MacBook Pro 2016 vs Dell XPS 15: Which Laptop Is Better?

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MacBook Pro 2016

Apple’s much hyped MacBook Pro 2016 has been in the rumors for quite a while now. Although the company has not provided any detail about the upcoming laptop, rumors suggest that Apple will launch MacBook Pro with notable changes. It does not mean that it will be easy for the company to dominate with its upcoming MacBook as it has to compete with current top models like Dell XPS 15.

Here is the comparison between MacBook Pro 2016 and Dell XPS 15.


MacBook Pro is supposed to feature superior 5K display with 5120×2880 screen resolution. The screen of MacBook Pro is also rumored to have its own GPU and will support Augmented Reality (AR). On the other hand, Dell XPS 15 is fitted with 4K Ultra HD InfinityEdge touch display.

Processor and Internal Storage

MacBook Pro is supposed to include sixth generation ?Skylake? processor with up to 8GB RAM and 1TB on board storage. Dell XPS 15 offers the same processor, RAM and internal storage options.

OS Platform

MacBook Pro is expected to roll out with recently announced operating system macOS Sierra. While, Dell XPS runs Windows 10 OS.


Apple is expected to feature same low resolution 480p camera in its upcoming MacBook. On the other hand, Dell XPS 15 is fitted with widescreen HD (720p) webcam with dual array digital microphones.

Dell XPS 15

Dell XPS 15


There is no solid information about the battery of upcoming MacBook Pro. Current MacBook Pro offers 10 hours of web browsing and 12 hours of iTunes video playback. Users can expect upgraded battery in upcoming laptop. Meanwhile, Dell XPS is powered by Dell 56 WHr 3-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery which provides up to Up to 17 hours of battery life.


Dell XPS 15 includes Thunderbolt 3 and second generation USB 3.1 port while?the new?MacBook is to feature USB Type-C as an advantage over Dell XPS 15. Thunderbolt 3 will be there as well to enable the device to transfer data at 40 GB per second.

Other features

One of the biggest changes expected in MacBook 2016 is the OLED touch bar. It is rumored that the physical function keys would be replaced by an OLED touch bar with integrated fingerprint reader. On the other hand, touchscreen option is available in Dell XPS 15, which has become a popular feature among Windows-based laptops. Apple has not yet adopted this technology in its laptops.

The specs of MacBook Pro are based on the rumors circulating on the internet. The actual device could vary in terms of hardware configuration. TheBitBag team recommends that readers wait for the official statement from Apple.

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