Which Gaming Laptop: Alienware or MSI?

When I think of getting a good gaming laptop, two brands usually come to mind: Alienware and MSI. (Sorry Razer, not today!) Today, I have picked out two laptops. The first one is the Alienware AW17R3-4175SLV. The second one is the MSI Ghost Pro. These computers are both around $2,000 USD each. So, without further ado, let us begin the comparison!

 

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Display:

Alienware: 17.3″

MSI: 15.6″ with a 4k display

MSI wins this round for better display. Although Alienware has a slightly bigger display, the MSI has a 4k display, which the Alienware doesn’t.

Weight:

Alienware: 8.33 lb

MSI: 4.4 lb

Once again, MSI wins this round. The Alienware is almost 2x heavier than the MSI!

Processor:

Alienware: Core i7 6700hq 2.6 GHz

MSI: Core i7 6700hq 2.6 GHz

Again, MSI wins this round! Just kidding, they have the same processor. Gotcha there, didn’t I?

RAM: 

Alienware: 16 GB DDR4

MSI: 16 GB SO-DIMM

I can’t really decide who this round goes to. They are both about the same. So, lets call this a draw.

Hard Drive

Alienware: 1TB 7200 RPM

MSI: 1024 GB 7200 RPM

In case you aren’t aware… 1024 GB=1TB. So… draw (again?)

Graphics Card

Alienware: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M

MSI: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M

I don’t even know anymore…

OS:

Alienware: Windows 10

MSI: Windows 10

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Keyboard

Alienware: Regular keyboard with backlit keys

MSI: RAINBOW KEYS

MSI takes the round again.

Conclusion:

MSI takes this one home! So before you buy the Alienware just because your friends told you it was good, check out the MSI Ghost Pro GS60.

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