Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i9-10900 RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K review, including today's price to performance
Laptop product code: Alienware Area-51M R2
Laptop announced date: 1st May 2020
Last reviewed: 10th August 2021
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The Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i9-10900 RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop review we are going to do today will look into how its purchase price stacks up against the performance on offer from the hardware housed inside it. We will also be taking a look at today’s more demanding games to see some Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i9-10900 RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop gaming frame rates to help you judge if the value to money ratio is a good deal or not.
Is the Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i9-10900 RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K good as a gaming laptop? Excellent
Processor - The Core i9-10900 10-Core 2.80GHz is an excellent gaming CPU for 2021. The 10 cores that this processor has is excellent and very capable for today and future AAA gaming.
Graphics Card - The graphics solution we find in this gaming laptop can run most modern AAA titles and is an excellent2021 laptop gaming choice of GPU. Loaded up with a huge amount of VRAM, this GPU has 8GB, which makes it excellent for AAA gaming.
System Memory - This laptop’s 16GB of RAM is excellent for 2021 gaming.
Screen Size - This laptop’s 17.3" panel size is excellent for 2021 gaming. It helps you see in game detail and feel like you have room to move your mouse about. This amount of physical space is certainly not essential but it will make this a viable laptop for gaming on the move.
Refresh Rate - A gaming laptop wants to have a higher refresh rate to accommodate more frames per second(FPS) in the games it runs. The refresh rate is like a hard cap on the games deliverable FPS. The better the refresh rate the more FPS the laptop can deliver in games, up to the panels refresh rate hertz, and then the sharper the in game play is when the player moves about. So with those thoughts in mind and how the refresh rate impacts gaming, the review laptop has an ok refresh rate available to it. The 60Hz is certainly not great though, and if your hardware can deliver better FPS than the refresh rate, then perhaps shop around for a better refresh rate panel.
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile graphics card gaming performance in the Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i9-10900 RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop
Getting a good price to performance gaming laptop is what we are all trying to do when looking for our next mobile machine. The key component in this is usually the graphics card. So we will of course be considering this hardware setup and how well it could run modern popular games like Far Cry 6, God of War 2018 and Forza Horizon 5 to help us know if this graphics card and laptop is a good price to performance point. We do this by considering the gaming frame rates achieved at its native 4K resolution while the games would be running at Ultra video settings. Lets compare the GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile found in this laptop to today’s top 500 most demanding games. Of those games, this laptops GPU can run 499 at their minimum system requirements and then 472 games when looking at their recommended system specs.
Far Cry 6 FPS Low to Ultra 1080p Graphics Settings Results Graph
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Comparing Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i9-10900 RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K to today’s best price to performance laptop ranges
As you have probably discovered during your research into buying your next gaming laptop, getting an up-to-date value assessment that enables you to compare a laptop’s hardware performance against today’s games is tricky. And especially so, when we factor in all variations of hardware and prices that the Alienware Area-51M R2 comes with. What we have done in this Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i9-10900 RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop review is give a price to performance rating to help standardise our comparisons.
The Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i9-10900 RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K is getting a 4.5 for its P2P score out of 10. This relative value will change as game performance, hardware costs and laptop expectations adjust over time. Today the Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i9-10900 RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop sits at 33rd place compared to all the other permutations of the Alienware Area-51M R2 range. Laptops placed nearer to 1st place in the P2P list of the model range will be better value for your money when looking at gaming laptops in this range.
Show Laptop Specifications
Core i9-10900 10-Core 2.80GHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
16GB DDR4 2933MHz
17.3 " 3840x2160 (4K)
Available refresh rates: 60Hz
2x USB 3.2 Gen 1
1x Thunderbolt 3
Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i9-10900 RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K model range price to performance comparison table
Lets now see how our Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i9-10900 RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop compares to the best P2P laptop, which is currently the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2. Our review laptop has 246%worse rating in price to performance and the best laptop for P2P has a listed price of $999. The 2nd best model for Price to Performance ratings today is the MSI Bravo 15 R7 4800H RX 5500M 16GB RAM 512GB M.2. It’s price is listed as $1049. Comparing our Alienware Area-51M R2 laptop on its P2P shows our review model to have 203%worse Price to Performance score when compared against the 2nd best laptop range for P2P.
How does the Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i9-10900 RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop compare to the best CPU performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
Currently 487 games recommended system requirements of the top 500 most demanding games today are worse in performance than our laptop’s Core i9-10900 10-Core 2.80GHz. Or it is 500 games of the top 500 most demanding for minimum cpu specs.
Recommended processor requirements for modern games increase all the time, so we thought we would compare the performance of our laptop CPU to some popular games of today. First off there is God of War 2018 and our laptop CPU delivers 40%better performance compared to that game’s requirement. Next we have Forza Horizon 5 in which we see our laptop processor has 41%better performance compared to the game's CPU specs. And then there is 21%better performance when we put our laptop cpu against Far Cry 6 recommended specs.
How does the Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i9-10900 RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop compare to the best graphics card performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
A quick review of the number of games our laptop Graphics Card can run at recommended requirements is 472, taken from the top 500 most demanding games today. For min GPU specs this figure for number of games it can run is 499.
Some of the most popular games today are really the primary benchmark for any laptop’s ability, so we thought we should compare our laptop GPU GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile against Far Cry 6. This video card performance comparison saw our laptop deliver 1%better performance against the game’s recommended GPU system requirements. Then we have God of War 2018 and our laptop was 45%better in graphics performance and another popular title today is Forza Horizon 5 which we saw our review laptop get 12%better compared to our laptop gpu.
Today's Best Priced Mouse and Headset for Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i9-10900 RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop
Incidentally our price track research shows us that a good gaming mouse is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons. Its price tag today is $12.99 and is topping our price tracking charts as a best value mouse. Today's best value and good quality mouse has enjoyed a price reduction of $32.26, and provides another reason for us to suggest it to compliment this laptop. Our lowest price tracked for this mouse was marked down at $11.99, which we spotted on 15th Aug 2020.
A headset that is well priced at the moment and could accompany the Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i9-10900 RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop is the Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround. Of the headsets we price track, it is one of the best valued headsets today and currently priced at $36.99. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the headset is $34.99 recorded at 28th Nov 2019.