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wifislow
10-28-2015, 02:52 AM
I am comparing the two main camp of gaming laptop.

Alienware 15 R2 (http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-15-r2/pd)
Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ (Quad-Core, 6MB Cache, up to 3.5GHz w/ Turbo Boost)
15.6 inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Anti-Glare 220-nits Display
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970M with 3GB GDDR5
8 GB Dual Channel DDR4 at 2133MHz (4GBx2)
8-cell Lithium Ion (92 Wh) Battery

ASUS ROG GL552VW (http://store.asus.com/us/item/201510AM170008065/A18486)
Intel® Core™ i7 6700HQ
15.6" IPS FHD (1920x1080) matte
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M with 4G GDDR5 VRAM
16 GB DDR4 2133 MHz SDRAM
4Cells 3200 mAh (48 Whrs)

Price of Dell $1550 ASUS $1300


However, one of my concern is the battery life.
Dell claims to have 5-6 hours on gaming, and 10 hours on web browsing, do you believe it?
Asus claims to have 4 hours on gaming, and what do you guys have on web browsing?


On the other hand, do you know if ASUS ROG has one fan or dual fans??

I wanna play GTA V on Max/ Med, which one, do you think is better?

toronto699
10-28-2015, 03:55 AM
between those to models I would choose the Alienware , in fact I would never buy a GL 552, but I would buy a G752
http://store.asus.com/us/category/A18486

Edweird
10-28-2015, 09:45 AM
Out of those two, take the Alienware.
The ROG one has a single fan.

These 2 machines are not comparable at all. It's more correct to compare the Alienware to a G751/G752 but even then the Alienware might have an advantage.

I don't know about battery life - if you're serious about a gaming notebook, battery life on a massive 17 inch notebook is a bit of a joke. Still, it'll last a few good hours - I can get 3 hours of gaming out of my G751.

viper3000
10-28-2015, 10:06 AM
Gtx970m vs gtx960m ......lol.....

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Edweird
10-28-2015, 11:21 AM
No, there's just too many things that are better for the Alienware, it's not even the same game, even if their tech specs were the same, which they're not.

cl-Albert@ROG
10-28-2015, 04:41 PM
I am comparing the two main camp of gaming laptop.

Alienware 17 R3 (http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-15-r2/pd)
Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ (Quad-Core, 6MB Cache, up to 3.5GHz w/ Turbo Boost)
15.6 inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Anti-Glare 220-nits Display
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970M with 3GB GDDR5
8 GB Dual Channel DDR4 at 2133MHz (4GBx2)
8-cell Lithium Ion (92 Wh) Battery

ASUS ROG GL552VW (http://store.asus.com/us/item/201510AM170008065/A18486)
Intel® Core™ i7 6700HQ
15.6" IPS FHD (1920x1080) matte
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M with 4G GDDR5 VRAM
16 GB DDR4 2133 MHz SDRAM
4Cells 3200 mAh (48 Whrs)

Price of Dell $1550 ASUS $1300


fyi.
Was checking the Alienware site, but looks like the model should actually be the Alienware 15 R2 with price $1,549.99 since the Alienware 17 series has 17-inch screens from what I can see.

If you haven't already, one more spec. you may want to consider is the hard drive/SSD configuration though since the Alienware 15 R2 with price $1,549.99 only has a 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s hard drive (no SSD).

The Alienware 15 R2 $1,749.99 model includes 128GB M.2 SATA 6Gb/s SSD (Boot) + 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage) drives if you prefer to spend the money on that one to get an M.2 SSD boot drive.

The ASUS ROG GL552VW (http://store.asus.com/us/item/201510AM170008065/A18486) is listed with 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD drives (The full GL552VW-xxxx model name should appear later because not all GL552VW will be having the same drive configurations, so anybody else considering this model please be sure to check the full model name or check all the specs.).

Anyway, just wanted to mention the drive configurations since most people would prefer to have an SSD boot drive rather than a mechanical boot hard drive and may need to factor in this cost too.

wifislow
10-28-2015, 10:23 PM
between those to models I would choose the Alienware , in fact I would never buy a GL 552, but I would buy a G752
http://store.asus.com/us/category/A18486

Any thing wrong with the GL552?

wifislow
10-28-2015, 11:19 PM
Gtx970m vs gtx960m ......lol.....

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Thanks for the info, but is it the comparison of GTX 970M 3GB vs GTX 960M 4GB??
Because someone from Xoticpc told me that there're just few fps difference between the two cards.

wifislow
10-28-2015, 11:21 PM
fyi.
Was checking the Alienware site, but looks like the model should actually be the Alienware 15 R2 with price $1,549.99 since the Alienware 17 series has 17-inch screens from what I can see.

If you haven't already, one more spec. you may want to consider is the hard drive/SSD configuration though since the Alienware 15 R2 with price $1,549.99 only has a 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s hard drive (no SSD).

The Alienware 15 R2 $1,749.99 model includes 128GB M.2 SATA 6Gb/s SSD (Boot) + 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage) drives if you prefer to spend the money on that one to get an M.2 SSD boot drive.

The ASUS ROG GL552VW (http://store.asus.com/us/item/201510AM170008065/A18486) is listed with 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD drives (The full GL552VW-xxxx model name should appear later because not all GL552VW will be having the same drive configurations, so anybody else considering this model please be sure to check the full model name or check all the specs.).

Anyway, just wanted to mention the drive configurations since most people would prefer to have an SSD boot drive rather than a mechanical boot hard drive and may need to factor in this cost too.
Good catch, I got the title wrong, Actually, I am comparing the alienware 15 with Asus Gl552.
Do you think the GL552 worth the money?

wifislow
10-28-2015, 11:25 PM
No, there's just too many things that are better for the Alienware, it's not even the same game, even if their tech specs were the same, which they're not.

I must agree the gpu in alienware, as least in that model is better, even by a bit.
But in fact, it is 1-2 hundreds bucks more. In terms of cost-performance ratio, which is better?
And ASUS's one has more ram.

And to be more clear, I want it to run GTA 5 on high to Ultra. and AutoCAD.
WIll it be a big difference in performance?

clockworksatan
10-29-2015, 08:26 AM
Looking at the diagram posted above, then yes - the difference with running GTA on a GTX960m vs a 970m should be noticeable.

BUT, taking a look at this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OM0aro3khdw) would suggest that it will be perfectly playable

viper3000
10-29-2015, 08:47 AM
Thanks for the info, but is it the comparison of GTX 970M 3GB vs GTX 960M 4GB??
Because someone from Xoticpc told me that there're just few fps difference between the two cards.

It is bul**** ..... GTX960M with 4/6/8/GB ram :D can never be equal with GTX970M ....
The bigger difference is size bus. 128bit vs192bit..... The bigger bus is better. Ram size is not so important.

Please check these test
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Alienware-15-Notebook-Review.136667.0.html
http://www.ultrabookreview.com/8975-asus-rog-gl552vw-review/ ( this is version witg 2GB ram)

http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-960M.138006.0.html
http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-970M.126694.0.html

Video 960M 4GB vs 970M 6gb
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvRJupVKY1A

Comparsion
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Fire strike 2gb vs 4gb on the same GPU chip
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I have spend a lot of time for you - I hope that you understand difference between 960M and 970M and 2gb V-Ram and 4Gb V-Ram
:)