Operating System (Dell recommends Windows 10 Pro for business)
Windows 10 Pro makes protecting and accessing your personal PC and important files easy, whether you’re at home or away. Safeguard sensitive material with encryption settings in BitLocker, and have the flexibility to share with specific recipients via USB. And never be without access to your PC through Remote Desktop -- placing your files at your fingertips, anywhere and anytime. Operating System recovery media is not included with this purchase.
The hard drive is the primary storage unit of the computer. This is where files and data are kept. If you plan to store video or audio files (like music or digital photos) consider upgrading your hard drive.
Get support for your Alienware PC with Premium Support Plus. Whether you want game installation assistance, help configuring your system settings, or need assistance with driver updates, we’re here for you 24x7.
By choosing Microsoft 365, you will have the latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook, plus cloud services. If subscription is not for you, all your favorite Office applications are also available as a one-time purchase to install on 1 PC only. Choose between Office Home & Student 2019, Office Home & Business 2019 or Office Professional 2019 depending on applications you need.
No Microsoft® Office License Included 30 day Trial Offer Only
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Purchase a Dell PC and protect all your household devices with McAfee LiveSafe™ service, named PC Mag Editor's Choice. Easily protect and manage an unlimited number of computers, smartphones*, and tablets*. Seal sensitive data with facial and voice recognition with McAfee Personal Locker and easily access all your favorite websites with McAfee SafeKey. Registration required.
Foxit PhantomPDF is the feature-rich PDF editor, comparable to Adobe Acrobat, which allows users to create, edit, and sign PDF files. Easily import multiple file formats and merge into PDF files, or export PDFs to word, excel, PowerPoint, and more. It’s likely you’ve used Foxit, if you’ve used an Amazon Kindle or viewed a PDF in Google Chrome, Gmail, or Google Docs—Foxit technology powers these solutions behind the scenes.
CyberLink software makes it easy for you to create and play HD, 4K and 360 VR media with the World's No. 1 Movie & Media Player, PowerDVD. Unleash your creativity with the most powerful creative bundle including Award-Winning Video Editor- PowerDirector, and Creative Photo Editor-PhotoDirector.
The mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort adapter from Dell lets you view video content from any desktop or laptop with mini DisplayPort video output on a variety of DisplayPort compliant displays. This mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort adapter supports resolution of up to 2058 x 1600 pixels to provide crisp and rich video. This Plug-and-Play adapter is small enough to keep on hand for impromptu presentations for clients or movie nights with friends. This adapter allows you to take video content from your desktop or laptop and display it on any monitor, projector or HDTV featuring DisplayPort input.
The Dell Adapter - USB-C to VGA lets you view content from your desktop or laptop with USB-C video output and view it on an VGA-compliant display. The Dell USB-C to VGA Adapter provides crisp, rich video resolution.
Maximize the latest display technology with the Dell Adapter- USB-C to DisplayPort. Connect your laptop or tablet with a USB Type-C port to a high resolution display with the compact and lightweight Dell Adapter. Experience crisp and sharp visuals on your display up to Ultra HD (4K) resolution at 60 Hz. Compact and lightweight, this adapter can be easily carried around and its plug & play support lets you get started right away.
The Dell Adapter - USB-C to HDMI 2.0 lets you view content from your desktop or laptop with USB-C video output and view it on an HDMI-compliant display. The Dell USB-C to HDMI Adapter supports resolution of up to 4K to provide crisp, rich video.
Available with Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro: Gaming is better than ever on Windows 10, with games in 4K, DirectX 12 and streaming your gameplay.*
BREAKING NEW BENCHMARKS. AGAIN.
Our most powerful laptop just got an upgrade. With extraordinary desktop-level processing power, CPU and GPU upgradability*, advanced cooling and a premium, revolutionary design, the Alienware Area-51m R2 is a true desktop-gaming experience in the form of a laptop.
*available/optional for selected countries.
