Mac vs Windows Ultimate Power of Choice! Part 3 of 7 Series!

Welcome to Part 3! This comparison was done on June 12th, 2022. Technology will change so in the future these comparisons will be outdated. However, this will give you a good idea of what Apple’s best has to offer compared to one of the Windows best! In this case that would be Dell computers and a big surprise in the last part of this series coming up!

Today I am going to compare Apple’s Top Dogs to Dell’s Top Dogs! Part 3 of 7!

Apple vs Dell!

Part 3, Apple MacBook Pro 14/16-Inch vs. Dell Alienware X17 R2 Gaming Laptop Both Decked Out!

Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch

Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch (Decked Out)

CPU: Apple M1 Max 10-CPU, 32-GPU, and 16 Neural Engine Cores
Memory: 64 GB Unified
Storage: 8 TB SSD
Display: 14-inch Liquid XDR Display
Keyboard: Apple Magic Keyboard with Touch ID
Total Price Tag: $5,460

Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch

Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch (Decked Out)

CPU: Apple M1 Max 10-CPU, 32-GPU, and 16 Neural Engine Cores
Memory: 64 GB Unified
Storage: 8TB SSD
Display: 16-inch Liquid XDR Display
Keyboard: Apple Magic Keyboard with Touch ID
Total Price Tag: $5,640

Alienware X17

Dell Alienware x17 R2 Gaming Laptop (Decked Out)

CPU: Intel i9–12900 HK, 14-cores
Memory: 64 GB(2x32GB DDR5) 4800 MHz dual-channel
Storage: 4TB SSD (2TBx2 M.2) RAID 0
Display: 17.3-inch 4K Display
Keyboard: CherryMX ultra-low Profile Gaming Keyboard
Total Price Tag: $4945

Winner?

CPU:

Toms Hardware Results: GeekBench Test: i9–12900HK (Alienware x17)
Toms Hardware Results: Handbrake Test: i9–12900HK (Alienware x17)
Tom Hardware Results: Cinebench Test: i9–12900HK (Alienware x17)
Tom Hardware Results: Winner: i9–12900HK (Alienware x17)!
This is actually no surprise! The i9–12900HK has 14 CPU cores while M1-Max has only 10-CPU cores.

Memory:

In my humble opinion, Apple M1 Max with Unified 64GB is the clear winner! Even with Dell’s 64GB RAM with dual-channel DDR5 4800MHz insane speed, it will always have latency compared to a Unified RAM that is integrated into the CPU itself! But, what do you think? Please, leave comments below if you would like.
Winner: Apple MacBook Pro 14–16 inch with Unified Memory!

Storage:

Dell sadly only provides 4TB which is also split into 2TB M.2 drives running a RAID 0. That is not even close to the Apple whopping 8TB SSD drive which by the way is one whole drive and not split into two 4TB drives. But, what do you think? Please, leave comments below if you would like.
Winner: Apple MacBook Pro 14–16 inch 8TB SSD option!

Display:

In my humble opinion, the Liquid XDR Apple Display wins!!! Here is why this is the case! Dell's 4K display uses LCD-LED technology while Apple uses Mini-LED technology to get better picture quality! Almost close to the OLED display. But, what do you think? Please, leave comments below if you would like.
Winner: Apple MacBook Pro 14–16 inch with Liquid XDR Apple Display!

Keyboard:

This one is a tie for me! CherryMX is an awesome gaming keyboard and the Apple Magic Keyboard is awesome as well! It depends on what you will be doing with the computer. Both keyboards are going to be pretty awesome! But, what do you think? Please, leave comments below if you would like.
Winner: Tie!

Price:

Here I am going to make a personal decision! Is it worth paying $695 more than the Dell and getting the Apple MacBook Pro 14–16 inches?

Yes, and No!

Yes: It is worth paying $695 more for Apple if you are going to be a Media and Content Creator! If you are going to be a video editor and photo editor, yeah paying more for the Apple is going to be well worth it! Why???
You need more Display color accuracy and faster RAM and definitely, the selling point is having MORE INTERNAL STORAGE!

No: It is NOT worth paying $695 more for Apple if you are a Gamer! If your sole purpose is to play PC Games it makes absolutely no sense to go the Apple route. For all your mouse jockeys out there get the Alienware X17 R2 “Gaming Laptop”! Literally says Gaming Laptop lol!

But, what do you think? Please, leave comments below if you would like.

Conclusion!

The ultimate choice is up to you! What will you choose my friend?

Look forward to more of the series coming in the short future!

Thanks for your time in reading this content today!

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