Pros

  • Small, tinkerer-friendly chassis
  • Category-leading performance

Cons

  • Ultimately limited upgrade options

At A Glance

The Alienware X51 proves that big things can come in small packages, offering excellent gaming performance in a slim chassis.

Manufacturer’s Description

Unleash your inner hero with Alienware X51. This powerful, desktop delivers an immersive HD gaming experience so you can meet any challenge. Alienware X51 offers powerful digital entertainment, customization options and upgradeability in a size designed to fit any space. Alienware X51 is a system that's ready to help you face the challenge.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number DPCWXN2
Processor
Processor type Intel Core i5
Processor speed 3.0 MHz
Cache size 6.144 KB
Processor count 1
Display
Included monitor No
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Secondary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GeForce
Number of Graphic Cards included 1.0
Video Bus PCI
Storage
Drive size 1000.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Drive type Hard Disk Drive
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • DVI (dual link)
  • HDMI
Memory
Memory size 8192.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1333.0 MHz
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Other Features
Devices Keyboard

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 147.0
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 165.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 327.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 165.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 285.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 284.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 214.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 152.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 249.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 164.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 187.0
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1024x768 222.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1680x1050 193.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1920x1200 163.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 2560x1600 102.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1024x768 140.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1680x1050 140.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1920x1200 126.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 2560x1600 85.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 112.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1680x1050 75.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1920x1200 63.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 2560x1600 42.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 143.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1680x1050 125.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1920x1200 104.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 2560x1600 76.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 124.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1680x1050 79.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1920x1200 67.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 2560x1600 43.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 145.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1680x1050 143.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1920x1200 131.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 2560x1600 80.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 38.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 39.1   Frames per second (higher is better)