Gaming laptops are getting wonderfully weird in 2019 #2h_AgoJanuary 13, 2019
What’s most intriguing, though, is how much the Area 51m goes against the grain of the entire PC industry.
Admittedly, some gaming laptops today still let you upgrade their RAM and storage, but Alienware is taking things further than anyone else.
When it’s closed, it looks like a typical ASUS gaming machine.
But upon opening it, a kickstand pops out from behind the massive display to hold up its weight.
It’s a machine made for gamers who want to put a little distance between their screens and input devices, or those who want to be able to swap out their keyboard for a mechanical model on a whim.
I’ll admit, the ROG Mothership looks and feels imposing.
It lets you rotate the screen in four different orientations, similar to what you’d expect from a convertible PC, except on a gaming machine.
At $4,000, the Triton 900 is clearly a tough sell — and I can’t imagine how many gamers actually want rotating screens.
But what’s really interesting this year is that all of these unique machines aren’t relying on Max-Q chips at all, so you can expect faster speeds than thin gaming laptops.
Even casual gamers might have some intriguing new options this year.