Product Comparison: Dell XPS 13 vs Apple MacBook Pro


General Specifications
Brand
Dell
Apple
Model
XPS 13 (9360-3591SLV)
MacBook Pro (MPTT2LL/A)
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The virtually borderless InfinityEdge display maximizes screen space by squeezing a 13-inch display in an 11-inch frame. With a bezel only 5.2 mm thin, starting at only 2.7 pounds and measuring a super slim 9-15 mm, the XPS 13 is exceptionally thin and light.
MacBook Pro elevates the notebook to a whole new level of performance and portability. Wherever your ideas take you, you’ll get there faster than ever with cutting-edge graphics, high-performance processors, whip-smart storage, and more. 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 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.
Key Specs
Screen Size
13.3 in.
15.4 in.
Operating System
Windows 10
macOS High Sierra
Processor Speed
2.5 GHz
2.9 GHz
System Memory (RAM)
8 GB
16 GB
Storage Capacity
256 GB
512 GB
Battery Life
6 hours
10 hours

Dell XPS 13

Apple MacBook Pro

Dell XPS 13

Apple MacBook Pro

Dell XPS 13

Apple MacBook Pro

Dell XPS 13

Apple MacBook Pro

Dell XPS 13

Apple MacBook Pro

Size & Weight
Height
0.67 in.
0.61 in.
Width
12 in.
13.75 in.
Depth
7.9 in.
9.48 in.
Weight
2.7 lbs.
4.02 lbs.

Dell XPS 13

Apple MacBook Pro

Dell XPS 13

Apple MacBook Pro

Dell XPS 13

Apple MacBook Pro

Dell XPS 13

Apple MacBook Pro

Processor
Processor Model
Intel Core i5-7200u
Intel Core i7-7820HQ
Number of Cores
2
4
Graphics
Intel® HD Graphics 620
Intel® HD Graphics 630

