51points

Alienware Alpha (i3)

42points

Nvidia Shield

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25 facts in comparison

Alienware Alpha (i3) vs Nvidia Shield

Alienware Alpha (i3)
Nvidia Shield

Why is Alienware Alpha (i3) better than Nvidia Shield?

  • 2GB more RAM memory
    ?

    4GBvs2GB
  • Can connect to an external drive
    ?
  • Hard drive is replaceable
    ?
  • Is DLNA-certified
    ?
  • Streaming without subscription
    ?
  • 3 more USB ports
    ?

    4vs1
  • 484GB more internal storage
    ?

    500GBvs16GB
  • Can play games while they download
    ?

Why is Nvidia Shield better than Alienware Alpha (i3)?

  • 31.03% faster CPU speed
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    4 x 1.9GHzvs2 x 2.9GHz
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
    ?
  • Has an external memory slot
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  • Has a touch screen
    ?

Price comparison

Performance

1.CPU speed

2 x 2.9GHz

4 x 1.9GHz

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
2.RAM

4GB

2GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
3.Can connect to an external drive
Alienware Alpha (i3)
Nvidia Shield
You can easily connect an external hard drive via USB if you need more space.
4.internal storage

500GB

16GB

The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.

General info

1.Hard drive is replaceable
Alienware Alpha (i3)
Nvidia Shield
The internal hard drive can be replaced by the user, for example if you wish to upgrade to a larger storage capacity.
2.Is region free
Alienware Alpha (i3)
Nvidia Shield
Region free devices allow you to play games from different continents. This enables you to collect a larger game library, and you could play games before they are released in your region.

Connectivity

1.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Alienware Alpha (i3)
Nvidia Shield
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
2.supports Wi-Fi
Alienware Alpha (i3)
Nvidia Shield
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
3.has an external memory slot
Alienware Alpha (i3)
Nvidia Shield
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
4.is DLNA-certified
Alienware Alpha (i3)
Nvidia Shield
All DLNA-certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.
5.USB ports

4

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
6.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Alienware Alpha (i3)
Nvidia Shield
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.

Features

1.Streaming without subscription
Alienware Alpha (i3)
Nvidia Shield
You can access big name video streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu Plus, without a subscription to the console’s manufacturer.
2.Can play games while they download
Alienware Alpha (i3)
Nvidia Shield
This means you don’t have to wait for the entire game to download first, as the later stages of the game download while you are playing.
3.has a touch screen
Alienware Alpha (i3)
Nvidia Shield
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
4.Supports 3D
Alienware Alpha (i3)
Nvidia Shield
Allows you to view in 3D (if you have a 3D display and glasses).
5.Access high scores and achievements
Alienware Alpha (i3)
Nvidia Shield
Your gaming history is stored online, so you can keep your reputation when you change console.

Controllers

1.number of analog sticks

2

2

The more analog sticks, the more complex the input can be.
2.Has a wireless controller
Alienware Alpha (i3)
Nvidia Shield
The device controllers connect to the console wirelessly, allowing for a tangle free gaming experience.
3.number of buttons

13

12

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.

Miscellaneous

1.Has S/PDIF Out port
Alienware Alpha (i3)
Nvidia Shield
S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.

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