Earlier this year at CES, Alienware announced the Area-51m, the latest flagship gaming laptop with a whole new design ethos for Dell's premium gaming brand. And at Computex 2019, the company is bringing the same design to the m15 and m17 laptops – albeit unfortunately without the modular components of the Area-51m.
The new design for the m15 and m17 borrows a lot from the Area-51m, to the point where the new laptops essentially resemble leaner versions of the flagship model. Keep in mind that this is not the case Which slim, though – these are still Alienware gaming laptops, even if they are the thinnest the company has ever made, they are still pretty big machines.
The new design marks the second major redesign for Alienware & # 39; s main line of laptops in less than a year – the m15 was overhauled last fall, while the m17 was updated at CES – but changes here are not just cosmetic: there is a new one keyboard with further key travel, despite the thinner housing, and a new glass trackpad, along with updated specifications that include Intel & # 39; s latest 9th Gen processors and the latest GTX and RTX-GPU & # 39; s from Nvidia.
The 15-inch and 17-inch models are almost identical, apart from screen size and display options: the 15-inch model offers a choice of either 1080p panels at 60Hz, 144Hz or 240Hz or a 4K 60Hz OLED panel, with the latter two offer Tobii eye tracking and what Dell says is a first for a 15-inch laptop. Meanwhile, the 17-inch model only offers 60Hz or 144Hz 1080p panels (with the 144Hz option also including eye tracking).
Unfortunately, unlike the Area-51m, which offered an unprecedented level of user-replaceable parts for a laptop, no matter what specifications you purchase, the new m15 or m17 models will be attached to them. The only user-replaceable components are the SSD & # 39; s, so you want to plan ahead when choosing your CPU, GPU and RAM.
The updated m15 and m17 models are available on June 11, with both sizes starting at $ 1,499.