Alienware has uncovered its brand new console-like PC, the X51, which seems to be aimed at attracting console gamers and PC users looking for a smaller machine to game on.
The X51 is smaller and cheaper than the average gaming PC, with all the bells and whistles you’d expect from an Alienware machine. It also features 3 different models to choose from. Here’s a quick overview of the specs for each model, as reported by Gamesradar.com:
Despite its small, console-like case, the X51’s choice of Intel processors and ever increasing price point clearly mark it as a PC. Buyers can choose from models with an i3, i5, or i7 processor, starting at $699, $899, and $1149, respectively. You can also spring for a Blu-Ray drive, and choose from 4, 6, or 8GB of RAM.
With these different models being offered, you are able get your hands on a pretty decent machine for as much or as little as you’d like to pay. Of course, the better the machine, the more expensive it’ll be.
As for myself, I find the look of the PC appealing, and the hardware is great, but the price gets rather steeps the more you add to it. I also have a bit of a predisposition against Alienware; it’s not that they’re a bad company — they make damn fine gaming PC’s that offer little hassle for high-end specs and graphical capabilities — it’s just that with their machines you’re usually paying damn near as much for the brand name as you are for the tech itself. Still, this is a pretty cool PC, and something I’d seriously consider if on the market for a new gaming PC. Check the computer out here, and be sure to tell us what you think. Will this make PC gaming a little more appealing to console gamers?