Wednesday, January 18th 2012

Alienware Launches X51 Ultra-Compact Gaming Desktop

If gaming-console manufacturers want to stifle innovation in the gaming industry with old, archaic hardware, it's time for game PC vendors to do something to woo the console crowd. Dell's flagship gaming PC brand, Alienware, announced the X51, a gaming desktop built around the size of a typical gaming console, but packing today's computing technologies that PC gamers have access to. It starts at US $699. Its chassis measures 343 x 95 x 318 mm (HxWxD), and can be oriented vertically, or horizontally. It features cutting-edge styling by Alienware with dashes of piano black, matte black, and lime. Its front features audio, USB ports, and a slot-in DVD-RW / Blu-ray ROM (optional).

The $699 base model is driven by an Intel Core i3 dual-core processor, though more powerful Core i5 and Core i7 processors can be opted for. Graphics is handled by NVIDIA GeForce GT 545, though GT 555 can be opted for. 4 GB of dual-channel DDR3 memory comes standard, up to 8 GB can be opted for. 1 TB 7200rpm HDD storage comes out of the box, faster SSDs can be opted for. Connectivity includes 7.1-channel HD audio with Waves MAXX Audio Software, gigabit Ethernet, Wireless b/g/n, optical and coaxial SPDIF audio outputs. The graphics card gives out HDMI and DVI outputs. Yes, it can run Crysis.
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30 Comments on Alienware Launches X51 Ultra-Compact Gaming Desktop

Animalpak, post: 2520133"
this makes my PC look like an old car to be scrapped ....

buy this little box and you play everything you want without spending all the money I've spent over the years to keep updated mine ...

What a damn
Dude your PC is way better. I trust you are being sarcastic!
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~Technological Technocrat~
badtaylorx, post: 2519997"
dont knock it.....either recommend it or help 'em build their own....
I choose neither - I tell him I WILL BUILD IT and make about 20-30% Profit depending who it is im building the machine for and how he wants it If he wants a laser cut design on the side panel - that is an option but comes with a price as i need to outsource the work...friends and family are either totally free or cheaper rates depending what needs doing
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This ones better imo:

Strap it with a 7970, and its way much faster and compact at the same time.
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I wish a case manufacturer would adopt that form factor.
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where the hell are my stars
Looks like a shitty slim dell with a black faceplate...
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