Alienware 17 R5 (J4CP6)
Apple MacBook 479MC93

Alienware 17 R5 (J4CP6) vs Apple MacBook 479MC93


Comparison summary

For performance Alienware 17 R5 has a lot better performing processor. It also contains more memory.

For displaying graphics 17 R5 has a lot faster graphics card.

Apple MacBook 479MC93 features a higher resolution screen (4k).

17 R5 has a bigger screen. For portability 479MC93 is lighter. It's also slimmer and smaller in size.

17 R5 has more SSD storage 17 R5 has an HDD storage.

Alienware 17 R5 (J4CP6)
Apple MacBook 479MC93

Alienware 17 R5 (J4CP6)

Apple MacBook 479MC93

Compare specifications

Alienware 17 R5 (J4CP6)Apple MacBook 479MC93
Processor (CPU)?Central Processing Unit is the heart of a laptop and is responsible for executing programs.
Intel Core i9-8950HKIntel 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 1080Integrated graphics
Screen size
Screen resolution
Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels)4k (3840 x 2160 pixels)
4.42 kg1.37 kg
Size (length x width x height)
42.39 x 33.2 x 29.9 cm30.4 x 21.23 x 1.5 cm
(16.69 x 13.07 x 11.77 inches)(11.97 x 8.36 x 0.59 inches)
Operating system (OS)
Windows 10 Home?
Hard drives
250gb SSD, 1000gb HDD500gb SSD List Price
£3,199.00£1,949.00 Lowest New Price
£2,819.00 Lowest Used Price
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Alienware 17 R5 17.3 Inch Gaming Laptop (Black) Intel Core i9-8950HK, 32 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD, QHD 120 Hz TN+WVA, 400-Nits NVIDIA G-SYNC, Nvidia GTX 1080 8 GB, Windows Home

Materials such as anodized aluminium, magnesium alloy, steel-reinforcements, and copper thermal management to ensure a level of stiffness, rigidity, thinness

Upgraded Thermal Technology (Alienware Cryo-Tech V20) with 50% thinner blades and a vapour chamber on the CPU It still features its oversized fin stacks for increased cooling benefits

Over 80 quadrillion lighting combinations via 13 unique programmable lighting zones with up to 20 distinct colours

Tobii Eye-tracking configurations support features ranging from intelligent system presence detection, power and security management

Includes 3 USB 30 ports, includes 1 Thunderbolt 3 Port (USB Type-C with support for SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps, 40Gbps Thunderbolt, and DisplayPort)

Apple 13-Inch Macbook Pro with Retina (Space Grey) - (Intel Core i5 3.1 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD,Mac OS X)

Processors that Provide Incredible Power, and use Incredibly Little

With seventh-generation Intel Core processors, MacBook Pro delivers amazing performance. So you can move fast - even when powering through pro-level processing jobs like rendering 3D models and encoding video. At the same time, it can conserve energy when taking on lighter tasks, like browsing the web and checking email. And 10-bit HEVC hardware acceleration comes as standard on MacBook Pro, which will let you take even more advantage of the boosts in 4K video compression and streaming performance coming in macOS High Sierra.

Touch Bar and Touch ID, A Revolutionary New Way to use Your Mac

The Touch Bar replaces the function keys that have long occupied the top of your keyboard with something much more versatile and capable. It changes automatically based on what you're doing to show you relevant tools you already know how to use - system controls like volume and brightness, interactive ways to adjust or browse through content, intelligent typing features like emoji and predictive text, and more. And now Touch ID is available on a Mac, enabling instant access to logins and fast, secure online purchases with Apple Pay.

Eye-opening Graphics Performance

Every 13-inch model features powerful integrated graphics with 64MB of embedded DRAM, which accelerates graphics tasks. That means more time for what matters most - creating amazing work.

Retina Display, The Brightest, Most Colourful Mac Notebook Display Ever

The display in the MacBook Pro is the best ever in a Mac notebook. It features bright LED backlighting and a high contrast ratio, delivering deep blacks and bright whites. Its large pixel aperture and variable refresh rate make it power efficient.

Touch Bar and Touch ID

Up to 3.2GB/s SSD Read speeds

Up to 10 hours of battery life