Some of us might hear “Area 51” and think of government conspiracies and terrible 90s WB dramas about mopey alien teenagers. Gamers, however, think of, and the flagship Area-51m from Alienware gets a big update with immense power in a portable body!
Among the jaw-dropping specs are these: up to an 8 core processor, a narrow-bezel display, the ability to overclock the graphics chip, and 64 GB of memory. Not storage, but memory-which blows my mind because I still remember my college roommate spinning in an office chair and cackling maniacally at how powerful his 1GB of RAM was in his new desktop tower.
The Area-51m has all the goodies you’d expect in a gaming notebook, including LED keyboard and power buttons, Alienware Command Center software, and programmable lighting loops so you can make the Alien logo on the back change colors. From a more technical standpoint, the computer is reinforced with magnesium to reduce weight but maintain rigidity, and the computer does clock in at a positively svelte (by gaming standards) 8.54lbs.
No word yet on pricing, but the new Area-51m willat the end of January 2019.