Alienware's CRAZY upgradeable laptop

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  • Frank Jackson
    Frank Jackson 11 hours ago

    Linus is 100% on something there is no way you are normally that hyper.

  • Strange_ Cat
    Strange_ Cat Day ago +2

    1 mln people want to raid this laptop

  • kalexander777
    kalexander777 Day ago

    Goes to CES 2019, ends up somehow tearing apart Alienware's brand new flagship notebook on a random table and then leaves them to put it all back together while riding an imaginary horse. Give that man a cookie!!

  • Muffin Man
    Muffin Man Day ago

    Haha area 51

  • John Remie Evensen
    John Remie Evensen 2 days ago +2

    Just wondering Linus, how much is your ADD Triggered in this unmounting process :D love the exitement btw :P hehe

    • John Remie Evensen
      John Remie Evensen Day ago

      BTW folks, i can say this because i got MAAAD ADHD myself :P hehe :D sitting here with my leg jumping up and down :P

  • DirtDust
    DirtDust 2 days ago

    Same as a Clevo\Alienware 900\901 ;)

    • DirtDust
      DirtDust 21 hour ago

      @Verpal Yes! in fact i only speak for engineered motherboard and cpu component
      all in relation to the production year, not for upgrades or temps ecc...

    • Verpal
      Verpal 22 hours ago

      @DirtDust Honestly, modern day Clevo have better temp, and better price, however, its competition also become cheaper, and it is increasingly difficult to get third party MXM/laptop gpu outside of Clevo themself.

    • DirtDust
      DirtDust 23 hours ago

      @Verpal I have a old Clevo XRock D901c with 2 9800m gtx and 775 socket on notebook from 2008! The temps is scary (80/85) at full load with new thermal compound. The desktop processor and motherboard is amazing engineered for old era pc, I buy from America for 5000$ many many years ago and again today is good ;) (for normal use and light gaming)

    • Verpal
      Verpal Day ago +2

      Clevo laptop have constant thermal problem though, my dad constantly battle with throttlestop and fan profile to get reasonable performance out of his age old clevo.

  • Mike Martin
    Mike Martin 3 days ago

    No future MXM support makes me very sad

  • Miguel Ortega
    Miguel Ortega 4 days ago

    I just bought an msi gs75 stealth 9th gen i7 with Nvidia 2070 rtx max q with 16 gb ddr4 ram and tb nvme storage 144hz screen for $2,081 and I'm undecided I should return it and buy the alienware area 51m it seems it cost more for my configuration in an alienware laptop. But the Alienware is upgradeable and looks great but is it worth it returning the gs75 for the 51m and paying more? UPDATE!!!! What a piece of junk the MSI was I bought the msi from Best buy and ended up exchanging it 3 times because of defects after the 3rd time I gave up and got a refund. The laptops had issues from backlight bleed to warped chassis smh never again. the laptop is held on with two flimsy hinges that won't lost and the lid has alot of flex which will eventually lead to damage.



  • the normal-one's in tg
    the normal-one's in tg 6 days ago +1

    10:18 seconds of lines yelling but not knowing it

  • Andreas Schröder
    Andreas Schröder 7 days ago

    maybe its cald ps5 is near
    size size

  • Roman no
    Roman no 8 days ago +1

    (0:52) RTX 2080 Ti has 11gb of "memory". Linus either got the amount wrong or the model. The only RTX card that has 6gb of GDDR6 memory is RTX 2060.

  • Brooks Martini
    Brooks Martini 10 days ago

    But how fast does windows do its updates

  • yanglue611
    yanglue611 12 days ago

    Area 51 is good name for that laptop. It wonders how it run hot and dissipating heat.

  • Smandude25
    Smandude25 12 days ago

    Me: gets an i7 940m laptop uses for 4 years and wants to buy a new one cuz I don’t know how to upgrade it
    Linus: well... let’s take a 20 year old laptop and make it a sleeper

  • Thomas Bryde Jepsen
    Thomas Bryde Jepsen 14 days ago

    Change of tune: "I was totally wrong!".

  • Thomas Bryde Jepsen
    Thomas Bryde Jepsen 14 days ago

    You are guessing "It can be sacrifice. I just throw it on the camp fire and burn the heavens"+

  • Thomas Bryde Jepsen
    Thomas Bryde Jepsen 14 days ago

    You have found the birds and what comes with it..

