Alienware Area 51 Gaming Laptop

Posted on Jul 18 2008 - 11:46pm by Richard Sharp

Alienware Area 51 LaptopThe latest Alienware laptop is, as you might imagine if you know of Alienware, a mighty powerful beast that is designed specifically with hardcore gamers in mind. The Area 51 laptop is heavy in various departments weighing more than 5kg and costing nearly £1,500 for a bog standard edition but you do get some hefty power for your pound.

As seems to be the trend when knocking one of these up lately, it’s based around the Core 2 Extreme processor from Intel and it utilises two of the most powerful Nvidia GeForce 8800M GTX graphics cards – because realistically, of course, one is just never enough if there’s even the slightest possibility that you can stuff two of them in there.

High definition features include an HDMI output, 1200p resolution support, and a built in TV tuner but no Blu Ray drive built in bizarrely. Options are pretty limited, enabling you to choose up to 4GB of RAM and up to a 640GB hard drive (with capacity for 1.5TB). For the beefy model you shouldn’t expect to be carrying much change home from £2,000 but this really is one serious piece of gaming kit.

The design is actually quite mundane for gaming gear, usually they’re all bright colours and neon lights, but the Area 51 clearly doesn’t think it needs to brag too much.

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