Alienware X51: Big things in a small package

By Shem Pennant,

There are some people to whom gaming is not just a game. You know who you are. And you know deep down that it’s *just* a game right? You can have a really engaging round of tiddlywinks if you have the right people. I know you’re shaking your head in disgust so I’ll tell what you want to hear. If you crave power, performance and dizzyingly high framerates from your gaming “rig” and are not fooled by the so called charms of the outside world then you will want an Alienware system atop your desk. But despite all the elxir, gamers are getting older and having to think about things like clutter in the living room. Whilst they might crave a “beast” compromises with the other half have to me made. And for these people Alienware are proud to present the Alienware X51 – a comparatively dinky high-end performance rig for PC gaming.

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The Alienware X51 is Dell smallest gaming desktop ever and crams 1080p high definition and 3D gaming into a new, smaller chassis so that at the flick of a switch, nearly any living space, from the living room to the dorm room, turns into an entertainment and gaming mecca.

The Alienware X51 allows us to bring the exciting nature of high-definition, immersive gaming within reach of more gamers than ever before. With the X51, we’ve expanded our gaming desktop offering to cater to all gamers in addition to our core enthusiast and competitive gamers. Now everyone can enjoy the latest games on a sleek, powerful, compact and customisable system. The X51 desktop delivers an incredible feature set for its size and price.
Arthur Lewis, vice-president, Alienware and Product Management for Consumer, Small and Medium Business.

So what’s inside? The Alienware X51 features powerful 2nd generation Intel Core i processors, NVIDIA GeForce GT or optional GTX class graphics cards for intense gaming performance, Wireless-N technology for easy Internet access, HDMI 1.4 for connecting to 3D TVs and watching 3D Blu-ray movies (optional extra obviously), two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports for fast data transfer, High-Definition 7.1 Performance Audio and GDDR5 graphics memory.

At its entry-level configuration with a Core i3 processor, 4GB memory , 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 545 graphics, and a 1TB 7,200rpm hard drive, the X51 clocks in qt at £699 including VAT and delivery.