Only SpecsPRO can tell you with no doubts which laptop is better Apple MacBook Pro or Dell XPS 15. We have compared Apple MacBook Pro vs Dell XPS 15 configurations side by side: weight, display, processor, battery and all other specifications.

Dell XPS 15 9550 vs Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch, Summer 2012

  • Main

  • Model

  • Price

  • Advantages

  • Processor / Chipset

  • CPU

  • Max Turbo Speed

  • Number of Cores

  • Cache

  • 64-bit Computing

  • Features

  • Monitor

  • Diagonal Size

  • display

  • Widescreen Display

  • Image Aspect Ratio

  • Monitor Features

  • Type

  • Touchscreen

  • Display Resolution Abbreviation

  • LCD Backlight Technology

  • RAM

  • Memory Speed

  • Memory Specification Compliance

  • Configuration Features

  • Technology

  • Installed Size

  • memory

  • Max Supported Size

  • Form Factor

  • Slots Qty

  • Empty Slots

  • Operating System / Software

  • OS Provided

  • Type

  • Audio & Video

  • Graphics Processor

  • Integrated Webcam

  • Sound

  • Audio Codec

  • Features

  • Memory Allocation Technology

  • Capture Resolutions

  • Hard Drive

  • Type

  • Capacity

  • Spindle Speed

  • Notebook Camera

  • Integrated Webcam

  • Miscellaneous

  • Color

  • Features

  • Included Accessories

  • Case Material

  • Color Category

  • System

  • Notebook Type

  • Dimensions & Weight

  • Width

  • Depth

  • Height

  • Physical Characteristics

  • Weight

  • Input

  • Type

  • Localization & Layout

  • Features

  • Input Device

  • Backlight

  • battery

  • Capacity

  • Cells

  • Technology

  • Run Time (Up To)

  • Communications

  • Wireless Protocol

  • Wireless Controller

  • Wired Protocol

  • Connections & Expansion

  • Interfaces

  • Memory Card Reader

  • AC Adapter

  • Input

  • Output

  • Videos

Dell XPS 15 9550
  • Main

  • Model

    Dell XPS 15 9550

  • Price

    $1,085.00

  • Advantages

  • PROCESSOR / CHIPSET CPU: Intel Core i7 (6th Gen) 6700HQ / 2.6 GHz

    PROCESSOR / CHIPSET Number of Cores: Quad-Core

    PROCESSOR / CHIPSET Cache: 6 MB

    GRAPHICS PROCESSOR Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M

    DISPLAY Display Resolution Abbreviation: Ultra HD 4K

    RAM Memory Speed: 2133 MHz

    RAM Technology: DDR4 SDRAM

    RAM Installed Size: 32 GB

    AUDIO & VIDEO Graphics Processor: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M - 2 GB GDDR5 SDRAM

    HARD DRIVE Type: SSD

    HARD DRIVE Capacity: 1 TB

    BATTERY Capacity: 84 Wh

    Go to the Summary

  • Processor / Chipset

  • CPU

    Intel Core i7 (6th Gen) 6700HQ / 2.6 GHz

  • Max Turbo Speed

    3.5 GHz

  • Number of Cores

    Quad-Core

  • Cache

    6 MB

  • 64-bit Computing

    Yes

  • Features

    Hyper-Threading Technology, Intel Smart Cache, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0

  • Monitor

  • Diagonal Size

    15.6 in

  • display

  • Widescreen Display

    Yes

  • Image Aspect Ratio

    16:9

  • Monitor Features

    Infinity Edge display

  • Type

    LCD

  • Touchscreen

    yes

  • Display Resolution Abbreviation

    Ultra HD 4K

  • LCD Backlight Technology

  • RAM

  • Memory Speed

    2133 MHz

  • Memory Specification Compliance

    PC4-17000

  • Configuration Features

    2 x 16 GB

  • Technology

    DDR4 SDRAM

  • Installed Size

    32 GB

  • memory

  • Max Supported Size

    32 GB

  • Form Factor

    SO-DIMM 260-pin

  • Slots Qty

    2

  • Empty Slots

  • Operating System / Software

  • OS Provided

    Windows 10 Home 64-bit Edition

  • Type

    Microsoft Office (Trial, Multi-Language)

  • Audio & Video

  • Graphics Processor

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M - 2 GB GDDR5 SDRAM

  • Integrated Webcam

    Yes

  • Sound

    Stereo speakers, two microphones

  • Audio Codec

    Realtek ALC3266

  • Features

    MaxxAudio Pro

  • Memory Allocation Technology

  • Capture Resolutions

  • Hard Drive

  • Type

    SSD

  • Capacity

    1 TB

  • Spindle Speed

  • Notebook Camera

  • Integrated Webcam

    Yes

  • Miscellaneous

  • Color

    silver

  • Features

    battery life Indicator, security lock slot (cable lock sold separately)

  • Included Accessories

    power adapter

  • Case Material

  • Color Category

  • System

  • Notebook Type

    notebook

  • Dimensions & Weight

  • Width

    14.1 in

  • Depth

    9.3 in

  • Height

    0.7 in

  • Physical Characteristics

  • Weight

    4.41 lbs (2 kg, 70.56 oz)

