Alienware Area-51m R2 Review by Spartan

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    Base: Alienware Area-51m R2
    Processor: 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i9 10900K (10-Core, 20MB Cache, 3.7GHz to 5.3GHz w/Thermal Velocity Boost)
    Thermal Upgrades: PHOBYA NanoGrease Extreme on CPU + GPU + Fujipoly Extreme Thermal Pads
    Operating System: Windows 10 Pro, 64-bit, English
    Video Card: nVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2080 SUPER™ 8GB GDDR6
    Memory: Kingston XCCT36-MIE 32GB Dual Channel DDR4 XMP at 3200MHz
    LCD: 17.3" FHD (1920 x 1080) 300Hz 3ms 300-nits 100% sRGB color gamut + Tobii Eyetracking technology
    Hard Drive: Western Digital PC SN730 NVMe SSDs 2TB (2x 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD) RAID 0 [Boot] + 2TB (2x 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD) Non-Raid [Storage]
    Power Supply: 240W+ 330W Adapter
    Wireless: Killer™ Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (2x2) 802.11ax Wireless and Bluetooth 5.1
    Keyboard: Alienware mSeries per-key AlienFX RGB keyboard with numeric keypad
    Primary Battery: Lithium Ion (90 Wh) Battery with Alienware Battery Defender technology (Standard)
    Color: Lunar Light with High Endurance Clear Coat
    Service: 4 Years Premium Support Plus


    Accessories:
    Alienware 610M Wired/Wireless Gaming Mouse
    Alienware Area-51m Elite - White Limited Edition

     
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    AIDA64 Cache & Memory Benchmark

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    That’s interesting. They replaced the 2.5” drive with two m.2 slots? Probably a smart move honestly. Lots of storage potential that way.
     
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    true, or if you order it with the 2.5 inch drive, then Dell adds an m.2 to 2.5" housing so you can still have that option.
     
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    No updates to the review yet or benchmarks?

    Sent from my SM-G970W using Tapatalk
     
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    Am I just imagining or one of your photos is different. The backlit keyboard one looks like an M17 R2/3. And the front airvents photo look different (An alien head near the camera? But I believe it's the real 51m r2) Will be looking to see if the r1 or R2 is better although I really like the r1 keyboard.
     
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    Papusan JOKEBOOKs Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    You didn’t see wrong.
    Dell cut costs and slapped in the keyboard from the thinner m17. Unisex fits all is the golden rule nowadays.

    Dell started up the Unisex trend with their first AW BGA models. AW 15 and 17R2 from 2015 got same MB with 4 M.2 ssd Sata slots. The smaller 15 inch models had equal many ssd slots but two of them got hided below the chassis construction. With an cutting saw you could expose them so they could be used.
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