Dell retires its small console-like Alienware X51 gaming PC

Alienware X51 R2
Alienware X51 R2

Dell has officially ended sales of its Alienware X51 gaming PC. It was first introduced in 2012 and offered gamers a smaller console-like design.

In a blog post Dell celebrated the legacy of the Alienware X51:

In four brilliant years you've garnered tons of product awards and found your way into the hearts of countless gamers. Your sleek design, solid performance and steadfast reliability made you a darling among eSports fans and tournament organizers alike. Your affordability introduced Alienware to a whole new group of players, a first opportunity to wade into the shimmering pool of VR gaming.

Dell also made a funny video farewell to the Alienware X51, with the current Alpha, Aurora and Area-51 desktop PCs offering their thoughts on the passing of their brother (apparently the Area-51 has a voice that sounds like Christian Bale's Batman).

John Callaham