Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i9-10900K RTX 2070 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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The Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i9-10900K RTX 2070 Super Mobile 64GB 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 i9-10900K RTX 2070 Super Mobile 64GB 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 i9-10900K RTX 2070 Super Mobile 64GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K good as a gaming laptop? Excellent
Processor - This Core i9-10900K 10-Core 3.7GHz processor in the laptop is an excellent gaming CPU choice for 2021 gaming. Modern AAA gaming can use multiple cores and this processor comes with 10 of them. This makes it excellent for today’s gaming.
Graphics Card - This laptop graphics card is excellent at running AAA titles released 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 64GB 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 - The higher the screen panel refresh rate, the better for gaming laptops. The refresh rate is the number of times a second the screen is capable of refreshing the game’s image. If a laptop can deliver 100 frames per second (FPS) in a game and your laptop has a 60Hz refresh rate, then you will only get a max of 60 frames per second. The higher the refresh rate and the game’s FPS the smoother the sharpness is as the screen view moves around in game. Ok, after considering those thoughts on refresh rates, we have 60Hz refresh rate in the review laptop here. This isn’t great but would be mostly ok for gaming. That is unless you felt like this laptop could achieve higher FPS than the refresh rate offered here. In this case, and providing your budget allowed, look for a better refresh rate screen.
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile graphics card gaming performance in the Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i9-10900K RTX 2070 Super Mobile 64GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop
While it can be tricky to work out the best price to performance hardware for a gaming laptop, we will be looking at how well this mobile graphics card can run demanding games that are available today or coming out over the coming months.We will consider how well it can perform while gaming at Ultra graphics setting on a 4K resolution, which is the native resolution for this laptop. We will also look at a few of the more popular games like, Far Cry 6 or New World. A good way of considering performance of this mobile graphics card is by seeing how many of today's 500 most demanding games can be run at recommended graphics settings by the GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile found in this laptop. We can also then look at the weaker minimum requirement to see how many this laptop card can run of them, and it is 499 games at their min specs and then 472 games can be run at recommended graphics requirements.
Far Cry 6 FPS Low to Ultra 1080p Graphics Settings Results Graph
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Comparing Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i9-10900K RTX 2070 Super Mobile 64GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K to today’s best price to performance laptop ranges
During our research for the next best gaming laptop purchase we decided to compare Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i9-10900K RTX 2070 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.
We review performance and allocate a P2P rating out of 10 that will adjust over time as the prices for hardware adjust. This laptop is currently given a 4.4 for P2P. With these hardware components the Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i9-10900K RTX 2070 Super Mobile 64GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop is placed at 41st position within the Alienware Area-51M R2 range, when put into the price to performance order. Those laptops closer to the number 1 position of this list are the better value propositions today.
Show Laptop Specifications
Core i9-10900K 10-Core 3.7GHz
GeForce RTX 2070 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 i9-10900K RTX 2070 Super Mobile 64GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K model range price to performance comparison table
Now how does this laptop match to the top laptop for P2P today? The top laptop for P2P is the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 and has a price of $999. This Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i9-10900K RTX 2070 Super Mobile 64GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop is currently 255%worse rating when comparing price to performance. 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 210%worse when compared solely on price to performance against that 2nd best model.
How does the Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i9-10900K RTX 2070 Super Mobile 64GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop compare to the best CPU performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
Our laptop processor, the Core i9-10900K 10-Core 3.7GHz, can currently meet the recommended system requirements of 499 games when compared against the top 500 most demanding games right now. This number changes to 500 for the top 500 most demanding minimum system requirements.
When compared to the most popular games around today, against their recommended processor requirements, our laptop CPU performs as follows - Far Cry 6 our laptop CPU is 32%better and then looking at New World our laptop CPU is 56%better and finally compared to Battlefield 2042 it has a performance difference : 47%better.
How does the Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i9-10900K RTX 2070 Super Mobile 64GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop compare to the best graphics card performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
Our laptop GPU beats 472 games recommended system requirements when looking at today’s top 500 most demanding games. This number changes to 499 games if we compare to the top 500 most demanding games for minimum system requirements.
When compared to the recommended graphics requirements of the most popular games today, like Far Cry 6 our laptop GPU is 1%better in performance. Compared to New World our laptop graphics performance is 64%better.
Today's Best Priced Mouse and Headset for Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i9-10900K RTX 2070 Super Mobile 64GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop
We price track a number of good value gaming mice and the one that currently stands out is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons, which is currently available for $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. Reviewing all our records the lowest tracked price we have for this mouse was recorded on 15th Aug 2020, where it was priced at $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 i9-10900K RTX 2070 Super Mobile 64GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the headset is $34.99 recorded at 28th Nov 2019.