April 9, 2013
Alienware launches X51; an Ubuntu powered desktop PC
Good news for people who love Linux and are addicted to gaming. Dell’s Alienware wing, most popular gaming PC and laptop manufacturer, has come up with a desktop that runs on Ubuntu. Until now, only System76 built high performance PC’s with Ubuntu, but they have never been able to match the standards of Alienware. Alienware, with its X51 desktop PC, is giving the option to choose between Windows and Ubuntu to its customers. And there is a good reason for them to do this; Ubuntu’s unique interface offers a clean and stylish approach which doesn’t take much time to get a hang of it. The major selling point for it is Steam (linux). There are already 50 Games to choose from on Linux and many more are getting added to the list.
X51 is available in 4 different configurations and the prices start at $599. The lowest spec X51 features include: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual Core processor, 6GB DDR3 at 1600MHz (2 DIMMS) RAM memory, a 1GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 645 graphics card, and 1TB SATA 3 Gb/s 7200RPM hard-driver. But before making the decision bear in mind that many popular games are yet to be supported.