What are the chances for Alienware Area 51M

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wklee Veteran Member • Posts: 8,549
What are the chances for Alienware Area 51M

Alienware has produced a modular laptop which it hopes will succeed but there isn’t, for now, any swappable components?

https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/4/18294631/alienware-area-51m-review-gaming-laptop-specs-price-features

MXM the last standard is unpopular and has not succeeded, or caught on.

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Re: What are the chances for Alienware Area 51M

wklee wrote:

Alienware has produced a modular laptop which it hopes will succeed but there isn’t, for now, any swappable components?

https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/4/18294631/alienware-area-51m-review-gaming-laptop-specs-price-features

MXM the last standard is unpopular and has not succeeded, or caught on.

Modularity is a feature of unknown value, but it's still an interesting machine for a niche market of gamers who want a really fast PC with a degree of portability. Not a machine for the masses, though.

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Intel 20 years ago

Austinian wrote:

wklee wrote:

Alienware has produced a modular laptop which it hopes will succeed but there isn’t, for now, any swappable components?

https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/4/18294631/alienware-area-51m-review-gaming-laptop-specs-price-features

MXM the last standard is unpopular and has not succeeded, or caught on.

Modularity is a feature of unknown value, but it's still an interesting machine for a niche market of gamers who want a really fast PC with a degree of portability. Not a machine for the masses, though.

If I recall, Intel may have unsuccessfully tried swapable components on the desktop 20 years ago. Most people upgraded their PCs about every 5 years, so by the time an upgrade was needed it was better to buy a new PC. I don't remember what it was called at the time. It may have been for the Pentium series.

Intel recently has also announced the cancellation of their Compute Card.

https://liliputing.com/2019/03/intel-ceases-development-of-compute-cards-in-the-latest-modular-computing-fail.html

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