Alienware’s Area 51m is a Desktop Gaming Rig in Laptop Form - CES 2019

January 10, 2019

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Alienware's VP and general manager Frank Azor spoke to us about the newly announced Alienware Area 51m laptop, which doesn't just pack the power of a desktop gaming PC, it's made to be upgraded like a proper rig.

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