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The best Dell gaming desktops are from the product lines Alienware and XPS. These gaming desktops run Windows 8/Windows 7 operating systems. The top rated Dell desktops have some important features and high-end components meant for serious gaming. These desktops are powered by third generation Intel Core i5/Core i7 processors and have discrete NVIDIA GeForce graphics for enhanced performance. Also, these Dell desktops pack 8GB RAM and 1TB HDD for ease of multitasking and enormous storage space respectively.

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Dell Alienware X51

Dell Alienware AX51R2-9301BK Desktop


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Dell Alienware X51 (2013)
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Release Date
Jun 2013
May 2013
Jun 2013
Jun 2012
Jun 2013
Installed RAM
8192.0 MB
8192.0 MB
8192.0 MB
8192.0 MB
8192.0 MB
HDD Size
1000.0 GB
2032.0 GB
1000.0 GB
1024.0 GB
1024.0 GB
Chipset
Intel H87 Express
Intel Panther Point H77
Installed Memory
8 GB (DDR3-SDRAM)
8GB
8 GB (DDR3-SDRAM)
8 GB DDR3 SDRAM
8 GB (DDR3-SDRAM)
Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Microsoft Windows 8
Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 8
Processor
Intel Core i7-4770 3.4 GHz
Intel Core i7
Core i5-4430 3.2 GHz
Intel 3rd Gen Core i5 3450s
Core i3-3240 3.4 GHz

  • Beautifully engineered, the Alienware X51 is a quick, small, and surprisingly affordable gaming PC. No competitor can match its killer combo of pint-sized chassis and powerful performance.


  • For those who can afford it as we tested it, the Alienware X51 R2 delivers a premium gaming experience in a compact design that's both stylish and well-suited for the living room. You can also of course configure a less expensive build-out on the Dell Alienware site. Job well done, team AW.


  • The Dell XPS 27 Touch All-in-One (2720) all-in-one desktop updates the best Windows 8 PC around with Intel's latest hardware, and comes up a winner.


  • While we have a few minor quibbles with the Dell XPS 27 Touch's design, we think this is the best all-in-one on the market today.


  • With fresh components, a touch layer, and a much-improved stand, Dell's XPS 27 is the best Windows-based AiO we've seen. With a starting price less than AppleĆ¢??s competing offering, it may gain some iMac converts.


  • Aside from its mostly unnecessary abundance of RAM, the XPS 8700 Special Edition is a well-rounded performance desktop that's a good fit as a family PC or a dorm-room power tower. It's powerful enough to handle pretty much any task that you throw at it, from high-end media creation to high-resolution gaming. And its desktop form factor and upgradability mean it won't have to be replaced as soon as one of the components gets too slow or fails.


  • The pixel-dense Dell XPS One 2710 is one of the best Windows-based all-in-ones available and, barring a new iMac, an easy high-end recommendation.


  • There are more 27-inch all-in-one desktops these days, but very few are done right. The Dell XPS One 27 manages to put almost every technology and feature we're looking for in a compact stylish chassis.


  • Dell has done a fantastic job at putting together a premium 27-inch all in one system with the Dell XPS 27. While the pricing may be a bit high compared to many other all-in-ones, when compared to those with similar features it actually is quite reasonable. Performance is very strong and the display is incredible with its high resolution and bright color. The range of peripheral ports is also quite good for an all-in-one system if you find the need to expand it.