Alienware's New Area-51M Laptop Can Be Upgraded like a Desktop

The Verge dissects the laptop to reveal its inner workings.

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The Verge takes a closer look at Dell‘s Alienware Area-51M laptop. Given that the laptop has taken up the Alienware Area-51 flagship name, you can expect some serious specs. While the beefy laptop is tricked out with all the latest components, it’s actually the modular, and future-proof design that has us most intrigued.

Touted as the world’s most powerful gaming laptop, when unveiled at this year’s CES, the Area-51M laptop was designed to act in a lot of ways like a desktop gaming computer. Unlike traditional laptops where when the GPU and CPU become dated you have to start looking for a completely new system, the Area-51 laptop allows for users to overhaul their laptop with the latest GPU, RAM, CPU, and storage.

Although the 17-inch laptop is relatively portable, it does require two power supplies to get the most out of it. With this being Alienware’s first laptop to support eight-core processors, 64GB of RAM, and 2.5Gbit Ethernet, Dell has priced it at a premium to reflect its performance; the laptop will start at $2549 USD, and will begin shipping January 29.

Those interested can watch video above where The Verge takes apart the Area-51M Laptop, and reassembles it in just under 16 minutes.

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