Alienware Area 51m

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  1. zt_86

    zt_86 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Finally took the big step and ordered my new Alienware Area 51m from HIDevolution. Sales team was a dream to work with, though I admit I'm a pretty easy customer to work with (if I do say so myself :D). Ted and Donald were great and timely in responses.

    I'll attempt to keep this thread updated through the order and shipping process. If I get the opportunity I will record, or at the least take pictures of the unboxing for any potential buyers of this Alienware model.

    I REALLY like the chassis for this model and the thermals seem like they won't be as much of a problem as my current rig (+90* <20 min into gaming sessions). The only sacrifice I've seemingly made in my choice here has been the mechanical keyboard. I had really been eyeing the Eluktronics (TongFang) with the mechanical keyboard but I wanted a better cpu, bigger screen, better thermals, and Thunderbolt port. The Area 51m's keyboard doesn't seem bad in any sense, but I've had trouble with my current rig's keyboard due to high thermals causing sticky keys (most notably the W key, very important in gaming!).

    If price had mattered more to me I would have made the sacrifice but I wanted a real high class gaming laptop experience this time around, paired with an unexpected bonus at work, allowed me to splurge for this rig.

    Specs of my custom order:

    Custom Built Alienware Area-51M - 17.3" FHD 144Hz G-SYNC Tobii - i7-9700K - RTX 2070 - White
    Chassis Color

    White - Lunar Light
    Free Game Bundles
    NVIDIA RTX Triple Threat - Anthem, Battlefield V, and Metro Exodus for laptops with RTX 2080, GET YOUR CHOICE of Anthem, Battlefield V, OR Metro Exodus for laptops with RTX 2060 or 2070
    HIDevolution Delidded Intel 9th Gen Core i7-9700K 8 Core, 8 Thread, 12MB Cache, Processor, 3.6 - 4.9 GHz - installed by HIDevolution - $50.00
    Video Card
    NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2070 w/ 8GB GDDR6
    Thermal Interface Materials
    Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut between Intel CPU Die and IHS + GPU, Gelid GC Extreme between IHS + Heat Sink, and Fujipoly Extreme Thermal Pads on heat sensitive surfaces - installed by HIDevolution (ONLY SELECT THIS OPTION IF DELIDDED CPU IS CHOSEN)
    Alienware Graphics Amplifier
    LCD Panel
    17.3" FHD (1920 x 1080) 144Hz Anti-Glare IPS Display w/ NVIDIA G-SYNC + Tobii eyetracking technology
    Display Calibration
    Yes, display professionally calibrated w/ profile saved to USB drive - $50.00
    Minimize LCD Backlight Bleed
    Yes, quality check and give me a panel with minimal backlight bleed. - $100.00
    Display Warranty
    1 Year Zero Defective Pixel Warranty (perfect panel guarantee) - $85.00
    System Memory (RAM)
    HIDevolution Approved Standard 32GB Dual Channel DDR4/2666MHz (2 x 16GB) - Operates at 2400MHz - installed by HIDevolution - $280.00
    RAID Options
    no RAID (1st drive as primary boot drive, 2nd drive as storage drive)
    M.2 PCIe / SATA Slot 1
    Samsung 860 EVO 1TB M.2 SATA SSD - installed by HIDevolution - $230.00
    M.2 PCIe / SATA Slot 2
    2.5" Drive Bay
    Empty HDD bay (with caddy/adapter) - -$30.00
    Alienware TactX keyboard with per-key RGB LED AlienFX lighting, anti-ghosting, N-Key US Eng
    Wireless Cards
    Intel® Wireless-AC 9260 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n 2x2 NGFF w/ Bluetooth 5.0 - $30.00
    Operating System
    Windows 10 Home, 64bit, English, with Multi Language Support
    Operating System Clean Install
    Yes, Clean Install of Windows 10 including 32GB Clean Install Flash Drive - $40.00
    Office Software
    Internal Battery
    Lithium Ion (90 Wh) Battery
    Warranty and Service
    FREE UPGRADE TO 2 Years Premium Support + 2 Year HIDevolution US Warranty + LIFETIME HIDevolution Technical Support
    Accidental Damage Protection
    2 Year Accidental Damage Service - $139.00
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2019
  2. DannyB513

    DannyB513 Notebook Evangelist

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    Got about the same thing coming from HID.

    Differences are 2080 instead of 2070, I have my own 32GB RAM to install so just went with 8, 970 EVO Plus SSD and 2TB Firecuda SSHD, and Win 10 Pro
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  3. LoganWade

    LoganWade Notebook Consultant

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    I recently received my area-51m with 2070 and am really enjoying it so far. Curious to see how yours compares to mine. Difference is I ordered from dell with an 8700, upgraded sdd's and memory myself. I will likely upgrade cpu before I consider repasting/delidding/repadding, so far temps are very acceptable.
  4. VoodooBane

    VoodooBane Notebook Consultant

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    Can anyone provide the dell part number for the RTX 2070? Please?

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