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Mar 17, 2017 02:07 PM EDT

MacBook Pro 2016 Destruction: Dell XPS 15 (2017) Outperforms Apple’s Portable Machine in All Aspects

Dell XPS 15 9560 is the 2017 iteration of the world's emerging powerful laptop. Dell XPS series is known for being a constant challenger of Apple's MacBook Pro and through its latest model, the Cupertino giant's portable has finally overtaken by Dell in all aspects. The following head-to-head comparison will reveal how Dell XPS 15 (2017) has taken over MacBook Pro 2016.


Dell XPS 15 (2017) is powered by Intel's latest processor chipset the Core i7 based on Kaby Lake architecture coupled with 512 SSD, 16GB of RAM and 4GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics chips. According to Huffington Post, the powerful spec combination allows the users to download Windows 10 updates immediately, playing games in a smooth manner and faster 4K video clips editing through CyberLink Power Director.

On the other hand, MacBook Pro 2016 is powered by Intel's Sky Lake chipsets which is the main reason why it lacks the most anticipated 32GB or DDR4 memory. A limited Thunderbolt speed is also another downside for choosing such version of Intel chipsets.

Build and Design

Good balance between size and speed is the most proper description for Dell XPS 15 (2017) where it considered portable despite weighing 4.5 pounds. The 15-inch device is packed in an aluminum chassis and carbon-fiber around the keyboard and sports two USB 3.0 ports, USB-C port, HDMI 2 port, charging port and micro SD slot.

MacBook Pro 2016 was designed by Apple to be thinner and slimmer which suggests its portability compared to Dell XPS 15 (2017). However, people are reportedly disappointed when MagSafe connector, SD card reader and other traditional ports have been removed, BGR reported.

Screen and Battery Life

The 4K version of Dell XPS 15 (2017) features Sharp IGZO screen which displays more vibrant colors and excellent angle which is an advantage over MacBook Pro's display which has encountered problems because of the absence of better graphics hardware. When it comes to battery, the Kaby Lake chipsets contribute to Dell's longer battery life that would last up to 6 hours in full settings whereas, the power hungry Touch Bar in MacBook Pro 2016 failed on this aspect. 

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