VentureBeat attends Dell's Alienware X51 launch event.
Wow that looks great. I wanna buy it. Anyway guys i have a question. The newer graphics cards coming out today are huge so do any of you guys think the newer cards would be able to fit into that.
probably not, even if it could a newer card would likely produce more heat and that could cause problems.
No chance you could fit a "standard" GPU in there, let alone the PSU required to power it. Basically it's a nice looking, but unpractical small form PC. You'd still be better off building your own, or at the very least buy one with standard components so any fututre upgrades wont bite you in the ass, like they would with one of these.
Building yourself is best, but you can even get much better specced pre built HTPCs here in the uk for the cost of one of these highly overpriced boxes. For example i have seen a fairly small HTPC you can customise in a case 35 x 28 x 22 centimetres (roughly the volume of a large size shoebox) to an i5 2500, 1TB HDD and a Radeon 6870 for the exact same price as the base model X51!! http://www.arbico.co.uk/Arb... Sure it is a little larger than the X51, but it would trounce it silly wise for everything especially games. A quad core and a 6870 versus an i3 dual and a GT545... Even the top most expensive uber version of this alienware isn't in the same league. If you want to go mad, you can kit the HTPC out with an i5 2700K and a GTX560Ti and it still costs less than 2600 and GT555 in the alienware. Don't pay well over the odds because it has alienware stamped on it....
Core i3 and a GT545 upgradeable to a high end GT555.......blah ha ha ha ha! Are you serious. A GT555 is NOT high end. that's complete crap for that price and the GPU's are worthless. NEVER BUY alienware. you can build yourself something more BF3/Metro Last Light capable for the same or cheaper price.
Sad ppl disagree with this
Exactly, only idiots who think they know pc gaming use Alienware, my pc cost $500 and plays BF3
I own a M14X.. and i gotta say that it's the best laptop i've ever bought... Sure Alienware is good..but just for LAPTOPS... i won't waste money on a desktop.. i can make a PC running BF3 on ultra with 800$... I'll just getting the pieces from each diferent website cheap, and build it alone... This desktop DOES NOT WORTH the price trust me, if you don't understand nothing about making a PC just go to a local PC store and ask them to make you a PC... you decide the Graphics, the processor and etc.. and let them build.
its very small, thats why it costs more. Their high end desktops are actually worth the price, but of course they use the 300-400 intel chips. This is basically looking to replace having a console and a pc, instead just having a pc that can play call of duty and mmos etc... Just to put things in perspective, a tablet costs $500. Myself, I would rather build a rig in the living room and have a gaming laptop to compliment it.
I'd still prefer building a rig myself
its pretty cool, but for these sorts of things ill wait for version 2. Still this is an awesome htpc/light gaming machine. Anyway, I have a pc built doing something similar, its much bigger but it has a 460 and a phenom 2 955 which I build a year and a half ago.
alienwares are for noobs
Don't buy this crap, it's overpriced and plain stupid idea. For same price you build or buy a way better desktop and not have worry about it overheating in a small box.
You guys are right about alienware...I have...an i7 2600k processor clocked at 3.9 ghz, an hd 2gb 6950, and 16 gigs of ram, but just about every game I play lags......whats up with this??? Not all games I play lag but...skyrim runs better than oblivion(60 frames locked mostly)...all points bulliten runs at 60 fps locked, vindictus 30-60 fps, Gta 4 30 and below mostly.......oblivion runs at 30 frames .... at times it might drop to 13 frames...does anyone know what the problem might be? Maybe my pc was built wrong or something isn't set up right???
alien price (outrageously high) is more like it. If you know how to built a computer, why go with Alien Ware..i mean alien price?
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