Video games have come a long way from just being objects of entertainment to becoming a global phenomenon and even a profession. Gaming has also become a professional sport, with several leagues paying millions of dollars to winners and some of the top channels paying large amounts of money for broadcasting rights. The popularity of gaming is being felt all across the hardware industry, with every PC and laptop maker rolling out high configuration gaming laptops that feature over the top system specifications.
However, anyone who is passionate about playing video games knows that any gaming laptop, however advanced has an expiration date to it. This is because laptops, unlike desktops cannot be upgraded. In other words, a highly advanced laptop today will be obsolete a few years down the line since game developers churn out increasingly realistic games that really test the hardware.
Alienware, the most famous name in the gaming hardware industry has rolled out a new laptop that could become a game changer. Called as Alienware Area-51M, this beautiful beast features Intel’s 9th generation processors, Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2080 along with a 17-inch 1080p display and a RAM of 64GB of 2400MHz memory. But what gives this monster an edge over everything else is the ability to swap out the hardware components whenever needed. A user can purchase newer processors, graphics card and also advanced RAM chips.
What Alienware has achieved is to combine the robust, durable nature of desktops and portability and convenience of laptops. The Area-51M is essentially a desktop with a battery and a charging cable. This laptop could usher in a new era in gaming laptops, with gamers not having to worry about buying new laptops every few years.