Dell XPS 13 9370 vs MacBook Pro 13 inches of Apple

Dell has just updated its 13-inch XPS notebook for 2018 with a number of changes, including a slimmer, lighter design, more ports, and the latest Intel processors that pass from e to the next. dual-core to a quad-core design, while maintaining the same nominal power of 15 watts. As e of Apple's biggest competitors in the field of laptops, AppleInsider has decided to ctrast the XPS with the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro to see how the two are stacking together. .

Outside Appearances

Starting from the outside, the XPS is both smaller and lighter than the MacBook Pro, weighing 2.65 pounds versus 3 pounds. At just under 12 inches, the width is about the same both laptops, but the MacBook is a little deeper at 8.36 inches compared to the 7.8 inches for the XPS.

Our MacBook Pro is also thicker at 0.59 inches while the XPS is 0.46 inches at its thickest point, if you skip the feet like Dell does for its measurement .

The biggest reas why Dell can fit a 13 "screen in such a small shell is its" infinity edge "design, which gives the impressi that the Gorilla 4's screen is floating. Even though the design is impressive, it has some limitatis

  Dell XPS MacBook Pro

The design of the Macbook is simple and beautiful, and the entire aluminum cstructi with its metal hinge feels solid.Most would be d & # 39 agree that the design of Dell XPS 13 is not quite as beautiful, but it still looks to be nice with a mix of aluminum and carb fiber covered with a soft touch, although the new gold and white color is gorgeous

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Power and charge

The capacity of the bat It is close, with a 54.5-watt battery the 52-watt-hour versi in the Dell.

Our 2017 MacBook Pro 13-inch includes a charger with higher power, providing 61 watts versus 45 watts of XPS charger. Both chargers use USB-C cnectors, but the XPS has a separate cable that can lower the brick away from the wall outlet, rather than using the all-in-e design. Apple. The XPS charging cable includes an LED indicator and a cable management clip, but unfortunately it is wired into the power brick.

  Dell XPS MacBook Pro

Both machines will not need their charge cable too often. the battery life leading the class. Our MacBook Pro is rated up to 10 hours of web use, which we often exceed, and Dell lists the 1080P XPS 13 9370 as capable of lasting up to 13 hours of streaming or browsing web, which correspds to our experience.


With the 2016 redesign of the Macbook Pro, Apple has removed most of the peripheral ports, leaving two Thunderbolt 3 ports for base machines like ours, or four if you buy a model equipped with Touch Bar. Fortunately, Apple has left the headphe jack in place.

The 2018 update of the XPS has made the machine lighter and thinner, forcing Dell to remove standard USB ports, SD card slot and charging socket. We now have three USB-C ports, two of which support thunderbolt 3, and a microSD card slot.

The USB-C 3.1 port the right side supports display cnectis, and the Thunderbolt ports run at full speed by supporting four PCI lines, just like the Macbook Pro. This means that you can now cnect external graphics card cases to the XPS.

Dell includes a USB-A adapter in the box with the XPS, which is a good extra Apple does not offer.

Even though the XPS displays a loading logo next to the USB-C cnector the top left, you can charge the notebook through e of the ports. There is also a cvenient 4 LED battery indicator and a status light at the frt of the machine.


Both notebooks are equipped with 8GB of low-power DDR3 memory, but the Macbook is running slightly faster at 2133GHz instead of 1866GHz. The storage csists of a 256GB SSD with write speeds greater than 1200MB / s write. The XPS comes with much faster playback speeds at 3,333 MB / s compared to 2,358 MB / sec for the MacBook Pro, but with such high speeds, you do not really notice any difference in actual use.

e of the largest upgrades in the XPS 9370 2018 is the Intel 8th generati processor, which for the first time has four cores and eight threads in a 15-watt power design. Our XPS uses a 1.8 GHz Core i7 processor that boosts to a surprisingly high level of 4.0 GHz. The MacBook Pro uses a 7th generati dual-core i5 clocked at 2.3 GHz with a turbo boost up to 3.6 GHz.

  Dell XPS MacBook Pro

Launching comparative tests with the GeekBench 4 CPU test, the basic simple speeds were surprisingly similar, with the Mac 4 511 and the Dell at 4 591. Looking at the multi-core results , the quad-core in the XPS really shines with a score of 13,658 versus 9,418, which was already impressive in the 2017 MacBook Pro.

By switching to Cinebench R15's 3D rendering benchmark, the MacBook ends with a decent score of 379, but the XPS 13 sinks with a score of 598. That's a huge increase in CPU performance per watt compared to previous quad-core designs, arriving slightly faster than a 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro and getting closer to the current base model 15 "MacBook Pro, while using less than half the power. [19659004] Dell XPS MacBook Pro ” height=”372″ class=”lazy” data-original=”” />

Both These machines come with built-in Intel graphics. Our 13-inch MacBook Pro comes with the high-end Iris Plus 640 graphics, giving us an OpenCL Geekbench score of 29.435 compared to 22,634 for the Intel UHD Graphics 620 used in the XPS 13. [19659006] If you plan to make light games or other tasks that can directly use any graphics performance, the Mac will come out better, but the tasks It's processor-dependent as editing and rendering video will be even faster Dell. we have a graphical rendering score of 47.83 f Rames per secd compared to 37.84 FPS the Mac thanks to the much faster processor.


