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Alienware Area 51m

Alienware Area 51m

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Alienware Area 51m review

Alienware Area 51m review

Posted   04.09.19
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80 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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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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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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Specs

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
Type
Screen size
Screen resolution
Bundled OS
CPU family
System RAM
Pointing device
Video outputs
Gaming
17.3in
1920 x 1080
Windows
Other
8GB
Trackpad
HDMI

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80 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

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