Good midrange specifications, Suitable for 1080p gaming and VR (GTX 970 model), Slimline desktop chassis design
Compact design increases heat and noise, Relatively expensive
Alienware X51 – Performance The Core i7-6700K processor delivered some excellent results at its default 3.9GHz clock frequency. In Geekbench, the multi-core result of 16,533 still outclasses the older Core i7-4790K at its 4.4GHz Turbo frequency, although...
Slick, illuminated design, Little larger than current consoles, Ample 1080p gaming power, Core i7 processor
Not really suitable for more than 1080p, No SSD, High processor temperature, Relatively expensive
We've not seen a PC this small with this much gaming power before, which makes the latest Alienware the ideal system for sticking beneath a TV – at least until Steam Machines arrive. The price of miniaturisation is high, though; the money spent on the X51...
Compact and sleek design save space in your entertainment environment, New Command Center enhances and customizes your gaming experience, Optional upgrades allow you to achieve the performance you seek, Generous amount of USB ports provide versatility, Fu
The stock model unit may not suit the needs of serious gamers, External power brick is rather large in size, Compact size limits upgrade and expansion options
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 high capacity systems is for more expansion and upgrade space...
Noisy fan during intensive use, Overheating, Entrylevel keyboard and mouse not suited for gaming
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 play your favourite titles without taking up too much spac...
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Published: 2012-06-01, Author: Dave James , review by: techradar.com
Good performance, Small footprint, Well engineered
Very powerful and fast, smallish size, not too pricey,
Gameboy styling isn't for everyone
For a good all-round PC with some serious gaming grunt the Alienware X51 takes some beating. The small form factor means it won't dominate the living room if you're hooking it up to your TV (though it also means it's cramped inside and awkward to modif...
Extremely powerful, Small size means it's easy to fit in your living room, Relatively affordable
Lowpower PSU limits upgrade options, Styling won't appeal to everyone
The Alienware X51 achieves the magic combination of being small yet extremely powerful. If you want a gaming PC that doesn't dominate an entire room but can still chew through the latest titles, the X51 is an excellent choice....
Published: 2012-04-01, Author: Peter Dreyer , review by: T3.com
Superb value, Small footprint, Phenomally powerful
Tricky to upgrade, Still pricier than a console,
For £899 at the top of the range, the Alienware X51 is packed to the gunnels with power and a gaming PC of this size and power for this price is astounding. Unfortunately, that still doesn’t hide the fact that the Xbox 360 and PS3 are now cheaper than