The new Apple MacBook Pro is launched in the market and has renewed a great competition to the leading laptop since years the Dell XPS 13. The new launch is definitely a better version of the older MacBook launches. There lie certain parameters to give a clear distinction between the features of both the laptops.

 

Design

Dell XPS 13

It just reduced the fat off and have come up with a sleeker, slimmer and the sexier one. It contains an infinity edge display which defines the Ultrabook line. The level of immersion is provided with a level of bezel-less design.

MacBook Pro

The design that was really practical and industrial remains unchanged from its predecessor. It consists of a handy touch ID fingerprint sensor on the touch bar itself. The size is around 12×8.4×0.6 inches.

 

Display

Dell XPS 13

The 4K XPS 12 display is really gorgeous and is supportable to touch. The panel in the phone covers around 117 percent of the sRGB color gamut and can reach brightness up to 372 nits.

 

MacBook Pro

The display of new MacBook Pro is totally edged out by the retina display on the screen which is not only brighter but also colorful. It covers around 119 percent of the sRGB color gamut and reaches 439 nits of maximum brightness. It also has a resolution of 2560×1600 and is sharper.

 

Ports

As far as the facility of providing port is concerned then these portable laptops are predictably short on ports.

The XPS 13 has two fewer Thunderbolt-3 but it surely offers a wider variety of ports including a USB 3.1, a micro SD card slot and Kensington lock slot.

 

Keyboard and Touchpad

Dell XPS 13

Though this laptop has a thinner chassis yet it has a greater key travel. Despite being the keys quieter there also lies a thin and rubberized membrane under the keycaps that prevents dust and grime to enter inside.

 

MacBook Pro

The same feature can also be experienced with MacBook Pro.

The keys are quieter here also and it also offers dust prevention and dirt prevention.

 

Performance

The MacBook Pro that was tested with 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor generation,16 GB of RAM and a 512 SSD whereas the 108p XPs was bestowed with midrange components that included an Intel Core i5, 8250U CPU,16GB of RAM and 1TB SSD compare more suitably to the new MacBook Pro’s specs.

 

As soon as software update runs Apple releases to address throttling concern, the MacBook Pro scored a 17,752 on the Geek bench 4 test which measures the overall performance. The core i7 XPS 13 also was not able to cross it with a score of 14,180.

 

The MacBook completed the Microsoft Excel test which involves matching 50,000 names with their corresponding address in 1min and 16 seconds. The core i7 XPS 13 was the fastest among 1min and  8 seconds. MacBook Pro’s SSD is the fastest ever tested. It turned in a write speed of 2,682 megabytes per second on Black magic disk speed test. The XPS 13  reached a much lower score of 1208 MBps on the Crystal Disk Mark benchmark.

It took 14 mins and 47 seconds to finish the video editing test which also transcends 4K clip to 1080p. The XPS 13 still lies better for gaming purposes.

 

Value

The XPS 13 is with a non-touch 1080p display costs about 999 dollars for an intel core i5 CPU, a 256 GB SSD and 4GB of RAM. The unit reviewed came with our recommended minimum of 8GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD for 1199 dollars.

 

Battery life

The XPS 13 with lower resolution 1080 display shows an impressive 12 hours and 37 minutes. After an update, MacBook Pro extended up to 8 hours and 23 minutes

Dell XPS 13 over new MacBook Pro(2018)

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