Dell Alienware Area-51m Laptop Review, Specs & Price in Nigeria

Welcome to a new era with the Revolutionary 17-inch gaming laptop with upgradeable, over clock-able desktop 9th Gen Intel® Core™ processors and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ graphics, plus a magnesium alloy chassis.

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The Alienware Area-51m is unlike any mobile gaming machine ever created. With unprecedented desktop-level processing power, CPU and GPU upgradability, advanced cooling and a premium, revolutionary design, a true desktop-gaming experience is now available in the form of a laptop.

Dell Alienware Area-51m Full Specifications

  • Up to 9th-generation Intel Core i9 Processor
  • Up to Nvidia RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics card wit 8GB GDDR6 RAM
  • Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
  • 17.3″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS display with 300-nits
  • Up to 64GB RAM, DDR4 XMP 2800 MHz
  • Up to 1TB SSD + 1TB Hybrid Drive or Up to 2TB RAID 0 + 1TB Hybrid Drive
  • Dual speaker: 2.0 Speaker configuration and 7.1 Digital Audio
  • Up to 90Wh Battery

The Area-51m features a host of firsts for peak performance and power. It’s Dell’s first-ever Alienware laptop to feature 8-core, 16-thread Intel® processors, giving it a whole new level of compute power versus other gaming laptops.

Engineered with desktop processors, the CPU is enabled with up to 125% rated power, allowing high-end over-clocking. This results in higher performance for mega-tasking, CPU-intensive gaming, as well as day-to-day applications.

Lose yourself in vivid, uninterrupted gaming thanks to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ graphics with full-throttle power and up to 30W of over-clocking headroom—all on an immersive 144Hz G-SYNC 17″ Full HD display. Users can over clock their settings via the new Alienware Command Center.

The Area-51m is also Dell’s first-ever Alienware laptop to support up to 64GB of XMP DDR4 memory, ensuring you have enough RAM for even the most performance-intensive tasks.

Design & Display

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Although, the Area-51m has a chunky body due to the thick body which accommodates all the components and ports and effort to create enough space for the cooling system.

At first glance, the lid has a satisfying smooth-touch finishing with an illuminated alien-shaped power button as well as the model perfectly inscribed in white lines.

Dell is offering a 17-inch Full HD IPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution and more optional features. Alienware Area-51 comes in two display configuration.

The standard display model sports a refresh rate of 144Hz with NVIDIA G-SYNC, a new display technology that delivers the smoothest and fastest gaming experience ever.

The keyboard boast of 2.2 millimeters of key travel with full number pad and its column of four dedicated macro keys. In addition, the Alienware Area-51 comes with a 3.9 x 2.2-inches responsive, smooth AlienFX backlit touchpad with enough palm-rest at the sides.

Unprecedented Upgradeability

Gamers have made it clear that they’ve noticed a lack of CPU and GPU upgradability in gaming laptops.

The Area-51m was engineered with this in mind, finally allowing gamers to harness power comparable to even the highest-performance desktop, and taking advantage of latest technologies from NVIDIA® such as ray tracing, DLSS, and AI enhanced graphics.

CPU upgrades can be done using standard desktop-class processors, while GPU upgrades can be done with GPU upgrade kits available on or with the Alienware Graphics Amplifier.


This Dell Laptop haas got a  thermal technology, Advanced Alienware Cryo-Tech v2.0, that optimizes component cooling, and maximizes overall performance and keeps your laptop cool to the touch. Here’s a closer look at their innovative cooling solution.

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Dual-Intake, Dual-Exhaust Airflow Design : The Area-51m chassis prioritizes performance with a dual fan design that pulls in cool air from the bottom and top vents, while exhaling exhaust out the rear and side vents for optimal core component cooling. (The Intel® Core™ i7-8700 with NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060 configuration does not have a side-exhaust)

High Voltage Driving Fan : The fire resistant, liquid-crystal polymer fan is built with 0.2mm blades, sleeve bearings and 3-phase fan control to create less friction and circulate air more efficiently. The Area-51m fans occupy an area of 95x105mm with a thickness ranging from 19mm to 21.5mm and can push over 25 CFM in open air conditions—something normally seen only in desktops.

Load-balancing Heat Pipes : The dynamics of thermal activity across critical components like the GPU and the CPU are intelligently discharged across various dedicated and shared 8mm and 6mm copper-composite heat pipes. The highest-end configurations carry 7 total heat pipes.

Copper Fin Stacks : The Area-51m features best-in-class surface temperatures, largely due to a thermal module, including four 0.15mm copper fins.Heat is drawn away from the most critical components to prioritize system performance and longevity.

Thermal Control : Cryo-Tech v2.0 ensures that 100% of the system’s GPU thermal design power is enabled, while also ensuring CPU-intensive games benefit from high performance.

Whisper-quiet : The cooling system of the Area-51m is so powerful, virtually no noise is heard while engaged in daily tasks.

The laptop is built on the 9th Generation Intel® Core™ processor offering up to 8 core. This gaming laptop comes with three configurations including the Core™ i7-8700, Core™ i7-9700K and the premium Core™ i9-9900HK.

The Dell Alienware Area-51 Intel® Core™ i7-8700 which is the base model comes with Intel® Core™ i7-8700 offering 6 core, 12MB Cache and up to 4.6 GHz Max turbo frequency.

Dell Alienware Area-51m Price in Nigeria

The Dell Alienware Area-51m price is on sale for $2,549 depending on the configuration of your preferred model. However, this laptop is available on Dell’s official store and popular e-commerce platform — Amazon.

Other Features

The Alienware Mobile Connect creates an advanced, complete, and wireless integration between your PC and iOS or Android smartphone.

Enjoy your iOS or Android smartphone functionality through your Alienware PC’s mouse, keyboard, and touch screen.

Make or take calls, send and receive text messages, access your contacts, get mobile notifications, and, on Android, mirror your phone’s screen onto your PC for interactive engagement with any of your smartphone apps.

The Alienware Area-51m raises the bar for innovative engineering with its game-changing design. The new visual ID was inspired by our early industrial designs, marking a return to form while taking cues from our original roots.

Just to add, the new futuristic design of the Area-51m reflects the diverse, evolving nature of gamers everywhere, incorporating high contrast, performance-focused engineering with blended bone lines, angled sections, bold lighting, and celebrated thermals.

Bold lighting : The latest evolution of AlienFX lighting features a striking ring of light at the rear of the system, highlighting system performance while maintaining ultimate customizability.

Narrow bezel : The Area-51m features a drastic reduction of screen borders thanks to its narrow bezel with a three-knuckle hinge. This reduces the mass and maintains a strong connection to the base.

Honeycomb design : The new thermal pattern features hexagonal vents for an enhanced airflow with a 47% improvement rate from previous designs, enabling higher performance while keeping your system cool.

Premium shell : The unique magnesium alloy exoskeleton enables enhanced rigidity, while reducing overall chassis weight. This allows more space for high-performance components inside the machine.

Dual color options : Gamers can choose between a new, futuristic look in Lunar Light or Dark Side of the Moon, more traditional appearance.


Chinedu Okeke

Chinedu is the founder of Nigerian Tech. He is a tech enthusiast who has the passion for emerging trends in the tech industry. He is also a professional web content developer.

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