Head-To-Head: Apple MacBook Vs. Dell XPS 13

Price

Apple's MacBook has fewer configuration options than Dell's XPS 13. That's important to note because, while the starting price of the XPS 13 is a lot lower than the MacBook, the laptops get closer in price when the specs are more closely aligned.

Specifically, the starting price for the XPS 13 is $800, which gets you the non-touch display, 4 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage and an Intel Core i3 processor. The starting price of the MacBook is $1,299, for a model with more RAM (8 GB) and storage (256 GB). When you outfit the XPS 13 with comparable RAM and storage to the entry-level MacBook, the price goes up to $1,099 (though this also gives you the Core i5 processor). Getting the MacBook with the Core i5 processor brings the price up to $1,399. So essentially, when the spec configurations are as close as possible, you'll be paying $300 more for a MacBook than the XPS 13.

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