“Worlds 1st modular gaming laptop”, Alienware Area 51 M has caught the eyes on many gamers at the CES event. This laptop bears the same name as the desktop Area 51 as it is in a way a full desktop replacement.
Gaming laptops have gotten a lot popular compared to few years before but the main problems with them i.e. the upgradability of laptops hasn’t inmproved much. Dell has created a laptop with the capability to be “fully upgradable”. The CPU and GPU are also upgradable along with the RAM and storage.
Although being worlds 1st modular laptop is one of its key selling point it is also one of its biggest defect as Dell can’t promise that they will support the product completely in the coming years.
The below mentioned specs may differ from region to region any may contain additions specs or some of the specs mentioned below might not be available.
Main Design of Alienware Area 51 M “Worlds 1st modular gaming laptop”
8th Generation Intel Core i7 8700
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070/2080 8/8GB respectively
16/32/64GB DDR4 2400 type(4 slots), Max capacity-64GB
17.3-inch, FHD (1920×1080) 60/144Hz IPS Anti-Glare display w/o G-SYNC and Tobii eyetracking technology
2xM.2 slot(1xPCIe and SATA) + 1xHard Disk Drive
1x Power/DC-in Jack
1x RJ-45 Realtek 2.5Gbps Ethernet Port
2x Type-A SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Port
1x Type-A SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Port with PowerShare technology
1x Thunderbolt 3 Port USB Type-C (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps, 40Gbps Thunderbolt and DisplayPort)
1x Alienware Graphics Amplifier Port
1x HDMI 2.0 Output
1x Mini-Display Port 1.4 certified Output
1x Headphone / MIC retaskable
1x Global Headset Jack
1x Wedge-shaped lock slot cable
2.5Gbps Ethernet NIC, Killer Wireless 1550 2×2 AC, Bluetooth v5
Weight: 9.7 pounds (4.4kg)
1.23(rear),1.7(peak),1.09(front) x 15.85 x 16.1 inches (31.2(rear),42(peak),27.65(front) x 402.6 x 410 mm; W x D x H)
180/240/330 watt; For 90 Watthour cell
The new “Legend” industrial design, features a cleaner, less aggressive look compared to older generation of Alienware products. Along with all the features and power this laptop hold the price is also high(starting at $2549). The pricing may differ with different region and specs.
Although the laptop packs a 90 watthour battery the batter life is not so great, the company has stated it to give around 45-minutes of battery life while actively gaming but this is expected because of the specs inside it.
Dell has shown commitment towards this product and its future and hopes to improve and enhance the experience the Area 51M provides to its users but being a first generation product factors like cooling as well as chip support, and many more play a major role in success and failure of this product. Hope you like the “Worlds 1st modular gaming laptop”