If the Alienware X51 had a higher wattage Power Supply Unit
We all love and are passionate about the X51 and what it represents for PC gaming. The release of a larger PSU in the future would certainly add a lot more longevity to the X51. A new PSU would also future proof the X51 for many years to come. As a result, everyone will be happy:).
As you can imagine since i have had the X51 I have had many queries and concerns, as have many other people due to the small form factor design of the machine. The two biggest concerns amongst current X51 owners and potential X51 buyers alike are graphics cards upgrades and the 330 watt power supply unit. However, graphics cards upgrades would no longer be a major concern if a larger power supply unit was released for the X51.
As you are no doubt aware, there is going to be a huge push in bringing pc gaming to the living room from Valve and possibly other companies too. The X51 is already doing this. I use my X51 from the comfort of my sofa and its amazing. I am experiencing right now the very thing that everyone is getting excited about, with the X51. There most certainly is going to be a lot more focus on small form factor gaming pc's, more so than there ever has been. Therefor it is imperative that Dell release a larger PSU as this could be a major sticking point for potential buyers. Howver, not just potentail buyers but also current X51 owners. If Dell do not release a new PSU then I fear that many X51 could abandon or trade in their X51's. This is not something Dell wants to see happen nor X51 owners for that matter.
If Dell/Alienware continue to support the X51 with new hardware and parts going forward and the public notice that, then X51's could fly off the shelves like hot cakes! Dell could stand to make a lot more profit as many people would have peace of mind knowing that the PSU can sustain the X51 no matter what hardware is installed. Sure the X51 shipped equipped with Steam! But the most pressing concern for current X51 users and potential X51 customers, is the 330 watt power supply.We would all be very grateful and also very relieved if Dell could confirm if a new PSU is possible, and also when we couid expect to see a new power supply unit. We have all spent good money on this fantastic little machine and the release of a larger PSU would be both exciting and greatly appreciated.
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