Desktop PCs have always had one major advantage over laptops – upgradeability. You have a good CPU but your graphics card is getting old? Just take it out and put in a new one, and you’re good to go. But laptops are more of a package deal, right? You can’t just take your old CPU and upgrade it for a better one. Or can you?
Today we’re playing with Area 51m, the first fully upgradeable laptop, coming from Alienware. Not that it needs any upgrading though as our review unit packs in an 8 core, 16 thread, desktop level i9-9900K. And if you think that’s overkill, get this. The GPU is none other than the RTX 2080. There’s also 32 gigs of DDR4 RAM, dual storage comprising of a 500 GB SSD along with a 1TB hard drive AND a 144Hz, full IPS 1080p display and Tobii Eye Tracking.