Alienware Area-51m R2 specs, features, and analysis

Here's what you need to know about 2020 Alienware Area-51m R2 including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

Availability

Alienware Area-51m R2
Released2020
Release DateAnnounced on June 22, 2020.
Pricing$2,569.99
i7-10700 RTX 2060 16GB 256GB
Generations
Alienware Area-51m R2 Price
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Alienware Area 51M Gaming Laptop, 17.3" 300hz 3ms FHD Display, Intel Core i7-10700K, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super 8GB GDDR6, 1TB SSD, 16GB RAM, Lunar Light (AWARR2-7323WHT-PUS)
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Dell Alienware 51M R2 Gaming Laptop (Intel i7-10700 8-Core, 64GB RAM, 7.6TB SATA SSD, RTX 2070 Super, 17.3" Full HD (1920x1080), WiFi, Bluetooth, Webcam, 2xUSB 3.0, 1xHDMI, Win 11 Pro) (Renewed)
Dell Alienware 51M R2 Gaming Laptop (Intel i7-10700 8-Core, 64GB RAM, 7.6TB SATA SSD, RTX 2070 Super, 17.3" Full HD (1920x1080), WiFi, Bluetooth, Webcam, 2xUSB 3.0, 1xHDMI, Win 11 Pro) (Renewed)
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$3,289.18
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$2,799.99
Alienware 2021 Area 51M Gaming Laptop, 17.3-inch 300hz 3ms FHD Display, Intel Core i7-10700K, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super 8GB GDDR6, 1TB SSD, 16GB RAM, Lunar Light (AWARR2-7323WHT-PUS) (Renewed)
Alienware 2021 Area 51M Gaming Laptop, 17.3-inch 300hz 3ms FHD Display, Intel Core i7-10700K, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super 8GB GDDR6, 1TB SSD, 16GB RAM, Lunar Light (AWARR2-7323WHT-PUS) (Renewed)
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$3,999.00
Alienware X16 R2 Gaming Laptop - 16-inch QHD+ 240Hz 3ms Display, Intel Core Ultra 9-185H, 32GB LPDDR5X RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 12GB GDDR6, Windows 11 Home, Onsite Service - Lunar Silver
Alienware X16 R2 Gaming Laptop - 16-inch QHD+ 240Hz 3ms Display, Intel Core Ultra 9-185H, 32GB LPDDR5X RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 12GB GDDR6, Windows 11 Home, Onsite Service - Lunar Silver
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$3,080.47

Exterior

Alienware Area-51m R2
Dimensions15.85 x 12.565 x 1.089 - 1.7 in (402.60 x 319.14 x 27.65 - 44 mm)
Weight
  • 9.04 lb (4.10 Kg)
    Alienware Area-51m R2 with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti.
  • 10.36 lb (4.70 Kg) 
    Alienware Area-51m R2 with other graphics cards.
Colors
Lunar Light Dark Side of the Moon
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Alienware mSeries Keyboard
    • Alienware TactX keyboard with per-key RGB LED AlienFX lighting.
    • Includes anti-ghosting and N-key rollover technology.
    • 1.7mm key travel, programmable macro keys, alphanumeric keys.
  • Touchpad
    • 3.94 x 2.20 in (100 mm x 56 mm) All-points addressable (APA) trackpad.
    • AlienFX backlit.

Display

Alienware Area-51m R2
Size17.3 Inches
Info
  • 17.3” FHD 144Hz with Tobii
    1920 x 1080 127 PPI 9ms response time 300 nits 16:9 72% NTSC 600:1 contrast ratio Anti-glare Tobii Eyetracking technology WVA
  • 17.3” FHD 144Hz with NVIDIA-GSYNC
    1920 x 1080 127 PPI 7ms response time 300 nits 16:9 72% NTSC NVIDIA G-SYNC Technology 600:1 contrast ratio Anti-glare WVA
  • 17.3” FHD 300Hz with Tobii
    1920 x 1080 127 PPI 3ms response time 300 nits 16:9 100% sRGB color gamut 700:1 Anti-glare Tobii Eyetracking technology WVA
  • 17.3” FHD 360Hz with Tobii & NVIDIA-GSYNC
    1920 x 1080 127 PPI 5ms response time 300 nits 16:9 100% sRGB color gamut NVIDIA G-SYNC Technology 700:1 Anti-glare Tobii Eyetracking technology WVA
  • 17.3” UHD 60Hz with Tobii
    3840 x 2160 255 PPI 25ms response time 500 nits 16:9 100% Adobe RGB 1 200:1 contrast ratio Tobii Eyetracking technology WVA

