GB, the biggest is 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 800GB.

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

The Alienware X51 R2 has one of the biggest total storage capacitys (2,000 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec computers of this age. Across all the personal computers of this type and age the total storage capacitys range from 32GB to 3.3TB.

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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 personal computers of a comparable type and age to it.

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7.1 Audio Output Channels

The Alienware X51 R2 has a better audio output than most medium processor cores personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years. This desktop computer has a 7.1 audio output channels, whereas most medium processor cores personal computers that were released around the same time as it have a 5.1 audio output channels.

A 7.1 audio output channels is actually the best audio output across all desktop computers that have been available for a comparable time to the X51 R2.

The worst audio output amongst similar types of personal computer is 5.1.

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Has One Cables Included

The Alienware X51 R2 has a greater number of included cables than most comparable spec PCs that were released around the same time as it. This personal computer has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on medium processor cores personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the X51 R2.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This personal computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly supported discrete graphics memory type on comparable spec computers that have been available for a similar time to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Alienware Only Has Unexceptional Reviews for Its Desktop Computers

Average ratings across all Alienware desktop computers are unexceptional, however average ratings across just Alienware's medium processor cores personal computers are good.

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

The Alienware X51 R2 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) (only 1,100 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores personal computers that were launched more than two years ago. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of medium processor cores personal computers that were released more than two years ago is 1,200MHz.

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Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage media on PCs of this age and spec. 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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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of medium processor cores personal computers that came out around the same time as the X51 R2 is 1.4GB. At only 1.024 gigabytes, the Alienware X51 R2 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the X51 R2.

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Only Has One Memory Slots

The number of memory slots found on the Alienware X51 R2 is more than most medium processor cores personal computers that have been around for more than two years. The most frequently found memory slots is 4x DIMM, but this memory slots is not found on this Alienware personal computer. The memory slotss 2x DIMM are also found on this personal computer.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most medium processor cores personal computers that were released more than two years ago 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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Only 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 PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Alienware X51 R2

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Alienware released the X51 R2.

Average Processor Frequency

At 3.2 gigahertz, the Alienware X51 R2 has a relatively average processor frequency compared to most of the other computers that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Alienware X51 R2 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers that came out around the same time as the X51 R2.

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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 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 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
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
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
Bundled Software
Cables Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

(14)
28 August 2015

With a 6th generation Intel chips in tow, the revamped Alienware X51 has all the makings of a petite powerhouse. It's not without its shortcomings, but smart additions, like a M.2 PCIe slot and...

New Skylake processors
Space for SSD
Alienware Graphics Amplifier expansion
Reasonably priced
Small footprint
Proprietary motherboard
Tough to upgrade
Not the most powerful ITX system
No room for expansion
Does not include keyboard or mouse
27 August 2015

With a 6th generation Intel chips in tow, the revamped Alienware X51 has all the makings of a petite powerhouse. It's not without its shortcomings, but smart additions, like a M.2 PCIe slot and...

18 November 2014

The Alienware X51-R2 small-form-factor gaming desktop offers respectable gaming performance at a reasonable price...

Alienware is no stranger to making over the top gaming PCs, and its smallest offering, the X51, continues the trend with bright LEDs and an out-of-this-world looking chassis. The second generation... Read more…

27 August 2014

Chris Burns Here in the late Summer of 2014 we're having a look at a gaming PC from Alienware that's continuing to aim for console-beating power after nearly a year out in the wild. This...

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User Reviews

(5)
Reviewed 9 November 2011 by Kyle

Ok so 40Gb might not be a huge amount of space this day and age but for use as a boot hard disk it's perfect and my system has never been as quick as this before. Fantastic price, fantastic... Read more…

Very good price
Very easy to setup. Attach stand with thumbscrew , connect power cable, keyboard mouse. .. done
Big 1080p touchscreen, it looks like a TV display
Good way of introducing Windows 8 to users
Space saving design and light
Could become sluggish when pushed to its limits. But for the intended use (kids PC) is more than enough
Lack of USB 3.0
I would have liked an HDMI in
1 MP webcam. An extra megapixel would have help a lot
I would gladly pay not to have McAfee (McRappy) bundled
Reviewed 27 March 2015 by Tomh
Tomh would recommend the Alienware X51 R2 (Verified Purchase)

I bought this PC for small games. It outperformed in that area and works pretty stable...

Reviewed 9 March 2015 by Greg
Greg would recommend the Alienware X51 R2 (Verified Purchase)

I bought this PC for my son do Christmas. The video frame rates are outstanding for the price. Very pleased!

Reviewed 7 March 2015 by Jllav
(Verified Purchase)

Great computer for graphics & speed, but it had some issues off the bat. The USBs, DVD and sound system weren't working on day one. A couple of days later the USB worked. The DVD player doesn't... Read more…

Reviewed 14 January 2015 by GAMETIMEFUN
GAMETIMEFUN would recommend the Alienware X51 R2 (Verified Purchase)

My son loves the graphic while playing computer games. Only down fall is that it has froze on start up a few times...

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