Alienwares Area-51m modular CPU and GPU upgrades can add up to a $4,000 laptop
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The Alienware Area-51m is trying to deliver on a dream: a gaming laptop with user-upgradeable CPUs and GPUs like a desktop so it wont become obsolete. (At least thats the plan; check out our feature story.)
But as you might expect, the most premium parts wont be cheap. Alienwares configurator page now shows that a fully kitted Area-51m complete with a bona fide 8-core Intel Core i9-9900K desktop processor, Nvidia RTX 2080 mobile graphics, and a 144Hz screen will cost $4,000 today. Thats too rich for me.
Yes, one of the great things about an easily upgradable laptop is that you can start out with a lower-end $2,549 config and add more potent parts…