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Alienware Area-51m i9-9900K RTX 2080

Specifications

Alienware Area-51m i9-9900K RTX 2080
Alienware Area-51m i9-9900K RTX 2080 (Area-51 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop) - 8192 MB, Core: 1575 MHz, Memory: 1750 MHz, GDDR6, 419.35
Memory
32768 MB 
, DDR4-2666, 17-17-17-39, Dual-Channel, 4x SODIMM
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, LG Philips 173WFG, IPS, LGD05E2, Dell P/N: YWJJ6, NVIDIA G-SYNC + Tobii eyetracking technology, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Cannon Lake Z390 (Cannon Lake-H)
Storage
2x SK Hynix PC400 512GB (RAID 0), 1024 GB 
, Secondary: 1 TB Seagate ST1000LX015-1U7172
Soundcard
NVIDIA TU104 - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: SD
Networking
Killer E3000 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10MBit), Killer Wireless-AC 1550 Wireless Network Adapter (a/b/g/h/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 42 x 402.6 x 319.2 ( = 1.65 x 15.85 x 12.57 in)
Battery
90 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD 1280x720
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Beveled, Keyboard Light: yes, Alienware Command Center, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
3.87 kg ( = 136.51 oz / 8.53 pounds), Power Supply: 2.16 kg ( = 76.19 oz / 4.76 pounds)
Price
3500 USD

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 82.97% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 18 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 97%, features: 65%, display: 87% mobility: 54%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 89%, emissions: 75%

Reviews for the Alienware Area-51m i9-9900K RTX 2080

87.7% Alienware Area-51m (i9-9900K, RTX 2080) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
The latest 17.3-inch Alienware is going all-in with hardware and features not found on almost any other gaming laptop. Not only does the Area-51m leapfrog over the 45 W Core H-series for full-fat 95 W Core K-series CPUs, but it also sports removable graphics and Tobii eye-tracking all in a narrow-bezel chassis. Is this $3000+ portable powerhouse really comparable to a desktop PC of similar specifications?
64% Alienware Area-51M Review
Source: PC Advisor English
Marketed for its "unprecedented upgradeability," the Alienware Area-51m is more of a promise than a final product. While supremely high performance, it lacks the one killer app needed to thrive among the more powerful desktops and more affordable laptops it aims to usurp.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/21/2019
Rating: Total score: 64%
85% Alienware Area-51m review
Source: CNet English
On top of a satisfying visual refresh of Alienware's highest-end laptop, the Area-51m offers plenty of processing overhead from desktop CPUs and the latest RTX GPUs. There's promise of potentially great future upgradability, but it's not yet been proven.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/17/2019
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 95% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80%
80% Alienware Area-51M review: A gaming desktop stuffed inside a laptop
Source: Engadget English
The Area 51m is a truly unique laptop. It’s portable, but it packs in all of the power, and most of the customizability, that you’d want from a gaming desktop. Still, when other modern laptops are significantly thinner, cheaper, and almost as powerful, it’s a tough sell for most gamers. If anything, it’s a testament to Dell’s ingenuity. And for players who demand power above all else, it’s a solid choice.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/11/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Alienware Area-51m Review: Desktop-Class, Upgradeable Elegance
Source: Hot Hardware English
And though we haven't tested the others just yet, we can say for sure that the Alienware Area-51m can literally go toe-to-toe with many high-end gaming desktop configurations. This machine almost defies the laws of physics as it infiltrates game engines and shatters frame rate limits.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/09/2019
80% Alienware Area-51M Review: Portable Desktop
Source: The Verge English
That said, what Alienware has done with the Area-51m is really impressive. Not only does it hit performance marks unmatched by other portable machines, but it doesn’t have any glaring issues or show-stopping usability problems that bring it down, other than the obvious compromises with its size and weight. Even just being able to cool these desktop components efficiently enough for them to perform this well in a portable machine is a genuine feat. If you are the type of gamer who wants the ultimate power in a portable machine and are willing to pay any cost to get it, the Area-51m is for you.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/04/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Alienware Area-51m
Source: PC Mag English
Packing an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 graphics chip and a desktop-class Intel Core i9, Alienware's massively rejiggered flagship, the Area-51m, is the best-performing gaming laptop we've tested, a monster in every sense a laptop can be.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/27/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Alienware Area-51m Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Alienware Area-51 offers unparalleled power in a sleek, redesigned chassis with the option to upgrade both the CPU and GPU.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/29/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
Alienware Area-51m first look: The very first fully upgradeable gaming laptop
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Alienware Area-51m’s design and impressive spec sheet suggest this device will represent a major milestone for gaming laptops for years to come. The capability of upgrading components is a huge game-changer, and for the first time ever, we now have a laptop that’s a full-fat gaming rig in portable form.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/17/2019
Dell Alienware Area-51m First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Alienware Area-51m starts at $2,549 (roughly Rs. 1,77,000), which is quite expensive and the price tag will only get bigger by the time it lands in India, but considering that this is the only laptop currently which offers this level of upgradability gives it a unique advantage over the competition.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/10/2019
Alienware Area-51m first look: The very first fully upgradeable gaming laptop
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Since I wasn’t able to play any games on the Alienware Area-51m, it’s difficult to give any verdict on the performance and display. However, its design and impressive spec sheet suggest that the Alienware Area-51m will represent a major milestone for gaming laptops in the years to come. The capability of upgrading components is a huge game-changer, and for the first time ever, we now have a laptop that’s a full-fat gaming rig in portable form.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/09/2019
Alienware Area 51m review: Hands-on
Source: PC Advisor English
With hardware that puts high-end gaming desktops to shame, a slick new design language that brings a more mature feel to the Alienware brand and the ability to upgrade both the CPU and GPU - this laptop takes a step away from the average portable gaming laptop into something far more focused on the gaming experience.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/09/2019
Hands on: Alienware Area-51m review
Source: Techradar English
The Alienware-51m takes the term “desktop replacement laptop” to heart with its first widely upgradeable system. While the display won’t blow your mind, the style and upgrade options might.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/08/2019

