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Alienware Area-51m R2 Gaming Laptop with i9 10900K CPU, 1TB SSD, RTX 2080 Super, 64GB RAM $4599 Delivered @ Dell eBay


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Not for gamers but any content creators especially on Creative Cloud who need a powerful CPU performance mainly with 64G RAM. This maybe worth a look than say a Macbook Pro 16 inch if mobility is not the main criteria but a good to have for those client meetings.
A beast of a "laptop" with Desktop CPU, don't think there is any out there.

Tech Specs

  • Processor 10th Gen Intel® Core™ Desktop i9 10900K (10-Core, 20MB Cache, 3.7GHz to 5.3GHz w/Thermal Velocity Boost)
  • Video Card NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2080 SUPER™ 8GB GDDR6
  • Memory 64GB Dual Channel DDR4 at 2933MHz
  • Hard Drive 1TB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD
  • Display 17.3" FHD (1920 x 1080) 360Hz 5ms 300-nits 100% sRGB color gamut + Tobii Eyetracking + NVIDIA G-SYNC
  • Operating System Windows 10 Home (64 bit) English
  • Warranty 1Yr Premium Support and Onsite Service
  • Alienware mSeries per-key AlienFX RGB keyboard with numeric keypad - US/International
  • Wireless Killer™ Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (2x2) 802.11ax Wireless and Bluetooth 5.1
  • AC Adapter x2 240W Power Adapter and 330W Power Adapter

Was selling for over $7000 last year so good deal if you're looking to spend a bit extra and have that flexibility of easy :) mobility.
Keep in mind that this is over 4kgs and needs 2 adapters to go at full speed.
Promises easy upgradability but with 10900K, 2080S and 64G RAM, the only think I would consider is adding hard drives. Otherwise that feature is more marketing than practical.

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  • +7

    What…what is this price, is this supposed to be good?
    For this price you can import a new 3080, 3070 (laptop, 300hz / qhd 144hz) 150w from the Americas
    idc whats the RRP, still a ripoff


    • +1
      • +1

        And that's entry level 3070 at RRP! After Price hike from tax!

        I like buying in the Americas and shipping with MYUS.

        • +1

          How do you find MYUS if you don’t mind me asking ? Always been a bit hesitant.

          • @Nomad2233: Well, they're the only one I tried for Australia, but I also used them for other countries when I live there -
            They're generally Okay, there's nothing I worry about generally, definitely worth it but it can get pricy at times
            Main disadvantage for me currently is that they only ship with FedEx \ TNT to Australia currently , used to be DHL And economy too.
            The FedEx where we live is…is something alright. I'll save you my 2cents.

            But here's the thing: MyUS - Costs money. You gotta subscribe. I would never! I was fortunate enough to get a year membership for free during Black Friday , it was available for everyone to claim.
            That makes it a bit easier to recommend if you can wait unt you stumble across a promotion like that.
            Never had they lost a package or damaged a package on me, you can ask for stupid things like, ship everything you got the way it came - and they still don't charge extra for it. So once I got 2 boxes that were 60x60x60 weighing at 20kg each 😂 - but I payed shipping per the item themselves, they open the packages, inspect, list, weigh, put back in the packaging. They don't open the products if it indicates what it is from the outside.
            Then, you're SUPPOSED to be Honest and tell them how much what you bought costs… 😇 Never had a problem there either.

            Overall, I'm satisfied. But if I was made aware of a drastically better service, I wouldn't mind Trying.

            • @Kundi: I think this might be something to do with directlink shutting down operations this week. Their international shipping rates are significantly less than the competition. I expected postage cost of ordering stuff ftom certain countries might double, for anything over 2kg

        • I'd only by specific brands that offer international warranty. One of my mates had a tablet he got from the US break. Paperweight after a few months.

          • @incipient: I actually mostly buy from eBay or big sales from regular stores. Otherwise cant really argue the difference in price.

            Only two times was I swindled by eBayers. Both times PayPal proved to be the hero.

            Bought a tablet, "brand new" , was obviously lightly used, I reached out to the seller , they played stupid. I warned them, they don't know what I'm on about. I reached out to PayPal and got all my money back without returning.

            Now, I bought a coat , got it as S and Used instead of M brand new! But the seller too refuses to acknowledge my existence… So, PayPal to the rescue

            The main thing that grinds my gears, is that if you reach out to eBay and ask them to remove a negative review , they will
            And so have those sellers
            So next time that tablet (profanity) will list something for $700USD
            Another innocent child like myself may be swindled :(

        • +1

          Hi, sorry bit of a noob here, how does the price hike from tax work?

