The Alienware Area-51m is a desktop-class laptop both extreme and refined

When Dell made the Alienware Area-51m, it broke one mold and created another. Announced at CES Tuesday morning, this gaming laptop is the first to debut a new overall design for Dell’s Alienware gaming line. It also offers no compromises, with desktop-grade hardware and a laundry list of options and upgradable parts. It’s a tantalizing balance of power and refinement.

When it ships January 21, several customizable SKUs of the Area-51m will be available. Dell gave us a sample price of $2,549 and said some SKUs would come in under that number.

We took a detailed look at the Area-51m at a pre-briefing. Check out the video above for the deep dive. Below, we’ll highlight some of the innovations and specs.

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