  • Thomas Bryde Jepsen
    Thomas Bryde Jepsen 14 days ago

    "God" hates idiots. Most important. Don't make a fight of it.

  • Kaustav Kapur
    Kaustav Kapur 15 days ago

    ALso he said you can put a 2080ti but on their website it says 2080, not only that he said it has 6gb of gddr6 vram when it actually has 11gb

  • Kaustav Kapur
    Kaustav Kapur 15 days ago

    3 problems with this. Alienware says that you can upgrade this laptop so from an rtx 2060 you can put a 2080, but you can just buy a 2080 from the beginning. Another problem in upgrading is that I haven't seen mobile (laptop) gpus for sale anywhere. Only desktop gpus. THe last problem is that it is so expensive that for this much of money you can buy a desktop with 2tb ssd and a streaming setup for less than $5,000.

  • Martin Barr-David
    Martin Barr-David 15 days ago

    Linus would make a great politican.

  • Stefan Gold
    Stefan Gold 17 days ago

    I-Mac have the Option replacing video card a lot of years ago , but it's amazing engenirimg with the option to replace the video inputs with the graphics card !

  • Anatoly Stepanovich Dyatlov

    Crazy upgradable laptop?
    Old IBM designed Thinkpad laughs...
    ...modern Lenovo raped Thinkbad bursts into tears.

    DVEDX 18 days ago

    So you guys don’t see the chair in back full rgb chroma backlit

  • Axe320i
    Axe320i 19 days ago

    Linus Tech Tips, always providing top class entertainment value

  • SerCommander
    SerCommander 19 days ago

    Whats the RGB chain in back?

  • Silvercut Arkadiusz
    Silvercut Arkadiusz 20 days ago

    nice carpet

  • Dennis PlayZ
    Dennis PlayZ 25 days ago

    Why does this hedgehog keep on coming back?

  • Kevin Forget
    Kevin Forget 25 days ago

    so much money yet no 1440p...

  • Madhava Reddy
    Madhava Reddy 26 days ago

    can i upgrade the internal memory ?

  • 1080 ti
    1080 ti 28 days ago

    No1 = EUROCOM

    NOGODPLEASENO 29 days ago

    Is the Alienware CPU compatible with Amd Ryzen?

  • firstliight24
    firstliight24 Month ago

    I want to know about the Alienware chair in the background with the moving lights on it.

  • Stealthy Wolf
    Stealthy Wolf Month ago

    If Dell / AW is the only one out there with a replaceable GPU and CPU in a laptop. Considering how HP sautered CPU's in their laptops now and just kinda plopped them on the market for 5 different categories. I don't think I would ever buy another HP laptop. Just the GPU itself being able to be swapped for a few years makes it worth the money instead of disposable. My HP laptop is 12 years old. But it's one of the few laptops that were made with a 18" screen that still works for simple things. My only fear is buying one of those laptops that lasts 3 years then stops turning on or charging. I think, Fujitsu, Toshiba and Sony hit a wall when it came from old school to 2019 technology. Then there's desktop, but good luck trying to find convienence. Apple is out of the question for reliability and ease of repairs. They are trying to make their computers worse than Dodges electronics on cars. You just can't fix em!

  • Shon Moody
    Shon Moody Month ago

    I'm actually thinking about sending back my m15 for this. Of course the Area 51 is 500 more but that's with better specs and uogradeability. My reasoning is why not spend a little more on something that could last you 5 years longer. I'm not worried about weight. Being a buff tech geek, and workin out since I was 12 it shouldnt bother me. I 'll just probably get as laptop pad if I wanna rest it on my legs for awhile. Then the other thing that comes to mind is "Unlimted Power." It excites me lol

  • Jay Unknown
    Jay Unknown Month ago

    i really dont like the video about the part of being impossible as clevo / sager / prostar / HID / EUROCOM has been doing this for year , P750TM1,P775TM1,P870TM1 all support the i9 9900k as well all the intel desktop chip and the older gens the p750/p775/p870 support the lga 1151 desktop chips as well and you linus know this more then most!!! as i really find this funny with all the marketing saying "THE WORLDS FIRST LAPTOP WITH A DESKTOP CPU " IS A LIE , as well the thermal paste is worst i have seen lol .. on the cpu ... but keep in mind alien ware was what company before dell bought the logo ????

