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ROG Flow Z13
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Alienware X17 R2
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Advantages of the ASUS ROG Flow Z13
  • Excellent portability
Advantages of the Dell Alienware X17 R2
  • Very good for engineering and design
  • Very good for gaming and AI
  • Very good for content creation
  • Very good overall display quality
  • Best in class speakers
  • Very good keyboard

Key differences

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Gaming and AI

7.0
ROG Flow Z13
Alienware X17 R2
8.5
3.0/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.7/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
360Hz
Yes
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
Yes
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
Yes
7.2/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
7.0/10
The Dell Alienware X17 R2 is very good for gaming and AI, while the ASUS ROG Flow Z13 is good.

Engineering and Design

7.7
ROG Flow Z13
Alienware X17 R2
8.6
9.3/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.2/10
3.0/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.7/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Dell Alienware X17 R2 is very good for engineering and design, while the ASUS ROG Flow Z13 is good.

Screen Quality

7.7
ROG Flow Z13
Alienware X17 R2
8.3
13.4in
SIZE
17.3in
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
360Hz
500.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
344.0 nits
The Dell Alienware X17 R2 has a better screen than the ASUS ROG Flow Z13 for general use, gaming and AI, engineering and design, and software development.

Battery

5.5 Hours
ROG Flow Z13
Alienware X17 R2
2.0 Hours
The ASUS ROG Flow Z13 has 5.5 hours of battery life. The Dell Alienware X17 R2 has 2 hours of battery life.

Portability

Excellent
ROG Flow Z13
Alienware X17 R2
Fair
13.4in
SIZE
17.3in
2.6 lbs
WEIGHT
6.8 lbs
0.4in
THICKNESS
0.8in
The ASUS ROG Flow Z13 has excellent portability, while the Dell Alienware X17 R2 has only fair portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Cost

$1,900
ROG Flow Z13
Alienware X17 R2
$2,200
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$500

$1,000

$1,500

$2,000

$2,500

$3,000

$3,500

The ASUS ROG Flow Z13 has a price of $1,900 and the Dell Alienware X17 R2 costs $2,200.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.8
ROG Flow Z13
Alienware X17 R2
7.9
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
500.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
344.0 nits
5.5 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
2.0 Hours
7.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.5/10
9.4/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
6.0/10
The Dell Alienware X17 R2 and ASUS ROG Flow Z13 are both good for general use.

Content Creation

7.9
ROG Flow Z13
Alienware X17 R2
8.0
9.3/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.2/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Dell Alienware X17 R2 to be very good for content creation, while the ASUS ROG Flow Z13 is good.

Software Development

7.6
ROG Flow Z13
Alienware X17 R2
7.5
9.3/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.2/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
7.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.5/10
The ASUS ROG Flow Z13 and Dell Alienware X17 R2 are both good for software development.

Build Quality

8.5
ROG Flow Z13
Alienware X17 R2
8.5
The ASUS ROG Flow Z13 and Dell Alienware X17 R2 both have very good build quality.

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How the ASUS ROG Flow Z13 and the Dell Alienware X17 R2 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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ASUS ROG Flow Z13Dell Alienware X17 R2
ASUS ROG Flow Z13Dell Alienware X17 R2

GENERAL

Price
$1,900
$2,200
Release Date
May 1, 2022December 1, 2021
Overall Dimensions
11.9'' x 8'' x 0.47''15.7'' x 11.8'' x 0.82''
Weight
2.6 lbs6.82 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i9-12900HIntel i7-12700H
Graphics
RTX 3050 Ti (40 W)RTX 3070 Ti (150 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
YesYes
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
55

BATTERY

Battery Life
5.5 Hours2 Hours
Battery Capacity
56 Wh87 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
13.4"17.3"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 12001920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
120Hz360Hz
Display Brightness
500 nits344 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
8.5/108.5/10
Portability Score
9.4/106.1/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
YesYes
Fan Noise Score
7.3/107/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
RGBRGB
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
7.5/108.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
7.5/109.5/10
Webcam
720p720p
Fingerprint Reader
YesNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
12
USB-C ports
22
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
34
Thunderbolt Version
44

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Andreas Osthoff | March 2022
"The Asus ROG Flow Z13 is a gaming tablet with powerful Alder Lake i9 CPU. The ROG Flow Z13 impresses with its good cooling. After our review, the impression is predominantly positive. Besides a very fast Alder Lake CPU and stable gaming performance, especially the cooling system is surprisingly effective and quiet. You can use the integrated speakers without any issues while gaming. The 1200p display in the 16:10 format also impresses with good color reproduction and high brightness. Since the battery runtimes aren't particularly long as it is, we wouldn't recommend the optional 4K panel."

Dell Alienware X17 R2

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Allen Ngo | May 2022
"The Alienware x17 R2 recognizes targets a significantly higher TGP of 175 W for a roughly 30 percent performance boost over laptops running on the ~100 W GeForce RTX 3080 Ti like the Razer Blade 15 or Gigabyte Aero YE5. Similar results can be found through the CPU as well. This single aspect of the Alienware is perhaps the biggest differentiating factor between it and other ultrathin gaming laptops. Of course, the "performance at all cost" approach comes with drawbacks. Power consumption in particular is through the roof and battery life suffers because of it even when on the lowest performance settings."

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About ASUS

ASUS, a Taiwanese electronics brand, is one of the largest personal computer vendor by market share. The majority of their laptops are targeted towards personal use or gaming. Their most popular product lines include the budget-friendly VivoBook, more premium ZenBook, and their TUF and ROG gaming laptops, the latter of which has a reputation for excellent gaming performance.

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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