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    Dell’s Alienware division is a name revered for designing some of the hottest commodities in the premium gaming market. The ‘15’ and ‘17’ did revolutionise one-the-go gaming by packing the power of a full-fledged computer into a compact laptop. Their cult following however, have had a decade-long wait for Alienware to design a desktop computer. But well, the American gaming juggernaut had other plans, and what better day to unveil their plans than the 2019 CES.  

    Alienware Area-51m
    Dual Cooling Vents with Honeycomb Base Window

    Alienware’s Area 51m is speculated to be the world’s most powerful gaming laptop as it goes beyond being just a turbo-charged gaming device. While brands strive to build lighter, faster and smoother laptops, Alienware Co-founder, Frank Azor, had bigger plans. “We told our engineers, go build us a monster, and see what you can do. And they came back with the Area-51m,” he says.

    Alienware Area-51m
    Alienware Area-51m – Rear Ovular Thermal Exhaust Lighting

    The Area 51m was primarily supposed to be a desktop, just like its predecessor from 2010, the Area 51. After a decade long revamp, Alienware focused on upgrading this flagship laptop to pack the power of a gaming desktop and yet so much more.   

    The ninth-gen Intel CPU and 20-series and Nvidia GPU are both modular, suggesting that Alienware might have future upgrade swaps for the Area-51m. The device packs 2.5 Gbit Ethernet and 64GB of RAM, coupled with 1 TB of expandable storage capacity and a 90Wh battery, one of the largest ones that you can carry onto an airplane. 

    Alienware Area-51m
    17.3-inch 1080p screen in ‘Lunar White’

    The 1080p screen stretches 17.3-inch long, while the body is made from magnesium alloy and is available in ‘Lunar Light’ or ‘Dark Side of the Moon,’ and it’s easily the most sophisticated-looking Alienware to date. If you’re wondering about the bugle behind the screen, that’s the cooling tech called ‘Cryo-Tech 2.0,’ which covers the dual-intake giving the device a more aggressive look. 

    The Area 51m is packed with a plethora of next-gen hardware and its most advanced variant has been priced at Rs. 1,80,000.

    All Images: Courtesy Alienware & Dell.

     

    Mikhail Gomes
    Senior Features Writer
    A watch aficionado, Gomes also enjoys learning about fine whiskies, and one day hopes to establish his own menswear label. At Lifestyle Asia India, he writes on watches, menswear, auto and tech.