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access_time January 19, 2012 at 5:15 PM in Culture by Sebastian Marco

Alienware Pushing Out New Console Sized Gaming PCs


Man, I thought PC gaming was dead. Just kidding, it’s not going anywhere. Even in the old days, before next-gen, cellphones, and Y2K, there has always been a feud between console and PC camps. As gamers we always want the best, gameplay is always key, but a hard second is graphics. PC has always had the edge, with the elitist flicking their noses and Joe schmoe console gamer.

Now Alienware has done something to bridge the console game gap, even if just a little bit. Introducing the X51; not only is this line of gaming PCs beastly but all that power is encased in a small console size form. These PCs start at  $699 for the basic model and go all the way to the “car down-payment”  top-level at $1,149. For those wanting that ultimate Battlefield 3 experience, no problem, according to Alienware’s site the rig is “capable of playing Battlefield 3 at 50+ frames per second with 1080p Full HD resolution” Which is a lot of resolution compared to their console counterparts.

Base models will be available for $699 and $899,  both including an NVIDIA GeForce GT 545 GPU installed. The cheaper option has half the RAM, at 4GB vs. 8GB, and for $699 you get an i3-2120 3.3 GHz and for $899 you get an i5-2320 3.0 GHz, so the more your willing to spend the more horse power for you rig

The two premium models ($949 and $1,149) also share the same GPU, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 555. The RAM difference is only 6GB vs. 8GB, which is still a lot. The cheaper of the two uses the same CPU as the $899 option, while the other offers an i&-2600 3.4GHz processor for a bit more coin.


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