Comparison of ASUS ROG Zephyrus Thin (GX501VS-XS71) vs Alienware ANW15-1429SLV
Comparison of Alienware ANW15-1429SLV vs ASUS ROG Zephyrus Thin (GX501VS-XS71)

ASUS ROG Zephyrus Thin (GX501VS-XS71) vs Alienware ANW15-1429SLV

Comparison summary

For performance ASUS ROG Zephyrus Thin has a lot better performing processor. It also has more memory.

The laptops have different operating systems, ROG Zephyrus Thin has Windows 10 Pro and Alienware ANW15-1429SLV has Windows 8.

For displaying graphics ROG Zephyrus Thin has a lot faster graphics card.

For portability ROG Zephyrus Thin is lighter. It's also thinner and smaller in size.

They have different storage types, ROG Zephyrus Thin has an 250gb SSD and ANW15-1429SLV has an 1000gb HDD.

Compare technical specifications of ASUS ROG Zephyrus Thin (GX501VS-XS71)
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ASUS ROG Zephyrus Thin (GX501VS-XS71)

Alienware ANW15-1429SLV

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ASUS ROG Zephyrus Thin (GX501VS-XS71)Alienware ANW15-1429SLV
Processor (CPU)?Central Processing Unit is the heart of a laptop and is responsible for executing programs.
Intel Core i7-7700HQIntel Core i5 Series
Memory (RAM)?Memory increases the general speed of a laptop.
Graphics card (GPU)?Graphics Processing Unit calculates 3D graphics and is essential for gaming and heavy programs.
GeForce GTX 1070GeForce GTX 965M
Screen size
Screen resolution
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
4.9 lbs (2.22 kg)7.07 lbs (3.21 kg)
Size (length x width x height)
15.6 x 10.3 x 0.7 inches15.19 x 10.64 x 1.34 inches
(39.62 x 26.16 x 1.78 cm)(38.58 x 27.03 x 3.4 cm)
Operating system (OS)
Windows 10 ProWindows 8
Hard drives
250gb SSD1000gb HDD List Price
$1,950.68 Lowest New Price
$1,950.68 Lowest Used Price
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ASUS ROG Zephyrus Thin & Light Gaming Laptop, 15.6" Full HD 120Hz, Intel Core i7-7700HQ Processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB, 16GB DDR4, 256GB PCIe M.2 SSD, Windows 10 Professional - GX501VS-XS71

ROG Zephyrus is a revolutionary gaming laptop born from ROG's persistent dedication to innovation. Despite being thinner than all previous ROG laptops, it has the hardware to rival high-end gaming desktops: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics with Max Q Technology, a 7th Generation Intel Core processor, an optional 120Hz wide-view display, and Windows 10 Professional. ROG slimmed the body to a mere 16.9-17.9mm while maintaining powerful cooling thanks to a clever new air-flow design: Active Aerodynamic System. The sleek chassis also includes an RGB keyboard that will feel familiar to gamers who typically play on desktop PCs.

Ultra-thin and ultra-light with a thickness of only 0.7" (with the lid closed) and weighing only 4.9 lbs

Next-generation gaming performance with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 *(with Max Q Technology) graphics

7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8GHz Processor (Turbo up to 3.8GHz)

Quiet and cool featuring ROG Active Aerodynamic System which improves airflow by up to 40% and reduces temperatures by up to 20% compared to conventional cooling. *Actual cooling performance varies due to system and environmental conditions

High refresh rate 120Hz wide view Full-HD display with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology. With HDMI 2.0, you can connect to 4K TVs at 60Hz

RGB Gaming Keyboard featuring ASUS Aura technology. Adjust the QWER and WASD clusters separately to adapt to MOBA and FPS titles.

Windows 10 Professional Pre-Installed

Fast SSD and RAM: featuring 256GB PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe M.2 SSD & 16GB DDR4 2400MHz. 802.11ac 2x2 Wi-Fi

Alienware 15 FHD 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop (Intel Core i5 4210, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, Silver and Black) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M with 2GB GDDR5

Intel Core i5 4210 2.9 GHz Processor


1 TB HDD Storage; No Optical Drive

15.6 Inch FHD (1920x1080) LED-lit IPS Screen

Windows 8.1 Operating System; Silver and Black Chassis