Alienware X51 mini gaming desktop is about the size of Xbox 360

Wednesday, 18th January 2012 14:23 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Dell has announced a new Alienware PC called the X51, a mini gaming desktop only slightly larger than an Xbox 360.

Like a console, it can sit horizontally or stand vertically, and will fit nicely in your entertainment cabinet or under your TV: it’s only 13.5″ wide and 12.5″ deep.

It comes with a 1TB hard drive, a 24X dual-layer burner, a choice of three different Intel i-model processors, and one of HDMI 1.4, 4x USB 2.0 slots or 2x USB 3.0.

Here are the various configurations available:


  • Intel Core i3-2120 (3.30GHz, 3MB L3 Cache, 2C)
  • Intel Core i5-2320 (3.00GHz, 6MB L3 Cache, 4C)
  • Intel Core i7-2600 (3.40GHz, 8MB L3 Cache, 8C)


  • 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 545
  • 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 555


  • 4096MB (2x2GB) 1333MHz DDR3 Dual Channel
  • 6144MB (1x4GB) (1x2GB) 1333MHz DDR3 Dual Channel
  • 8192MB (2x4GB) 1333MHz DDR3 Dual Channel

Here’s what’s standard:

Hard Drive: 1TB (32MB Cache) 7,200RPM Hard Drive
Optical: 24X Dual-Layer Burner (DVD±RW) (Standard)
Audio: Internal High-Definition 7.1 Performance Audio with Waves MAXX Audio Software
Wireless: Integrated 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Wireless LAN

Now all you need is a wireless mouse and keyboard and you can play Skyrim and SWTOR in your living room and still have extra room under your TV for a Blu-ray player.

The X51 starts at £699/$699 and is available directly from Dell.

Thanks: Slashgear, Eurogamer.



  1. GrimRita

    Waste of money imo. Average specs for a high price and looking at those screens, it doesnt look like you can upgrade it without some issues due to lack of space.

    Great idea but for that price? Only the foolish will purchase this

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Stephany Nunneley

    Actually, from what all I read, it will be just as easy to upgrade as a standard tower system. In my experience, it all has to do with the motherboard anyway – but that’s always the case with me. Long story.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. silkvg247

    On what planet is £699 = $699? You sure that ain’t a typo?

    Also it shows on the UK site as starting at £949 – ouch!

    #3 3 years ago
  4. _LarZen_

    Wouldnt mind the i5 version as a livingroom pc, standing besides the PS3 and X360.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. loki

    Another PC fail
    -Look it is new super console
    -No, idot it is old rubbish PC

    #5 3 years ago
  6. bobiroka

    Looks they only have top spec £949 version on there at the mo…

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Stephany Nunneley

    @3 That is the minimum UK price and the minimum US price. It doesn’t say it has been CONVERTED because if that were the case, it would cost $1,076.710 in the US for the one with minimum specs.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Gheritt White

    But… DOES IT BLEND?!?

    #8 3 years ago
  9. m2stech

    Haters gonna hate.
    This is a really cool idea for a stylish living room pc hooked up to tv for those gamers that don’t really care about playing games at ultra high graphics.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. GrimRita

    @9 but thats the point. You can get ultra high gaming for that money. No one in their right mind will shell out this kind of cash when it can be done a lot cheaper.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Mace

    Great idea, I’ve been waiting for this ever since I was looking for PCs (who wants a howling metal monster that gets old after a year), needs only more substantial graphics card and some free upgradeability. I hope this becomes more common in the future.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. fearmonkey

    PC specs and price aside, that is a pretty sharp case. If the next xbox looked like that, i’d be happy.
    I’m hoping the next xbox is not “White” on release again.

    #12 3 years ago

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