This Alienware gaming laptop is $1,500 off at Dell

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An Alienware Area-51m R2 gaming laptop.

Alienware is a name that has been around for a long time as one of the first gaming laptop manufacturers on the market, and while there is a lot of competition these days, the Alienware name still carries some weight. For example, this Area-51m R2 which is marked down to $1,800 from $3,300 is a beast of a laptop with great specs running under the hood.

Something different about this laptop than what you usually see in our gaming laptop deals is that it has a 17.3-inch screen, a significant departure from the 15.6-inch size you normally see. As such, this is quite a large laptop to carry around, although it’s worth it for the larger screen size, and the overall larger case means it can handle heat dissipation much better. That last part is important because it runs an Nvidia RTX 2070 Super, which may not seem like much considering we usually see RTX 3000 series GPUs. But the truth is that the RTX 2070 Super is even better than the RTX 3050s we usually see and even better than an RTX 3060. That means the 144Hz refresh rate of the Full HD display shouldn’t be an issue for most games. even on higher graphics settings. It also has Tobii Eyetracking technology, which is neat.

Paired with the RTX 2070 Super is a 10th Gen Intel i7 10700 processor, which is a pretty good match. As for the other internals, you get 16GB of RAM, which is great, and both a 512GB PCIe SSD and a 1TB 7200RPM HDD, so you probably won’t run out of storage anytime soon.

Overall, the Area-51m R2 is an excellent gaming laptop, and the fact that it costs just $1800 is a steal, especially considering its original price of $3,300. Even some of the better budget gaming PCs from our gaming PC deals will have a hard time surpassing them. That said, it’s a pretty big beast, so if you want something thinner or a little cheaper, check out some of our other Dell laptop deals.

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