If you’re looking to purchase a gaming desktop and are only drawn to the X51′s competitive price, then perhaps you will be better off with a custom build. These don’t have to be built from scratch, as many websites offer custom configuration with all assembly done pre-delivery. If you look around a little, you could actually pick up a system with a similar specification to the X51, but with a better graphics card and the ability to upgrade in future for around the same price.
On the other hand, if you’re after the X51 for its unique form factor and sexy look, then you need look no further. There is no product currently on the market that rivals Alineware’s baby desktop in terms of size and style. If you are serious about making a purchase we suggest that you go for the medium or high spec model and understand that upgrading the graphics card could be tricky, at least for now. 8/10