Foreign Reviews

Alienware Area-51m Gnadenloses Kraftpaket
Source: Gameswelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/24/2019
Alienware Area-51m
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/20/2019
100% Review Alienware Area-51m
Source: Geeknetic Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/20/2019
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Test de l’Alienware Area-51m : le PC gamer portable, pour les vrais pros
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/20/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Review Alienware Area-51M: Laptop Gaming Kencang Seperti Dekstop PC
Source: Pemmzchannel ID→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent cameras; impressive display. Negative: Heavy and bulky; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/19/2019
REVIEW Alienware Area 51M – Laptopul de gaming cât un PC (la propriu)
Source: Playtech.ro →EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; nice performance; excellent display; high mobility. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/02/2019

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop): High-End laptop graphics card based on the TU104 chip with 2,944 shaders and 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM. Compared to the desktop variant, the GPU is clocked lower. These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
9900K: High end desktop processor based on the Coffee Lake architecture. Integrates 8 cores (16 threads) clocked at 3.6 - 5 GHz and a integrated UHD Graphics 630 GPU. Fastest Coffee-Lake CPU at the time of announcement in 2018 and produced in the 14nm++ process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
17.3":

This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
3.87 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


Alienware: Alienware was founded in the USA in 1996. Alienware established its EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) headquarters in Ireland, in 2002. Alienware has belonged to the Dell Group since 2006. The product range mainly focuses on gaming laptops and desktops. Trademark is a slightly futuristic design with an alien logo. In addition, Alienware offers workstations for private and business customers.

Alienware belongs to the mid-sized manufacturers of the notebook market. There are some reviews with average ratings overall.


82.97%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2019-02-17 (Update: 2019-02-17)