Earlier this year at CES, Alienware announced Area-51m, its latest gaming notebook that introduced a new design spirit to Dell's premium gaming brand. And in Computex 2019, the company is taking that same design to its m15 and m17 laptops, but unfortunately without the modular components of Area-51m.
The new design for the m15 and m17 takes much of the Area-51m, to the point where the new laptops essentially resemble reduced versions of the star model. However, keep in mind that they are not as as thin, they are still Alienware laptops, even if they are the finest that the company has made, they are still very large machines.
The new design marks the second major redesign for Alienware's main line of laptops in less than a year: the m15 was revised last fall, while the m17 was updated at CES, but the changes here are not cosmetics only: there is a new keyboard with more key travel, despite the thinnest case, and a new glass trackpad, along with updated specifications that include the latest Intel 9th generation processors and the latest RTX and GTX GPUs of Nvidia.
The 15-inch and 17-inch models are virtually identical, apart from the screen size and screen options: the 15-inch model will offer a selection of 1080p panels at 60Hz, 144Hz or 240Hz or a 4K OLED panel at 60Hz, with the last two offered to Tobii, also in what Dell says, is the first time he uses a 15-inch laptop. Meanwhile, the 17-inch model will only offer 1080p panels at 60Hz or 144Hz (with the 144Hz option that also includes visual tracking).
Unfortunately, unlike Area-51m, which offered an unprecedented level of user-replaceable parts for a laptop, regardless of the specifications you purchase, the new m15 or m17 models are the ones that will stay. The only user replaceable parts here are the SSDs, so you'll want to plan ahead when choosing your CPU, GPU and RAM.
Updated models m15 and m17 will be available on June 11, with both sizes starting at $ 1,499.