Alienware Area-51m: Ranked #1 in The best gaming laptops of 2020
"The best gaming laptop around." — TechRadar
CONSIDER THE GAME CHANGED
DESKTOP POWER PACKED INTO A LAPTOP
Lose yourself in vivid, uninterrupted gaming thanks to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ graphics with full-throttle power and up to 30W of overclocking headroom—all on an immersive 144Hz G-SYNC 17" Full HD display. Users can overclock their settings via the new Alienware Command Center.
The Area-51m is also our first-ever Alienware laptop to support up to 64GB of XMP DDR4 memory, ensuring you have enough RAM for even the most performance-intensive tasks.
The Area-51m was engineered with this in mind, finally allowing gamers to harness power comparable to even the highest-performance desktop, and taking advantage of latest technologies from NVIDIA® such as ray tracing, DLSS, and AI enhanced graphics.
CPU upgrades can be done using standard desktop-class processors, while GPU upgrades can be done with GPU upgrade kits available on Dell.com or with the Alienware Graphics Amplifier.
ADVANCED ALIENWARE CRYO-TECH COOLING
Dual-Intake, Dual-Exhaust Airflow Design: The Area-51m chassis prioritizes performance with a dual fan design that pulls in cool air from the bottom and top vents, while exhaling exhaust out the rear and side vents for optimal core component cooling. (The Intel® Core™ i7-8700 with NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060 configuration does not have a side-exhaust)
High Voltage Driving Fan: The fire resistant, liquid-crystal polymer fan is built with 0.2mm blades, sleeve bearings and 3-phase fan control to create less friction and circulate air more efficiently. The Area-51m fans occupy an area of 95x105mm with a thickness ranging from 19mm to 21.5mm and can push over 25 CFM in open air conditions—something normally seen only in desktops.
Load-balancing Heat Pipes: The dynamics of thermal activity across critical components like the GPU and the CPU are intelligently discharged across various dedicated and shared 8mm and 6mm copper-composite heat pipes. The highest-end configurations carry 7 total heat pipes.
Copper Fin Stacks: The Area-51m features best-in-class surface temperatures, largely due to a thermal module, including four 0.15mm copper fins.Heat is drawn away from the most critical components to prioritize system performance and longevity.
Thermal Control: Cryo-Tech v2.0 ensures that 100% of the system's GPU thermal design power is enabled, while also ensuring CPU-intensive games benefit from high performance.
Whisper-quiet: The cooling system of the Area-51m is so powerful, virtually no noise is heard while engaged in daily tasks.
NEW ALIENWARE COMMAND CENTER
TAKE YOUR GRAPHICS FURTHER
2.5Gbps Ethernet: The Area-51m is our first-ever system to feature a 2.5Gbps bandwidth Ethernet connection, giving gamers 2.5x the amount of common wired Ethernet connections for blazing-fast file transfers through Killer E3000 ethernet port.
Thunderbolt™ Type-C port: This multi-use port is ready to be used as a USB 3.1 port, offering 10Gbps of data transfer, a Thunderbolt™ connection capable of 40Gbps, or even a DisplayPort enabling various monitors supporting the DisplayPort protocol.
Exceptional battery life: Up to a 90Wh battery delivers longer uninterrupted gameplay.
Hear every battle cry: Experience every sound with best-in-class speakers for a laptop. High-end headphone support delivers outstanding fidelity while Far Field Audio improves microphone performance.
ALIENWARE MOBILE CONNECT
Enjoy your iOS or Android smartphone functionality through your Alienware PC’s mouse, keyboard, and touch screen.
Make or take calls, send and receive text messages, access your contacts, get mobile notifications, and, on Android, mirror your phone’s screen onto your PC for interactive engagement with any of your smartphone apps.
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Rating & Reviews
Alienware Area-51m: Ranked #1 in The best gaming laptops of 2020
Alienware Area-51m: Best gaming laptops of 2020
"Meet the most powerful gaming laptop we've ever tested." — Laptop Mag
Alienware Area-51m: The best gaming laptops for 2020
"Fully upgradeable and insanely powerful, the Area-51m has the power to replace your gaming rig." — Digital Trends
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2020 IF Product Design Award
Alienware Area-51m: Best Windows Laptops of 2020
"If you want the absolute best notebook for playing games on the go, then here it is." — TechRadar
Best gaming innovation: Alienware Area-51m
"The 9 best laptops of the decade." — Laptop Mag
Alienware Area-51m: Gaming Laptop of the Year
"It is one of the most powerful portable machines out there featuring a desktop-class processor and GPU." — News18
Alienware Area-51m: Ranked #1 in Best Gaming Laptops of 2019
"For gamers who demand maximum graphics settings for every game currently on the market, the Alienware Area 51m is built to impress." — Tom's Guide
Alienware Area-51m: Recommended Award
"The Alienware Area 51m is the most powerful and stylish gaming laptop available." — Trusted Reviews
Alienware Area-51m: Gaming Monk review
"The Area 51m is an impressive piece of hardware that’s enough to make any and every gamer drool." — Gaming Monk
Alienware Area-51m: Rated 4.5/5
"The Dell Alienware Area 51m is an absolute beast in the laptop gaming market and delivers powerfully where it matters while sporting a great design." — TechQuila
Alienware Area-51m: Best RTX 2080 Gaming Laptops
"The best part is that all of that power is completely upgradable, including the CPU, GPU, RAM and storage." — Laptop Mag
Alienware Area-51m: Rated 5/5
"This laptop is going to be able to power through pretty much every game on max settings for years to come. Plus, the ability to upgrade it in the future means that it won’t need to be completely replaced in the foreseeable future." — TechRadar
Alienware Area-51m: CES 2019 Best Gaming Laptop
"The Alienware Area-51m is the world’s most powerful gaming laptop." — BestProducts.com
Alienware Area-51m: Best of CES 2019 Awards
"What is interesting here is that Alienware is letting you upgrade the CPU as it's a standard desktop-class CPU while GPU upgrades can be done through on-board graphics module replacements. Cool." — TweakTown
Alienware Area-51m: Best Gaming Laptop
"Not only does it have the best specs you could find on any mobile gamer-centric machine to date, it’s also upgradeable like a desktop PC." — GadgetMatch
Alienware Area-51m: CES 2019 Top Pick
"This is the gaming laptop we've all been waiting for." — Techlicious
"It’s a beast - a good looking one - with some mad specs including Nvidia’s RTX 2000 range of graphics cards - which are upgradable." — Tech Advisor
Alienware Area-51m: Best Gaming PC
"Not only is the redesigned Alienware-51m powerful, but it’s also upgradeable, and that’s why it made our top pick for best gaming PC." — GeekSpin
Alienware Area-51m: Best of CES
"Dell didn't just set out to build an incredibly fast gaming laptop with its latest Alienware offering -- it wanted to build the world's fastest mobile gaming rig and it has succeeded magnificently." — HotHardware.com
Alienware Area-51m: Best CES 2019 Gaming Laptop
"The hot-swappable aspect isn’t limited to storage and ram since you can also upgrade the desktop-grade processor and the GPU." — Monitor Nerds
"Leading the pack is the Alienware Area-51m. With the ability to freely swap out both the processor and the graphics card, this gaming laptop is hard to beat." — Digital Trends
"Its flagship features are its upgradable CPU, GPU and RAM. ... On top of that, the Area-51m has thinner bezels than you might expect for a gaming machine." — Tom´s Guide
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