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Apple MacBook Pro (M1) Vs. Dell XPS 13

The CRN Test Center compares the M1-powered MacBook Pro with the new XPS 13, offering 11th-gen Intel processors and an OLED display option.

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While Dell’s base-model XPS 13 is easily the winner in terms of affordability, the differences on processors are worth noting when comparing prices between the XPS 13 and MacBook Pro. The current starting price for the new XPS 13 is $949.99, which gets you Intel’s 11th-gen Core i3—which is significantly slower than Apple’s M1 chip (especially for multi-core tasks). The MacBook Pro with M1 has a starting price that is $350 higher, at $1,299. Both entry-level models come with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.

However, to get an XPS 13 with a processor that offers more-comparable performance to the M1, you’ll need to configure the notebook with the Intel Core i7—and that’s going to cost you more than the entry-level MacBook Pro, with current pricing at $1,399. However, there’s another wrinkle—the Core i7 configuration also automatically moves up to 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage. To get an M1-powered MacBook Pro with that much RAM and storage will cost you $1,699.

This pricing for the XPS 13 includes the FHD+ non-touch display. To get the XPS 13 with an FHD+ touch screen will add $100 to the price, while opting for either the OLED 3.5K display or the UHD+ display will add $400 to the price.




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