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Alienware 17" Area 51M  - build your own

WELCOME TO A NEW ERA.

Revolutionary 17-inch gaming laptop with upgradeable, overclockable desktop 9th Gen Intel® Core™ processors and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ graphics, plus a magnesium alloy chassis.
Starting at $423900
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Alienware 17 Area-51m Tobii Gaming Notebook
 
Processor
Help Me Choose
9th Generation Intel® Core™ i9-9900K (8-Core, 16MB Cache, up to 5.0Ghz w/Turbo Boost)
Operating System
Windows 10 Home Single Language 64bit Spanish
Video Card
NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2080 8GB GDDR6 (OC Ready)
Display
17.3" FHD (1920 x 1080) 144Hz, IPS, NVIDIA G-SYNC, Eyesafe® Display Tech + Tobii Eyetracking
Memory*
32GB, 2x16GB, DDR4, 2400MHz
Hard Drive
256GB PCIe M.2 SSD + 1TB (+8GB SSHD) Hybrid Drive
Color
Dark Side of the Moon
Microsoft Office
Microsoft Office 30 Day Trial
Security Software
McAfee LiveSafe 12 Month Subscription
Accidental Damage Service
Dell Complete Care Service for 1 Year-LA
Keyboard
Alienware TactX keyboard with per-key RGB LED AlienFX lighting, anti-ghosting, N-Key Spanish
Ports
(1x) Power/DC-in Jack
(1x) RJ-45 Killer E3000 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™ with support for 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 and lock sold separately)
Slots
4-SODIMMs
1 Wedge-shaped lock slot (cable and lock sold separately)
Dimensions & Weight
Height (rear): 31.2 mm (1.23")
Height (peak): 42 mm (1.7")
Height (front): 27.65 mm (1.09")
Width: 402.6 mm (15.85")
Length: 319.14mm (12.565)
Maximum Weight: 8.54 lbs. (3.87 Kg)*
Audio and Speakers
Audio Details
Alienware Sound Center via Alienware Command Center
2.0 Speaker configuration
7.1 Digital Audio out using HDMI out connection

Networking and Wi-Fi Details
Killer E3000 2.5Gbps Ethernet NIC 
Killer 1650 802.11ac 2x2 WiFi Wireless LAN and Bluetooth 5.0 (Standard)



Chassis
Display Options
17.3" FHD (1920 x 1080) 60Hz Anti-Glare IPS Display 
17.3" FHD (1920 x 1080) 60Hz Anti-Glare IPS Display with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology
17.3" FHD (1920 x 1080) 144Hz Anti-Glare IPS Display with Tobii eyetracking technology
17.3" FHD (1920 x 1080) 144Hz Anti-Glare IPS Display w/ NVIDIA G-SYNC + Tobii eyetracking technology

Additional Display Specifications
Three-Sided Narrow Border Display
300-nits brightness
72% color gamut

Exterior Chassis Color Options
Lunar Light
Dark Side of the Moon

Battery Details
Lithium Ion (90 Wh) Battery (Standard)
 
Integrated Camera Details
Alienware HD (1280x720 resolution) camera with dual-array integrated microphones

Keyboard
Alienware TactX keyboard with per-key RGB LED AlienFX lighting, N-Key rollover, and anti-ghosting technology 2.2mm key travel, programmable macro keys

Touchpad Details
AlienFX backlit, All-points addressable (APA) trackpad
Wireless
Killer Wireless 1550 2x2 AC and Bluetooth 5.0
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Alienware 17" Area 51M  - build your own

 
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Features and Design

Operating System
Available with Windows 10 Home: Gaming is better than ever on Windows 10, with games in 4K, DirectX 12, and streaming your gameplay*.
CONSIDER THE GAME CHANGED
The Alienware Area-51m is unlike any mobile gaming machine ever created. With unprecedented desktop-level processing power, CPU and GPU upgradability, advanced cooling and a premium, revolutionary design, a true desktop-gaming experience is now available in the form of a laptop.
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DESKTOP POWER PACKED INTO A LAPTOP
The Area-51m features a host of firsts for peak performance and power. It’s our first-ever Alienware laptop to feature 8-core, 16-thread Intel® processors, giving it a whole new level of compute power versus other gaming laptops. Engineered with desktop processors, the CPU is enabled with up to 125% rated power, allowing high-end overclocking. This results in higher performance for megatasking, CPU-intensive gaming, as well as day-to-day applications.

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 DDR4 memory, ensuring you have enough RAM for even the most performance-intensive tasks.
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UNPRECEDENTED UPGRADEABILITY
Gamers have made it clear that they’ve noticed a lack of CPU and GPU upgradability in gaming laptops.

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 via onboard graphics module replacement or with the Alienware Graphics Amplifier.
ADVANCED ALIENWARE CRYO-TECH COOLING
ADVANCED ALIENWARE CRYO-TECH COOLING
Our thermal technology, Advanced Alienware Cryo-Tech v2.0, optimizes component cooling, which maximizes overall performance and keeps your laptop cool to the touch. Here’s a closer look at our innovative cooling solution.

