Plenty of ports.
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.
Category leading performance.
USB 3,0 ports.
HDMI video output.
Up to three monitor support.
330watt 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 manís shoe.
Ultimately limited upgrade options.
Some fan noise.
Blu-ray drive is a $100 extra.
By Computer Shopper on August 23, 2013
Alienware's updated X51 delivers good performance in a compact package, thanks to a new Intel CPU and a solid Nvidia graphics card. But competing systems offer better design and higher-end component options....70
By Digital Trends on June 06, 2013
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...85
By CNET Australia on January 03, 2013
While we fervently await the day when physics allows Alienware to cram in a more powerful GPU, the X51 stands tall as a great, space-conscious gaming rig that would work well at either your desk or in the lounge...85
By APC Magazine on June 25, 2012
As the HD gaming platform of choice, the PC continues to make the march from the study to the lounge. As a result, more people are looking for a gaming PC that will fit inside their audio-visual storage cabinet. As we all know, until the...70
By TechRadar on June 01, 2012
Dell's gaming-centric Alienware brand has gone down the console form factor route with its Alienware X51 PCs. The erstwhile X51 though has recently had a little open-heart surgery to give it a new Ivy Bridge beat to its processor rhythm. The X51 is...60
By Wired UK on May 18, 2012
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...90
By Kitguru.net on May 15, 2012
Are you tired of the same, boring looking desktop system?Alienware hope you are, because their X51 is designed from the ground up to turn heads. The system is built inside a diminutive, superslim chassis which can be used either vertically or...80
By Digital Trends on April 19, 2012
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...85
By Wired on April 16, 2012
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. A...80
By PCWorld New Zealand on April 11, 2012
Founded in 1996 and purchased by computer giant Dell ten years later, Alienware is probably the most well recognised manufacturer of gaming desktops and laptops in the world.Back in January this year they announced the launch of the Alienware X51: a...70