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Zenbook 14VS
Alienware m17 R5
$1,244Out of stock
$1,250Out of stock
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Key differences

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Gaming and 3D

6.7
Zenbook 14
Alienware m17 R5
7.9
The Dell Alienware m17 R5 is good for gaming and 3D, while the ASUS Zenbook 14 is only fair.

Engineering and Design

7.4
Zenbook 14
Alienware m17 R5
8.3
The Dell Alienware m17 R5 is very good for engineering and design, while the ASUS Zenbook 14 is good.

Performance

7.5
Zenbook 14
Alienware m17 R5
8.4
General use
3D
Engineering and design
The Dell Alienware m17 R5 performs better than the ASUS Zenbook 14 for gaming and 3D, and engineering and design.

Screen Quality

7.0
Zenbook 14
Alienware m17 R5
8.1
General use
Gaming and 3D
Design and engineering
The Dell Alienware m17 R5 has a better screen than the ASUS Zenbook 14 for general use, gaming and 3D, and engineering and design.

Battery

9.0 Hours
Zenbook 14
Alienware m17 R5
5.0 Hours
The ASUS Zenbook 14 has 9 hours of battery life. The Dell Alienware m17 R5 has 5 hours of battery life.

Portability

Very Good
Zenbook 14
Alienware m17 R5
Poor
14.0in
SIZE
17.3in
2.8 lbs
WEIGHT
7.3 lbs
0.6in
THICKNESS
1.0in
The ASUS Zenbook 14 has very good portability, while the Dell Alienware m17 R5 has poor portability.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.9
Zenbook 14
Alienware m17 R5
7.8
The ASUS Zenbook 14 and Dell Alienware m17 R5 are both good for general use.

Build Quality

7.8
Zenbook 14
Alienware m17 R5
7.8
The ASUS Zenbook 14 and Dell Alienware m17 R5 both have good build quality.

Cost

$1,244
Zenbook 14
Alienware m17 R5
$1,250
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The ASUS Zenbook 14 has a price of $1,244 and the Dell Alienware m17 R5 costs $1,250.

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How the ASUS Zenbook 14 and the Dell Alienware m17 R5 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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ASUS Zenbook 14Dell Alienware m17 R5
ASUS Zenbook 14Dell Alienware m17 R5

GENERAL

Price
$1,244
$1,250
Brand
ASUSDell
Release Date
January 03 2023January 06 2022
Operating System
Windows 11 ProWindows 11 Home
Overall Dimensions
12.6'' x 8.3'' x 0.64''15.6'' x 11.8'' x 1.05''
Weight
2.87 lbs7.3 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HXAMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
Overall CPU Score
7.9/108.6/10
Graphics
Vega 8 RTX 3070 Ti (140 W)
Overall GPU Score
2.4/109.6/10
RAM
16 gb16 gb

SCREEN

Resolution
1920 x 10801920 x 1080
General Use Screen Score
7.3/107.9/10
Gaming and 3D Screen Score
6.6/108.8/10
Design and Engineering Screen Score
7.3/107.8/10
Diagonal Size
14"17.3"

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
13
USB-C ports
21
USB-C (Non-Thunderbolt)
21
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
32

BATTERY

Battery Life
9 hours5 hours
Battery Capacity
63 wh97 wh

OTHER HARDWARE

Webcam
720p720p
Keyboard Quality Score
7/108/10
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Number Pad
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes

RELIABILITY

Build Quality Score
7.8/107.8/10
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better BatteryASUS Zenbook 14
More portableASUS Zenbook 14
Better for GamingDell Alienware m17 R5
Better keyboardDell Alienware m17 R5
Better for creative useDell Alienware m17 R5

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ASUS Zenbook 14

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Florian Glaser | August 2022
"Users who travel frequently and are looking for a portable laptop are in the right place with the Asus ZenBook 14. The sleek case is extremely light (1.2 kg) and surprisingly thin (1.5 cm). Outdoor use is also enjoyable thanks to the bright Full HD display, which is something that can rarely be said about laptops with TN or IPS panels. The excellent battery life complements this as well. Longer trips are no problem with the ZenBook 14. Another plus point is the high-performance Ryzen 7 5700U, which often leaves the Intel competition in the dust thanks to its large number of cores."

Dell Alienware m17 R5

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Christian Hintze | January 2023
"Overall, the all-AMD system in the Alienware m17 R5 is impressive, especially the graphics performance. However, various driver issues and unnecessary inconsistencies prevent us from truly enjoying such a potent gaming machine. In addition to strong 3D performance, we particularly like the build quality, the fairly bright UHD display with high color space coverage, and the fact that the gamer is often quiet when not under load and also rather quieter than some competitors under load."

About ASUS

ASUS, a Taiwanese electronics brand, was the fifth largest personal computer vendor by market share in 2022. 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 the third-largest personal computer vendor by market share in 2022. 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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