Alienware has launched what it calls the world’s most powerful gaming laptop, the Area 51m.
The laptop features the company’s new “Legend” design and introduces a range of firsts for Alienware devices.
“The reimagined Area 51m is the most powerful, upgradeable gaming laptop ever conceived. It marks the first and only laptop with a 9th-gen 8-core desktop processors, 64GB of memory, 2.5Gbps Ethernet technology, and upgradeable graphics and desktop processors,” said Alienware.
The device also packs a 17-inch full HD 144Hz display with a narrow bezel, and “cutting-edge thermal and cooling technology”.
This provides 50% more performance and 32% less volume than its predecessor.
The standout feature of the Area 51m is its upgradability, letting users change their CPU and GPU.
“CPU upgrades can be done using standard desktop-class processors, while GPU upgrades can be done via onboard graphics module replacement or with the Alienware Graphics Amplifier,” said the company.
This let Alienware fit an Intel Core i9-9900K into the machine, which is enabled with up to 125% rated power for high-end overclocking. Users can also get up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 for graphics processing.
Alienware said the Area 51m will be available from 29 January, starting at $2,549.
|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 (4.4kg)|