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Alienware Area-51m Setup and Specifications


Image: Left view of Alienware Area-51m

  1. Security-cable slot (wedge-shaped)

    Connect a security cable to prevent unauthorized movement of your computer.

  2. Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C) port

    Supports USB 3.1 Gen 2, DisplayPort 1.2, Thunderbolt 3 and also enables you to connect to an external display using a display adapter.

    Provides data transfer rates up to 10 Gbps for USB 3.1 Gen 2 and up to 40 Gbps for Thunderbolt 3.

    NOTE A USB Type-C to DisplayPort adapter (sold separately) is required to connect a DisplayPort device.
  3. USB 3.1 Gen 1 port with PowerShare

    Connect peripherals such as external storage devices and printers.

    Provides data transfer speeds up to 5 Gbps. PowerShare enables you to charge your USB devices even when your computer is turned off.
    NOTE If the charge on your computer’s battery is less than 10 percent, you must connect the power adapter to charge your computer, and USB devices connected to the PowerShare port.
    NOTE If a USB device is connected to the PowerShare port before the computer is turned off or in hibernate state, you must disconnect and connect it again to enable charging.
    NOTE Certain USB devices may not charge when the computer is turned off or in sleep state. In such cases, turn on the computer to charge the device.
  4. Microphone/headphone port (configurable)

    Connect an external microphone for sound input or headphones for sound output.

  5. Headset port

    Connect headphones or a headset (headphone and microphone combo).

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