CES 2019 was the event chosen by Alienware, Dell’s gaming division , to present the new Alienware Area-51m . They claim that it is the most powerful gaming laptop in the world , and they may be right. ‘ Area-51 ‘ is a name that the brand usually uses for their desktops, we have rarely seen it on a laptop, although this time the computer features serve as justification.
The first thing that stands out in this new Alienware gaming notebook is its power. To get it, it has inside specifications that have usually been reserved for desktops. For example, we found a ninth generation Intel Core 19-9900K processor with eight cores . The RAM memory amounts to 64 GB and the graphics card (essential aspect in these products) is a Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB.
The screen of the Alienware Area-51m reaches 17.3 inches in size and comes with an IPS panel at 144Hz. It is a portable of a considerable size and therefore its weight also is it, it reaches the 3.8 kilograms approximately.
The laptop has two power ports . For the day to day it is enough to connect it to a power supply, but if you want to squeeze the equipment as much as possible, you need both. To activate the system cooling system or overclocking using Alienware Command Center the second power supply must be connected in order to have enough power.
The interesting thing about all this is the fact that a large part of the components can be changed. That is, we can expand the laptop and improve it as a desktop PC. We are not just talking about RAM or similar pieces as in other laptops, but to change even the CPU of the Alienware Area-51m . With the GPU the same thing happens, we can change it whenever we want and as long as it is an Nvidia GeForce of the 20 series. Moreover, it has a port to connect an external desktop GPU if desired.
A design to optimize cooling
The full name is actually ‘Alienware Area-51m with Legned design’, Legend is the new design line that Alienware has developed for its equipment. They claim that Legend is a totally new design and is “the biggest and boldest change in its current appearance and that of the industry”. Maybe the change is not so radical, it still looks like a gaming computer , but we do find remarkable changes.
The new design seeks to improve the cooling of the laptop and maintain an adequate temperature for overclocking . There are also improvements in AlienFX lighting and the edges of the screen are thinner than before. The interesting thing is of course the back where we see the fans for cooling well highlighted thanks to the illuminated ring that surrounds them. The notebook is available in two colors: Lunar Light (white) and Dark Side of the Moon (black).
Price and availability of the Alienware Area-51m
Alienware Area-51m with Legned design will be available starting next January 29 for a price of $ 2,549 . Depending on the configuration and features this price may vary. The availability in countries like Spain and the price in euros at the moment have not been confirmed. It will be interesting to see how this new line of design evolves to adapt to other equipment of the brand.