It can be argued that the biggest difference between the two is the operating system that they use. While a detailed comparis is recorded for later, I must say that my preference is for Mac OS. I grew up with Windows and I ly used a Mac full-time about four years ago.

  Dell XPS MacBook Pro

The cfigurati of the Dell XPS took much lger than that of the Mac, and it was more cumbersome. In the time that I've spent with, I've already experienced some software problems, a driver crash, and a frustrating experience with bloatware popups pre-installed the machine.

Although Mac OS is not perfect, I find it's easier to use with fewer problems overall. Even though I am an experienced user, I appreciate that the MacBook does most things effectively so that I can focus my work.

That said, I find that Windows 10 is the best operating system of Microsoft, and if you plan to buy e of these two systems, it means that you are open to it. e or the other operating system.


If we put it right there, the Macbook's screen is better in every way.

Of course, Dell's almost frill-free design is striking, but it also forces the webcam down next to the hinge. This gives a very unflattering prospect that could be a break for those who often use the camera.

The Mac's FaceTime camera is not ly more beautiful in terms of viewing angle, but also video and sound quality.

  Dell XPS MacBook Pro

These two computers are listed as 13-inch laptops, but the Macbook's screen uses a 16:10 cfigurati resulting in additial vertical space. Displays are measured diagally – screen sizes look similar paper.

In reality, the MacBook Pro has more surface. The Dell XPS 13 is closer to the 12-inch Retina Macbook in terms of usability, sharing the same height, but with slightly wider Dell.

  Dell XPS MacBook Pro

The 13-inch Dell XPS is closer to the 12-inch Retina MacBook in user-friendliness, sharing the same size but coming a bit wider.

The Macbook also leads in color accuracy, viewing angles, maximum and minimum brightness, and resoluti. Our XPS 13 has a 1.920×1.080 display compared to the 2.560×1.600 of the 13-inch MacBook Pro. This translates to about twice as many pixels, which is clearly noticeable.

For brightness, the Mac is rated at 500 nits, which is about the minimum needed to use the outdoors in the sun, while the Dell XPS 13 display offers a more standard 350 nits. There is a 4K resoluti touch screen opti for the XPS that has even better color accuracy than the MacBook, but it's just as weak.

We think the 1080p opti will be better for most people. The 13-inch display and the poor scaling of the Windows 10 resoluti can sometimes cause problems. It is also more expensive, and the battery life of the notebook also takes a noticeable impact of increasing the number of pixels.


With the built-in fingerprint reader, which is lacking in our MacBook n Touch Bar, e of our favorite features is the Windows Hello cnecti. It uses technology similar to Face ID and works incredibly fast. As somee who likes Face ID my iPhone X, that's exactly what I want my MacBook, iMac and iPad.

As so as I open the XPS 13 completely, I'm already cnected, like when I slide my iPhone. I do not know how the implementati of Microsoft is compared to that of Apple, but chewing a granola bar was enough for Windows Hello not to accept my face.

  Dell XPS MacBook Pro

Apple offers a Touch ID cnecti if you buy a more expensive MacBook. You can also Apple: automatically with an Apple Watch, but have stopped using it because it took me lger to authenticate than entering my password. past.


Under the Dell XPS 2018 screen is a surprisingly good keyboard that most will prefer, compared to the minimal travel butterfly keys of Apple. I prefer very clickable keys the latest MacBook models unless I have a full day of writing to do, resulting in tired fingers. The XPS keys are pretty quiet with a feel of quality, resulting in e of the best keyboard I've ever used a Windows machine.

Moving even lower, the trackpad is a big step behind the design of Apple. Just like the display, it is not terrible, and is probably e of the best optis in a Windows laptop. However, ce you get used to Apple's Force Touch trackpad that is about twice as big and has a perfectly uniform feel, no matter where you tap, and that can also be adjusted to the preferences of the user. user, nothing else.


Apple plays a leading role in audio playback since the launch of the 12-inch MacBook Retina, where it has managed to stifle volume and sound quality in a tiny chassis. Our 2017 MacBook Pro 13-inch speakers face the user and are strger with more boom bass, cleaner midrange and sharper treble.

  Dell XPS MacBook Pro

the Dell, the volume is good enough for most situatis, but the sound quality is lower and the speakers ignite the sides. If you come from a cheaper Windows laptop, you will probably be fine with the speakers, but anye moving from a MacBook will be disappointed.


If Dell had to improve trackpad, speakers and screen brightness, the XPS 13 would be an almost perfect product. I would like to see Face ID in a MacBook with the same Intel processors of the 8th generati. I would also take thinner glasses, provided the webcam does not move under the screen.

Dell did a great job creating and updating the 13-inch XPS. Not ly is it thinner, lighter, and smaller than Apple's latest 13-inch MacBook Pro, but it does so with excellent build quality, impressive performance, and better battery life.

  Dell XPS MacBook Pro

Although the amazing Windows Hello is not enough to get me out of the Apple ecosystem, I'm invested in it, if you're flexible and you're csidering a Windows machine, the Dell XPS 13 9370 would be at the top of my list.

It's comm for Windows laptops to offer more performance and features per dollar compared to an equivalent MacBook, but what's not so comm is that the product is so well rounded by surpassing the Mac in many areas, and 2018 Dell XPS 13 9370 manages to do just that.

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