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Alienware X51

83
Global
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
83

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Engadget Summary

Despite being one of the smallest gaming PCs on the market, the console-sized Alienware X51 packs enough power to handle most games — though not always at the top graphics settings. The PC's interior is also designed for easy (though not unlimited) upgrades, something that may appeal to users who aren't quite ready to build their own gaming rig, but who still want to be able to add a larger hard drive, more powerful graphics card, or make other changes over time.

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bittnerd
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
90
zzhang
Compact case with fair amount of power. With up to GTX 670, you can basically...read more
80
phyoe2004
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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79
Average Critic Score

Power consumption

80
 

Speed and features

83
 

Noise

73
 

Expandability

76
 

Size and weight

87
 

Design and form factor

77
 

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