  • gsilva220
    gsilva220 Month ago

    If you want upgradeability/cost effectiveness, buy a barebones laptop, and/or an EGPU. Nvidia killed MXM for a reason. People will only be able to get graphics cards for these things from dell/alienware, how much do you think hey will cost?

  • mike hunt
    mike hunt Month ago +1

    Once again Dell its OP. Dell is the only company moving towards right to repair. Dell has the best customer service ever. They will send me parts for me to replace on my own. I use to work for them and their policy are so amazing! Dell is the version of mac using Wndows. Apple says some to our genius bar. Dell says we will send you the part or we will have a tech to visit you. This dell warrant does not apply to anyone who does not buy a higher end. If you buy inspiron you will not get this service you will just get apple service asking you to bring it in.

  • TheHollow Knight
    TheHollow Knight Month ago

    Looks like a good long-term investment

  • Darius Beaumont
    Darius Beaumont Month ago

    any chance i can go inside linus's brain and press the delete key? too much trash and its filling up the disk...

  • Daniel Daring
    Daniel Daring Month ago

    On May 6th I ordered area51m 9900k, 2060gpu custom build from Dell. They told me it would be delivered by the 23rd. On the 16th I asked for an update and the agent told me there had been a parts shortage, but that the machine was built and only lacked some kind of software update. Each subsequent day when I asked for any update I was told the same thing; the laptop would ship and arrive on time. Finally, on the 22nd, when I managed to speak to a manager, he told me the order failed to reach production, (meaning the laptop had not even begun to be built) and that I would need to cancel the order and rebook it all over again, waiting probably another 3-6 weeks. There was no explanation as to why the order was never processed nor why agents were telling me all along that the machine had already been built and would ship according to schedule.
    Dell blatantly lied to me for 3 weeks. I cancelled the order, but there was no way I was gonna trust Dell with rebooking the order. They lied to me every step of the way; they could not be trusted for anything after that. MAYBE they would fulfill the order properly the next time, but how could I trust them? There was ZERO offer for compensation for lost time and to add insult to injury, the sales consultant I spoke with said she'd make sure the rebooking price stayed the same, as though she was doing me some kind of favor by NOT charging me more! I'm currently in the process of filing a complaint with the better business bureau.
    Dell stole 3 weeks of my time waiting for them to do what they said they would do. Now I've ordered through HIDevolution; they are a little more expensive but they have a much better reputation AND they offer delidding and other services which Dell does not. MAYBE Dell will fulfill your order properly, but don't trust them. Check around online and you will see they are notorious for this kind of behavior. I thought I would be the exception, but I was very much mistaken. They will lie straight to your face and offer as many apologies as it takes to make you give up. If you want a custom laptop, do not go with Dell.

    • Daniel Daring
      Daniel Daring Month ago

      @haha9413 It's dishonest to pause production but still take orders as though there is no problem. This is the kind of thing I was getting from Dell day after day. They simply cannot be trusted to tell the truth.

    • haha9413
      haha9413 Month ago

      They pause the production because these a few A51m people bought got on fire and melt down. They try to fix the issue before shipping it to new customers.

  • Filatuss
    Filatuss Month ago

    You should get an alienware area 51 alx and upgrade it to 2019

  • YouTube Commenter
    YouTube Commenter Month ago

    Dell doing something cool? Noooooo.... get the hell out 😯

  • Watts Op
    Watts Op Month ago

    With how tightly compact those components are I'm sure the life expectancy of that laptop will be reduced comparative to that that of a regular laptops vs a computer.

  • Adrian
    Adrian Month ago

    what kinda of gaming chairs are those in the back round looks like they have lights in them

  • Bit Whiskey
    Bit Whiskey Month ago

    Btw, dell should have talked to Clevo and the the a51 would have mxm

  • Bit Whiskey
    Bit Whiskey Month ago

    I have an Eurocom sky x4c with desktop parts. I’m running a 9600k and rtx 2060 MXM 3.1 and it’s way easier to open and upgrade compared to the a51

  • Clem Fandango
    Clem Fandango 2 months ago

    Just plug me alienware graphics amp in.....

