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Alienware DPCWXV42

Alienware DPCWXV42
alaScore 91

74 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The value for money and design also get good feedback.

usability, design, value for money, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Alienware DPCWXV42 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 74 reviews)

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Consumer review by: review summary for Alienware DPCWXV42


alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Alienware DPCWXV42 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on

value for money, usability, reliability

80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Alienware X51 AX51-9302BK Desktop (Matte Stealth Black)Alienware X51 AX51-9300BK DesktopAlienware X51 AX51-5728BK Desktop (Matte Stealth Black)

Expert review by:

Dell Alienware X51


Alienware's most accessible desktop yet takes a lifestyle approach.

It's the most accessible Alienware desktop yet, but is this a sensible expansion of the brand or a dilution of it? Either way, it's probably a sensible one given the shrinking interest in high-end PC graphics cards among many gamers. We'd argue that a...

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Alienware X51


The Alienware X51 is a powerful gaming PC wrapped up in a form factor similar in size, but only just a bit bigger than an Xbox 360 or PS3 console. It comes with either an Intel Core i3 or Intel Core i7 processor, and a Blu-ray drive, 1TB of storage,...

The Alienware X51 is great option for those in need of a gaming PC without the fuss and higher cost of some more advanced set-ups. The fact it’s the size of a console is just an added bonus. The Alienware X51 is worth checking out.


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Great for expert


Great for expert gamer nice compAct fast but very expensiveThis product is... quiet, A nice compact size, Attractive design, easy to set up, lightning fast, Sharp graphicsAbout me... Parent with kids

Look great


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Excellant compact pc


The pc setup did not take long and was easy. Very fast pc.This product is... Perfect for Business, quiet, A nice compact size, easy to set upAbout me... Business Professional

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Love it so far


Computer works well and is quite fast with Incredible graphics. Love the additional feature Of the auto back up to the ecternal hard drive. This is the 1st computer I have owned that is Not HP and I love it.This product is... Perfect for Business,...

Its not HP

Nothing so far

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awesome for gamers


very powerful computer, with all the extras, especially awesome for gamers, who need that little bit extra to maximize the enjoyment of gaming.This product is... lightning fastAbout me... Parent with kids, Technology guru, Business Professional,...

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Easy setup, easy to use.


Loving the desktop, was expecting to get better mouse and keyboard though but I'm not complaining. Don't really want to go on , on a tangent about this desktop but it suits me.This product is... quiet, A nice compact size, Attractive design, easy to...

Price for the system

Don't know of any yet

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Game or not


It took me some time to get use to Windows 8, but the computer itself I have no complaints about. My husband has had his Alienware for about 3 years now. He games on his and still has no issues.This product is... quiet, Attractive design, Premium...

Great speed

Windows 8

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Great Desktop for my Gaming Experience


Has ability to handle my gaming needs and is speedyThis product is... quiet, A nice compact size, Attractive design, lightning fast, Sharp graphicsAbout me... Budget Conscious, Gamer, retired

Can handle my gaming needs

Nothing so far

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Always a catch


the issue is with Pre- Factory settings and manufactured meaning it's not custom built . The best way and it's actually cheaper in the long run is to Self-Build Your Own Desktop. You will need to replace this X51 desktop Power Supply and Graphics Card...

Alienware built well

can't play new games

Product Specifications


DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: No


Bluetooth: No
TV Output: Yes


Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:vPro
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8
Product Type:Desktop


Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF GTX660
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU + OnBoard


Chipset Brand:Unknown
Chipset Type:Unknown
Hyper Threading: Yes
Processor:Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I7-4770