Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i7-10700K 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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Our Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i7-10700K RTX 2070 Super Mobile 64GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop review today is going to help us understand how well the hardware components in this machine can run today’s modern games. Taking a look at some of the most demanding popular titles we will see some expected frame rates for the Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i7-10700K RTX 2070 Super Mobile 64GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop and understand the type of price to performance on offer.
Is the Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i7-10700K RTX 2070 Super Mobile 64GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K good as a gaming laptop? Excellent
Processor - With the Core i7-10700K 8-Core 3.8GHz processor in this laptop its excellent for 2021 gaming, capable of running today’s game processor system requirements. This CPU comes with 8 cores, which is excellent providing it extra resource to chew through game processing when required.
Graphics Card - Modern AAA 2021 gaming with the GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile is no problem, making this an excellent gaming laptop choice of GPU. The 8GB that this graphics solution has is excellent for all modern gaming.
System Memory - This laptop system memory is excellent at meeting today’s 2021 system requirements demands and with its 64GB of RAM it will certainly meet the requirements of games into the near future as well.
Screen Size - This laptop’s 17.3" is an excellent screen size for modern gaming in 2021. While it is not essential to have a big laptop for gaming, having this size of physical screen space, to see your games and the in-game menus, will become quickly apparent.
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. The top panel refresh rate for this laptop is 60Hz which is ok but not really your first choice, if you want a good gaming laptop. Look for panels that we mark as good or excellent if you think this laptop hardware can get higher than 60FPS on most modern games.
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile graphics card gaming performance in the Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i7-10700K RTX 2070 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 God of War 2018, Far Cry 6 and God of War: Ragnarok. This is done in relation to its native 4K resolution at Ultra video settings to give us something to compare against other laptops. 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.
God of War 2018 FPS Low to Ultra 1080p Graphics Settings Results Graph
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Comparing Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i7-10700K 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 i7-10700K 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.
A 4.8 P2P score rating out of 10 has been allocated today to the Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i7-10700K RTX 2070 Super Mobile 64GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K. This value will adjust automatically as hardware and modern performance requirements from laptops improve over time. There look to be a number of Alienware Area-51M R2 versions of this laptop and currently this hardware configuration sits at 26th in the Price to Performance order. Obviously scoring towards the 1st position represents the better value laptop from a purely gaming performance and price tag perspective.
Show Laptop Specifications
Core i7-10700K 8-Core 3.8GHz
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 i7-10700K RTX 2070 Super Mobile 64GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K model range price to performance comparison table
It's good to see how this Alienware Area-51M R2 laptop compares to models outside of its own model range as well. If we look at the very best P2P laptop, the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2, our laptop has 230%worse performance difference when comparing its price to performance rating. That top laptop currently has a listed price of $999. How about we also look at the 2nd ranked laptop for excellent Price/Performance ratings, which is the MSI Bravo 15 R7 4800H RX 5500M 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 and has a recorded cost of $1049. We see our Alienware Area-51M R2 laptop scores 188%worse against it for price to performance.
How does the Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i7-10700K 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?
Today’s performance comparison for all games shows our laptop CPU can currently meet or beat 499 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 in a similar most demanding order this changes to it being able to run 500 games.
When compared to the recommended processor requirements of the most popular games today, like God of War 2018 our laptop CPU is 47%better in performance. Compared to Far Cry 6 our laptop processor is 31%better.
How does the Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i7-10700K 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?
Interestingly we can see 472 games recommended system requirements are lower in performance than our laptop’s GPU performance capability. This is when we look at the top 500 most demanding games around today. For minimum system requirements in this same area the number is 499 games are worse than our GPU performance, again looking at the top 500 most demanding minimum system requirements.
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 Far Cry 6 which shows our laptop video card has 1%better performance than it. How about God of War: Ragnarok, where we see our GPU is 36%better. Then there is 45%better performance when compared against today’s most popular title, God of War 2018.
Today's Best Priced Mouse and Headset for Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i7-10700K RTX 2070 Super Mobile 64GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop
You could pick up a mouse to go with the Dell Alienware Area-51M R2 i7-10700K RTX 2070 Super Mobile 64GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K. In our spotlight at the moment is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons, which today is $12.99. Price watching this mouse shows that it has had a price drop by $32.26 during the past couple of weeks, which gives us more reason to select it to go with today’s laptop. Our lowest price tracked for this mouse was marked down at $11.99, which we spotted on 15th Aug 2020.
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 i7-10700K 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.