Comparison of ASUS ROG Zephyrus Thin (GX501VS-XS71) vs Alienware 17 R5 i9-8950HK (Alienware 17 R5)
Comparison of Alienware 17 R5 i9-8950HK (Alienware 17 R5) vs ASUS ROG Zephyrus Thin (GX501VS-XS71)

ASUS ROG Zephyrus Thin (GX501VS-XS71) vs Alienware 17 R5 i9-8950HK (Alienware 17 R5)

Comparison summary

For performance Alienware 17 R5 i9-8950HK has a better processor. It also has more memory.

For displaying graphics 17 R5 i9-8950HK has a lot better performing graphics card.

17 R5 i9-8950HK has a higher resolution screen (4k).

17 R5 i9-8950HK has a bigger screen.

17 R5 i9-8950HK has more SSD storage.

Compare technical specifications of ASUS ROG Zephyrus Thin (GX501VS-XS71)
Compare technical specifications of Alienware 17 R5 i9-8950HK (Alienware 17 R5)

ASUS ROG Zephyrus Thin (GX501VS-XS71)

Alienware 17 R5 i9-8950HK (Alienware 17 R5)

Compare specifications

ASUS ROG Zephyrus Thin (GX501VS-XS71)Alienware 17 R5 i9-8950HK (Alienware 17 R5)
Processor (CPU)?Central Processing Unit is the heart of a laptop and is responsible for executing programs.
Intel Core i7-7700HQIntel Core i9-8950HK
Memory (RAM)?Memory increases the general speed of a laptop.
16gb32gb
Graphics card (GPU)?Graphics Processing Unit calculates 3D graphics and is essential for gaming and heavy programs.
GeForce GTX 1070GeForce GTX 1080
Screen size
15.6″17.3″
Screen resolution
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)4k (3840 x 2160 pixels)
Weight
4.9 lbs (2.22 kg)-
Size (length x width x height)
15.6 x 10.3 x 0.7 inches
(39.62 x 26.16 x 1.78 cm)
Operating system (OS)
Windows 10 ProWindows 10 Pro
Hard drives
250gb SSD500gb SSD
Amazon.com Lowest New Price
$2,499.11
Amazon.com Lowest Used Price
$1,999.77$4,999.77
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Amazon.com description

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

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 17 R5 i9-8950HK, UHD 4K, GTX 1080OC, 32GB RAM, 512GB SSD+1TB HDD, W10 PRO, Premium Warranty (INTL)

i9-8950HK (6Core, 12MB Cache up to 5.0GHZ)

NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1080 8GB DDR5X Overclocked

17.3" UHD (3840x2160) 60HZ 300nits IPS Anti-Glare G-Sync with Tobii eye tracking

32GB RAM (2X16GB) DDR4 2666MHZ

512GB PCIe M2 Class 50 SSD+1TB HDD~Killer Wireless 1550~Windows 10 Pro