Alienware Area-51m Review 2020 Updated

A crazy gaming workstation

While slim and light gaming laptops get every one of the features nowadays, there’s as yet a business opportunity for the enormous work area substitutions of yesteryear – and the Alienware Area-51m is here to take things to the following level. This gigantic gaming laptop is pressed front to back with ground-breaking work area equipment, brilliant RGB lighting and more gaming swag than anybody could sensibly deal with.

Obviously, this is an over the top expensive workstation, regardless of whether it’s a piece of up and coming Black Friday laptop bargains. All in all, the inquiry rapidly becomes: is the capacity to swap out the CPU and GPU worth the significant expense tag and non-existent versatility? Do the incredible laptop segments lead to much better execution? Should this laptop be on your Black Friday list of things to get?

Before moving forward, I want to tell you that Alienware Area-51m is good for the money. If you have a low budget and could afford that one, checkout the list of best gaming monitor under 500.

 

SPEC SHEET

Here is the Alienware Area-51m sent to TechRadar for survey:

  1. CPU: 3.6GHz Intel Core i9-9900K (8-center, 16MB reserve, up to 5.0GHz)
  2. Designs: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 (8GB GDDR6); Intel UHD Graphics 630
  3. Slam: 32GB DDR4 (2,400MHz)
  4. Screen: 17.3-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) IPS, 144Hz, G-Sync
  5. Capacity: 2 x 512GB RAID 0 SSD (laptopie), 1TB SSHD
  6. Ports: 3 x USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), smaller than expected DisplayPort, HDMI-out, Gigabit Ethernet, 1 x Alienware Graphics Amplifier, 1 x Mic-in, 1 x Headphone-out
  7. Availability: Killer 1650X 802.11ac Wi-Fi ; Bluetooth 5.0
  8. Weight: 8.4 pounds (4.76kg)
  9. Size: 16.1 x 1.7 x 15.85 inches (410 x 43.18 x 402.6 mm; W x H x D)

Cost and accessibility

The Alienware Area-51m we got in for audit is furnished with a full-fat Intel Core i9-9900K processor, 32GB of memory (RAM), 1TB of strong state drive (SSD) stockpiling, a 1TB strong state hard drive (SSHD) and a work area class Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080. Obviously, it’s not modest. To get your hands on this arrangement, you will need to surrender $4,499 (£3,818, AU$5,998). That is an immense request a gaming workstation, however you authentically won’t discover better execution anyplace else.

The passage level model in the US is generally moderate by correlation. The Alienware Area-51m beginnings off with an Intel Core i7-8700, 8GB of RAM, a RTX 2060 and a 1TB SSHD, and is accessible for $1,949 (about £1,480, AU$2,770).

In the UK, the beginning arrangement has all the equipment above, yet with a 256GB SSD and a Core i9 processor for £2,199 (about $2,900, AU$4,121). Australians should pay in any event AU$3,999 (about $2,800, £2,133) and will get a Core i7, 16GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD.

We’d recommend going with in any event 16GB of RAM on the off chance that you need to get the Alienware Area-51m, however fortunately essentially everything in this workstation is client upgradeable – including a socketed CPU and replaceable illustrations. This implies you’re not simply getting an amazing workstation now, it can remain ground-breaking later on. This laptop is an interest such that no other gaming laptop is.

Actually, the work area class socketed segments make the Alienware Area-51m a huge worth, contrasted with contending workstations like the MSI GT75 Titan. MSI’s work area substitution will slow down you $4,199 (about £3,150, AU$5,900) at the top end, with more fragile workstation equipment, and without the probability of future redesigns. The Alienware Area-51m is increasingly costly now, however it will a years ago on the off chance that you deal with it.

Design

Basically, the Alienware Area-51m is cracking exquisite. This is the absolute opposite of the ‘gaming laptop’ generalization. This laptop includes a lovely, clean plan, and keeping in mind that it’s unquestionably colossal, it doesn’t resemble a tense toy. You won’t want to conceal this laptop when individuals come over.

The Alienware Area-51m gauges an incredible 8.54 pounds, and is 1.7 inches thick at its most profound point. This implies you most likely won’t haul it around anyplace, however it’s really more slender and lighter than the MSI GT75 Titan.

