What you need to know
- The Alienware Area-51m gaming laptop is available now.
- The laptop has an option for up to a 360Hz display.
- The Alienware Area-51m gaming laptop starts at $2,000 (opens in new tab).
Dell's Alienware Area-51m is one of the most powerful gaming laptops available. Now, you can pair its powerful internals with a speedy and smooth 360Hz display. The Alienware Area-51m is a 17-inch gaming laptop powered by a 10th Gen Intel Core S-series processor and is available today, starting at $2,000, though the configuration with a 360Hz display starts at $2,720.
The gaming laptop runs on up to a 10th Gen Intel Core i9-10900K, which is a desktop-class processor with 10 cores, 20 threads and up to an impressive 5.2 GHz of performance. That processor is paired with up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER with 8GB of GDDR6 memory. You can also choose AMD Radeon RX 5700M graphics with 8GB of GDDR6 memory.
|Category||Alienware Area-51m R2|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home|
Windows 10 Pro
|Display||17-inch 4K 60Hz 25ms;500 nits; 100% AdobeRGB; Tobii eye tracking|
17-inch FHD 360Hz 5ms; 300 nits; 100% sRGB; Tobii eye tracking
17-inch FHD 300Hz 3ms; 300 nits; 100% AdobeRGB; Tobii eye tracking
17-inch FHD 144Hz 9ms; 300 nits; 72% NTSC; NVIDIA G-Sync + Tobii eye tracking
17-inch FHD 144Hz 9ms; 300 nits; 72 percent NTSC; Tobii eye tracking
|Processor||Up to 10th Gen Intel Core i9-10900K|
|Graphics||Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER, 8GB GDDR6|
|Memory||Up to 32GB DDR4 XMP 3200MHz|
|Storage||Up to 2TB x2 NVMe M.2 PCIe SSDs|
|Connectivity||Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i (802.11AX) built on Intel chipset|
Killer Ethernet E3000
|Ports||2x USB 3.2 Gen 1|
1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 w/ Powershare
1x SD card reader
1x Thunderbolt 3
1x Alienware Graphics Amplifier
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x Mini-DisplayPort 1.4
1x Global Headset
1x RJ-45 Killer Ethernet port
|Dimensions||Height (rear): 31.8 mm (1.25 in.)|
Height (peak): 44mm (1.7 in)
Height (front): 27.65 mm (1.089 in)
Depth: 402.6 mm (15.85 in)
Width: 319.14 mm (12.565 in)
|Weight||4.1 kg (9.04 lbs) to 4.7 kg (10.4 lbs)|
Dark Side of the Moon
|Price||Starting at $2,000|
|Availability||October 8, 2020|
To help keep the laptop cool, the Alienware Area-51m has vapor chamber cooling. It also has 12-phase HyperEffecient Voltage Regulation to maintain its power levels and to drive performance over long gaming sessions.
This powerful gaming laptop has an option for a 360Hz display. It runs on up to a 10th Gen Intel Core i9-10900K and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GPU.
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this upgrade is useless.
But the real question is: will the keyboard RGB backlighting also refresh at 300Hz? That's what'll really improve performance.
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