What if you wanted the latest and greatest personal computer; the one with the newest display and fastest Intel Inside? Well; Dude, you’re getting a Dell. That’s because Apple’s Mac often leads the back of the pack when it comes to new hardware.
First, let’s be thankful that Apple upgraded so many products over the past year. iPhone, iPad, Mac, Watch, AirPods. Second, let’s remember that Apple still remains slow to upgrade; relative to the competition.
Mac vs. Windows
Wars may rage, battles are won and lost, but not many changes over time. We still pit the Mac– a hardware platform– against Windows, an operating system that runs on many platforms. iPhone vs. Android is the same kind of
game war with a similar result. What happens on Windows or Android does not seem to bother Apple too much.
So, Dell has yet another new notebook to compete against MacBook Pro models, and, yes, as usual, it comes with what you cannot get– yet– on the Mac.
The Dell XPS models are considered the company’s best notebooks and many of the hardware features truly are drool-worthy.
For example, if you’re willing to spend the money on a hefty notebook– and don’t mind one that does Windows and isn’t a Mac– the XPS 15 7590 comes with a 16-inch OLED display. OLED. Like the one on your iPhone. It also has Gorilla Glass 4, ultra-thin bezels at barely 6mm, and something you won’t find on a Mac.
Carbon fiber wrist rests. Say that fast five times.
The high-end model comes with an OLED display. 4K OLED. Oh, and speaking of what you can’t find on a Mac, the Dell XPS 15 comes with Wi-Fi 6. We’re talking about Gigabits per second throughput. Where the Dell barely keeps up with the Mac is in the 9th generation Intel Core i9 Inside, but you can get 32GB of RAM and 2TB SSD storage.
Dell put in the same number of ports as Apple’s high-end MacBook Pro 15 inch, but the ports are different; dual USB 3 ports, a single USB-C port with Thunderbolt 3, and an SD card slot.
A somewhat comparably equipped 15-inch MacBook Pro, with 32GB RAM, 2TB SSD storage, and the standard Radeon Pro 560X GPU weighs in at $3,599. The Dell model weighs in at $2,995. Oh, and it weighs in at 4-lbs. Or, 1.8 kg.
Meet the smallest 15.6-inch performance laptop on the planet
The MacBook Pro is 4.02-lbs, or 1.83 kg. With only a 15.4-inch display. Historically, Apple’s Mac seldom keeps up with Dell notebook hardware, but might get competitive with a new 16-inch MacBook Pro model due out later this year.
It’s hard to keep up with Dell.