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Alienware's X51 is a compact and streamlined gaming desktop with a matte black finish and customizable lighting zones. It can be configured up to Intel's second generation Core i7 (quad-core) processor with 8GB of RAM, Nvidia's GeForce GTX 555 for graphics, and an optional Blu-Ray drive.

Description

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Jan. 17, 2012
  • Price at launch: $699.00

Availability

  • Desktop type: Gaming PC
  • Case Dimensions (largest): 13.5 inches
  • Case Dimensions (middle): 12.52 inches
  • Case Dimensions (smallest): 3.74 inches
  • Weight: 12.1 pounds
  • Color: Black / Green

Hardware

  • Operating system: Windows 7

Software

  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Sandy Bridge
  • Base CPU model: Core i3-2120
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 3.3 GHz

Processor (base)

  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Sandy Bridge
  • Model: Core i7-2600
  • Cores: 4
  • Clockspeed: 3.4 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3.8 GHz

Processor (max)

  • Graphics type: Discrete
  • Base discrete GPU brand: Nvidia
  • Base discrete GPU model: GeForce GT 545
  • Dedicated VRAM size: 1 GB

GPU (base)

  • Discrete GPU brand: Nvidia
  • Discrete GPU model: GeForce GTX 555
  • Dedicated VRAM size: 1 GB

GPU (max)

  • Base RAM size: 4 GB
  • Max. config RAM: 8 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • Slots: 2

Memory

  • Options: HDD (7200RPM)
  • Base storage type: HDD (7200RPM)
  • Base storage capacity: 1 TB

Storage

  • Drive(s): 1
  • Optical drive: Yes
  • Drive type: Slot-loading
  • Optical disc support: Dual-layer DVD burner, BD-ROM

Optical Drive

  • USB: 6
  • USB 3.0: 2
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Ethernet type: 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
  • HDMI: 1
  • 3.5mm headphone: 1
  • 3.5mm line-in / microphone: 1
  • Digital coaxial audio (S/PDIF): 1
  • Digital optical audio (S/PDIF): 1

Ports

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a

Connectivity

  • PSU wattage: 240 W

Power

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