Ports

Alienware Area-51m R2
Ports
Alienware Area-51m R2 Ports
Image Source: Dell
  • 1 x Thunderbolt™ 3 
    supports USB 3.2 Gen 2 and DisplayPort 1.2
  • 2 x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1
  • 1 x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 with Powershare.
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0
    Output with HDCP 2.2 Output Port (Supports direct-drive VR interfaces).
  • 1 x mini DisplayPort™ 1.4
    Output Port (supports NVIDIA® G-Sync™).
  • 1 x RJ-45
    Killer™ Ethernet E3000 2.5Gbps Port.
  • 1 x Alienware Graphics Amplifier Port
  • 2 x power adapter Ports
  • 1 x Global Headset Port
  • 1 x Audio Out 1/8" Port
    Compatible with inline mic headset.
  • 1 x Wedge-shaped lock slot (cable and lock sold separately)

Internal Specs

Alienware Area-51m R2
Processor
  1. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10700
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.90 → 4.80 GHz, 16MB SmartCache, 65W
  2. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10700K
    8 cores, 16 threads, 3.80 → 5.10 GHz, 16MB SmartCache, 125W
  3. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-10900
    10 cores, 20 threads, 2.80 → 5.20 GHz, 20MB SmartCache, 65W
  4. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-10900K
    10 cores, 20 threads, 3.70 → 5.30 GHz, 20MB SmartCache, 125W

Geekbench 5 Single Core

Alienware Area-51m R24
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-10900K1,392100.00%
01,392

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

Alienware Area-51m R24
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-10900K10,800100.00%
010,800
Integrated Graphics
  1. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10700
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1200 MHz
  2. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10700K
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1200 MHz
  3. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-10900
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1200 MHz
  4. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-10900K
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1200 MHz
Memory
  • Memory Slots
    • 2 x SoDIMM slots
  • Memory Configurations
    • 8 GB, 2 x 4 GB, DDR4, 2933 MHz, dual-channel
    • 16 GB, 2 x 8 GB, DDR4, 2933 MHz, dual-channel
    • 32 GB, 2 x 16 GB, DDR4, 2933 MHz, dual-channel
    • 64 GB, 2 x 32 GB, DDR4, 2933 MHz, dual-channel
    • 16 GB, 2 x 8 GB, DDR4, 3200 MHz, dual-channel, Intel XMP
    • 32 GB, 2 x 16 GB, DDR4, 3200 MHz, dual-channel, Intel XMP
Discrete GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce®
  • GTX™ 1660 Ti - 6GB GDDR6 (OC Ready)
  • RTX™ 2060 - 6GB GDDR6 (OC Ready)
  • RTX 2070 SUPER™ - 8GB GDDR6 (OC Ready)
  • RTX 2080 SUPER™ - 8GB GDDR6 (OC Ready)
AMD® Radeon™
  • RX 5700M - 8GB GDDR6 (OC Ready)
StorageAvailable Slots
  • 2 x M.2 2230/2280 slots (Up to 1TB each)
  • One SATA AHCI 6 Gbps (Up to 1TB)
Single Drive
256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD.
Dual Drives
  • 256GB PCIe M.2 SSD + 1TB 7200 RPM Hard Drive
  • 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD + 1TB 7200 RPM Hard Drive
RAID-0 Drives
  • 512GB RAID 0 (2x 256GB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSDs)
  • 1TB RAID 0 (2x 512GB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSDs)
  • 2TB RAID 0 (2x 1TB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSDs)
  • 4TB RAID 0 (2x 2TB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSDs)
RAID-0 Plus Drives
  • 512GB (2x 256GB PCIe M.2 SSDs) RAID 0 [Boot] + 1TB 7200 RPM Hard Drive [Storage]
  • 1TB (2x 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD) RAID 0 [Boot] + 1TB 7200 RPM Hard Drive [Storage]
  • 1TB (2x 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD) RAID 0 [Boot] + 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD [Storage]
  • 1TB (2x 512GB PCIe M.2 SSDs) RAID 0 [Boot] + 1TB (2x 512GB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD) Non-Raid [Storage]
  • 2TB (2x 1TB PCIe M.2 SSDs) RAID 0 [Boot] + 1TB 7200 RPM Hard Drive [Storage]
  • 2TB (2x 1TB PCIe M.2 SSDs) RAID 0 [Boot] + 1TB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD [Storage]
  • 2TB (2x 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD) RAID 0 [Boot] + 2TB (2x 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD) Non-Raid [Storage]