          • +1

            @G20: Oh , it's nothing complex, just the fact to import the device you gotta pay for shipping , and then there's taxing for import, then there's taxing for the sale , then taxing for the transaction, then you gotta make sure you made some worthwhile profit.
            While US MSRP may be , for example, $2,500 USD , it'll end up being $3,400 USD in Australia, just because… 🤓🤷🏽‍♀️

            • +1

              @Kundi: Are these purchases still tax-deductible, do you know?

              • +1

                @G20: honestly, no idea :(
                Sorry champ.
                I just know I'm having it cheaper by small-brain it when I import it from the US.

                • +1

                  @Kundi: Cool thanks a lot for your help dude

    • +3

      This has a desktop processor, will smoke the laptop equivalent CPUs any day.

      • You can also use it to cook your breakfast, unlike the new Ryzens that avg at 75-ish
        Is the GPU irrelevant? did I buy a workstation?
        Price in consideration of the performance isn't relevant.

        • +6

          A desktop, laptop and a hot plate wow. Even better.

        • Does anyone know where I can buy an asbestos desk?

      • You cant expect well cooled 10900k desktop performance with a laptop grade cooled 10900k. Performance varies with the cooling. Water cooled or even aircooled 10900k on a desktop will beat the performance of this laptop easily.

    • +1

      That's a pretty sweet spreadsheet. Is that yours or someone else's?

      • +1

        Definitely not mine! who's got motivation nowadays!
        Its a Youtuber, He covered most of the popular ones and given general guidance on how to pick and what to look out for:


        He updates these on daily / hourly basis! :)

    • Area 51 is a different category on its own though…

      hard to compare with the usual gaming laptops…

  • +1

    3080 RTX laptops have basically made this obsolete.

    • Yeah, and unfortunately Alienware didn't deliver on having upgradeable GPUs (other than GPUs from the same generation which is pointless).

      • +1

        Why sell someone a GPU when you can make them throw out the whole laptop instead right?

    • None exist with a desktop processor. The "H" versions still struggle compared to this.
      Surely this is a niche product, and an R3 end of year will launch but then at $7k will never be in reach of someone like me.

      • +1

        I get that there are some very rare power uses who need CPU power over everything else.

        But for being sold as a 'gaming' laptop.. the GPU upgrade of 40% is far, far more important than any real world CPU difference

        • +2

          Unfortunately someone else edited the description and I don't have any power. I didn't put gaming laptop in the description.

      • It certainly is a niche product. Honestly it's the worst of both worlds (desktop and laptop). Being far more expensive with less upgradeable than a desktop. Not sure how it performs but I would guess not as well as an equivalent desktop. It's also not very portable considering the weight, size and the fact you need 2 power supplies.

        • +1

          Fair enough. You don't need both adapters (only for full performance) but I don't wanna counter as I agree with what you said, I know a few people who are happy with it and paid around $5.5k-6k eq. Use it as a workstation 4 days a week and take with them on Day 5 for client reviews.

  • +3

    Thanks Op. The kids were just asking for a new one for school. Perfect timing.

    • +5

      It'll give them strong back muscles too!

      • Bargain!

  • Not worth.

  • if ever needed you can replace the engines of your jet plane with the fans inside this laptop

  • Do what I did, when it came time to buy an Alienware. I bought it from BHPhoto, even with paying the 10% GST.
    Still got it for less and the specs that I got weren't even available here.

    • +3

      What life events preceded the realization it was time to buy an Alienware?

      • +1

        Mid life crisis perhaps?

      • I became a digital nomad, wanted to continue gaming along with my day trading. Worked really well for my needs. Still have it. It's the 17R4 with the desktop 1080gtx.

  • Just in time for april fools

  • +1

    This thing reminds me of the car Homer designed. Just jamming a wishlist into a box and not thinking about whether it's a good idea.

  • Never really understood why someone would buy a humongous laptop with the specs equivalent to $1500 gaming PC but more than 3x the price… You can buy a Thinkpad with Ryzen 7 plus the equivalent PC for less

    • +1

      more like a portable desktop… this will be useful to those who are expecting the raw CPU performance of a desktop processor but with a bit of portability…

      tbh, i don't get it as well, i won't get it myself… to me this is not that much portable to an actual desktop due to the thickness…

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