Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GBDell Alienware 17 R1 (2014) 17.3" Intel Core i7-4940MX 2.9GHz / 8GB / 1.2TB
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Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
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Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB vs Dell Alienware 17 R1 (2014) 17.3" Intel Core i7-4940MX 2.9GHz / 8GB / 1.2TB: 47 facts in comparison

1. RAM

0MB more RAM memory.
8GB
MSI WT72 6QN 17.3" Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 2.8GHz / 64GB / 1TB: 64GB
8GB

2. RAM speed

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
1600MHz
Asus ROG GX800VH 18" Intel Core i7 7820HK 2.9GHz / 64GB / 1TB: 2800MHz
1600MHz

3. pixel density

6.3% higher pixel density.
135ppi
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 14" Intel Core i5 5300U 2.3GHz / 4GB / 512GB: 540ppi
127ppi

4. has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Dell Alienware 17 R1 (2014) 17.3" Intel Core i7-4940MX 2.9GHz / 8GB / 1.2TB

5. Has a backlit keyboard

The keyboard is backlit, making it easier to type in the dark or dim lighting.
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Dell Alienware 17 R1 (2014) 17.3" Intel Core i7-4940MX 2.9GHz / 8GB / 1.2TB
57% have it

6. CPU threads

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
4
Acer Predator Triton 700 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8Ghz / 32GB / 512GB SSD: 8
8

7. thickness

29mm thinner.
17.2mm
Huawei MateBook E 12" Intel Core i5-7Y54 1.2GHz / 8GB / 512GB: 6.9mm
46.2mm

8. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Dell Alienware 17 R1 (2014) 17.3" Intel Core i7-4940MX 2.9GHz / 8GB / 1.2TB
99% have it

9. USB 3.0 ports

More USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is an improved version of USB 2.0 which offers faster transfer rates.
3
MSI WT72 6QN 17.3" Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 2.8GHz / 64GB / 1TB: 6
4

10. maximum memory size

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.
8GB
Digital Storm Avon 15.6" Intel Core i7 7700k 3.6Ghz / 8GB / 480GB SSD + 1TB HDD: 64GB
16GB

11. has a front camera

A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Dell Alienware 17 R1 (2014) 17.3" Intel Core i7-4940MX 2.9GHz / 8GB / 1.2TB

12. weight

3.07kg lighter.
1.08kg
Toshiba Satellite C70 17.3" Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz / 4GB / 750GB: 249.5g
4.15kg

13. memory slots

More memory slots (also known as DIMM slots) allow you to add more RAM to your computer. It is also useful when upgrading, as you can add RAM to an empty slot instead of replacing an existing memory module.
2
Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7 4700MQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1TB: 4
2

14. every pixel has three subpixels

The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Dell Alienware 17 R1 (2014) 17.3" Intel Core i7-4940MX 2.9GHz / 8GB / 1.2TB
7% have it

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15. Has a MagSafe power adapter

The MagSafe power adapter uses a power connector that is attached magnetically. When pulled or tugged, the connector will come out of the socket safely.
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Dell Alienware 17 R1 (2014) 17.3" Intel Core i7-4940MX 2.9GHz / 8GB / 1.2TB
3% have it

16. Has Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Dell Alienware 17 R1 (2014) 17.3" Intel Core i7-4940MX 2.9GHz / 8GB / 1.2TB
7% have it

17. height

105.2mm shorter.
192mm
Toshiba Tecra A50-C1541 15.6" Intel Core i5-6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB: 126mm
297.2mm

18. width

113.8mm narrower.
299.7mm
Lenovo Flex 10 10.1" Intel Celeron N2805 1.46GHz / 2GB / 320GB: 188.5mm
413.5mm

19. Has a detachable keyboard

You can detach the keyboard of your device and use the screen as a tablet. Detaching the keyboard makes the device lighter and gives you the possibility to switch easily between laptop-mode and tablet-mode.
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Dell Alienware 17 R1 (2014) 17.3" Intel Core i7-4940MX 2.9GHz / 8GB / 1.2TB
5% have it

20. Has a flip and fold design

A flip and fold design allows you to fold the screen over the keyboard and transform the device into a tablet, without splitting the device into two pieces.
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Dell Alienware 17 R1 (2014) 17.3" Intel Core i7-4940MX 2.9GHz / 8GB / 1.2TB
11% have it

21. has stereo speakers

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Dell Alienware 17 R1 (2014) 17.3" Intel Core i7-4940MX 2.9GHz / 8GB / 1.2TB

22. has an LED-backlit display

Uses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Dell Alienware 17 R1 (2014) 17.3" Intel Core i7-4940MX 2.9GHz / 8GB / 1.2TB
89% have it

23. has an IPS screen

IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of normal TFTs TN-matrices: relatively slow response times, small viewing angles and low quality color reproduction.
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Dell Alienware 17 R1 (2014) 17.3" Intel Core i7-4940MX 2.9GHz / 8GB / 1.2TB
34% have it

24. Bluetooth version

0 newer Bluetooth version.
4
HP Envy 13 13.3" IntelCore i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 8GB / 256GB SSD: 4.2
4

25. mini DisplayPort outputs

Allows you to connect to a display using mini-DisplayPort.
1
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