Summary: Bought this as a gift for my son. He loves it so far. However, be for warned, the Alien command center that allows you to make changes to the look of the color, and what makes the keyboard backlit is not compatible with Windows 8 software. You are out of luck on this feature, unless Dell comes up with a fix. According to the Dell websites, not any time soon. Otherwise response times for online gaming appears to be good.
Summary: Besides looking absolutely awesome, this computer is my dream computer come true. It runs super quiet, fast, the graphics are amazing, the loading times are close to none...I just am in love with this machine!
Summary: I have purchased three different X51s. One R1 for me and one for my dad. And I upgraded to the X51 R2, and passed off the R1 to a friend. They have all been very good gaming systems. I prefer NVidia cards, with the GeForce Experience. I was able to upgrade the R1s video cards with no troubles at all. They both had the OEM 555, and I added 660's to those systems. I have not needed to upgrade the 670 to 760i in the R2.
Summary: This is my first Alien and I will never buy anything else ever again. The X51 is awesome in performance and totally affordable for a serious gamer. I would recommend an Alien to all my gaming friends. I truly love this machine!
Summary: I do love my new system. It goes beyond a normal PC. The speed of the the system is wonderfull. Plus the extra options of changing little things like the color of the case or keyborad is just a fun touch.
Summary: I have had my Alienware x51 I3 processor version desktop for two weeks now and I absolutely love it. I have the lowest grade x51 and it runs everything from Netflix to hardcore games very smoothly. I play World Of Warcraft, Steam games including Dota 2, Ghost Recon, Team Fortress 2 and many more, in ultra settings. I have also run MW3 and many high paced action games in ultra setting and it runs them perfectly.
Summary: This product is great! Not only does this pc specialize in gaming but it's still great for your other needs, like word document looking up on the internet, and other things! I recommend this to anyone who is in need of a computer that specializes in gaming. It was definitely worth the money!