We often hear of certain laptops that are most suitable for ‘everyday use’, ‘business’, or maybe ‘multitasking’. However, there is a new “thing” in the market called ‘gaming’ laptops and only a true, hardcore gamer will fully understand the importance of that term. With specs that will lead to eye-popping by the average laptop user, these gaming laptops are a premium range of devices aimed at only those who mean business. With gaming becoming a well-pursued profession now, the demand for such laptops is ever increasing. Joining the market of gaming laptops is Asus with its launch of the ROG GL552. Its biggest competitor will be the Dell Alienware 17. Read on to find out the specs of both, and decide for yourself as to which one is the best…
The Dell Alienware comes with a 17” TrueLife Full HD 3D screen that will leave the user mesmerized. If 3D gaming is your thing, Alienware 17 is a great choice. On the other hand, you have the ASUS ROG GL552 which sports a 15.6″ full HD screen and an IPS backlit display with an aspect ratio of 16:9. The viewing angle of 178 degree will make gaming from any position or angle thrilling.
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At the core of any gaming laptop is its graphics processor. The Dell laptop is equipped with a NVIDIA graphic processor with 3GB dedicated solely to graphics, whereas the Asus product comes with Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M (N16P-GT) and Intel HD graphics integrated inside the laptop. Both the laptops ensure that playing graphics rich games without lags or glitches is child’s play.
The processor of choice for Alienware 17 is Intel’s 4th Generation Core i7 processor. This amazing processor coupled with the laptop’s unbelievable 16 GB of RAM speaks of the fluidity that it can offer. The ASUS ROG GL552 sports the same processor with four cores and eight threads, and has 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM.
Next in the list of characteristics that any gaming laptop worth its salt must have is the audio output. The Asus laptop comes with features like SonicMaster and AudioWizard powered audio, along with a highlighted WASD group. The built-in speakers make sure that the user doesn’t need external speakers for a good audio experience. Alienware 17 has Dolby Home Theatre v4 software to provide it with the utmost audio clarity.
The ASUS ROG GL552 comes with a massive 1 TB of space while the Dell Alienware 17 comes with a little lesser 750 GB.
Lastly, and maybe most importantly, is the pricing of the two mega laptops. The newly available ASUS ROG GL552 is priced at about Rs. 80, 000 and includes a gaming headset, a mouse, and a laptop bag. The Alienware 17 might seem exorbitantly priced at Rs. 1,90, 000 (approx) as compares to its Asus competitor. However, seeing that the Alienware 17 is made of anodized aluminum shell, reinforced by a magnesium-alloy frame, it makes sense that the product will be highly priced.
Asus will have to compete with other brands like HP, and MSI apart from Dell to gain the appeal of the passionate gamer. Only time will tell as to which brand wins the game of gaming laptops in the country.