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ROG Strix G18 (2024)
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Alienware m18 R1
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Advantages of the ASUS ROG Strix G18 (2024)
  • Excellent for content creation
  • Very good overall display quality
  • Good battery life
  • Best in class speakers
Advantages of the Dell Alienware m18 R1
  • Very good overall build quality

Key differences

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General Use

8.8
ROG Strix G18 (2024)
Alienware m18 R1
8.2
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
422.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
281.0 nits
8.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
4.0 Hours
8.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.5/10
5.6/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
5.1/10
The ASUS ROG Strix G18 (2024) and Dell Alienware m18 R1 are both very good for general use, though the ASUS ROG Strix G18 (2024) is somewhat better.

Content Creation

9.0
ROG Strix G18 (2024)
Alienware m18 R1
8.4
9.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.9/10
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
32.0 GB
RAM
32.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The ASUS ROG Strix G18 (2024) is excellent for content creation, while the Dell Alienware m18 R1 is very good.

Screen Quality

8.7
ROG Strix G18 (2024)
Alienware m18 R1
7.8
18.0in
SIZE
17.3in
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
240Hz
REFRESH RATE
165Hz
422.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
281.0 nits
The ASUS ROG Strix G18 has a better screen than the Dell Alienware m18 R1 for general use, gaming and AI, engineering and design, software development, and content creation.

Battery

8.0 Hours
ROG Strix G18 (2024)
Alienware m18 R1
4.0 Hours
The ASUS ROG Strix G18 has 8 hours of battery life. The Dell Alienware m18 R1 has 4 hours of battery life.

Portability

Poor
ROG Strix G18 (2024)
Alienware m18 R1
Poor
18.0in
SIZE
17.3in
6.6 lbs
WEIGHT
8.9 lbs
1.0in
THICKNESS
1.0in
The ASUS ROG Strix G18 (2024) and Dell Alienware m18 R1 both have poor portability, though the ASUS ROG Strix G18 (2024) has somewhat better portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

7.8
ROG Strix G18 (2024)
Alienware m18 R1
8.5
The Dell Alienware m18 R1 has very good build quality, while the ASUS ROG Strix G18 (2024) has good build quality.
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Key similarities

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Gaming and AI

9.3
ROG Strix G18 (2024)
Alienware m18 R1
9.2
9.9/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.9/10
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
240Hz
REFRESH RATE
165Hz
Yes
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
Yes
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
Yes
7.2/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
7.0/10
The ASUS ROG Strix G18 (2024) and Dell Alienware m18 R1 are both excellent for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

9.2
ROG Strix G18 (2024)
Alienware m18 R1
9.0
9.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.9/10
9.9/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.9/10
32.0 GB
RAM
32.0 GB
The ASUS ROG Strix G18 (2024) and Dell Alienware m18 R1 are both excellent for engineering and design.

Software Development

8.6
ROG Strix G18 (2024)
Alienware m18 R1
8.1
9.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.9/10
32.0 GB
RAM
32.0 GB
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
8.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.5/10
The ASUS ROG Strix G18 (2024) and Dell Alienware m18 R1 are both very good for software development.

Cost

$2,600
ROG Strix G18 (2024)
Alienware m18 R1
$2,600
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$1,000

$1,500

$2,000

$2,500

$3,000

$3,500

$4,000

The ASUS ROG Strix G18 (2024) has a price of $2,600 and the Dell Alienware m18 R1 costs $2,600.

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How the ASUS ROG Strix G18 (2024) and the Dell Alienware m18 R1 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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ASUS ROG Strix G18 (2024)Dell Alienware m18 R1
ASUS ROG Strix G18 (2024)Dell Alienware m18 R1

GENERAL

Price
$2,600
$2,600
Release Date
January 1, 2024October 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
15.7'' x 11.6'' x 1.06''16.2'' x 12.6'' x 1.05''
Weight
6.61 lbs8.9 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i9-14900HXIntel i9-13900HX
Graphics
RTX 4080 (175 W)RTX 4080 (175 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
YesYes
RAM
32 GB32 GB
DDR Memory Version
55

BATTERY

Battery Life
8 Hours4 Hours
Battery Capacity
90 Wh97 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
18"17.3"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
2560 x 16002560 x 1600
Refresh Rate
240Hz165Hz
Display Brightness
422 nits281 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.8/108.5/10
Portability Score
5.7/105.1/10
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
8/108.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
9.6/108/10
Webcam
720p720p
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
YesYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
24
USB-C ports
22
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
34
Thunderbolt Version
44

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ASUS ROG Strix G18 (2024)

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NotebookCheck

Florian Glaser | March 2023
"With the ROG Strix G18, Asus has made an almost consistently good debut in the still quite new 18-inch laptop segment. The base unit case shows a few signs of weakness in the area of stability and is something which has an effect on the perceived quality of the input devices (the chassis tends to rattle a bit). Nevertheless, thanks to generous port features (incl. Thunderbolt 4), a striking design, and extensive lighting (keyboard, LED strip on the front), gamers get a fitting gaming platform."

Dell Alienware m18 R1

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PCMag

Matthew Buzzi | July 2023
"Dell's Alienware m18 delivers on its promises: This is a large, powerful gaming laptop with the premium flair and feel you expect from an expensive purchase. The drawbacks are really the price and battery life, which in context are reasonable. (We'd also like to see more ports on the laptop's sides.) This price tier exists for deep-pocketed enthusiasts, and if you’re considering anything in this range, the m18 isn’t an outlier. For the majority of shoppers, of course, all of these mighty 18-inch systems are likely too expensive."

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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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