Mac mini or Alienware x51?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ShaneBunting, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. ShaneBunting Suspended

    Aug 10, 2009
    United Kingdom
    Wondering whether to get the base Mac mini or Base Alienware X51. Looking for a compact desktop to back my MacBook Air up to and run a Minecraft server mainly.

    What's the pros and cons of both?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I'd say since you're already using a Mac, it makes more sense to be on the same platform, but that's just me.

    I'm not familiar with the X51, but I'd say the mini is a great computer (I'm using a 2009 mini right now)


    A quick google seems to show the X51 to be a top notch compact computer that has superior specs to that of the mini. If you want a computer to do gaming then that will be the better choice.

    If you want something on the same platform as a back up then perhaps the X51 is a better choice. I'm not sure how demanding a mine craft server is, or if a windows implementation would be better but the gaming rig looks beefy

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