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by: BestReviews Staff, BestReviews Staff
Posted: May 9, 2022 / 03:15 PM EDT
Updated: May 9, 2022 / 03:15 PM EDT
by: BestReviews Staff, BestReviews Staff
Posted: May 9, 2022 / 03:15 PM EDT
Updated: May 9, 2022 / 03:15 PM EDT
Asus and Dell are major players in the computing scene. Asus makes a wide variety of some of the highest-performing components, while Dell is known for making just about the sleekest and most polished laptops and monitors on the planet.
Both have a range of excellent gaming laptops. Asus prides itself on its ROG, or Republic of Gamers, lineup, while Dell’s top gaming laptops wear the Alienware badge. At the same time, the Asus Tuf and Dell G Series families represent excellent values.
It’s hard to go wrong with either high-end manufacturer, but in terms of both pure performance and cost-effectiveness, Asus very often has the edge. However, if you can find a good deal on a Dell gaming laptop, you shouldn’t pass it up.
Asus is at or near the front of the pack when it comes to gaming hardware. Its graphics cards, monitors, motherboards and laptops are built with powerful specs and impeccable quality control. Asus laptops come in all price ranges, able to satisfy budget-minded gamers as well as power-hungry PC enthusiasts.
Beyond the wide range of high-performance offerings, Asus also gets plenty of industry-wide respect, and for good reason. Asustek Computer Inc., the company behind Asus, actually makes a great deal of components (particularly motherboards) for other companies. Those other companies then design their laptops around Asus’ components. So it’s no surprise that Asus laptops are among the most reliable, year in and year out.
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17
This 17-inch beast checks all the boxes, with a high-grade 12th-generation Intel CPU, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPU and 240-hertz display with a 1440p resolution. If you can afford it, it’s about as good as they get. Sold by Amazon
Asus Tuf FX706
Asus Tuf FX706
This one’s proof that you don’t have to trade an arm and a leg for a powerful gaming laptop with a large screen. The components inside are powerful enough to run most games at high frame rates without difficulty. Sold by Amazon
Asus Tuf Dash 15
Asus Tuf Dash 15
Despite being one of the most compact and unassuming gaming laptops, it doesn’t sacrifice much in terms of performance. If you don’t insist on absolute peak performance, you can save a lot of money with last year’s version. Sold by Amazon
Asus ROG Zephyrus QHD
Asus ROG Zephyrus QHD
There aren’t a ton of high-resolution, high refresh rate models like this one, which is one of the top midrange gaming laptops. There’s a lot to like about it, including the RTX 3070 GPU and impressively powerful Ryzen 9 5900HS processor. Sold by Amazon
Dell is responsible for what may be the most storied laptop in history in the XPS 13. If you’re not familiar, the XPS lineup is a business-focused midrange to high-performance lineup built to handle everyday tasks with ease for years.
When it comes to gaming laptops, Dell has two lineups: Alienware and the G Series. Alienware was once one of the most prominent names in dedicated gaming hardware, and its high-performance laptops still get plenty of press. However, dedicated gamers have decried a drop in quality in recent years, leading its reputation to tank somewhat. Luckily for Dell, the last few Alienware release cycles have seen an improvement in reliability.
Dell’s G Series gaming laptops, on the other hand, are designed to meet the needs of gamers who don’t want to spend a fortune. They’re not exactly cheap — these days, no gaming laptops are — but they offer better value for the dollar than many Alienware offerings.
Alienware X17
Alienware X17
Not only can it display up to 360 frames per second, it’s also G-Sync certified for low input lag and essentially zero screen tearing and stuttering. Sold by Dell and Amazon
Alienware m15 Ryzen
Alienware m15 Ryzen
Another one equipped with Nvidia’s variable refresh-rate technology, the m15 is Dell’s most popular 15.6-inch Alienware laptop. It’s a surprisingly good deal for the brand. Sold by Dell and Amazon
Dell G15 Ryzen
Dell G15 Ryzen
Equipped with AMD’s new 6000-series Ryzen CPUs, this one packs a more efficient punch than just about any other. It’s rife with customization options straight from the manufacturer, so you can get exactly the performance you need. Sold by Dell
You can’t go wrong with either. However, you’re more likely to find a good deal on a high-end Asus than an Alienware. On the other side of the coin, Dell offers some impressive deals on entry-level models, although Asus isn’t far behind. If you like big screens, both Asus and Dell have some great 17-inch models, although Asus has an edge there, too.
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