Alienware Area-51m specs, features, and analysis

Here's what you need to know about 2019 Alienware Area-51m including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

Availability

Alienware Area-51m
Released2019
Release Date
  • Announced at CES 2019
  • Available on January 29, 2019
PricingStarting at $2,549.99
Generations
Alienware Area-51m Price
Alienware Area 51M Gaming Laptop, 17.3" 300hz 3ms FHD Display, Intel Core i7-10700K, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super 8GB GDDR6, 1TB SSD, 16GB RAM, Lunar Light (AWARR2-7323WHT-PUS)
Alienware Area 51M Gaming Laptop, 17.3" 300hz 3ms FHD Display, Intel Core i7-10700K, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super 8GB GDDR6, 1TB SSD, 16GB RAM, Lunar Light (AWARR2-7323WHT-PUS)
By Alienware
$2,499.81
Dell Alienware Area 51M Laptop, 17.3 FHD (1920 x 1080) 144Hz G-Sync Tobii Eye, 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9700K, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD 1TB SSHD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080, Windows 10 (Renewed)
Dell Alienware Area 51M Laptop, 17.3 FHD (1920 x 1080) 144Hz G-Sync Tobii Eye, 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9700K, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD 1TB SSHD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080, Windows 10 (Renewed)
By Dell
$5,899.00
Dell Alienware Area 51M Gaming Laptop 17.3" 1TB RAID 0 (2 x 512GB PCIe SSD) + 1TB (+8GB SSHD) Hybrid Drive (3.6GHz i9-9900K, 32GB RAM, RTX 2080, Windows 10 Home) Dark Side of The Moon
Dell Alienware Area 51M Gaming Laptop 17.3" 1TB RAID 0 (2 x 512GB PCIe SSD) + 1TB (+8GB SSHD) Hybrid Drive (3.6GHz i9-9900K, 32GB RAM, RTX 2080, Windows 10 Home) Dark Side of The Moon
By Alienware
$2,499.95
New Mechanical Low-Profile RGB Keyboard 510K AW510K with 610M Wired/Wireless Gaming Mouse AW610M for Aurora R11 Aurora R10 Area 51m R2 M17 R3 Plus Best Notebook Pen Light - Lunar Light (Lunar Light)
New Mechanical Low-Profile RGB Keyboard 510K AW510K with 610M Wired/Wireless Gaming Mouse AW610M for Aurora R11 Aurora R10 Area 51m R2 M17 R3 Plus Best Notebook Pen Light - Lunar Light (Lunar Light)
By Best Notebooks
$279.00
Alienware 2021 Area 51M Gaming Laptop, 17.3-inch 300hz 3ms FHD Display, Intel Core i7-10700K, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super 8GB GDDR6, 1TB SSD, 16GB RAM, Lunar Light (AWARR2-7323WHT-PUS) (Renewed)
Alienware 2021 Area 51M Gaming Laptop, 17.3-inch 300hz 3ms FHD Display, Intel Core i7-10700K, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super 8GB GDDR6, 1TB SSD, 16GB RAM, Lunar Light (AWARR2-7323WHT-PUS) (Renewed)
By Alienware
$3,999.00

Exterior

Alienware Area-51m
Dimensions15.85 x 12.565 x 1.09 - 1.23 in (402.6 x 319.14 x 27.65 - 31.2 mm)
  • Width: 15.85 in. (402.6 mm)
  • Depth: 12.565 in. (319.14 mm)
  • Height: 1.09 - 1.23 in. (27.65 - 31.2 mm)
WeightMaximum at 8.54 lbs. (3.87 Kg)
Colors
  • Lunar Light
  • Dark Side of the Moon
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Keyboard
    • Alienware TactX keyboard with per-key RGB LED AlienFX lighting.
    • Includes anti-ghosting and N-key rollover technology.
    • 2.2mm key travel, programmable macro keys, alphanumeric keys
  • Touchpad
    • 4.13 x 2.56 in (105 mm x 65 mm) All-points addressable (APA) trackpad.
    • AlienFX backlit.