UNPRECEDENTED POWER & PERFORMANCE
New firsts in power: The Area-51m R2 features a host of firsts for peak performance and power. It’s our first-ever laptop to feature overclockable 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i9K desktop processors, support for up to 125W of power, and 10-core desktop CPU options, giving it a whole new level of compute power versus other gaming laptops.
Greater graphics and gameplay: Experience vivid, uninterrupted gaming and faster frame rates during high-powered gameplay thanks to overclockable NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX™ graphics. Now featuring new 360Hz FHD and 60Hz UHD display options, you can expect the smoothest fast-paced gameplay and the best 17" front-of-screen experience imaginable.
Massive memory: The Area-51m R2 is also Alienware’s first gaming laptop to support up to 64GB of DDR4 memory. This ensures enough RAM for even the most resource-intensive workloads and tasks, making it ideal for gaming developers, content creators and megatasking streamers.
ADVANCED COOLING & PERFORMANCE UPDATES
The Area-51m R2 features all-new engineering efforts to increase thermal capacity and performance. It now offers three different cooling solutions and power management techniques based on your graphics selection. Every one of these new features is engineered to enable the higher wattage requirements of our new updates and their respective overclocking expectations.
Hyper-efficient voltage regulation is a technology developed by the Alienware engineering team to enable maximum performance for extended amounts of time with safeguarded thermal conditions. For the first time ever in a gaming laptop, the Area-51m R2 features a 12-phase graphics voltage regulation option on NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2080 SUPER™, ensuring Alienware’s highest sustained graphics performance ever.
Vapor chamber cooling technology uses advanced methods to efficiently dissipate heat from extreme-performance graphics options. These chambers utilize the phase-changing nature of liquid to transfer heat more effectively than a solid piece of metal or copper heat pipes. Vapor chambers are also more versatile than copper heat pipes in that they can be spread evenly across an entire chip that needs to be cooled.
10% larger fan blades than the previous generation of the Area-51m R2 are available on both NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2070 SUPER™ and 2080 SUPER™ options, ensuring high-performance graphics cards receive enhanced cooling when the action heats up.
ICONIC DESIGN WITH A MODERN EDGE
The Alienware Area-51m R2 raises the bar for innovative engineering with its game-changing design. The visual identity was inspired by our early industrial designs, marking a return to form while taking cues from our original roots.
The futuristic design of the Area-51m R2 reflects the diverse, evolving nature of gamers everywhere, incorporating high contrast, performance-focused engineering with blended bone lines, angled sections, bold lighting, and celebrated thermals.
Bold lighting: The latest evolution of AlienFX lighting features a striking ring of light at the rear of the system, highlighting system performance while maintaining ultimate customizability.
Narrow bezel: The Area-51m R2 features a drastic reduction of screen borders thanks to its narrow bezel with a three-knuckle hinge. This reduces the mass and maintains a strong connection to the base.
Premium shell: The unique magnesium alloy exoskeleton enables enhanced rigidity, while reducing overall chassis weight. This allows more space for high-performance components inside the machine.
Dual color options: Gamers can choose between a new, futuristic look in Lunar Light or Dark Side of the Moon, a darker, more traditional appearance.
Advanced keyboard: Alienware keyboard with N-key rollover technology enables over 103-key commands for maximum actions per minute and 1.7mm of key travel allows for rapid response for any keystroke. Per-key AlienFX lighting delivers customizable lighting profiles, while programmable macro keys let you create gaming and non-gaming shortcuts for over 150 game titles.
2.5Gbps Ethernet: The Area-51m R2 features a 2.5Gbps bandwidth Ethernet connection, giving gamers 2.5x the amount of common wired Ethernet connections for blazing-fast file transfers.
Thunderbolt™ Type-C port: This multi-use port is ready to be used as a USB 3.1 port, offering 10Gbps of data transfer, a Thunderbolt™ connection capable of 40Gbps, or even a DisplayPort enabling various monitors supporting the DisplayPort protocol.
Enhanced storage: The Area-51m R2 can support up to 2TB quad storage for massive storage and redundancy options with RAID5 capabilities*, giving you added performance and security to ensure your files are always safe and available.