Connectivity

Alienware Area-51m R2
Wi-FiRivet Killer WiFi 6 AX1650i 
Up to 2212Mbps Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz WiFi-6 (802.11ax)
BluetoothBluetooth 5.1
EthernetKiller™ Ethernet E3000 PCI-e Gigabit ethernet controller
Transfer rate: 10/100/1000/2500 Mbps

Battery

Alienware Area-51m R2
Size6-cell smart lithium-ion (90Wh)
Power Supply
  • 180W (19.50 VDC/9.23A)
  • 240W (19.50 VDC/9.23A)
  • 330W (19.50 VDC/9.23A)

Software

Alienware Area-51m R2
OS
Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Pro
Upgradable to Windows 11
Built-in Apps
  • Alienware Command Center
  • Alienware Mobile Connect
  • Microsoft Office 365 (30-day trial)

Camera & Audio

Alienware Area-51m R2
Camera
  • Front-facing camera
    Alienware HD (1280 x 720 resolution) camera.
Audio
  • Controller: Realtek ALC3282-CG
    • 7.1 Digital Audio out using HDMI out connection
    • Alienware Sound Center via Alienware Command Center
  • Speakers:
    • 4-Way Stereo Speaker Design
    • Output: 8-10W
  • Microphone:
    • Dual-array microphones in the camera assembly

Misc

Alienware Area-51m R2
Sensors
  • Tobii Eye Tracking (Optional)
Security
  • Wedge-shaped lock slot
Warranty1 Year Hardware Service with Onsite/In-Home Service After Remote Diagnosis

Key Features

Alienware Area-51m R2
At Glance
Released in Mid
2020
16:9 FHD
17.3”
360Hz w/ Tobii
Weight
9.04 lb
4.10 kg
Up to
Intel Core i9-10900K
10C/20T, 3.70 → 5.30 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,392
Single Core
Geekbench 5
10,800
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® UHD Graphics 630
24 Execution Units, 350 → 1200 MHz
Upgradable up to
64GB
3200 MHz DDR4 XMP
Alienware Area-51m R2 Ports
Nvidia GeForce
RTX 2080 SUPER
8GB GDDR6

Photos

Our analysis and reviews

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What we like

Reasons to like about Alienware Area-51m R2.

Supports Windows 11

Alienware Area-51m R2 exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

RequirementsAlienware Area-51m R2
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core i7-10700 → Intel Core i9-10900K
4GB RAM8GB → 64GB
64GB Drive256GB → 6TB
2 Cores CPU8 → 10 cores
Upgradable storage

Alienware Area-51m R2 comes with two M.2 slots that you can easily upgrade and install an additional SSD to expand the storage on the device. On top of that, it also has a single SATA slot that users can use to install a 2.5-inch SATA SSD, SSHD, or a hard disk drive to add even more storage. Learn more

Storage SlotsAlienware Area-51m R2
M.2x2
SATA1
Upgradable memory

The Alienware Area-51m R2 has two RAM slots which you can use to add or replace with a larger one if it isn't already at the maximum size that the system chipset support. Learn more

MemoryAlienware Area-51m R2
Slotsx2
TypeDDR4 XMP
Speed3200 MHz
Supports discrete graphics

Configurable up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8GB GDDR6

What's new

Improvements over its predecessor.

Significantly faster CPU performance

Intel Core i9-10900K inside Alienware Area-51m R2 has a 26% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i9-9900K inside Alienware Area-51m.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
Alienware Area-51m R2 - Intel Core i9-10900K
10,800
Alienware Area-51m - Intel Core i9-9900K
8,543
Alienware Area-51m - Intel Core i9-9900
7,669
Alienware Area-51m - Intel Core i7-9700K
7,192
Alienware Area-51m - Intel Core i7-8700
5,810
Supports faster memory

Alienware Area-51m R2 supports a faster memory speed than the Alienware Area-51m. It supports up to 3200MHz versus 2800MHz of system memory on the Alienware Area-51m.

Memory type and speed
Alienware Area-51m R2 - DDR4 XMP
3,200 MHz
Alienware Area-51m - DDR4 XMP
2,800 MHz

What's missing

Downsides over its predecessor.

About 6% heavier

Alienware Area-51m R2 weighed 9.04 pounds, 6% heavier than the 8.54 pounds Alienware Area-51m.

WeightAlienware Area-51m R2Alienware Area-51m
Pound
9.04 lbs.
8.54 lbs.
Kilogram
4.10 kg
3.87 kg

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