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ROG Strix G17
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XPS 13
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Advantages of the ASUS ROG Strix G17
  • Very good for engineering and design
  • Very good for gaming and AI
  • Very good overall display quality
Advantages of the Dell XPS 13
  • Very good for general use
  • Very good overall build quality
  • Very good portability
  • Very good battery life
  • Excellent keyboard

Key differences

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Gaming and AI

8.4
ROG Strix G17
XPS 13
6.7
9.5/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
240Hz
REFRESH RATE
120Hz
Yes
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
Yes
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
7.2/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
8.7/10
The ASUS ROG Strix G17 is very good for gaming and AI, while the Dell XPS 13 is only fair.

Engineering and Design

8.8
ROG Strix G17
XPS 13
7.6
9.8/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
8.9/10
9.5/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The ASUS ROG Strix G17 is very good for engineering and design, while the Dell XPS 13 is good.

Screen Quality

8.4
ROG Strix G17
XPS 13
7.9
17.3in
SIZE
13.4in
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
240Hz
REFRESH RATE
120Hz
320.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
500.0 nits
The ASUS ROG Strix G17 has a better screen than the Dell XPS 13 for gaming and AI, and content creation.

Battery

3.0 Hours
ROG Strix G17
XPS 13
10.0 Hours
The ASUS ROG Strix G17 has 3 hours of battery life. The Dell XPS 13 has 10 hours of battery life.

Portability

Poor
ROG Strix G17
XPS 13
Very Good
17.3in
SIZE
13.4in
6.1 lbs
WEIGHT
3.7 lbs
1.2in
THICKNESS
0.6in
The Dell XPS 13 has very good portability, while the ASUS ROG Strix G17 has poor portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

7.8
ROG Strix G17
XPS 13
8.5
The Dell XPS 13 has very good build quality, while the ASUS ROG Strix G17 has good build quality.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.9
ROG Strix G17
XPS 13
8.0
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
320.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
500.0 nits
3.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
10.0 Hours
8.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
9.0/10
5.6/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
8.8/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Dell XPS 13 to be very good for general use, while the ASUS ROG Strix G17 is good.

Content Creation

8.3
ROG Strix G17
XPS 13
8.1
9.8/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
8.9/10
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The ASUS ROG Strix G17 and Dell XPS 13 are both very good for content creation.

Software Development

7.7
ROG Strix G17
XPS 13
7.8
9.8/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
8.9/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
8.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
9.0/10
The Dell XPS 13 and ASUS ROG Strix G17 are both good for software development.

Cost

$1,399
ROG Strix G17
XPS 13
$1,399
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$500

$1,000

$1,500

$2,000

$2,500

The ASUS ROG Strix G17 has a price of $1,399 and the Dell XPS 13 costs $1,399.

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How the ASUS ROG Strix G17 and the Dell XPS 13 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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ASUS ROG Strix G17Dell XPS 13
ASUS ROG Strix G17Dell XPS 13

GENERAL

Price
$1,399
$1,399
Release Date
February 1, 2023February 20, 2024
Overall Dimensions
15.6'' x 11.1'' x 1.21''11.6'' x 7.8'' x 0.6''
Weight
6.17 lbs3.7 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HXIntel Core Ultra 7 155H
Graphics
RTX 4060 (140 W)Intel Arc 4-Cores
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
YesNo
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
55

BATTERY

Battery Life
3 Hours10 Hours
Battery Capacity
90 Wh55 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
17.3"13.4"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
2560 x 16001920 x 1200
Refresh Rate
240Hz120Hz
Display Brightness
320 nits500 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.8/108.5/10
Portability Score
5.7/108.9/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
YesNo
Fan Noise Score
7.3/108.8/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
RGBWhite
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
8/109/10
Speaker Quality Score
9.8/109.5/10
Webcam
720p1080p
Fingerprint Reader
NoYes
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
YesNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
20
USB-C ports
22
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
33
Thunderbolt Version
N/A4

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ASUS ROG Strix G17

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PCMag

Mark Knapp | October 2023
"The Asus ROG Strix G17 is an attractive but unbalanced gaming laptop. Its potent AMD Ryzen 9 processor excels in 1080p gaming, but playing at 1440p leaves the middling GeForce RTX 4060 GPU shouldering most of the burden. The display is exceptionally colorful, which is handy for content creators, but since this is a gaming laptop it would be better served with improved HDR capabilities. If battery life isn't a priority, the Strix G17 could serve as a designer by day and a gamer by night."

Dell XPS 13

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The Verge

Monica Chen | April 2023
"In the past, the XPS 13 was a hands-down contender for the best laptop on the market. But the Apple-silicon MacBook has since barrelled onto the scene, and it wipes the floor with most of the ultraportable Windows laptops that cross my desk on a daily basis. This XPS is no exception. Compared to the M2 MacBook Air, battery life is worse."

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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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