Display

Alienware Area-51m
Size17.3 Inches
InfoFull HD with 60Hz refresh rate
  • 1920 x 1080, 127 PPI, 35ms response time, 300 nits, 16:9, 72% color gamut, 600:1 contrast ratio, Anti-glare, 8W max power consumption.
Full HD with 144Hz refresh rate
  • 1920 x 1080, 127 PPI, 19ms response time, 300 nits, 16:9, 72% color gamut, 600:1 contrast ratio, Anti-glare, 8.5W max power consumption.
  • Tobii Eyetracking
  • Options:
    • Anti-Glare
    • Eyesafe® Display Tech
    • Eyesafe® Display Tech + NVIDIA G-SYNC
All options
  • Wide Viewing Angles on all displays with 85 degrees viewing from all directions

Ports

Alienware Area-51m
Ports
Alienware Area-51m Ports
Image Source: Dell
  • 1 x Power/DC-in Jack
  • 1 x RJ-45 Killer E3000 2.5Gbps Ethernet port
  • 2 x Type-A SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Port
  • 1 x Type-A SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Port with PowerShare technology
  • 1 x Thunderbolt™ 3 Port (USB Type-C™ with support for SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps, 40Gbps Thunderbolt, and DisplayPort)
  • 1 x Alienware Graphics Amplifier Port
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0 Output
  • 1 x Mini-Display Port 1.4 (certified) Output
  • 1 x Headphone / MIC (retaskable)
  • 1 x Global Headset Jack
  • 1 x Wedge-shaped lock slot (cable and lock sold separately)

Internal Specs

Alienware Area-51m
Processor
  1. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8700
    6 cores, 12 threads, 3.20 → 4.60 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 65W
  2. 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9700K
    8 cores, 8 threads, 3.60 → 4.90 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 95W
  3. 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9900
    8 cores, 16 threads, 3.10 → 5.00 GHz, 16MB SmartCache, 65W
  4. 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9900K
    8 cores, 16 threads, 3.60 → 5.00 GHz, 16MB SmartCache, 95W

Geekbench 5 Single Core

Alienware Area-51m1
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-87001,15588.24%
2
9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9700K1,28097.78%
3
9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-99001,25195.57%
4
9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9900K1,309100.00%
01,309

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

Alienware Area-51m1
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-87005,81068.01%
2
9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9700K7,19284.19%
3
9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-99007,66989.77%
4
9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9900K8,543100.00%
08,543
Integrated Graphics
  1. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8700
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1200 MHz
  2. 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9700K
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1200 MHz
  3. 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9900
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1200 MHz
  4. 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9900K
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1200 MHz
Memory
  • Memory Slots
    • 4-SODIMMs
  • Memory Configurations
    • 16GB, 2x8GB, DDR4, 2400MHz
    • 32GB, 2x16GB, DDR4, 2400MHz
    • 16GB, 2x8GB, DDR4 XMP 2933MHz
    • 64GB, 4x16GB, DDR4 2400MHz
    • 32GB, 2x16GB, DDR4 XMP 2933MHz
    • 64GB, 4x16GB, DDR4 XMP 2800MHz
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060 6GB GDDR6 (OC Ready)
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2070 8GB GDDR6 (OC Ready)
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2080 8GB GDDR6 (OC Ready)
StorageAvailable Slots
  • Two M.2 2230/2280 slots (Up to 1TB each)
  • One SATA AHCI 6 Gbps (Up to 1TB)
Single Drive
  • 1TB (+8GB SSHD) Hybrid Drive
  • 256GB PCIe M.2 SSD
  • 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD
  • 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD
Dual Drives
  • 128GB PCIe M.2 SSD + 1TB (+8GBSSHD) Hybrid
  • 256GB PCIe M.2 SSD + 1TB (+8GBSSHD) Hybrid
  • 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD + 1TB (+8GBSSHD) Hybrid
  • 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD + 1TB (+8GBSSHD) Hybrid
  • 116GB Intel OptaneSSD + 1TB (+8GBSSHD) Hybrid
RAID-0 Drives
  • 512GB RAID0 (2x 256GB PCIe M.2 SSDs)
  • 1TB RAID0 (2x 512GB PCIe M.2 SSDs)
  • 2TB RAID0 (2x 1TB PCIe M.2 SSDs)
  • 236GB RAID0 (2x 116GB Intel OptaneSSDs)
RAID-0 Plus Drives
  • 512GB RAID0 (2x 256GB PCIe M.2 SSDs) + 1TB (+8GB SSHD) Hybrid Drive
  • 1TB RAID0 (2x 512GB PCIe M.2 SSDs) + 1TB (+8GB SSHD) Hybrid Drive
  • 2TB RAID0 (2x 1TB PCIe M.2 SSDs) + 1TB (+8GB SSHD) Hybrid Drive
  • 236GB RAID0 (2x 116GB Intel OptaneSSDs) + 1TB (+8GB SSHD) Hybrid Drive

