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

Display And Size

Dell's XPS 13 has the larger display of the two laptops in our comparison, at 13.3 inches. However, the minimal bezel around the display helps ensure that the laptop feels relatively small overall. That makes it closer in overall size to the MacBook, which features a 12-inch display. The MacBook overall measures 11 x 7.7 inches, while the XPS 13 measures 12 x 7.8 inches.

Dell offers two display options for the XPS 13, with 1,920 x 1,080 as the standard. There's also a QHD+ (3,200 x 1,800) touch-screen configuration available for the XPS 13. Apple offers only one display choice for the MacBook, a Retina display with resolution that falls between the two options for the XPS 13 -- 2,304 x 1,440.

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