Alienware X51 (2012)

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.

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

What You Need To Know

  • It has a GeForce GT 545 with 1GB of VRAM, USB 3.0, 7200RPM 1TB HDD, and 7.1 surround sound coming as standard

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Basic Specs

Desktop type Gaming PC
Operating system Windows 7
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Sandy Bridge
Base CPU model Core i3-2120
Graphics type Discrete
Base discrete GPU brand Nvidia
Base discrete GPU model GeForce GT 545
Base RAM size 4 GB
Base storage capacity 1 TB
Optical drive Yes
Wi-Fi Yes

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Tech Specs

Hardware
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
Software
Operating system Windows 7
Processor (base)
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Sandy Bridge
Base CPU model Core i3-2120
Cores 2
Clockspeed 3.3 GHz
Processor (max)
Brand Intel
Family Sandy Bridge
Model Core i7-2600
Cores 4
Clockspeed 3.4 GHz
Turbo clockspeed 3.8 GHz
GPU (base)
Graphics type Discrete
Base discrete GPU brand Nvidia
Base discrete GPU model GeForce GT 545
Dedicated VRAM size 1 GB
GPU (max)
Discrete GPU brand Nvidia
Discrete GPU model GeForce GTX 555
Dedicated VRAM size 1 GB
Memory
Base RAM size 4 GB
Max. config RAM 8 GB
RAM type DDR3
Slots 2
Storage
Options HDD (7200RPM)
Base storage type HDD (7200RPM)
Base storage capacity 1 TB
Optical Drive
Drive(s) 1
Optical drive Yes
Drive type Slot-loading
Optical disc support Dual-layer DVD burner, BD-ROM
Ports
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
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi options 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
Power
PSU wattage 240 W
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