ASUS VS Dell (2020): The War in ON!

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Brands always play an important role when it comes to buying a new laptop thus, it is important you know important details about each before investing.

And if you are confused between going for an ASUS or Dell, you have come to the right place. From portability, after-sales service to which brand gives you better options for gaming and streaming, we’ll answer all the burning questions right here.

So sit back, give this detailed ASUS Vs Dell comparison 10-15 minutes and we promise, you will get the best value for your money.

ASUS VS Dell

I am looking for a gaming laptop…

If you are looking for a gaming laptop, we have got to give it to ASUS especially after their once in decade ROG Mothership laptop.

The laptop is hands down one of the most powerful (if not the most) laptop ever seen. PCWorld calls it CRAZY while LaptopMag termed it as the WILDEST gaming laptop.

And this isn’t just because of the speed and power but also some additional features that set it apart from others.

Unlike any other gaming laptop previously seen, this laptop has a detachable keyboard earning it the name, the Surface Book of the gamers.

Yup, just like with a Surface Book, the Mothership also offers you unmatched portability. Though keep in mind it isn’t as light.

Furthermore, adding to the comfort of using the laptop is a kick-stand. Pop it out and you can easily adjust the laptop to an angle that is comfortable and easy on the eyes.

To top it all, the display comes with a 144Hz refresh rate which means all that blurring and ghosting you face at 60fps will no longer be the reason for you missing headshots.

As far as specs like graphics card, RAM, storage, etc. go, it is sure you to make your eyes pop out with surprise.

HIDevolution ASUS ROG Mothership GZ700GX 17.3” FHD 144Hz | 2.4 GHz i9-9980HK, RTX 2080, 128GB 2666MHz RAM, 1.5TB (3 x 512GB) PCIe SSD Raid 0 | Authorized Performance Upgrades & Warranty
  • 9th Generation Intel Core i9 2.4 GHz 8 Core - 16 Thread Processor (i9-9980HK | Turbo to 5.0 GHz) with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 w/ 8GB GDDR6
  • HIDevolution upgrades the 17.3" FHD 144Hz 3ms IPS-Level, 300-nits, 72% NTSC, 100% sRGB, 76% Adobe, G-Sync Anti-Glare Display Gaming Laptop by adding Gelid GC Extreme on CPU and GPU for improved performance and optimal system temperature
  • 1.5TB (3 x 512GB) M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe SSD Raid 0 w/ Hyper Drive Extreme--ensures that you experience the fastest boot up & load times
  • Installed by HIDevolution--128GB (4 x 32GB) of fast DDR4 2666MHz memory--run memory hungry applications and multitask with ease
  • HIDevolution Promise: Authorized ASUS Build to Order Seller, thorough quality testing, a 1 Year Warranty, and access to our expert support staff.

Don’t believe us? Here are some YouTubers going all GaGa over its top-notch specs and features. 

This isn’t the only gaming laptop ASUS has come to be known for. Their Zephyrus, Strix, and TUF are other series that have garnered high praise and even become best-sellers.

The ASUS Zephyrus S and Scar Strix III are some of the high-end gaming laptops in these series. But I prefer the Zephyrus S as it is more durable

Dell

Asus ROG Zephyrus S Ultra Slim Gaming Laptop, 15.6” 144Hz IPS Type FHD, GeForce RTX 2070, Intel Core i7-9750H, 16GB DDR4, 512GB PCIe Nvme SSD, Aura Sync RGB, Windows 10, GX531GW-AB76
  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 8GB DDR6 (base: 1080 MHz, Boost: 1305 MHz; TDP: 90W). 230W Power adaptor. Support type-c PD 3.0 upto 65W
  • Latest Intel Core i7-9750h Hexa-Core processor; Bluetooth 5.0
  • 15.6” 144Hz 3ms IPS-Type full HD (1920x1080) Display
  • 16GB 2666Hz DDR4 | 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD | Windows 10 Home
  • 0.62” thin, 4.6 pounds ultraportable military-grade magnesium alloy body with premium metal cover

2. For Business

Want something stylish, powerful yet sleek enough so you can easily carry it around for your meetings? Then here are some business laptops that are worth the consideration from both brands.

