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MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)
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Alienware m15 R7
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Advantages of the Apple MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)
  • Excellent for general use
  • Very good for software development
  • Excellent for content creation
  • Excellent overall display quality
  • Best in class overall build quality
  • Very good portability
  • Excellent battery life
  • Best in class speakers
  • Best in class keyboard
Advantages of the Dell Alienware m15 R7
  • The Dell Alienware m15 R7 has no clear advantages over the Apple MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023).

Key differences

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General Use

9.1
MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)
Alienware m15 R7
7.5
3024 x 1964
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1440
Mini LED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
489.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
300.0 nits
13.5 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
5.0 Hours
9.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.5/10
8.5/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
6.4/10
The Apple MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023) is excellent for general use, while the Dell Alienware m15 R7 is good.

Engineering and Design

8.9
MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)
Alienware m15 R7
8.2
9.1/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
8.5/10
6.2/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
8.7/10
18.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Apple MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023) and Dell Alienware m15 R7 are both very good for engineering and design, though the Apple MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023) is somewhat better.

Content Creation

9.1
MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)
Alienware m15 R7
7.5
9.1/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
8.5/10
3024 x 1964
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1440
18.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
Mini LED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Apple MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023) is excellent for content creation, while the Dell Alienware m15 R7 is good.

Software Development

8.9
MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)
Alienware m15 R7
7.3
9.1/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
8.5/10
18.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
3024 x 1964
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1440
9.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.5/10
The Apple MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023) is very good for software development, while the Dell Alienware m15 R7 is good.

Screen Quality

9.2
MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)
Alienware m15 R7
8.2
14.2in
SIZE
15.6in
3024 x 1964
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1440
Mini LED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
240Hz
489.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
300.0 nits
The Apple MacBook Pro 14 has a better screen than the Dell Alienware m15 R7 for general use, engineering and design, software development, and content creation.

Battery

13.5 Hours
MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)
Alienware m15 R7
5.0 Hours
The Apple MacBook Pro 14 has 13.5 hours of battery life. The Dell Alienware m15 R7 has 5 hours of battery life.

Portability

Very Good
MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)
Alienware m15 R7
Fair
14.2in
SIZE
15.6in
3.5 lbs
WEIGHT
5.9 lbs
0.6in
THICKNESS
0.9in
The Apple MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023) has very good portability, while the Dell Alienware m15 R7 has only fair portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

10.0
MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)
Alienware m15 R7
8.5
The Apple MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023) has best in class build quality, while the Dell Alienware m15 R7 has very good build quality.
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Key similarities

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Gaming and AI

7.6
MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)
Alienware m15 R7
7.8
6.2/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
8.7/10
3024 x 1964
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1440
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
240Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
Yes
8.7/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
7.0/10
The Dell Alienware m15 R7 and Apple MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023) are both good for gaming and AI.

Cost

$2,149
MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)
Alienware m15 R7
$2,200
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$1,000

$1,500

$2,000

$2,500

$3,000

$3,500

The Apple MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023) has a price of $2,149 and the Dell Alienware m15 R7 costs $2,200.

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How the Apple MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023) and the Dell Alienware m15 R7 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Apple MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)Dell Alienware m15 R7
Apple MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)Dell Alienware m15 R7

GENERAL

Price
$2,149
$2,200
Release Date
November 1, 2023May 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
12.3'' x 8.7'' x 0.61''14'' x 10.7'' x 0.94''
Weight
3.5 lbs5.93 lbs
Width
12.31"14.02"
Depth
8.71"10.73"

INTERNAL

Processor
Apple M3 Pro (12C)AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
RAM
18 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
55
RAM Slots
02
Storage
1024 GB512 GB

BATTERY

Battery Life
13.5 Hours5 Hours
Battery Capacity
72.4 Wh86 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14.2"15.6"
Display Technology
Mini LEDIPS
Resolution
3024 x 19642560 x 1440
Refresh Rate
120Hz240Hz
Display Brightness
489 nits300 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
10/108.5/10
Portability Score
8.6/106.5/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoYes
Premium Business Laptop
YesNo
Fan Noise Score
8.8/107/10

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
9.5/108.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
10/107.5/10
Webcam
1080p720p
Fingerprint Reader
YesNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
03
USB-C ports
31
USB-C Charging
YesNo
Display Outputs
22
Thunderbolt Version
3N/A

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Apple MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)

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Andreas Osthoff | January 2023
"In the Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023, the M2 Pro is slowed down. From the improved 5nm process, the new M2 Pro is a very solid upgrade. Graphics performance has increased by about 25% in tandem with a clear improvement in efficiency. The processor has also seen a performance leap of up to 20%, but this is accompanied by an increase in consumption of up to 25%. Fundamentally, Apple its maintaining its advantage over AMD and Intel, particularly in optimized applications where the results are very good in view of the comparatively low power consumption."

Dell Alienware m15 R7

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Tom's Hardware

Brandon Hill | October 2022
"The Alienware M15 offers solid gaming and leading endurance. It makes the most of its CPU and GPU while delivering stellar battery life for a gaming laptop. Opening the lid presents a full-size keyboard with honeycomb cutouts above it on the deck. An oblong RBG lightning element surrounds the entire rear panel and can be color-synced with the other lights on the laptop. There’s not a lot to dislike about the M15 Its productivity performance lagged in some areas, particularly in the storage benchmark, and it’s a bit heavy. Alienware has a clear winner here with the M15 based on its strong overall performance and endurance."

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About Apple

Apple, an American technology company, is one of the world’s largest company in terms of market capitalization. Their MacBook laptops feature a slim, minimalistic design, class-leading battery life, and premium display and speaker quality. In 2020 Apple switched from using Intel processors to their own silicon chips which have excellent performance and efficiency. The macOS operating system is the second most widely used OS, after Windows.

About Dell

Dell is a highly recognizable American technology company, and is one of the largest personal computer vendor by market share. Their laptops are very popular for both personal and professional use, and they also own the Alienware brand which makes mid to high end gaming laptops. Their premium XPS range of laptops offer great build quality and portability, while Latitude and Precision laptops are known for reliability, repairability and performance for business users.

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