Dell's Alienware Area-51m laptop has a Core i9-9900K and Nvidia RTX 2080 graphics

Dell introduced the Alienware Area-51m today, saying that it's the most powerful gaming laptop in the world. And indeed, the specs certainly don't disappoint.

This beast of a machine contains up to an Intel Core i9-9900K, not to be confused with the 45W Core i9-8950HK you'll find in other machines. No, this is actually the desktop CPU that Dell is using, which has eight cores, 16 threads, and a 95W TDP. The chip has a base clock speed of 3.6GHz, with a Turbo Boost speed of 5GHz, and it's unlocked for overclocking.

For graphics, Dell is offering Nvidia's newly announced GeForce RTX GPUs, all the way up to the RTX 2080. The 17.3-inch display comes with a 1080p resolution and either 60Hz or 144Hz refresh rates, and it promises narrow bezels on three sides. You can have it configured with up to 64GB DDR4 2400MHz RAM, and up to a 2TB SSD.

It's using Alienware's Cryo-Tech 2.0 cooling system, which Dell says is its most robust cooling solution. Indeed, it will need to be with a 95W CPU in a laptop. Of course, it has RGB lighting all over the place, which is customizable in keyboard zones, the power button, the Alienware logo, and more.

The Alienware Area-51m will be available on January 29, starting at $2,549.

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