Alienware vs MacBook is an age-old question that many people debate over. Both are great options, but how do you know which one to choose? After reading this article, you’ll have all the information you need to make your decision. Take a look at these key differences between Alienware vs MacBook and discover which will work best for you!
CPU – Processor Speed
Alienware and MacBook both offer choices when it comes to processor speed, but these choices are determined by price range. Alientec offers processor speeds from Intel Core 2 Duo 1.5GHz all the way up to Intel Core i7 1.8GHz for their machines running on Windows operating systems and Apple offers an option for either a 1.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or a 2 GHz AMD Dual-Core chip for their machines running on Macintosh operating system software.
Graphics Card – GPU Performance
Alienware’s 17 inch gaming laptop has three graphics card options that range from 8GB of GDDR5 memory on the NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti to a powerful 16GB of GDDR5X memory on the NVIDIA GTX 1080 with an option for a 4K panel that runs at 60Hz and has AMD FreeSync technology. However, it will cost you a lot more money than other MacBook models which start at just $999.
Memory – RAM Performance
When looking at performance, it’s important to examine the different features that are available in each product line. The processors and RAM in each laptop are going to have a dramatic impact on overall performance. For example, for 2018 both Dell and Apple offer a 15-inch model with 16GB of RAM, but there is about a $1,000 difference in price between them for both systems as of this writing.
Storage – Disk Performance
Hard Disk performance, while not as important to someone who is mostly working on their laptop or desktop and rarely accessing it remotely, can be more important in other cases such as when you work on your laptop and plan to access it remotely at the same time (on a plane for example). Macbooks come with a 5400rpm hard drive and Alienware aurora 2019 has a 7200rpm one which will provide you with faster response times in some situations. There are two choices of storage in the Dell XPS 17 – an SSD for those who need a lot of speed and an HDD for those who want more storage space. The biggest difference is that if you get the SSD then you get less battery life due to the increased power needed to run it.
MacBooks have much longer battery life than Alienware.
MacBooks last around 12 hours when not charging, which means you can work all day with just one charge. However, it would be challenging for a gaming laptop to get close to that many hours of battery life because they require more power to push higher quality graphics and better processors.
Keyboard and Trackpad
The keyboard of the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 is much smaller than Apple’s with virtually no keypad on the right hand side (except for a + and end) The left function keys are set up as media controls instead of specialized keys (which means less space). The trackpad isn’t quite as big or responsive either.
Speakers, Input/Output Ports & Other Features
Input/Output Ports and Other Features – Alienware does not have any USB ports but it does have six audio input/output ports, three DisplayPorts and an HDMI port to accommodate dual graphics cards. The MacBook 12in m7 has four Thunderbolt 3 ports, two on each side of the computer, as well as an HDMI port and a headphone jack
Now that you know a little more about what both of these notebooks offer, it’s time to make a decision on which one you will buy. If you are looking for the more powerful notebook, then the Alienware might be for you. But if portability and battery life is your concern, then it would be wise to get a MacBook.