Alienware Area 51m – the world’s most powerful gaming laptop

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.

Area 51m
OS Windows 10
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
Keyboard Alienware TactX
Ports USB-A 3.0, HDMI, Mini DisplayPort, RJ45, Graphics Amplifier, Thunderbolt 3, Headphone jack
Battery 90Wh
Dimensions 410 x 402 x 27.6-31.2 mm (4.4kg)

Area 51m

Area 51m

Area 51m

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