New Alienware Area-51m R2 features 360 Hz Full HD display, Comet Lake CPUs, and more
Dell today unveiled the Alienware Area-51m R2, and it looks like a solid improvement over the current Alienware Area-51m. This is mainly due to the display, which has been upgraded with one of the highest refresh rate panels on the market today.
The new Alienware Area-51m R2, like the previous model, packs a gaming wallop. Dell promises the machine will come with the option for a 10th gen Intel Comet Lake Core i9 CPU and an Nvidia GeForce RTX GPU. Considering the current Area-51m can be configured with a desktop-class Intel Core i9-9900K, it’s likely the new Alienware-51m R2 will carry the Core i9-10900K, a monstrous 10-core, 20-thread chip clocked at 3.7 GHz with a 5.3 GHz boost. Dell has not specified the CPU options as of press time, but a desktop CPU is almost a certainty.
The piece de resistance, though, is the 360 Hz Full HD (1920 x 1080) screen. There have been a few gaming laptops with 300 Hz displays, but the Alienware Area-51m R2 is currently the only laptop (gaming or otherwise) with a 360 Hz panel.
The Area-51m R2 will also feature 12-phase “HyperEfficient Voltage Regulation,” which Dell claims is the first of its kind in a laptop. This should provide the Area-51m R2 with enough uninterrupted power to avoid hiccups at full performance.
Otherwise, the Alienware Area-51m R2 looks like its predecessor in most other respects. I/O, build quality, audio, and other facets look unchanged. However, Dell will release more details later this month on the products they announced today.