Excerpt: Alienware has been part of Dell for years now, but keeps designing unique and powerful gaming systems. Take the X51 R2, for example, a very sleek desktop gaming PC that's compact enough for the living room.
Conclusion: The X51 is a beautifully engineered computer that can’t entirely overcome the fundamental challenges all small gaming PCs face. Yes, it’s easy to disassemble; but upgrading is a chore. Yes, it packs incredible hardware in a small profile; but it’s still loud.
Pros: Small, compact chassis, Plenty of connectivity, Components are surprisingly easy to replace, Affordable
Cons: Limited upgradability, Bundled peripherals seem a waste, Loud when gaming
Excerpt: Alienware laptops and PCs are all about style, attitude and gaming firepower -- it comes across in all their products’ design. Past gaming desktops like the Alienware Aurora and Aurora ALX have been huge gaming rigs that were sold at a premium, but Alienware has definitely turned a corner with the...
Pros: Sleek design, form factor, Good hardware, Decent overall performance
Cons: Expensive, Graphics could've been better, Older processor
Conclusion: When rumors of a “Steam Box” hardware spec from Valve kicked up earlier this year, it was suggested that the X51 was designed with that spec in mind. Whether or not those rumors were accurate, it’s easy to see why this new Alienware offering would be connected to them.
Pros: Beautifully compact design, Lots of power for the price, USB 3.0 ports and built-in Wi-Fi beat you to the punch on upgrades, Easy access interior, part-swapping
Cons: Minimally flexible for future upgrades, More complex than a standalone console, Hefty power brick will need to be hidden away under some furniture
Excerpt: It’s been quite a while since I attended my last LAN party, but I was under the impression that most gamers have moved on to laptops like these folks , if for no other reason than to quit it with all the lugging, loading, and hauling of gear.
Pros: Plenty of ports and power for most gaming needs. Super portable: 15 percent the size of a regular Alienware tower. Modular internal design makes replacing or upgrading parts easy. Sturdy build. Reasonably quiet.
Cons: Necessarily limited expansion options: 330-watt power supply and physical issues mean replacing the video card is tricky. Still more expensive than a DIY system. Power brick is the size of a man’s shoe.
Excerpt: The X51 is a compact gaming PC from Dell's premium Alienware brand. It's about the same size as an Xbox Elite, and has a selection of clever features. The slim case is fairly understated as far as Alienware designs go, with just a glowing alien head and LED-lit clear side panels.
Excerpt: В дизайне Alienware X51 присутствуют все характерные черты компьютеров фирмы-производителя: черный цвет корпуса, сочетание резких углов и плавных изгибов. Корпус можно расположить как вертикально, так и горизонтально.