Alienware m14x vs MacBook Pro 13 – Specs Comparison Laptops

What exactly is your definition of powerful laptop? Just a powerful processor never makes up a powerful laptop or computer. Alienware m14x and MacBook Pro 13 are the two most powerful laptops in the section of 14 inch or 13 inch laptop computers and here is its specifications comparison.

Both these high end laptops are like the ultimate dream laptops for most of the people. MacBook Pro used to be mine and this was the only reason I went for it. And yes, if you are a Macintosh fan, this would also impel you to opt for MacBook Pro 13.

But at the same time, if you are a hardware gamer, then Alienware m14x is the best option of you because of its superior graphical support. Here is the comparison between Alienware m14x and MacBook Pro 13 which would make things clear to you.

Alienware m14x vs MacBook Pro 13 – Specs Comparison Laptops


Alienware m14x packs Intel Core i7 2630QM processor 2.00 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 2.90 GHz. And, MacBook Pro 13 features Dual core  2.7 GHz Intel Core i7 processor with 4MB shared L3 cache and Turbo Boost 2.0 upto 3.40 GHz.

All you can see is sheer power. Both this laptops run on powerful processors. And the high version of MacBook Pro is way powerful than the Alienware m14x version. Now this totally depends on the model you would be going with because both have its number of versions available.


You get a 14 inch WLED HD+ (900p) display screen with picture resolution of 1600X900 pixels with Alienware m14x. Whereas, MacBook Pro 13 packs, 13.3 inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen with picture resolution of 1280 by 800 pixels. Alienware m14x clearly wins in this aspect of the comparison.


Alienware m14x’s 4GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM against 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM do not have nothing much for comparison. So, in terms of RAM we do not have a clear cut winner as both are equally good. And its different models have different RAMs.


MacBook Pro 13 offers you with 500GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard drive and Alienware m14x has 500GB 7200RPM Hard Drive. Now it is not necessary that you have to go with 500GB with both the laptops. If your requirement is less, then you can surely go with its 320G versions or even the lesser ones.


Even before going into technical details, everybody knows that Alienware laptops do have powerful graphics. Alienware m14x packs 1.5GB DDR3 NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M using NVIDIA Optimus technology (Stealth Black).

And MacBook Pro 13’s Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory is surely good but falls short to the Alienware’s graphic support.


When it comes to choose between Alienware m14X and MacBook Pro 13, the only thing that drives you to make a choice is your preference. At one end you have a powerful laptop which is a monster of a laptop for hardcore gamers and on the other end, you have super sexy laptop running on Macintosh.

And the best part is that number of models are available for Alienware m14X and MacBook Pro 13. So based on your budget and requirement, you can go with the one which is required.

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September 20, 2011 by: Prasanth Chandra


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