Dell Brings Back Alienware’s Iconic Area-51m, Launches Upgraded Gaming Line

Posted on January 8, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Hardware with 0 Comments

Dell is launching a bunch of gaming devices at CES 2019. The company already launched the new Alienware m15 and m17 gaming devices earlier in the week. And it’s now announcing a bunch more:

Area-51m

It’s now introducing a major new addition to the Alienware line: Area-51m. The company is bringing back its classic Alienware Area-51m with major upgrades all around. The device first launched back in 2004 with the Intel Pentium 4, and the company is reintroducing the popular gaming laptop with major upgrades.

Alienware Area-51m is apparently the world’s most powerful gaming laptop. The device comes with Intel’s latest octa-core 9th gen i9-9900K processors, and Nvidia’s latest GeForce RTX graphics with up to 8GB of GDDR6 RAM. The 17.3-inch IPS display on the device comes with Nvidia G-Sync support as well, capable of producing up to 300-nits of brightness. The device features Intel’s Z390 desktop chipset, 64GB of RAM, and Dell’s first notebook to support 2.5GBit ethernet.

The company is claiming that the Area-51m is the world’s most powerful gaming laptop, as well as the world’s most upgradeable gaming laptop. It’s also the only gaming laptop with upgradeable internal GeForce GTX graphics. The device is available in two colors: Lunar Light, and Dark Side of the Moon. The device will be available from January 29, at a starting price of $2549. Dell says it will launch configs with lower pricing in the near-future.

Dell Gaming

And now, let’s talk about Dell’s Gaming line. There’s a bunch of new Dell Gaming laptops: the new G5 15, the G5 Special Edition, the G7 15, and the G7 17. Before I get into detailing these devices — you should know that they are very, very identical, and there are little differences between all these new laptops.

All of these devices come with Intel’s latest 8th gen processors. Both the G5 15 and G5 15 SE come with up to the 8th gen Intel Core i7 processors, clocked at up to 4.1GHz. The Core i7 variant comes with six cores, while the Core i5 variant comes with only four. But on the G7 15 and G17, you can get up to the Core i9 for the added performance boost.

On the graphics side of things, all these devices come with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060, 2070, or 2080. You can get up to 8GB of GDDR6 RAM with the RTX graphic cards. And if you chose to go with the base model, you are getting the GTX 1050 Ti which comes with 4GB of GDDR5 RAM.

And for the display, you can get a UHD panel with 400 nites of brightness on the OLED display on the G5 15, G5 15 Special Edition, and the G7 15. On the G7 17, the 17.3-inch panel only comes with a Full HD display, with options for 144Hz refresh rate and support for G-Sync.

Apart from that, the devices are almost identical, even design-wise.

The G15 Special Edition is essentially the same machine as the regular G15, by the way, except the fact that it’s available in a fancy Alpine White finish with Blue accents all around the design. And there’s a small clear panel at the bottom of the device that lets you look inside a small portion of the device.

In terms of pricing, the regular G5 15 starts at $999, the G7 15 starts at $1,099, and the G7 17 starts at $1,379.99. All available on January 29.

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