Alienware X51

Alienware X51 Starts at $599

With the tech market focusing more on tablet PC’s and smartphones, there is no way that manufacturers are going to leave the development of their desktop computers. Though desktop PC’s are not so popular nowadays compared to the latest small gadgets, they are still the most powerful units in terms of gaming, production, and other purposes.

Dell, one of the most outstanding computer manufacturer, attempts to meet the needs of Linux fans with their PCs. The laptop line “Project Sputnik” is a product of the effort of Dell which is an advanced version of the XPS 13 which handles Ubuntu. For extreme gamers and power-hungry users, Dell’s Alienware x51 slimline PC might just meet your needs. It is now available and currently handling the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

The Alienware X51 costs $599, it will have a Core i3-3220 3.3GHz dual-core processor and GeForce GTX 645 GPU 1GB GDDR5, now that sounds basic for gamers, right? If that doesn’t appeal you enough, you might want to upgrade it to Quad-core processor with 8GB of RAM, and advanced GeFore GTX 660 with 1.5GB RAM. That will cost you a good $1,049.

The computer sure does look good with its dimension, too. It weighs 12.1 pounds, 3.74 inches wide, and 12.5-inches high.

If you are a Windows OS user, it will cost you more than the Ubuntu OS. The Windows version costs $1,249 but there is a sale on going and you might save your $100. Same price with the Linux version for only $1,049.

Alienware X51(image via: Nvidia)