53points

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"

49points

Dell Alienware 17 R3 17.3" Intel Core i7 6700HQ 2.6GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
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Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" vs Dell Alienware 17 R3 17.3" Intel Core i7 6700HQ 2.6GHz / 8GB / 1TB

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Dell Alienware 17 R3 17.3" Intel Core i7 6700HQ 2.6GHz / 8GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Dell Alienware 17 R3 17.3" Intel Core i7 6700HQ 2.6GHz / 8GB / 1TB

Why is Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" better than Dell Alienware 17 R3 17.3" Intel Core i7 6700HQ 2.6GHz / 8GB / 1TB?

  • Uses flash storage
  • 2.43kg lighter
    1.35kgvs3778.4g
  • Every pixel has three subpixels
  • Has Bluetooth
  • 17.1mm thinner
    17.2mmvs34.3mm
  • Supports 64-bit
  • 64.8mm shorter
    227mmvs291.8mm
  • 104.9mm narrower
    325.1mmvs430mm

Why is Dell Alienware 17 R3 17.3" Intel Core i7 6700HQ 2.6GHz / 8GB / 1TB better than Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"?

  • 1.6x higher resolution
    1920 x 1080pxvs1440 x 900px
  • 533MHz higher ram speed
    2133MHzvs1600MHz
  • 488GB more internal storage
    1000GBvs512GB
  • 1 more USB 3.0 ports
    3vs2
  • 24GB larger maximum memory size
    32GBvs8GB
  • 2.36x faster CPU speed
    4 x 2.6GHzvs2 x 2.2GHz
  • 30.08% bigger screen size
    17.3"vs13.3"
  • 1 more HDMI ports
    1vs0

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Design

1.weight

1.35kg

3.78kg

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2.Has a backlit keyboard
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Dell Alienware 17 R3 17.3" Intel Core i7 6700HQ 2.6GHz / 8GB / 1TB

The keyboard is backlit, making it easier to type in the dark or dim lighting.

3.thickness

17.2mm

34.3mm

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6.9mm

4.height

227mm

291.8mm

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17mm

5.Has a detachable keyboard
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Dell Alienware 17 R3 17.3" Intel Core i7 6700HQ 2.6GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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. The keyboard is included when buying the device.

For example

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6.volume

1269.32cm³

4303.76cm³

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1579.19cm³

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Display

1.pixel density

127ppi

127ppi

Best

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540ppi

2.resolution

1440 x 900px

1920 x 1080px

Best

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3840 x 2160px

3.every pixel has three subpixels
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Dell Alienware 17 R3 17.3" Intel Core i7 6700HQ 2.6GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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.

4.screen size

13.3"

17.3"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

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5.has an LED-backlit display
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Dell Alienware 17 R3 17.3" Intel Core i7 6700HQ 2.6GHz / 8GB / 1TB

Uses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.

6.has a touch screen
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Dell Alienware 17 R3 17.3" Intel Core i7 6700HQ 2.6GHz / 8GB / 1TB

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

For example

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Performance

1.RAM

8GB

8GB

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64GB

2.RAM speed

1600MHz

2133MHz

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.

Best

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2800MHz

3.Uses flash storage
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Dell Alienware 17 R3 17.3" Intel Core i7 6700HQ 2.6GHz / 8GB / 1TB

Flash-based storage devices such as SSDs have no mechanical components. Due to this they are typically faster, run silently, and are more shock resistant than traditional HDDs.

4.internal storage

512GB

1000GB

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4000GB

5.maximum memory size

8GB

32GB

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.

Best

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64GB

6.CPU speed

2 x 2.2GHz

4 x 2.6GHz

Best

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12 x 2GHz

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Connectivity

1.USB 3.0 ports

2

3

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.

Best

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6

2.Has WiFi
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Dell Alienware 17 R3 17.3" Intel Core i7 6700HQ 2.6GHz / 8GB / 1TB

The device can connect to WiFi.

3.Has Bluetooth
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Dell Alienware 17 R3 17.3" Intel Core i7 6700HQ 2.6GHz / 8GB / 1TB

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

4.HDMI ports

0

1

More HDMI ports mean that you can simultaneously connect numerous devices, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.

Best

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2

5.Has USB Type-C
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Dell Alienware 17 R3 17.3" Intel Core i7 6700HQ 2.6GHz / 8GB / 1TB

The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

6.Bluetooth version

4

4

Best

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5

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Battery

1. longer battery life

14h

6h

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.

Best

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22h

2.Has a MagSafe power adapter
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Dell Alienware 17 R3 17.3" Intel Core i7 6700HQ 2.6GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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.

3.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Dell Alienware 17 R3 17.3" Intel Core i7 6700HQ 2.6GHz / 8GB / 1TB

Sleep-and-charge USB ports can charge electronic devices when the laptop is in sleep mode, hibernate mode, or even switched off.

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Features

1.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Dell Alienware 17 R3 17.3" Intel Core i7 6700HQ 2.6GHz / 8GB / 1TB

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

2.has a front camera
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Dell Alienware 17 R3 17.3" Intel Core i7 6700HQ 2.6GHz / 8GB / 1TB

A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.

3.has GPS
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Dell Alienware 17 R3 17.3" Intel Core i7 6700HQ 2.6GHz / 8GB / 1TB

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

For example

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

4.has stereo speakers
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Dell Alienware 17 R3 17.3" Intel Core i7 6700HQ 2.6GHz / 8GB / 1TB

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

5.number of microphones

2

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Lenovo Miix 520

4

6.Has a stylus
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Dell Alienware 17 R3 17.3" Intel Core i7 6700HQ 2.6GHz / 8GB / 1TB

A stylus is a pen-like accessory that allows you to interact with the touchscreen with greater precision, and is particularly useful for drawing and writing.

For example

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

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