Connectivity

Alienware Area-51m
Wi-Fi
  • Rivet Killer 1550
    Dual Band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz up to 1733 Mbps, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac.
  • Rivet Killer WiFi 6 AX1650
    Dual Band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz up to 2400 Mbps, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax.
Bluetooth
  • Rivet Killer 1550 › Bluetooth 5.0
  • Rivet Killer AX1650 › Bluetooth 5.1
Ethernet
  • Killer™ Ethernet E3000 PCI-e Gigabit ethernet controller
    Transfer rate: 10/100/1000/2500 Mbps

Battery

Alienware Area-51m
Size
  • 6-cell smart lithium-ion (90Wh)
Power Supply
  • 180W (19.50 VDC/9.23A)
  • 240W (19.50 VDC/9.23A)
  • 330W (19.50 VDC/9.23A)

Software

Alienware Area-51m
OS
Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Pro
Upgradable to Windows 11
Built-in Apps
  • Alienware Command Center
  • Alienware Mobile Connect
  • Microsoft Office 365 (30-day trial)

Camera & Audio

Alienware Area-51m
Camera
  • Front-facing camera
    Alienware HD (1280 x 720 resolution) camera.
Audio
  • Controller: Realtek ALC3282-CG
    • 7.1 Digital Audio out using HDMI out connection
    • Alienware Sound Center via Alienware Command Center
  • Speakers:
    • 4-Way Stereo Speaker Design
    • Output: 8-10W
  • Microphone:
    • Dual-array microphones in the camera assembly

Misc

Alienware Area-51m
Sensors
  • Tobii Eye Tracking (Optional)
Security
  • Wedge-shaped lock slot
Warranty1 Year Hardware Service with Onsite/In-Home Service After Remote Diagnosis
MoreCHASIS
  • Exterior Chassis Materials
    • Magnesium Alloy
  • Thermal
    • Cryo-Tech v2.0 Cooling Technology
    • Dual-Intake, Dual-Exhaust Airflow Design
    • High-Voltage Driving Fans
    • Load-balancing Heat Pipes
    • Copper Fin Stacks
    • Thermal Controls
    • Whisper-quiet operation

Key Features

Alienware Area-51m
At Glance
Released in Early
2019
16:9 FHD
17.3”
1080p 144Hz
Weight
8.54 lb
3.87 kg
Up to
Intel Core i9-9900K
8C/16T, 3.60 → 5.00 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,309
Single Core
Geekbench 5
8,543
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® UHD Graphics 630
24 Execution Units, 350 → 1200 MHz
Upgradable up to
64GB
2800 MHz DDR4 XMP
Alienware Area-51m Ports
Nvidia GeForce
RTX 2080
8GB GDDR6

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Supports Windows 11

Alienware Area-51m exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

RequirementsAlienware Area-51m
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core i7-8700 → Intel Core i9-9900K
4GB RAM16GB → 64GB
64GB Drive256GB → 6TB
2 Cores CPU6 → 8 cores
Upgradable storage

Alienware Area-51m comes with two M.2 slots that you can easily upgrade and install an additional SSD to expand the storage on the device. On top of that, it also has a single SATA slot that users can use to install a 2.5-inch SATA SSD, SSHD, or a hard disk drive to add even more storage. Learn more

Storage SlotsAlienware Area-51m
M.2x2
SATA1
Upgradable memory

The Alienware Area-51m has four RAM slots which you can use to can add or replace with a larger one if it isn't already at the maximum size that the system chipset support. Learn more

MemoryAlienware Area-51m
Slotsx4
TypeDDR4 XMP
Speed2800 MHz
Supports discrete graphics

Configurable up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 8GB GDDR6

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