Alienware Area 51m

Alienware Area 51m
80

Engadget Review

The Area 51m is a truly unique laptop. It’s portable, but it packs in all of the power, and most of the customizability, that you’d want from a gaming desktop. Still, when other modern laptops are significantly thinner, cheaper, and almost as powerful, it’s a tough sell for most gamers. If anything, it’s a testament to Dell’s ingenuity. And for players who demand power above all else, it’s a solid choice.

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Alienware Area-51M review: A gaming desktop stuffed inside a laptop
Incredibly customizable, incredibly niche.
Devindra Hardawar
Devindra HardawarApril 11, 2019

Pros

  • The most upgradeable laptop we’ve seen yet
  • Fast desktop components
  • Gorgeous new Alienware design
  • All the ports you’ll ever need
  • Glorious 17-inch 144Hz screen

Cons

  • Keyboard and trackpad feel dated
  • Opening and upgrading parts is a bit of a pain
  • Poor battery life (not surprisingly)
  • Expensive compared to other modern laptops
  • Heavy (especially with two large power adapters)
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Area 51m

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Key Specs

TYPE
Gaming
SCREEN SIZE
17.3in
SCREEN RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
BUNDLED OS
Windows
CPU FAMILY
Other
SYSTEM RAM
8GB
POINTING DEVICE
Trackpad
VIDEO OUTPUTS
HDMI

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