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
ICONIC DESIGN WITH A MODERN EDGE
The Alienware Area-51m raises the bar for innovative engineering with its game-changing design. The new visual ID was inspired by our early industrial designs, marking a return to form while taking cues from our original roots.

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
CALIBRATE YOUR CONTROLS
CALIBRATE YOUR CONTROLS
Now you have control over your hardware and software environments. Not only can you tailor the hardware for each and every game you play, you can personalize the space and setup to make your software look and feel precisely the way you want it, without interfering with your gameplay or other activities.
ACE LIBRARY SCIENCE
ACE LIBRARY SCIENCE
The easy-to-use interface links all your various system settings with a gaming library, making it simple to access gaming information. No matter what the source, the command center gives you easy access to your games and the ability to fine-tune settings for each one. Create a unique game profile and it stays just how you want it, no matter where you launch.
ALIENFX LIGHTING
ALIENFX LIGHTING
Save new themes, assign them to your games and edit peripheral settings with new AlienFX hardware and software featuring support for full RGB values and up to 16.8 million colors. Included is a new user interface to map and create new system-level effects so you can manage lighting and settings from the same controls. Select systems and hardware also offer settings for individual or group keyboard key colors.
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TAKE YOUR GRAPHICS FURTHER
The Alienware Graphics Amplifier supports next generation NVIDIA® and AMD graphics cards and includes an additional 4-port USB 3.0 hub for added peripherals. With a dedicated PCI-Express X4 Gen 3 with up to 40Gbps throughout, you never have to worry about the disadvantages that come with a shared connection.
GAME-ENHANCING FEATURES
GAME-ENHANCING FEATURES
A keyboard like no other: With an upgraded Alienware TactX keyboard, N-key rollover technology enables over 108-key commands for maximum actions per minute and 2.2mm of key travel allows for rapid response for any keystroke. Per-key AlienFX lighting delivers customizable lighting profiles, while programmable macro keys let you create gaming and non-gaming shortcuts for over 150 game titles. The TactX keyboard also features a steel back plate which offers improved rigidity and uniform feedback while typing across all keys for an enhanced experience that guarantees up to 10 million keystrokes.

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.
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ALIENWARE MOBILE CONNECT
Alienware Mobile Connect creates an advanced, complete, and wireless integration between your PC and iOS or Android smartphone.

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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Ports & Slots
1. (2x) SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Type-A Ports | 2. HDMI 2.0 Output with HDCP 2.2 Output Port (Supports direct drive VR interfaces) | 3. Mini-Display 1.4 Output Port (supports NVIDIA G-SYNC) | 4. (1x) RJ45 Killer E3000 2.5Gbps Ethernet Port,  10/100/1000/2500 Base-T, IPv6 | 5. Alienware Graphics Amplifier Port | 6. Dual DC Power Inputs | 7. Thunderbolt™ 3 Port (supports USB 3.1 and DisplayPort 1.2) | 8. SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Type-A Port with Powershare Technology | 9. Global Headset Jack | 10. Headphone/MIC Retaskable Jack
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Dimensions & Weight
1. Height: Front 27.65mm (1.09"), Rear 31.2mm (1.23"), Peak 42mm (1.7") | 2. Width: 402.6mm (15.85") | 3. Length: 319.14mm (12.565") | Maximum Weight: 8.54 lbs. (3.87 Kg)*
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ADVANCED EYE TRACKING
The next generation Tobii eye tracking adds a completely new form of immersion to your game. Smaller sensors with wake capabilities enable features and sensitivity to track head pose, presence, fine gaze, and eye position.

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.
 

Accessories

HIGH-PERFORMANCE GAMING ACCESSORIES
Transform your gaming laptop into a desktop-class gaming rig with the superior graphics and audio performance you crave.
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ALIENWARE 34 CURVED GAMING MONITOR | AW3418DW
Enhance all the action on this 34-inch curved monitor with WQHD resolution, customizable AlienFX lighting, and NVIDIA® G-Sync™ technology.
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ALIENWARE GRAPHICS AMPLIFIER
Supercharge your gameplay with a high-powered amplifier that unleashes stunning, graphics-intensive 4K and virtual reality games. Compatible with select Alienware laptops and desktops, including the Area-51m.
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ALIENWARE WIRELESS GAMING HEADSET | AW988
Lose yourself in the game with virtual 7.1 surround sound, powerful high-fidelity 40mm drivers and low-latency performance – all highlighted by premium materials and iconic Alienware design.
PERFORMANCE-ENHANCING PERIPHERALS
Introducing all-new Alienware keyboards and mice featuring iconic design you trust for exhilarating, immersive gaming.
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ALIENWARE PRO GAMING KEYBOARD | AW768
Bring competitive edge to every game with this mechanical keyboard featuring brown switches, 15 programmable macro key functions, onboard memory and 13 RGB lighting zones.
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ALIENWARE ELITE GAMING MOUSE | AW959
Count on incredible speed and sensitivity control with a 12,000 DPI optical sensor, up to 13 programmable buttons, and AlienFX RBG lighting.
 
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