What are the differences between the Alienware Aurora 2019 and MacBook 12in M7? Are they better than each other? Here’s what you need to know!
Apple macOS vs Windows 10 Home
We did some research and discovered that there are many pros and cons to each platform; it all depends on what you’re going to use your new MacBook for. For starters, if you’re looking for a gaming laptop, then the Windows 10 Home edition with an Alienware Aurora 2019 would be a more attractive option. The graphics processing unit in this machine can easily support intensive gameplay and graphics rendering without stuttering or lagging frames in video games.
The MacBook 12in M7 has a resolution of 2208 x 1692. The higher resolution is great for general use, but it may not be optimal for more intense professional applications like editing video and graphics work that require more pixels to display on the screen at once.
Thunderbolt 3 Ports
When it comes to ports, the MacBook offers a much higher number of ports, since it has four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports and a headphone jack while the PC only has two USB 3.1 Type-A ports, one USB 3.1 Type-C port, one DisplayPort and one HDMI port. This means that you’ll have to get dongles or hubs if you want extra connectivity on your MacBook instead of on your PC. The MacBook also has a better battery life with up to 10 hours of use compared to 8 hours for the PC. For the design aspect, they are very similar in their appearance but the MacBook has an edge because it’s lighter and more portable due to its size.
Keyboard and Trackpad Quality
One of the most important features for an ultraportable laptop, whether it’s a business or everyday laptop, is its keyboard and trackpad quality. Apple has long been lauded for their MacBook keyboard and trackpad but the keyboard on my model isn’t up to par with my past two MacBook models. I found that many keys felt clunky or didn’t press down fully, which got quite frustrating at times when trying to type quickly.
Both the MacBook 12in and Alienware Aurora 2019 last six hours on a single charge, so this isn’t really a deciding factor for many people. If you’re looking for something that lasts longer though, Apple offers an 11-inch MacBook Air which lasts up to nine hours while Dell’s XPS 13 Laptop lasts up to fourteen hours on a single charge. Another thing to consider is weight. The MacBook 12in weighs 2 pounds while the Alienware Aurora 2019 weighs 4 pounds.
Apple advertises their new MacBook 12in as the most powerful in its class. The company claims that it has an up to 70% faster processing performance, which translates to 10 hours of additional battery life and twice the storage capacity (a thousand gigabytes). Additionally, with Apple’s T2 chip which features an integrated fingerprint reader and two co-processors, you can be confident in this device’s safety.
Dedicated Graphics Card (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 for MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF, RTX 2070 Max-Q for Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model)
So, we’ll compare MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF and Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model – both laptops featuring top-tier components for their respective category. And there’s no doubt about it, when it comes to gaming, you’ll want a dedicated graphics card for optimal performance which means the pricier MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF will be your best choice if you’re not willing to compromise on specs.
Fingerprint Scanner Availability
The fingerprint scanner on the Macbook does not have a 100% success rate when detecting fingerprints at times, sometimes requiring you to use a password rather than biometrics to log in. In contrast, there are no such issues with the fingerprint sensor on the top of the keyboard on an Alienware Aurora as it works almost instantaneously. On top of that, it would be very difficult for someone to ever unlock your device without your password due to various features of Dell’s security system like secure boot and dual BIOS protection.
Overall Design and Feel Section
The MacBook 12in M7 offers a sleek and lightweight design that’s easy to carry around, but it lacks keyboard backlighting, which is an inconvenience if you’re planning on typing in dark places like coffee shops or movie theaters. The Alienware Aurora 2019’s design feels bulkier and heavier than the MacBook, but that does make for a sturdier and more stable feel when carrying it around. You’ll also get keys with backlighting as well as ergonomic wrist rests for improved productivity.