  • Input

  • Type

    keyboard, touchpad

  • Localization & Layout

  • Features

  • Input Device

  • Backlight

    Yes

  • battery

  • Capacity

    84 Wh

  • Cells

    6-cell

  • Technology

    lithium ion

  • Run Time (Up To)

  • Communications

  • Wireless Protocol

    802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1

  • Wireless Controller

    Dell Wireless 1830 - M.2 Card

  • Wired Protocol

  • Connections & Expansion

  • Interfaces

    2 x USB 3.0 with PowerShare
    USB-C/Thunderbolt 3
    HDMI
    Headphone/microphone combo jack

  • Memory Card Reader

    6 in 1 (SD Card, SDIO, SDHC Card, SDXC Card, SDXC UHS Card, MultiMediaCard UHS)

  • AC Adapter

  • Input

    AC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz)

  • Output

    130 Watt, 19.5 V, 6.67 A

  • Watch video reviews

  • Processor / Chipset

  • CPU

    Intel Core i5 (3rd Gen) 2.5 GHz

  • Max Turbo Speed

    3.1 GHz

  • Number of Cores

    Dual-Core

  • Cache

    L3 - 3 MB

  • 64-bit Computing

    Yes

  • Features

    Hyper-Threading Technology, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, integrated memory controller

  • Monitor

  • Diagonal Size

    13.3 in

  • display

  • Widescreen Display

    Yes

  • Image Aspect Ratio

    16:10

  • Monitor Features

    glossy

  • Type

    LED

  • Touchscreen

  • Display Resolution Abbreviation

    WXGA

  • LCD Backlight Technology

    LED backlight

  • RAM

  • Memory Speed

    1600 MHz

  • Memory Specification Compliance

    PC3-12800

  • Configuration Features

    2 x 2 GB

  • Technology

    DDR3 SDRAM

  • Installed Size

    4 GB

  • memory

  • Max Supported Size

    8 GB

  • Form Factor

    SO-DIMM 204-pin

  • Slots Qty

    2

  • Empty Slots

  • Operating System / Software

  • OS Provided

    Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lion

  • Type

  • Audio & Video

  • Graphics Processor

    Intel HD Graphics 4000

  • Integrated Webcam

    Yes

  • Sound

    Stereo speakers, subwoofer , microphone

  • Audio Codec

  • Features

  • Memory Allocation Technology

    Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0

  • Capture Resolutions

    1280 x 720

  • Hard Drive

  • Type

    HDD

  • Capacity

    500 GB

  • Spindle Speed

    5400 rpm

  • Notebook Camera

  • Integrated Webcam

    Yes

  • Miscellaneous

  • Color

  • Features

    security lock slot (cable lock sold separately)

  • Included Accessories

    cleaning cloth

  • Case Material

    aluminum

  • Color Category

    silver

  • System

  • Notebook Type

    notebook

  • Dimensions & Weight

  • Width

    12.78 in

  • Depth

    8.94 in

  • Height

    0.95 in

  • Physical Characteristics

  • Weight

    4.5 lbs (2.04 kg, 72 oz)

  • Input

  • Type

    backlit keyboard, trackpad

  • Localization & Layout

    English

  • Features

    ambient light sensor, multi-touch touchpad

  • Input Device

  • Backlight

  • battery

  • Capacity

    63.5 Wh

  • Cells

  • Technology

    Lithium polymer

  • Run Time (Up To)

    7 sec

  • Communications

  • Wireless Protocol

    802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0

  • Wireless Controller

  • Wired Protocol

    Gigabit Ethernet

  • Connections & Expansion

  • Interfaces

    LAN
    FireWire 800
    2 x USB 3.0
    Thunderbolt
    Headphone/microphone combo jack

  • Memory Card Reader

    Yes ( SD Card, SDHC Card, SDXC Card )

  • AC Adapter

  • Input

    AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

  • Output

    60 Watt

  • Watch video reviews

  • Summary

    The XPS 15 9550 uses a more powerful CPU in comparison with the Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch, Summer 2012: Intel Core i7 (6th Gen) 6700HQ with 2.6 GHz clock speed versus Intel Core i5 (3rd Gen) 2.5 GHz clock speed. It is very important advantage of this laptop as fast processor is better at multitasking. The Dell XPS 15 9550 runs more memory 32 GB DDR4 SDRAM compared to 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM of the MacBook Pro 13-inch, Summer 2012. It means that the XPS 15 9550 will handle more running applications at once.

    The XPS 15 9550 is produced with a higher Ultra HD 4K display resolution that will let you to enjoy working with graphics programs. The Dell XPS 15 9550 uses a 1 TB SSD that is larger and faster in compare with 500 GB HDD of the MacBook Pro 13-inch, Summer 2012. The XPS 15 9550 is produced with a faster NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M video card that will let the laptop to play more modern games.

    The Dell XPS 15 9550 has a better battery life as it is produced with 84 Wh battery that is 21 Wh bigger in comparison to the Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch, Summer 2012 battery. That's mean this laptop can be used longer without charging. The Dell XPS 15 9550 weighs 4.41 lbs that is 0.09 lbs lighter compared to the weight of the MacBook Pro 13-inch, Summer 2012.

    Taking into account the above-mentioned differences the XPS 15 9550 is the best choice. Check the list of the best offers on Amazon.