The Alienware Area 51m is arguably the world’s most powerful laptop on the market right now. It’s also built on the company’s first “Legend” design language, but the best part is its upgradability.
Starting off with a Core i9-9900k desktop CPU, which is user upgradable. The laptop accepts full-sized desktop CPU, which makes upgrading hassle free. The only catch here is that CPU you want to upgrade with needs to be compatible with a Z390 motherboard.
The GPU, on the other hand, is a bit tricky. It comes with an RTX 2080 pre-installed but Dell has used their own proprietary Dell Graphics Form Factor which might or might not get supported later on. Either way, you can always plug in an external GPU amplifier, which Alienware has optimized quite well.
Seems like Alienware is fully aware of its shortcoming. According to an interview with Verge, the Co-Founder stated: “If customers don’t show demand for it, it’ll be a novelty and then it’ll fade away”.
With all of the super powerful internals, cooling might be an issue. For the same Alienware has introduced the “cutting-edge thermal and cooling technology”. The company claims this is new technology will increase performance by 50% and with 32% less volume consumption as compared to past solutions.
There are no 4k display options, the only one you get is a 17-inch 144hz FHD display with G-Sync support. It does look really nice with very minimal bezels and the quality of the display itself is pretty great. It also gets Tobii Eye Tracing technology, if you are into those.
The Alienware Area 51m starts at $2,549 and will be available from January 29.
Alienware Area 51m
|Display||17-inch 144Hz G-Sync (1,920 x 1080)|
|CPU||Up to Intel Core i9-9900K|
|GPU||Up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080|
|RAM||Up to 64GB DDR4|
|Storage||2x 1TB M.2 SSD, 1x 2.5-inch 1TB SSD|
|Ports||USB-A 3.0, HDMI, Mini DisplayPort, RJ45, Graphics Amplifier, Thunderbolt 3, Headphone jack|
|Dimensions||410 x 402 x 27.6-31.2 mm, 4.4Kgs|