Asus ROG G750JX-TB71 vs Alienware ALW17-3744sLV – Comparison and Reviews

Alienware ALW17-3744sLV

The Asus G750JX and Alienware ALW17 are two new gaming laptops powered by the latest 4th generation Intel Core i7 Haswell Quad-Core processor. Today, let’s compare two specific gaming laptops, the Asus ROG G750JX-TB71 and Alienware ALW17-3744sLV. Other than their core processors, both of these gaming laptops share a similar set of specifications and features. Both of them are also closely or similarly priced. And I’m sure you would like to know which one is better and which one should you get. Let’s find out below.

UPDATE: New Asus G750 units, powered with next-generation GeForce GTX 800M series, are now available. See here Asus ROG G750JZ, G750JS, G750JM now available.

Asus ROG G750JX-TB71 vs Alienware ALW17-3744sLV

Specifications Comparison

SpecificationsAsus ROG G750JX-TB71Alienware ALW17-3744sLV
Operating SystemWindows 8 64-bitWindows 8 64 bit
ProcessorIntel Core i7-4700HQ, 3.40GHzIntel Core i7-4700MQ, 3.40GHz
Memory16GB DDR3L 1600MHz, up to 32GB8GB DDR3
Storage Capacity750GB 7200RPM Hard Drive750GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
Display17.3-inch Full HD 1920×108017.3-inch HD+ 1600×900
LED non-glare, Non-TouchAnti-glare
Graphics ProcessorNVIDIA GeForce GTX 770MNVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
Optical DriveBlu-Ray PlayerDVDRW
Card Reader3-in1 SD, MMC, MS7-in-1 Media Reader
Audio/VideoSonic Master, HD WebcamIntegrated Audio, Webcam
Input/Output Ports4x USB 3.0 Ports, RJ-45 LAN, 1x HDMI Port4x USB 3.0, RJ-45, 1x HDMI Port, 1x Mini DisplayPort
1x mini DisplayPort, 1x VGA, 1x Headphone, 1x Mic1x Headphone, 1x Mic
WirelessWiFi 802.11 b/g/n, BluetoothWiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth
Dimensions16.3″ x 2″ x 12.6″16.28″ x 1.82″ x 11.77″
Weight9.9 lbs9.15 lbs
BatteryLithium-Ion, 8-cell, 5900 mAh 89wHrLithium-Ion, 8-cell, 86wHr
Price$1,499$1,499 to $1,599

When it comes to processing power the Asus G750JX-TB71 and Alienware ALW17-3744sLV are just the same since they are powered by the same Intel Core i7 Quad-Core Haswell processor. The only difference is, the Core i7-4700MQ in the Alienware ALW17 is removable and upgradeable, while in the Asus it’s not upgradable.

But if you noticed the Asus G750JX has more memory, and graphics is powered by a faster discrete graphics card. Overall, this makes the Asus G750JX-TB71 not only faster compared to the Alienware ALW17-3744sLV, but it will produce higher frames per second while on gaming as well.

I don’t understand why Dell only used an HD+ 1600×900 resolution for this model. If you want a 1080 version it will entail additional cost. A full HD 1920×1080 is pretty much the standard resolution in most gaming laptops and Ultrabooks nowadays. Well, +1 for the Asus G750 for this round.

asus g750 vs alienware alw17

Despite the hardware advantage of the Asus G750JX-TB71 over the Alienware ALW17-3744sLV, the ALW17 has its plus points as well. For one, the LED highlights on the ALW17 looks cool. If you look at both gaming laptops, the ALW17 looks bigger and bulkier, but specs will tell you that the Asus G750 is the slightly bigger and heavier one. The only reason why the Asus G750 looks smaller or slimmer than the ALW17 is because of its design inspired by a Stealth Fighter.

The Optical Drive mechanism on the Alienware ALW17 is cool as well because you only need to insert the disc on the slot located on the side of the ALW17. There’s no popup tray anymore. The only advantage for the specific model compared in this article is that the G750JX-TB71 comes with a Blu-Ray drive, while the ALW17-3744sLV comes with only a DVD-RW.

If I were to choose from the two, specs and price-wise I would go for the Asus G750JX-TB71. But if I were to consider the eye-candy and looks, I would go for the Alienware ALW17. Of course, the Alienware lineup could match the gaming laptops that the Asus G750 lineup has to offer. Except that, generally, the Alienware gaming laptops come with a higher price tag.

I inserted video reviews of the Asus G750JX and Alienware ALW17 as well as ALW18 below for you to know the other features that these gaming laptops have to offer, and for your convenience as well. Video credits go to their respective owners.

Price and Where to Buy

You can order the Asus G750JX-TB71 here. Meanwhile below are other configurations related to this Haswell-powered gaming laptop.

Processor: Intel Core i7-4700HQ
Memory: 16 GB DDR3
Storage: 1TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive, 256 GB Solid-State Drive
Display: 17.3-Inch Screen
OS: Windows 8, 3.5-hour battery life
Available on B&H Photo Video here.

For UK visitors it’s available here, and if you are from Canada it’s available here.

Meanwhile, you can get the Alienware ALW17 here. You can also configure an Alienware ALW17 starting $1,499 and up (depending on your add-ons) here.

Asus ROG G750JX Review

The Asus G750JX review video below is courtesy of MobileTechReview:

Alienware ALW17 Review

The Alienware ALW17 review (video) below is courtesy of OtherDRK (YouTube):

Alienware ALW18 Review

The Alienware ALW18 video review below is also courtesy of MobileTechReview:

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