Earlier this year at CES, the Alienware Area-51m, the latest flagship gaming laptop, presented a brand new design ethos to Dell's premium gaming brand. And on the Computex 2019, the company brings the same design to its m15 and m17 laptops – though unfortunately without the modular components in the range of 51m.
The new design for m15 and m17 lends much from the area-51m, to the point where the new laptops are similar to slimmed-down versions of the flagship model. Remember, they are not slim, though – they are still Alienware gaming laptops, even though they are thinner, as the company has ever done, they are still quite large machines.
The new design marks the second major redesign for Alienware's main line of laptops in less than a year ̵
The 15-inch and 17-inch models are virtually identical except for screen size and display options: The 15-inch model will offer a choice of either 1080p panels at 60Hz, 144Hz or 240Hz or a 4K 60Hz OLED panel, where the latter two offer Tobii eye tracking also in what Dell says is a first for a 15-inch laptop. Meanwhile, the 17-inch model will only offer 60Hz or 144Hz 1080p panels (with the 144Hz setting also including eye locking).
Unfortunately, unlike the Area-51m, which offered an unprecedented level of user replaceable parts for a laptop regardless of the specs you purchase the new m15 or m17 models is what they want to get stuck with. The only user replaceable parts here are the SSDs, so you will plan when you choose your CPU, GPU and RAM.
The updated m15 and m17 models will be available on June 11, with both sizes starting at $ 1,499.