Dell

When it comes to laptops for professional use such as that for programming, video editing, graphics designing, etc.  there are any laptops that can beat the Dell XPS 15 and XPS 13.

Not only are both these laptops well designed but packed with raw power as well. For example, the Dell XPS 15 comes with

The Dell XPS 15 comes with both classic looks and top-notch features (it is more than your ordinary business laptop). The laptop features a 10th Gen i7-10510U processor which is one of the fastest in its class and even clocks at 4.90GHz.

2020 Dell Inspiron 15 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop for Business and Student, 10th Gen Intel i3-1005G1(Up to 3.4GHz,Beat i5-8250U), 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD, HDMI 802.11ac Win10 w/HESVAP Accessories
  • Intel Core i3-1005G1 processor (1.20 GHz, Turbo to 3.40 GHz, 6MB Cache, 2 Cores). 10th Generation Intel Core processor Experience power and responsive performance to boost your productivity. Enjoy immersive entertainment and game, stream and create content with accelerated performance.
  • 8GB system memory for advanced multitasking. Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 1TB hard drive and 128GB solid state drive (SSD) for a blend of storage space and speed. The hard drive provides ample storage, while the SSD delivers faster start-up times and data access.
  • HESVAP accessories including HDMI Cable, USB extension cord and Mouse Pad. 1x USB 2. 0 Type A, 1x HDMI, 2x USB 3. 1 Type A, 1x RJ-45, 1x SD Card Reader, 1x Headphone output/Microphone input combo.
  • Typical 1366 x 768 HD resolution. Natural finger-touch navigation makes the most of Windows 10. Energy-efficient LED backlight.

ASUS

ASUS doesn’t have much to offer like Dell especially when it comes to convertible laptops, however, there are a few noteworthy laptops.

One of those is the ASUS Zenbook 13. This comes with an 8th-Gen i7-8565U processor, 16GB RAM, and 512GB SSD. With that, your laptop won’t just boot in seconds but can easily handle running multiple tabs and apps.

It also has a Full-HD screen with a WideView feature that gives you clear pictures from multiple angles making it easy to view movies and TV series with your friends. Also, adding is to that 95% screen to body ratio

It also has a special ErgoLift feature where the keyboard automatically adjusts to an angle by the screen angle to give you a comfortable typing experience.

It is also pretty lightweight so carrying it around should be easy.

Sale
ASUS ZenBook 13 Ultra Slim Laptop, 13.3” FHD WideView, 8th-Gen Intel Core i7-8565U CPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD, Backlit KB, NumberPad, Military Grade, TPM, Windows 10 Pro, UX333FA-AB77, Royal Blue
  • Powerful & fast for effortless on-the-go computing: 8th generation Intel Core i7-8565U processor, 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD & 16GB RAM
  • Durable & reliable: meets the ultra-demanding MIL-STD-810G military standard for reliability and durability, undergoing a punishing testing regime
  • Long battery life: powered by a high-capacity battery that won’t let you down
  • Exclusive ErgoLift design: an engineering masterpiece designed to automatically tilt the keyboard to the most comfortable typing position, plus it improves cooling and audio performance
  • Professional Grade: use Windows your way with Windows 10 Professional and hardware TPM security

On the convertible front, the ASUS VivoBook Flip 14 is a good buy, especially for budget buyers. It lacks the features for high-end or graphics-intensive work.

That is because it only comes with a 64GB storage, Intel Celeron N4000, and a 4GB RAM. Though one feature that catches our eye is the 14” display which is Full-HD and delivers good picture quality.

The touchscreen is also pretty responsive and changing the laptop from mode to another takes merely a few seconds.

