Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i9-10900 RTX 2070 Super Mobile 32GB 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 32GB 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 32GB 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 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K good as a gaming laptop? Excellent
Processor - With the Core i9-10900 10-Core 2.80GHz processor in this laptop its excellent for 2021 gaming, capable of running today’s game processor system requirements. Loaded up with plenty of processor cores, this CPU has 10, which is excellent for AAA gaming that wants extra cores for processing.
Graphics Card - A GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile graphics card that is housed in this laptop is excellent for modern AAA gaming during 2021. This GPU has 8GB of VRAM. This is excellent and plenty for modern AAA gaming.
System Memory - An excellent amount of system memory, the 32GB is capable of running AAA titles during the 2021 gaming year and we would expect beyond that as well.
Screen Size - This laptop’s 17.3" screen can deliver a good viewable amount of real estate for modern games and in terms of screen size this is a step towards the laptop being an excellent gaming laptop choice. You can of course game on smaller screen laptops, but in game menus could become tricky to see on smaller screens.
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. As far as refresh rates go, this laptop can be picked up with a 60Hz screen. When looking into modern gaming laptops this would be ok, but you would consider higher panel rates if you want to enjoy top frames per second..
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile graphics card gaming performance in the Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i9-10900 RTX 2070 Super Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop
Getting the right graphics card for this mobile gaming machine will be one of our key focuses. As we know it can be tricky to break this down, but we will be looking at how this laptop hardware can run across demanding and popular modern games and therefore how well the price of the machine stacks up against other gaming laptops. A few of the modern demanding or popular games we will be looking at will be, Far Cry 6, God of War 2018 and Forza Horizon 5. Seeing how these games run on the laptops native 4K resolution at ultra will certainly give us something tangible to consider and compare from. The GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile in this machine is currently capable of running 499 games at minimum system requirements of the 500 most demanding games available today. Where as it is capable of running 472 games of the top 500 most demanding recommended system requirements.
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 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K to today’s best price to performance laptop ranges
Stepping into it, we can standardise our assessment of this Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i9-10900 RTX 2070 Super Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop review by giving every laptop a relative price to performance rating. This rating, for all laptops, will adjust over time and keep the data in this review relevant to today's expectations and inline with ever increasing game demands of modern AAA laptop gaming.
The Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i9-10900 RTX 2070 Super Mobile 32GB 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. Looking at how this configuration of the Alienware Area-51M R2 laptop compares against other laptops within its range we can see it currently is placed at the 35th spot. Those laptops that are closer to the top 1st place of the model range are considered better gaming laptops regarding performance and laptop price.
Show Laptop Specifications
Core i9-10900 10-Core 2.80GHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
32GB 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 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K model range price to performance comparison table
Looking outside of this range lets us compare the Price to Performance rating of the very best laptops we have listed. Today's top laptop model for P2P is the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 and the price we have for it is $999. Our Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i9-10900 RTX 2070 Super Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop’s price to performance is 249%worse when comparing it with the top laptop, purely on a performance for money basis, and as we know lots of things go into our decision when choosing the right laptop for us. Lets move down the P2P ranking list to position 2. Here we find the MSI Bravo 15 R7 4800H RX 5500M 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop, which has a price at $1049. The Alienware Area-51M R2 laptop in this review is 205%worse when compared solely on price to performance against that 2nd best model.
How does the Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i9-10900 RTX 2070 Super Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop compare to the best CPU performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
A quick review of the number of games our laptop processor can run at recommended requirements is 487, taken from the top 500 most demanding games today. For min cpu specs this figure for number of games it can run is 500.
But the real test is seeing how well the laptop CPU performs against today's popular games. Our Core i9-10900 10-Core 2.80GHz compared against recommended processor requirements for Far Cry 6 delivers 21%better performance while against God of War 2018 it’s 21%better and finally compared to Forza Horizon 5 it has a performance difference : 41%better.
How does the Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i9-10900 RTX 2070 Super Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop compare to the best graphics card performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
Today’s performance comparison for all games shows our laptop GPU can currently meet or beat 472 game’s recommended system requirements when we put the 500 most demanding games into a list. With a list of 500 Minimum system specs put ina similar most demanding order this changes to it being able to run 499 games.
A game’s listed recommended GPU requirements are a good way to compare the performance of our laptop graphics card. Lets see today's popular titles up against our laptop graphics. First off let's look at God of War 2018 which shows our laptop video card has 45%better performance than it. How about Forza Horizon 5, where we see our GPU is 12%better. Then there is 1%better performance when compared against today’s most popular title, Far Cry 6.
Today's Best Priced Mouse and Headset for Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i9-10900 RTX 2070 Super Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop
A mouse that is well priced at the moment and could accompany the Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i9-10900 RTX 2070 Super Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons. Of the mice we price track, it is one of the best valued mice today and currently priced at $12.99. Another interesting point about this mouse is that as we price track it we can see it has dropped in price by $32.26 during these past two weeks. Our lowest price tracked for this mouse was marked down at $11.99, which we spotted on 15th Aug 2020.
If you are looking for a good value headset to go with your Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i9-10900 RTX 2070 Super Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop, then the Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround is our favourite today, of those we are price tracking. Currently it’s priced at $36.99. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this headset was on 28th Nov 2019 and it was priced at $34.99.