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Alienware X51 Series (ALWX51D, ALWAD)

Alienware X51 Series (ALWX51D, ALWAD)
alaScore 94

378 reviews

Mar, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 378 reviews of Alienware X51 Series (ALWX51D, ALWAD). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability. The size is also mentioned favorably, but there are mixed views on the reliability and price.

design, size, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Alienware X51 Series (ALWX51D, ALWAD) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Alienware X51 Series (ALWX51D, ALWAD)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Alienware X51 Series (ALWX51D, ALWAD) from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Alienware X51 Mini Desktop - Black

Mar, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Alienware X51 Series (ALWX51D, ALWAD) from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Reviewers really like the usability. The price also gets good feedback. Comments are divided on the design, while some have doubts about the reliability.

price, usability


77% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Gordon Mah Ung (

Alienware X51 Review


Powerful console-size PC with Nvidia Optimus technology

Needs bay for SSD; lacks SATA 6Gb/s support and front USB 3.0 ports

DON’T BLINK, it’s not a game console. It’s something far better—a PC that’s as small as the original Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 with the promise of pretty good gaming performance, too.

May, 2012

Expert review by: Gordon Mah Ung (

Alien Autopsy: We Look Inside the Alienware X51


Besides chocolate and coconut, oil and water, gaming and small form factor usually don't mix. That's something Alienware is hoping to fix with its new incredibly small X51 box.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Matt Smith (

Dell Alienware X51 (2013) Review


The PC gaming console has long been a dream of both hardware manufacturers and gamers. Consoles offer a living-room gameplay experience, while computers provide incredible performance, a wider selection of games, and upgradability. Meshing the two...

Small, compact chassis ; Plenty of connectivity ; Components are surprisingly easy to replace ; Affordable

Limited upgradability ; Bundled peripherals seem a waste ; Loud when gaming

Beautifully engineered, the Alienware X51 is a quick, small, and surprisingly affordable gaming PC. No competitor can match its killer combo of pint-sized chassis and powerful performance.

Jun, 2013


Expert review by: Adam Rosenberg (

Alienware X51


Gaming consoles can do some amazing things, no question, but there's really no comparing the graphical output and processing power of the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 with a proper gaming PC. Certainly not now, more than five years after the current...

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

Minimally flexible for future upgrades ; More complex than a standalone console ; Hefty power brick will need to be hidden away under some furniture

There is serious gaming power in this relatively tiny box, and the whole thing taken together represents one of the best values out there for high-performance PC gaming.

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Christopher Null (

12 Pounds of Gaming Love


Alienware's offer: Give us $1,000, and we'll give you an excellent gaming desktop in a pint-sized design that's easy to lug around.

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Sean Hollister (

Alienware X51 review


Do you identify yourself as a PC gamer? Or do you prefer consoles, perhaps? Truth be told, there's not a lot separating the two these days. With notable exceptions, today's top games are built for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, and unless you can't live without...

Good value for the money ; Small form factor makes for a place-anywhere gaming PC ; Clever case allows for easy upgrades

Cheaper configurations have limited upgrade potential ; No wireless controller or remote ; No solid state drive option

Alienware's latest desktop is a departure from form: a console-sized gaming PC with nearly fully modular components

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Rich Brown (

Alienware X51 (January 2012)


Scaling down a gaming desktop means sacrifice. In exchange for the reduced footprint, you lose performance, flexibility in upgrading, and often value. In spite of those issues, I still like the new Alienware X51 slim tower. Alienware's designers have...

The affordable Alienware X51 brings innovation to slim-tower PCs by offering a full-size graphics card.

Despite the big 3D card, the X51's slim-tower chassis still has a limited upgrade path.

Alienware has successfully brought its brand to an affordable, suitably stylized package, and I can recommend the X51 to anyone in the market for a mainstream gaming PC.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Christopher Null (

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Alienware X51


The front of the system has the usual backlit alien head Alienware logo, flanked by the lit color panels. Next to the slot-loading DVD drive on the front are two USB 2.0 ports and two audio jacks for a headset. On the back, you'll find a Kensington...

Nice performance from a compact system. Easy-to-service interior. USB 3.0 ports. HDMI video output. Up to three monitor support. Integrated Wi-Fi

External power supply. No internal expansion room whatsoever. Some fan noise

The Alienware X51 gaming desktop goes after the console gamer that wants a bit more out of their gaming experience.

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Dell Alienware X51 Review


The Alienware X51 sports a nice and compact chassis with good internal hardware. However, it isn't as stylish and over-the-top as previous Alienware desktops. Cutting down on Alienware�s characteristic excesses, the X51 aims to provide gamers a slim...

Sleek design, form factor, Good hardware, Decent overall performance

Expensive, Graphics could've been better, Older processor

Oct, 2012

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 / Yes
Card Reader: No
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable / vPro
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8
Product Type:Desktop / Mini / Tower


Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF GTX660 / GEF GTX760 / GeForce GTX 745
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU + OnBoard


Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:H61 / Unknown
Hyper Threading:No / Yes
Processor:Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-4460 / I7-3770 / I7-4770