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Dell Alienware Area-51m R2 lands with up to Core i9 Comet Lake-S processors, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER, 64 GB of RAM, 4 TB of storage, a 300 Hz IPS display and a surprise addition from AMD

The Alienware Area-51m R2 starts at US$3,049.99. (Image source: Dell)
The Alienware Area-51m R2 starts at US$3,049.99. (Image source: Dell)
The Alienware Area-51m R2 is here, and it is not an all Intel and NVIDIA affair. Sporting up to a Core i9-10900K processor, Dell has equipped the Area-51m R2 with an array of NVIDIA GPUs and even an AMD Radeon RX 5700M. Complemented with up to 64 GB of RAM, 4 TB of SSD storage and a 300 Hz IPS display, the Area-51m R2 will be available from June 9 starting at US$3,049.99.
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Dell has announced the Alienware Area-51m R2, and there are a few surprises compared to the specifications that 3DMark revealed a few days ago. As @_rogame brought to our attention, the Area-51m R2 will come with up to an Intel Core i9-10900K processor, 64 GB of DDR4 RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GPU. However, NVIDIA is not the only company supplying GPUs for the new Area-51m. As the table below reveals, the R2 will be available with an AMD Radeon RX 5700M too that packs 8 GB of GDDR6 VRAM.

Additionally, the new machine will feature a choice of four displays, starting with a 144 Hz and 1080p IPS panel. While the R2 supports up to a 300 Hz refresh rate, this is also a 1080p panel. If you want a 4K display, then you must be content with a 60 Hz refresh rate. The 4K panel does get considerably brighter than the 1080p ones, though.

Dell is offering almost endless storage configurations with the Area-51m R2 too. Starting with a lone 256 GB NVMe M.2 SSD, the R2 can be configured with up to 4 TB of RAIDO or RAIDO Plus storage. DDR4-3200 XMP storage is on offer too, but only in 16 GB or 32 GB variants.

The Alienware Area-51m R2 will be available to order from June 9, 2020, in the US. Prices start at US$3,049.99, but Dell is yet to disclose full pricing and availability.