Hear every battle cry: Experience every sound with best-in-class speakers for a laptop. High-end headphone support delivers outstanding fidelity while Far Field Audio improves microphone performance.
*only enabled on triple drive.
ADVANCED EYE TRACKING
The next generation Tobii eye tracking adds a completely new form of immersion to your game. Smaller sensors with wake capabilities enable features and sensitivity to track head pose, presence, fine gaze and eye position.
Enhanced interactions: UI elements fade when not making eye contact so you can get deeper into the game. Characters know when you’re looking at them and will respond accordingly.
New tracking tools: Learn, train and improve using eye tracking-enabled tools designed to measure your mini map awareness and help you learn when to pay attention to the clock.
Software support: Show viewers where you’re looking while streaming your favorite game. Tobii Ghost software supports all major streaming platforms and software.
Twitch-ready: Toggle between visualizations like heatmaps, shadow, and spotlight using our extension. You no longer need to move your mouse to show viewers what you’re talking about, just glance at it.
NEW ALIENWARE COMMAND CENTER
CALIBRATE YOUR CONTROLS
Now you have control over your hardware and software environments. Not only can you tailor the hardware for each and every game you play, you can personalize the space and setup to make your software look and feel precisely the way you want it, without interfering with your gameplay or other activities.
ACE LIBRARY SCIENCE
The easy-to-use interface links all your various system settings with a gaming library, making it simple to access gaming information. No matter what the source, the command center gives you easy access to your games and the ability to fine-tune settings for each one. Create a unique game profile and it stays just how you want it, no matter where you launch.
Save new themes, assign them to your games and edit peripheral settings with new AlienFX hardware and software featuring support for full RGB values and up to 16.8 million colors. Included is a new user interface to map and create new system-level effects so you can manage lighting and settings from the same controls. Select systems and hardware also offer settings for individual or group keyboard key colors.
ALIENWARE MOBILE CONNECT
Alienware Mobile Connect creates an advanced, complete, and wireless integration between your PC and iOS or Android smartphone.
Enjoy your iOS or Android smartphone functionality through your Alienware PC’s mouse, keyboard, and touch screen.
Make or take calls, send and receive text messages, access your contacts, get mobile notifications, and, on Android, mirror your phone’s screen onto your PC for interactive engagement with any of your smartphone apps.
PORTS & SLOTS
1. Media Card Reader | 2. (2x) Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 1 Port | 3. HDMI 2.0 Output with HDCP 2.2 Output Port (Supports direct drive VR interfaces) | 4. Mini DisplayPort™ 1.4 Output Port (supports NVIDIA® G-Sync®) | 5. RJ-45 Killer™ Ethernet E3000 10/100/1000Mbps/2.5Gbps Port | 6. Alienware Graphics Amplifier Port | 7. Dual DC Power Inputs | 8. Wedge-shaped lock slot (cable and lock sold separately) | 9. Thunderbolt™ 3 Port (supports USB 3.2 Gen 2 and DisplayPort 1.2) | 10. Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 1 Port with Powershare Technology | 11. Audio Out 1/8" Port (Compatible with inline mic headset) | 12. Global Headset Port
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
1. Height: Front 27.65 mm (1.089"), Peak 44 mm (1.7"), Rear 31.8 mm (1.25") | 2. Width: 402.60 mm (15.85") | 3. Length: 319.14 mm (12.565") Entry SKU Weight (maximum): 4.1 kg (9.04 lb)* Upsell SKU Weight (maximum): 4.7 kg (10.4 lb)*
HIGH-PERFORMANCE GAMING ACCESSORIES
Transform your gaming laptop into a desktop-class gaming rig with the superior graphics and audio performance you crave.
ALIENWARE ELITE GAMING MOUSE | AW959
Count on incredible speed and sensitivity control with a 12,000 DPI optical sensor, up to 13 programmable buttons, and AlienFX RGB lighting.
"Aside from its astonishingly good gaming performance, we also liked its full sized keyboard, which has great actuation without being notably noisy, giving the Area 51 M17 R2 plenty of scope for work outside gaming, too." — Finder
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