  • Pham Son
    Pham Son 2 months ago

    This thing will probably cost like 6 or 7000 bucks
    Too much money for me.......

  • jigga jaw
    jigga jaw 2 months ago +1

    I dunno man... 1080p video? Don't think so. Gotta be at least 2k these days, but preferably 4k.

  • Baja CaliFa
    Baja CaliFa 2 months ago

    ✊✊🤣🤣🤣 this guy always crack me out always God bless u and ur future man!!🙏🏽

  • Occhio Doro
    Occhio Doro 2 months ago

    This right here is mah pretty boy swag

  • Norbert Baylon
    Norbert Baylon 2 months ago +169

    *Meanwhile Apple casually solders their RAM into the motherboard*

    • Miguel Ortega
      Miguel Ortega 3 days ago

      So does Alienware in the m15 and 17 ram is soldered

    • 📶 जायंट.राेबाॅट
      📶 जायंट.राेबाॅट 3 days ago +1

      @Jeremy Stig it helps with making a better connection and saving space and weight...

    • Tim Minh
      Tim Minh 25 days ago +8

      Jeremy Stig , it’s because when ever you want to upgrade, you’d have to trade it in for a better product.

    • Jeremy Stig
      Jeremy Stig 25 days ago +2

      Soldering RAM saves a bit of space, but i'm not sure wether that's really the reason why Apple does it.

    • Echo1975
      Echo1975 25 days ago +1

      My problem with that is that whenever you try to desolder something else on the board that is close to the ram which results in the ram solder melting which breaks the ram.

  • paarthurwax
    paarthurwax 2 months ago

    51k likes for a video about the Alienware Area 51M. Genius.

  • Sergio Hernández
    Sergio Hernández 2 months ago

    This incredible expansion but hahaha I laughed the young man who did not know how to disarm it hahahaha and wanted to show it. but great job good video I liked. I was watching the video and said you need to disconnect more things, and the wifi hahahaha xd, great video. it made my day. a hug from Mexico.

  • Evan Le
    Evan Le 2 months ago

    Australian price for 2080 is 5700

  • Mario Cruz
    Mario Cruz 2 months ago

    Can you upgrade the screen on this

  • virus nano
    virus nano 2 months ago

    I would be wet when I start take off alienware.

  • khent bernardo
    khent bernardo 2 months ago

    any one hear this haha 5:44 hahaha

  • I۞_۞I
    I۞_۞I 2 months ago +1

    Maybe we'll get to the point of modular GPUs

  • Muddy Digger
    Muddy Digger 2 months ago

    I notice ypu seem to be swearing more lately. love you vids tech tips but I can no longer watch them with my son.

  • Lepadatu cristian-mihail

    10:12 No clapping (just pretend) ? :(

  • Vincent L.
    Vincent L. 2 months ago

    Everything I know about size.. and heat ... 👌🏼

  • Daryl Quincy
    Daryl Quincy 2 months ago

    Dell of all people!? They always made the least accessible, least upgradeable kit. You have to admire a company that can learn the simplest single lesson in a mere 30 years!

  • Jo-Erlend Schinstad
    Jo-Erlend Schinstad 2 months ago

    That is very impressive hardware and the ability to open it up and clean it, makes me think it could last for a long time, making the cost less scary. But I'm wondering; can you choose to use the Intel graphics on the monitor instead of the Nvidia graphics? The ability to use a laptop for gaming is very cool, but you still want to do serious stuff with such an expensive machine. It would be very nice if I could just run Windows in a VM, passing through the nVidia graphics to that VM, stealing the graphics using Looking Glass and displaying it as a window on Ubuntu.

  • I am Trash
    I am Trash 2 months ago

    at 2:27 to 3:35 linus sounds very british

  • Cewkie Beats
    Cewkie Beats 2 months ago

    I never watched the video half way but I’m sure this laptop is over 2k ;-;

  • simon gleybman
    simon gleybman 2 months ago

    holy laptop

  • Azam HuQ
    Azam HuQ 2 months ago

    have to admit that is one beautiful looking laptop