It looks better, as well: the Alienware Area-51m comes in two shading choices, Lunar Light (white) and Dark Side of the Moon (dark), and the two choices are stunning. We got the Lunar Light model, and the laptop has a white case with dark accents in the front, and where the vents are around back.

You’ll discover RGB lighting truly all over the place – the console, control button, trackpad, the logo around the back and a ring around the vents in the back all light up in whatever shading you’d like. Likewise, in contrast to numerous other gaming workstations, the Alienware Area-51m’s console highlights per-key RGB, which implies your creative mind is as far as possible to how you can make this laptop look.

Also, clearly there are all that anyone could need ports on the Alienware Area-51m. On the correct side of the workstation, you’ll discover two USB 3.1 Type-A ports. Over on the left, you get a Thunderbolt 3, another USB 3.1 Type-An and your earphone and mic jacks. At last, around the back, there is a Mini DisplayPort, HDMI, Ethernet, an Alienware Graphics Amplifier for an outer GPU and two power inputs.

You read that right. For the degree of equipment on offer with the Alienware Area-51m, you’re going to need to connect both a 330W and a 180W power block. Be that as it may, you can connect the 330W power connector, and it will be adequate to keep the laptop running, it just won’t charge the battery.

With respect to inputs, the trackpad is not a big deal. There are two devoted equipment clickers, and the trackpad itself is responsive and precise, regardless of whether it is a piece unreasonably little for our preferences.

However, that TactX console? It’s celestial. Profound travel, tranquil, well-separated, fundamentally every positive descriptor we can utilize applies here. Since the workstation is so gigantic, there’s a full number cushion on the correct side of the laptop, alongside a lot of large scale keys. These full scale keys are cool enough alone, however what truly separates them is their situation: we absolutely never end up unintentionally hitting them while composing or gaming.

The way that we can serenely type on this laptop for work without awakening flat mates may be perhaps the best part about this laptop. A ton of tantamount work area substitution gaming workstations highlight uproarious and clicky mechanical consoles. While this is magnificent for messing around, everything else commonly endures.

The Alienware Area-51m’s fans, be that as it may, are boisterous, practically constantly. This is normal in view of the class of equipment in such a little space (little for work area parts, in any case), yet in the event that fan clamor drives you up the wall, you might need to look somewhere else.

For a thicc gaming laptop like this, the Alienware Area-51m has shockingly slight presentation bezels. They’re not on the degree of outstanding amongst other Ultrabooks, however they’re little enough that we don’t see them in everyday use. This is likely on the grounds that the top of the laptop doesn’t cover the whole undercarriage, as there’s around 2 crawls of room behind the screen.

Underneath the presentation is a Tobii Eye Tracking sensor, and it’s not very unpalatable. You’ll see it, however simply like each other part of this current workstation’s plan, it just fits.

The showcase itself is a Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) IPS show, running at 144Hz with G-Sync. What’s more, with this GPU, hitting 144 edges for each second (fps) in many games is a flat out breeze, so we are consistently ready to profit by the high invigorate rate. Trust us, when you play some Battlefield V on a high revive rate show, there’s no returning.

At long last, there’s the speakers. They’re situated on the facade of the body and are, in all honesty, astonishing. Indeed, even with this incredibly boisterous workstation, these speakers are uproarious and clear enough that we don’t need to go scrambling for a headset while messing around. There’s a lot of bass and clear detail that it’s practically similar to having the absolute best laptop speakers incorporated with the laptop.

Essentially, the Alienware Area-51m is a wondrous thing. This isn’t a workstation that you will be ready to haul around with you, clearly, yet we can’t quit gazing at it. Alienware has gained notoriety for creating one of a kind and stunning laptop plans, and the Alienware Area-51m is confirmation that the maker hasn’t lost its touch.

OUR VERDICT

The Alienware Area-51m is by a long shot the most dominant gaming workstation available, because of its work area class equipment. That would be sufficient without anyone else’s input, yet the delightful skeleton and comfortable console make this a standout amongst other work area substitution workstations at any point developed.

FOR

  • Amazingly incredible
  • Tasteful
  • Flawless console
  • Broadly client upgradeable

AGAINST

  • Over the top expensive
  • Gets hot
  • Noisy fans

 

In this article

Join the Conversation