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ROG Zephyrus G16
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Advantages of the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G16
  • Excellent overall display quality
  • Good portability
  • Good battery life
  • Best in class speakers
  • Excellent keyboard
Advantages of the Dell Alienware m18 R1
  • The Dell Alienware m18 R1 has no clear advantages over the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G16.

Key differences

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Screen Quality

9.3
ROG Zephyrus G16
Alienware m18 R1
7.8
16.0in
SIZE
17.3in
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
OLED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
240Hz
REFRESH RATE
165Hz
418.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
281.0 nits
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G16 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

7.0 Hours
ROG Zephyrus G16
Alienware m18 R1
4.0 Hours
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G16 has 7 hours of battery life. The Dell Alienware m18 R1 has 4 hours of battery life.

Portability

Good
ROG Zephyrus G16
Alienware m18 R1
Poor
16.0in
SIZE
17.3in
4.0 lbs
WEIGHT
8.9 lbs
0.6in
THICKNESS
1.0in
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G16 has good portability, while the Dell Alienware m18 R1 has poor portability.
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Key similarities

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General Use

8.7
ROG Zephyrus G16
Alienware m18 R1
8.2
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
OLED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
418.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
281.0 nits
7.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
4.0 Hours
9.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.5/10
7.7/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
5.1/10
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G16 and Dell Alienware m18 R1 are both very good for general use.

Gaming and AI

9.1
ROG Zephyrus G16
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
6.5/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
7.0/10
The Dell Alienware m18 R1 and ASUS ROG Zephyrus G16 are both excellent for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

9.3
ROG Zephyrus G16
Alienware m18 R1
9.0
9.6/10
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 Zephyrus G16 and Dell Alienware m18 R1 are both excellent for engineering and design.

Content Creation

8.9
ROG Zephyrus G16
Alienware m18 R1
8.4
9.6/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.9/10
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
32.0 GB
RAM
32.0 GB
OLED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G16 and Dell Alienware m18 R1 are both very good for content creation.

Software Development

8.5
ROG Zephyrus G16
Alienware m18 R1
8.1
9.6/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.9/10
32.0 GB
RAM
32.0 GB
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
9.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.5/10
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G16 and Dell Alienware m18 R1 are both very good for software development.

Build Quality

8.5
ROG Zephyrus G16
Alienware m18 R1
8.5
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G16 and Dell Alienware m18 R1 both have very good build quality.

Cost

$2,700
ROG Zephyrus G16
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 Zephyrus G16 has a price of $2,700 and the Dell Alienware m18 R1 costs $2,600.

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How the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G16 and the Dell Alienware m18 R1 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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GENERAL

Price
$2,700
$2,600
Release Date
February 1, 2024October 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
13.9'' x 9.7'' x 0.68''16.2'' x 12.6'' x 1.05''
Weight
4.08 lbs8.9 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel Core Ultra 9 185HIntel i9-13900HX
Graphics
RTX 4080 (115 W)RTX 4080 (175 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
YesYes
RAM
32 GB32 GB
DDR Memory Version
45

BATTERY

Battery Life
7 Hours4 Hours
Battery Capacity
90 Wh97 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
16"17.3"
Display Technology
OLEDIPS
Resolution
2560 x 16002560 x 1600
Refresh Rate
240Hz165Hz
Display Brightness
418 nits281 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
8.5/108.5/10
Portability Score
7.7/105.1/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
YesYes
Fan Noise Score
6.5/107/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
RGBRGB
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
9/108.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
10/108/10
Webcam
1080p720p
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoYes

CONNECTIVITY

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

Shopping

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ASUS ROG Zephyrus G16

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Ultrabook Review

Andrei Girbea | March 2023
"The 2023 Asus ROG Zephryus G16 is a refinement of the popular Zephyrus M16 2022 chassis, with updated hardware and a fresh set of either White or dark Grey clothes. This series is most competitive in the more affordable lower and mid-tier configurations, as a compact and lightweight all-purpose laptop with a big 16-inch display. Just make sure you're ok with its design quirks and the mix of temperatures/noise levels under load."

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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