Alienware Area-51m R2
Display 17.3" FHD (1,920 x 1,080) 144 Hz 9 ms 300-nits 72% NTSC colour gamut + Tobii Eyetracking technology
17.3" FHD (1,920 x 1,080) 144 Hz 9 ms 300-nits 72% NTSC colour gamut with NVIDIA-GSYNC technology + Tobii Eyetracking technology
17.3" FHD (1,920 x 1,080) 300 Hz 3 ms 300-nits 100% sRGB color gamut + Tobii Eyetracking technology
17.3" UHD (3,840 x 2,160) 60 Hz 25 ms 500-nits 100% Adobe RGB colour gamut + Tobii Eyetracking technology
Additional Display Specifications (all options)
Wide Viewing Angles on all displays with 85 degree viewing from all directions
800:1 contrast ratio on FHD 144 Hz
1,000:1 contrast ratio on FHD 300 Hz
1,500:1 contrast ratio on UHD 60 Hz
Processor Core i7-10700 (8-Core, 16 MB Cache, 2.9 GHz to 4.8 GHz w/Turbo Boost Max 3.0)
Core i7-10700K (8-Core, 16 MB Cache, 3.8 GHz to 5.1 GHz w/Turbo Boost Max 3.0)
Core i9-10900 (10-Core, 20 MB Cache, 2.8 GHz to 5.2 GHz w/Thermal Velocity Boost)
Core i9-10900K (10-Core, 20 MB Cache, 3.7 GHz to 5.3 GHz w/Thermal Velocity Boost)
RAM 8 GB DDR4-2933 dual-channel
16 GB DDR4-2933 dual-channel
32 GB DDR4-2933 dual-channel
64 GB DDR4-2933 dual-channel
16 GB DDR4-3200 XMP dual-channel
32 GB DDR4-3200 XMP dual-channel
Storage SINGLE STORAGE CONFIGURATIONS
256 GB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD
512 GB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD
2 TB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD
DUAL STORAGE CONFIGURATIONS
256 GB PCIe M.2 SSD + 1 TB 7200 RPM Hard Drive
512 GB PCIe M.2 SSD + 1 TB 7200 RPM Hard Drive
DUAL STORAGE RAID0 CONFIGURATIONS
512 GB RAID0 (2x 256 GB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSDs) 1 TB RAID0 (2x 512 GB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSDs)
2 TB RAID0 (2x 1 TB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSDs)
4 TB RAID0 (2x 2 TB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSDs)
RAID0 PLUS CONFIGURATIONS
512 GB (2x 256 GB PCIe M.2 SSDs) RAID0 [Boot] + 1TB 7200 RPM Hard Drive [Storage]
1 TB (2x 512 GB PCIe M.2 SSD) RAID0 [Boot] + 1 TB 7200 RPM Hard Drive [Storage]
2 TB (2x 512 GB PCIe M.2 SSD) RAID0 [Boot] + 1 TB 7200 RPM Hard Drive [Storage]
1 TB (2x 512 GB PCIe M.2 SSD) RAID0 [Boot] + 512 GB PCIe M.2 SSD [Storage]
2 TB (2x 1 TB PCIe M.2 SSDs) RAID0 [Boot] + 1 TB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD [Storage]
1 TB (2x 512 GB PCIe M.2 SSDs) RAID0 [Boot] + 1 TB (2x 512 GB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD) Non-Raid [Storage]
2 TB (2x 1 TB PCIe M.2 SSD) RAID0 [Boot] + 2 TB (2x 1 TB PCIe M.2 SSD) Non-Raid [Storage]
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti - 6 GB GDDR6
AMD Radeon RX 5700M - 8 GB GDDR6
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 - 6 GB GDDR6
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER - 8 GB GDDR6
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER - 8 GB GDDR6
Ports (1x) Power/DC-in Jack
(1x) RJ-45 Killer Ethernet E3000 10/100/1000Mbps/2.5Gbps Port
(2x) Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 1 Port
(1x) Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 1 Port with Powershare Technology
(1x) Push-Pull Media-Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC formats) (1x) Thunderbolt 3 Port (USB Type-C with support for USB 3.2 Gen 2 10 Gbps, 40 Gbps Thunderbolt, and DisplayPort 1.2)
(1x) Alienware Graphics Amplifier Port
(1x) HDMI 2.0b with HDCP 2.2 Output Port
(1x) Mini-Display Port 1.4 (certified) Output
(1x) Audio Out 1/8" Ports (Compatible with inline mic headset)
(1x) Global Headset
(1x) Wedge-shaped lock slot (cable and lock sold separately)
(1x) microSD 5.1, UHS-II HD312 Card Reader
Wi-Fi Killer Ethernet E3000 10/100/1000Mbps/2.5Gbps NIC (Standard)
Killer Wi-Fi6 AX1650i 802.11ax 2x2 Wireless LAN and Bluetooth 5.0 (Standard)
Battery Lithium Ion (90 Wh) Battery with Alienware Battery Defender technology (Standard)
Dimensions & weight Height (rear): 31.8 mm (1.25 in.)
Height (peak): 44 mm (1.7 in.)
Height (front): 27.65 mm (1.089 in.)
Depth: 402.6 mm (15.85 in.)
Width: 319.14 mm (12.565 in.)
Depth: 248.05 mm (9.76 in.)
Starting weight: 4.1 kg (9.04 lbs)
Weight (maximum): 4.7 kg (10.4 lbs)
Miscellaneous Alienware HD (1280x720 resolution) camera with dual-array integrated microphones
Stereo Speaker Design
Alienware mSeries per-key AlienFX RGB keyboard with numeric keypad 1.7 mm key travel, anti-ghosting and N-key rollover technology
Power Adapter Options 180 W + 180 W (Standard)
180 W + 240 W
180W + 330 W
240 W + 330 W
(Image source: Dell)
(Image source: Dell)
(Image source: Dell)
(Image source: Dell)

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Alex Alderson, 2020-05-13 (Update: 2020-05-14)
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