Dell's Alienware X51 PC updated with Intel Haswell CPUs and more

In January 2012, Dell's Alienware division launched a new desktop PC, the X51, with a case design that looked much like a game console. Today, Dell announced the first major hardware update for the Alienware X51 since its launch, adding in support for Intel's new fourth generation Core (Haswell) processors.

The Alienware website goes over the new hardware options for the X51, which include an option to put in an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 GPU, along with the choice of putting in a dual SSD/hard drive storage configuration and mSATA support. The Alienware X51 still has the option to have Windows 7, Windows 8 or even the Linux based Ubuntu OS.

As we reported on in May, Alienware is holding an event in Los Angeles one week from today, June 10th, as part of their E3 2013 plans. It's more than possible that Alienware has more to reveal next week than just a refresh of the X51 but at the moment there's no word on exactly what the company will be showing off at the event. We will be covering the Alienware press conference next week and give you all the details on what they have up their sleeve.

Source: Alienware | Image via Dell

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Meh nice design and stuff, but I hate all the bundle crap you get with these prebuilds (I know sometimes it keeps the costs down)

Personally if I had the kind of cash to buy one of these machines I would just spend it on building my own, You can get some grate cases that look better than the x51's and the chances are you would save some cash building your own to the same spec.

MrAnalysis said,
Meh nice design and stuff, but I hate all the bundle crap you get with these prebuilds (I know sometimes it keeps the costs down)

Alienware machines don't actually come with any.

Really? Didn't actually know that, I guess that is kind of cool. Still I think building a system would be cheaper, also you get the added thing of having that custom feeling and can make it look like you want

MrAnalysis said,
Meh nice design and stuff, but I hate all the bundle crap you get with these prebuilds (I know sometimes it keeps the costs down)

Personally if I had the kind of cash to buy one of these machines I would just spend it on building my own, You can get some grate cases that look better than the x51's and the chances are you would save some cash building your own to the same spec.

i agree, but if i didn't build my own, i'd certainly look into getting one from this line!

MrAnalysis said,
Really? Didn't actually know that, I guess that is kind of cool. Still I think building a system would be cheaper, also you get the added thing of having that custom feeling and can make it look like you want

Most people don't know how to build such a machine and this is perfect for them. Seems a great little system. Expensive, though.

MrAnalysis said,
Really? Didn't actually know that, I guess that is kind of cool. Still I think building a system would be cheaper, also you get the added thing of having that custom feeling and can make it look like you want

It's difficult to build such a tightly integrated box with off the shelf parts. I used a small Thermaltake case for my last system, and it took some gymnastics to get it all together, and it still it was much larger than this. Their prices are also not that far off building your own since they know a lot of games do their own builds.

Nilus said,

Alienware machines don't actually come with any.

True, Alienwares and high end Latitudes come pretty much clean Windows Installs.

In before the 'only idiots buy alienware' etc etc crap.

The X51 is a fantastic machine, I have the i5 GTX660 machine and it is a great performer and looks great under my TV. The range was definitely needing a boost so i'm glad they are continuing it.