Dell Alienware X51 Ubuntu Gaming Desktop

Dell Launches Alienware X51 Ubuntu Gaming Desktop – Will it sell?

Dell has launched the Alienware X51 series Gaming Desktops powered totally by Ubuntu Operating system. The desktops start at US $599 and go up to $1049. Of-course you can customise your system online and get the exact price before buying. This is really a broad initiative from Dell as it is projecting Ubuntu as an OS that can be used to play all games out there. However, Ubuntu being Linux still lacks many things – most important of them being OEM drivers for Linux bases operating systems.

Dell Alienware X51 Ubuntu Gaming Desktop
Dell Alienware X51 Ubuntu Gaming Desktop

The machines are available at The Gaming tab on the page says there are 25 gaming titles available on Linux and more are being added. This is another point which I think would not appeal to any user who is buying a computer for playing games. You got to give a gamer more games to play and 25 is just a small number. Although, Steam has listed more than 100 titles available for Linux on their website, Dell seems to be under-counting it!

We will take a look at the specs of one of the Alienware X51 Ubuntu Gaming desktops:

  • Powerd by Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad Core processor
  • Runs on Ubuntu operating system
  • Has 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz (2 DIMMS)
  • Sports a 1.5GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
  • Slot Load Dual Layer DVD Burner
  • Dell Wireless 1506 (802.11gn) WLAN half mini-Card
  • 1TB Hard Disk – SATA 3Gb/s,7200RPM

The above system is priced at US $1049 (Approx. Rs. 55,000 in Indian Currency) and of-course you have to purchase  a Display / Monitor additionally. What do you think, is the system really worth the price?

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