Sale
ASUS Vivobook Flip 14 Thin and Light 2-in-1 Laptop, 14” HD Touchscreen, Intel Quad-Core Pentium N5000 Processor, 4GB DDR4, 128GB eMMC Storage, Windows 10, TP401MA-AB21T
  • Powerful & efficient Intel Quad-Core Pentium N5000 Processor (Upto 2.7 GHz), 128GB eMMC storage, and 4GB DDR4 RAM
  • 14 inch Glossy screen in a 13 inch frame with Nano Edge HD Wide view technology and a touchscreen display with upto 178° viewing angle optimized for entertainment
  • 13 inches wide, 0.6 inches thin with 0.3 inches bezel for a stunning 73% screen-to-body ratio; aluminum chassis and lightweight at 3.3 pounds
  • Portable and convertible 2-in-1 laptop with four viewing modes: Tablet, tent, stand, and laptop. Power Adapter - Output 19 V DC, 1.75 A, 33 W. Input - 100 -240 V AC, 50/60 Hz universal. Networking - Wi-Fi Integrated Wi-Fi 5 (802.11 ac). Bluetooth - Bluetooth 4.1
  • Comprehensive connections including, USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), Micro HDMI, Micro USB 2.0, SD card reader, Plus headphone out and audio-in Combo jack

Winner: Dell. They have a wider range of more durable laptops.

3. Chromebooks

Chromebooks are perfect for anyone who only needs a laptop for entertainment purposes and light work as they are cheap but then which brand offers the better one?

ASUS

If you are looking for a convertible Chromebook then Chromebooks like the are pretty handy models and work in laptop and tablet modes to give you the utmost convenience.

But if you need something more powerful over portable is just what the doctor ordered.

Firstly, it features an 8th Gen i5 processor, something rarely seen in Chromebooks, then there is also the 8GB RAM and a whopping 128GB eMMC storage.

Yes, it converts but is also on the heavier side in terms of both build and budget as it will cost you over $600.

Dell

Dell Chromebooks do not lag far behind either. They offer the most value for money and we believe so because they are the ideal combination of design, power, and cost-effectiveness.

Most of the mid-range to cheaper Dell Chromebooks like the features a Celeron Processor or AMD processor which is way faster when compared to the MediaTek Processor ASUS Chromebooks feature.

And you don’t have to take our word for it. Here’s what Intel has to say about MediaTek Processors vs Celeron processors.

The only small drawback with their Chromebooks here is that they are not convertible like that of ASUS but are still quite light and compact making them easy to carry around.

Winner: Dell. Only because we are emphasizing speed and power over portability.

4. Customer Support

ASUS

When it comes to customer services, efficiency is important and there is no beating Dell on this one.

If you happen to call the ASUS customer service, be prepared for slightly longer waiting times which can be annoying, especially if you have a pressing issue at hand.

Thankfully, their online chat service and social media agents did a much better job of helping us out.

There is also a community page that is quite helpful and lets you connect with Dell users who are facing or have found solutions to similar problems in the past giving you even faster solutions.

Dell

On the other hand, Dell’s customer services remain unmatched. You can get in touch with their support services using online chat, phone calls, or email.

There are also FAQ pages, forums, and a Community page on the official website to help you quick-fires solutions without wasting a second on a call.

And even if you did have to call or chat, waiting times are practically zero and the replies are efficient (yup, they will do their every bit to ensure your problem goes away before you keep the phone down).

As far as emails go, replies should take no more than 24-hours.

Winner: Dell, as they have a better phone and chat services.

ASUS VS Dell: The Main Differences

While ASUS h wins the battle of the gaming laptops against Dell, when it comes to the performance of business laptops and Chromebooks, it is a neck and neck battle. ASUS’s laptops are slightly more aesthetically pleasing but Dell takes the cake in terms of customer support whether it is phone support or web services.

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My name is Eric Smith and I've been working within the tech space for over 10 years, both at one of the largest computer manufacturers (for which I have no affiliation with anymore) but also in the retail sector where I gained a lot of experience in helping people finding suitable tech products.

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