Dell XPS 13

Apple MacBook Pro

What customers say about "Processor"
Dell XPS 13 (9360-3591SLV) InfinityEdge Display, 7th Generation Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Silver
  • This computer is fast and capable especially with the i7u processor with hyperthreading. It can do pretty much anything you want and fast!
  • Best laptop I have owned. Better suited for productivity than a surface pro 4 or a Macbook pro 13.
  • The I7 Gen 7 processor is advertised anywhere from 2.9-3.5GHz. Windows System information tells me it is actually 2.7GHZ. This is screaming fast!
  • These laptops are very well built and are loaded with a powerful processor and enough RAM to handle almost anything. I've been using one of these systems and absolutely love it.
  • It's lightweight, extremely fast and handles anything I throw at it.
  • Occasionally gets a bit hot
Apple MacBook Pro (MPTT2LL/A) Retina, Touch Bar, 2.9GHz Intel Core i7 Quad Core, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Space Gray
  • I have nothing but regret. While the processor is fast and the screen is beautiful, two things make this the worst Apple laptop I've owned in many years, going back to a dog G3 Blackbird that caught fire.
  • Relatively lightweight for the size and quality and robust enough in the processor to be a suitable desktop replacement.
  • Arrived in the typical 'white' Apple Box. Works beautifully. This is my second MacBook Pro. My former MacBook Pro is a 2009 13", and still works But it was time for a major upgrade. The i7 Quad Core processor is fast.
  • All these are packed with the latest 7th generation intel core i7 processor to make this laptop function like a well-oiled machine.
  • It comes with a i7 processor. Only downside, this is a 2016 not 2017 model. Otherwise solid computer my last one lasted 7 years. Looking forward to another great 7 year run.
Memory
Type of Memory (RAM)
DDR3
LPDDR3
Type of Storage
SSD
SSD
Card Reader
Yes
No
What customers say about "Memory"
Dell XPS 13 (9360-3591SLV) InfinityEdge Display, 7th Generation Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Silver
  • The laptop takes 14 seconds from the time you hit the “On” button until you can start working. This is due to Windows 10 and a Toshiba Solid State Drive. The drive has 512 GB of storage – plenty for a laptop!
  • The 16 GB of memory was advertised as 1866 GHz, but is reported as 2133GHz. This is fairly meaningless, however – the amount of RAM is far more important – and 16 GB is plenty to do anything you could want to do with a computer.
  • I was worried from the comments on the computer with its issues but assumed if I got i7 and best ram that there wouldn't be any issues. By the second week the computer couldn't even open without crashing and I was undable to do anything. Sent it back with no issues and Amazon did a great job
Apple MacBook Pro (MPTT2LL/A) Retina, Touch Bar, 2.9GHz Intel Core i7 Quad Core, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Space Gray
  • With four cores I can crunch through a lot of data at a quick pace, lots of memory for quick data access. And if I run out of memory (a frequent occurrence), the new version of OS X will create virtual memory out of the super fast SSD.
  • This laptop has a SSD (solid state drive). If you think you're not a techie, that's fine...but this one thing is important. These hard-drives are lightning fast, and they have no moving parts.
  • This computer is FAST. Lightning fast. I can't believe how fast. It can't be explained away by the system specs as I have used i7 chips with 16GB of RAM before. I have used SSD drives before, and computers running Windoze are just never this fast, OS X is a FANTASTIC operating system.
  • The laptop is fast with the SSD booting macOS. All of my applications load just as fast as they do on my iMac.
  • The SSD is non-user replaceable. Absurd. If there's one part that's going to go at four or five years, that's it. It shouldn't be on the main motherboard.
Features
Display Type
UltraSharp QHD+ IGZO IPS touch Display
Retina IPS display with LED backlighting
Screen Resolution
3200x1800
2880 x 1800
Extras
WebCam, Stunning, state-of-the-art display, Artfully constructed from premium materials, InfinityEdge display
Touch Bar with integrated Touch ID sensor, Ambient light sensor, 720p FaceTime HD Camera, Impressive all-day battery life
Discrete Graphics
Radeon Pro 560
Discrete Graphics Memory
4 GB
What customers say about "Features"
Dell XPS 13 (9360-3591SLV) InfinityEdge Display, 7th Generation Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Silver
  • Windows 10 is a great operating system. Those who complain about it just simply don't like change and will complain about MacOS Sierra as well. There are significant performance improvements in Windows 10 which bring startup speeds to less than 10 seconds from a complete shut down.
  • The small bezels make the laptop's screen look much bigger than 12.5" and is aesthetically pleasing
  • The battery can last up to 14 hours which is amazing if you don't want to bring the charger around
  • The battery takes less than an hour and a half to fully charge
  • The quality of pictures is fantastic, great for movies/videos
  • Camera is on the bottom left of the display
  • No fingerprint sensor
Apple MacBook Pro (MPTT2LL/A) Retina, Touch Bar, 2.9GHz Intel Core i7 Quad Core, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Space Gray
  • The screen is gorgeous and an aspect ratio of 16:10 that I wish was more common.
  • Love the clarity and sharpness of the retina screen. I thought I wouldn't like the touch bar, but it is very useful and easy to adapt to.
  • Other than that this MacBook Pro is amazing the sound and Retina display wow I watch movies and do my homework great product.
  • The Retina display is amazing! Every single one of my electronics are Apple brand and I would never go back to a PC or anything else!
  • The sound is amazing and no problems yet (3 months after purchase) with the plasma screen (other comments mentioned problems with the Retina screen).
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Yes
Yes
Network
Wi-Fi 802.11ac
WI-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Up to 20 Gbps (thunderbolt)
Number of USB Ports
2
USB Type C
Yes
Yes
Other Ports
Thunderbolt 3, VGA, HDMI, Headphone/Microphone 3.5mm jack
4x Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), Headphone/Microphone 3.5mm jack
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Dell XPS 13 (9360-3591SLV) InfinityEdge Display, 7th Generation Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Silver
  • Has all ports for normal productivity and beats in price all the new refreshed Macbook pro's.
  • I am glad I purchased last year's model, as the extra USB port and the standard-sized SD card slot are pretty nice bonuses.
  • NOTE THAT THE SSD PORT ONLY SUPPORTS SATA (so if you want to buy 128gb and upgrade the ssd, make sure you have a sata ssd)
  • They went with a lightening port for HDMI instead of a regular HDMI port so you have to use an adapter for HDMI output, which is intermittent at best, or buy a lightening to HDMI cable
Apple MacBook Pro (MPTT2LL/A) Retina, Touch Bar, 2.9GHz Intel Core i7 Quad Core, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Space Gray
  • Make sure you know and are okay with the fact that this computer has no USB ports - at least not the kind you are probably used to using. This model has the new USB-C ports.
  • It's definitely annoying to have to switch out all my old USB devices or use a slew of adapters but Apple is really on to something with using only a universal port that exchanges data and power at the same time.
  • It also had needed ports for us pro users. I now have a Dongle Book. You need an adapter for almost everything.
  • Requires Type C adapters for non usb C accessories. I do not use many accessories, so it's not a huge deal for me.
  • The ports are a pain as it took me 3 tries and a call to Apple to figure out the adaptor I needed in order to use USB. FYI, you need a Type C to USB adaptor.
  • Things that I don't like: USB-C ports are annoying... I bought a convertor that works (USB, HDMI and SD card convertor), but is not the same as just having the ports in there. But Overall I'm pretty happy with my new Mac.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
MSRP
2799.00 $

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