Alienware Area-51m: Ranked #1 in The best gaming laptops of 2020
"The best gaming laptop around." — TechRadar
Features and Design
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.
ICONIC DESIGN WITH A MODERN EDGE
The new futuristic design of the Area-51m reflects the diverse, evolving nature of gamers everywhere, incorporating high contrast, performance-focused engineering with blended bone lines, angled sections, bold lighting, and celebrated thermals.
Bold lighting: The latest evolution of AlienFX lighting features a striking ring of light at the rear of the system, highlighting system performance while maintaining ultimate customizability.
Narrow bezel: The Area-51m features a drastic reduction of screen borders thanks to its narrow bezel with a three-knuckle hinge. This reduces the mass and maintains a strong connection to the base.
Honeycomb design: The new thermal pattern features hexagonal vents for an enhanced airflow with a 47% improvement rate from previous designs, enabling higher performance while keeping your system cool.
Premium shell: The unique magnesium alloy exoskeleton enables enhanced rigidity, while reducing overall chassis weight. This allows more space for high-performance components inside the machine.
Dual color options: Gamers can choose between a new, futuristic look in Lunar Light or Dark Side of the Moon, a darker, more traditional appearance.
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.
Ports & Slots
Dimensions & Weight
ADVANCED EYE TRACKING
Enhanced interactions: UI elements fade when not making eye contact so you can get deeper into the game. Characters know when you’re looking at them and will respond accordingly.
New tracking tools: Learn, train and improve using eye tracking-enabled tools designed to measure your mini map awareness and help you learn when to pay attention to the clock.
Software support: Show viewers where you’re looking while streaming your favorite game. Tobii Ghost software supports all major streaming platforms and software.
Twitch-ready: Toggle between visualizations like heatmaps, shadow, and spotlight using our extension. You no longer need to move your mouse to show viewers what you’re talking about, just glance at it.
HIGH-PERFORMANCE GAMING ACCESSORIES
Awards & 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
Alienware Legend Design Language
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: 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: 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: Recommended
"The Area-51m is nearly a complete departure from traditional gaming laptop platforms, and one that's strapped with desktop-class processing engines under the hood of its 8.5 pound, 17-inch frame." — HotHardware.com
Alienware Area-51m: Editor's Choice
"The Alienware Area-51m is a powerful, pretty desktop replacement with upgradeable parts and strong performance." — Tom´s Hardware
Alienware Area-51m: Best of CES 2019
"The real reason we’re so jazzed by the Area-51m is what Alienware is prepping to deliver to enthusiasts: upgradeable graphics." — PCWorld
"The new king of gaming laptops is here, and it's got a swanky new look and a whole lot of power to spare." — Laptop Mag
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
"A Beautiful, Monstrous Desktop Replacement." — Tom´s Hardware
"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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