Comparison of Razer Blade 17 (RZ09-0406CWC3-R3W1) vs Alienware Area 51m R2 17″ (Area 51M R2)
Comparison of Alienware Area 51m R2 17″ (Area 51M R2) vs Razer Blade 17 (RZ09-0406CWC3-R3W1)

Razer Blade 17 (RZ09-0406CWC3-R3W1) vs Alienware Area 51m R2 17″ (Area 51M R2)

Comparison summary

For performance Alienware Area 51m R2 17″ has a lot better performing processor. Razer Blade 17 has more memory.

For displaying graphics Area 51m R2 has a faster graphics card.

Blade 17 has a higher resolution screen (4k).

For carrying Blade 17 is lighter. It's also thinner and smaller in size.

Area 51m R2 is cheaper.

Blade 17 has more SSD, but Area 51m R2 has an HDD storage.

Compare technical specifications of Razer Blade 17 (RZ09-0406CWC3-R3W1)
Compare technical specifications of Alienware Area 51m R2 17″ (Area 51M R2)

Razer Blade 17 (RZ09-0406CWC3-R3W1)

Alienware Area 51m R2 17″ (Area 51M R2)

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Razer Blade 17 (RZ09-0406CWC3-R3W1)Alienware Area 51m R2 17″ (Area 51M R2)
Processor (CPU)?Central Processing Unit is the heart of a laptop and is responsible for executing programs.
Intel Core i7-11800HIntel Core i9 Series
Memory (RAM)?Memory increases the general speed of a laptop.
Graphics card (GPU)?Graphics Processing Unit calculates 3D graphics and is essential for gaming and heavy programs.
GeForce RTX 3080GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
Screen size
Screen resolution
4k (3840 x 2160 pixels)Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
2.75 kg4.1 kg
Size (length x width x height)
39.5 x 26 x 1.99 cm40.26 x 31.91 x 4.4 cm
(15.55 x 10.24 x 0.78 inches)(15.85 x 12.56 x 1.73 inches)
Operating system (OS)
-Windows 11
Hard drives
1000gb SSD500gb SSD, 1000gb HDD
Release date
November 30, 2021December 9, 2021 List Price
£2,993.32£2,465.28 Lowest New Price
£2,993.32£2,465.28 Lowest Used Price
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Laptop Dimensions

15.55 in
39.5 cm
10.24 in
26 cm
Thickness: 0.78 in (1.99 cm)
15.85 in
40.26 cm
12.56 in
31.91 cm
Thickness: 1.73 in (4.4 cm)

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Razer Blade 17 - Gaming Laptop Intel i7 11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, UK Layout - RGB Black

Intel 11th Gen 8-Core CPU: Run the heaviest AAA titles and creation tasks without breaking a sweat, and activate Intel Turbo Boost Technology for a jolt of speed that brings the i9 processor up to 4.9GHz

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Graphics: Built on NVIDIA’s award-winning 2nd-gen RTX architecture, these GPUs provide the most realistic ray-traced graphics and cutting-edge AI features for the most powerful graphics in a gaming laptop

Your Choice of Brilliant Displays: Go with ultra-fast 360Hz FHD for competitive gaming, 120Hz UHD for creative work with 4K clarity, or a 165/240Hz QHD display for the best of both worlds

Vapor Chamber Cooling: The laptop quietly and efficiently dissipates heat through the evaporation and condensation of an internal fluid, keeping it running smoothly and coolly even under intense loads

Easy Upgradeability: With an extra M.2 slot and user-upgradeable memory slots that support up to 64GB of memory, you can upgrade the Razer Blade 17 to suit your needs


Alienware Area 51m R2 17.3 Inch FHD Gaming Laptop, Intel Core i9-10900K, 144 Hz 9 ms 300-nits Display, 16 GB RAM, 512 SSD + 1 TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB GDDR6, Win 10 Home

The magnesium alloy exoskeleton reduces overall chassis weight and enables increased thinness and enhanced rigidity for a premium look and feel.

A new high-performance clear coating reduces fingerprint smears and stains.

High-performance GPU features overclockable NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics and 10% larger blades.

Tobii Reflex (dual screen), Tobii Spotlight (focused rendering) and Windows Hello functionality.

Automated system settings that make max graphics performance last longer.

FREE Upgrade to Windows 11 - The Windows 11 upgrade will be delivered to qualifying devices late 2021 into 2022. Timing varies by device. Certain features require additional hardware - more information found on Microsoft Windows store

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