Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i7-10700 RTX 2080 Super Mobile 64GB 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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Welcome to our Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i7-10700 RTX 2080 Super Mobile 64GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K performance to price review. We know its hard trying to find a way of knowing which new laptop makes the most sense. When speccing out a new laptop, as soon as you adjust a component the price jumps up and the performance gain from that component leaves you uncertain if that is worth it. We will be addressing exactly that here today. We will also be looking at how well this Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i7-10700 RTX 2080 Super Mobile 64GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop can run today’s modern demanding games
Is the Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i7-10700 RTX 2080 Super Mobile 64GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K good as a gaming laptop? Excellent
Processor - This processor is an excellent2021 hardware component for running modern AAA games. AAA games often need extra cores to run smoothly and minimise bottleneck. This laptop processor has 8 cores, which is excellent for modern gaming.
Graphics Card - An excellent graphics card for running AAA titles during the 2021 gaming year. Dont underestimate the importance of your GPU VRAM in modern gaming. Fortunately this GPU has 8GB, making it an excellent gamers choice of GPU.
System Memory - This laptop’s 64GB of RAM is excellent for 2021 gaming.
Screen Size - This laptop panel is an excellent2021 size at 17.3". This will certainly help gamers see in game details and text. You can game on smaller physical screens, but once you get to this sort of screen size its a nicer experience, while still providing mobile gaming.
Refresh Rate - Gaming laptops might well be capable of getting high frames per second nowadays, but sometimes the laptop comes with a 60Hz refresh rate. This refresh rate is the number of times an image can be displayed by the screen. So if your graphics card and processor can get 100 FPS in most games, it will only ever be displayed by the laptop as 60FPS because of the refresh rate of 60Hz. Look for 120Hz on a good gaming laptop, or 144Hz on an excellent gaming laptop The refresh rate on this laptop panel is ok for gaming, at 60Hz, but a decent gaming laptop would have a higher rate, to help deliver better FPS, if the hardware was capable of that in game.
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile graphics card gaming performance in the Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i7-10700 RTX 2080 Super Mobile 64GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop
The big one in any gaming PC is making sure the graphics card is up to the task of modern gaming. And this is of course the same for choosing the right gaming laptop as well. Therefore we will be considering this laptop’s hardware in relation to its overall price and how well it could run modern demanding or popular games like Back 4 Blood, Battlefield 2042 and Grand Theft Auto VI. This is done in relation to its native 4K resolution at Ultra video settings to give us something to compare against other laptops. With the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile inside this laptop, this graphics card solution will be capable of meeting 500 games at their minimum system requirements and 491 games at their recommended system requirements of the top 500 most demanding games around today.
Back 4 Blood FPS Low to Ultra 1080p Graphics Settings Results Graph
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Other Popular Games
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Grand Theft Auto VI
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Back 4 Blood
Comparing Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i7-10700 RTX 2080 Super Mobile 64GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K to today’s best price to performance laptop ranges
We really want to see how the Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i7-10700 RTX 2080 Super Mobile 64GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K will compare across all permutations of the Alienware Area-51M R2 model range. This will give us a good sense of how well it sits in terms of cost to performance within its own lineup, and will better help us decide if this laptop represents good value to us today.
This laptop gets a 4.2 for P2P. This laptop’s configuration, when compared to its own Alienware Area-51M R2 lineup, is currently placed at 47th once we order it by the price to performance figure. Obviously scoring towards the 1st position is preferable.
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Core i7-10700 8-Core 2.90GHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile
64GB DDR4 2933MHz
17.3 " 3840x2160 (4K)
Available refresh rates: 60Hz
2x USB 3.2 Gen 1
1x Thunderbolt 3
Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i7-10700 RTX 2080 Super Mobile 64GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K model range price to performance comparison table
The best performing laptop for Price to Performance is currently the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop. So if we compare this Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i7-10700 RTX 2080 Super Mobile 64GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop to that laptop we can see that it performs 268%worse on Price to Performance rating. Out of interest, the top P2P laptop currently has a recorded price of $999. The next best model is MSI Bravo 15 R7 4800H RX 5500M 16GB RAM 512GB M.2, which costs $1049. Our Alienware Area-51M R2 review laptop is 221%worse when comparing Price/Performance against the next top P2P laptop. Again this is purely a value for performance comparison, and many things go into helping us choose the right laptop for us. This is a good indicator but it's certainly then worth looking through the range for other configurations of a laptop you are interested in to find the right price point for you.
How does the Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i7-10700 RTX 2080 Super Mobile 64GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop compare to the best CPU performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
To get a good comparison when considering how well this laptop performs in terms of processing power, we will compare it to today’s most powerful CPU focused laptop. This will at least show us what other sorts of processor-centric laptops exist and give us a relative point of laptop processor cost comparison. For processor focused performance we choose the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop for today’s comparison. This top end CPU laptop comes with a Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz processor in it that performs 19%better if we put it against our review laptop’s Core i7-10700 8-Core 2.90GHz processor.
The Core i7-10700 8-Core 2.90GHz processor found in this machine can currently run 480 games of the top 500 most demanding games right now. This is basically how many recommended game system requirements our laptop cpu beats in performance today, but we will update this figure as new games come out. This is 500 games when looking at beating minimum system requirements.
When compared to the most popular games around today, against their recommended processor requirements, our laptop CPU performs as follows - Back 4 Blood our laptop CPU is 40%better and then looking at Battlefield 2042 our laptop CPU is 37%better and finally compared to Grand Theft Auto VI it has a performance difference : 20%better.
How does the Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i7-10700 RTX 2080 Super Mobile 64GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop compare to the best graphics card performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
Looking for a new gaming laptop often leads us quickly to consider the sort of performance the mobile graphics card can deliver. Mobile graphics cards are often underpowered versions of their desktop equivalent, but still often very capable. To gauge the performance ability in this graphics department we compare our laptop to a GPU focused laptop that is around at the moment, to help provide us with a good graphics performance metric and comparison. A good laptop to compare against, that is GPU focused, would be the MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 Super 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K. This showcases one of the laptops for the current cheapest price, while still housing one of the most powerful laptop GPUs. It comes with a GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB graphics card slotted inside it, which can deliver 11%better performance when compared to our GPU, GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile from our review laptop.
Our laptop GPU beats 491 games recommended system requirements when looking at today’s top 500 most demanding games. This number changes to 500 games if we compare to the top 500 most demanding games for minimum system requirements.
Lets take a look and see how well our GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile compares against today’s most popular games. Against the recommended graphics specs for Back 4 Blood our laptop is 87%better, and compared to Battlefield 2042 it is 17%better , where as against Grand Theft Auto VI it delivers 17%better performance.
Today's Best Priced Mouse and Headset for Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i7-10700 RTX 2080 Super Mobile 64GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop
A great priced gaming mouse today, that could accompany the Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i7-10700 RTX 2080 Super Mobile 64GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K is the, Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons that is currently priced at $12.99. Our suggested mouse has actually lowered its price during these past two weeks, dropping by $32.26. This was part of the reason we selected it as a good mouse for the price and a great accompanying peripheral for this laptop. Another point of reference for this mouse, is that our lowest recorded price for this mouse was on 15th Aug 2020 where it was costing $11.99.
Of our regular price tracked gaming headset the best value headset today is the Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround. With its a current price of $36.99 it should work well with this Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i7-10700 RTX 2080 Super Mobile 64GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this headset was on 28th Nov 2019 which had it priced at $34.99.