81points

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD

84points

Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD
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Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
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103 facts in comparison

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD vs Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
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Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD
84
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Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

Why is Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD better than Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB?

  • 18.52% higher resolution
    3840 x 2160pxvs3240 x 2160px
  • 27.31% higher pixel density
    331ppivs260ppi
  • 324g lighter
    1.21kgvs1534g
  • 11.4mm thinner
    11.6mmvs23mm
  • Has a anti-reflection coating
    ?
  • Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
    ?
  • Has an external memory slot
    ?
  • 2 more microphone(s)
    ?

    4vs2

Why is Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB better than Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD?

  • 267MHz higher ram speed
    ?

    2400MHzvs2133MHz
  • 488GB more internal storage
    1000GBvs512GB
  • 12.78% bigger screen size
    ?

    15"vs13.3"
  • 5.56% faster CPU speed
    4 x 1.9GHzvs4 x 1.8GHz
  • 2 more USB 3.0 ports
    ?

    2vs0
  • 3 more USB ports
    ?

    4vs1
  • 0.2GHz higher turbo clock speed
    ?

    4.2GHzvs4GHz
  • Has a stylus
    ?

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Design

1.weight
?

Best

Toshiba Satellite C70 17.3" Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz / 4GB / 750GB

249.5g

1.21kg

1.53kg

2.Has a backlit keyboard
?

The keyboard is backlit, making it easier to type in the dark or dim lighting.

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
3.thickness
?

Best

Huawei MateBook E 12" Intel Core i5-7Y54 1.2GHz / 8GB / 512GB

6.9mm

11.6mm

23mm

4.Uses a fanless design
?

By using power-efficient components that don't produce large amounts of heat, it's possible to create a device with no cooling fans. This results in a much quieter (or even silent) operation.

For example

Lenovo IdeaPad 330 15.6” Intel Core i3-7020U 2.3GHz / 4GB RAM / 1TB HDD

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
5.volume
?

Best

Porsche Design Book One

1579.19cm³

697.14cm³

1980.14cm³

6.Has a flip and fold design
?

A flip and fold design allows you to fold the screen over the keyboard and transform the device into a tablet, without splitting the device into two pieces.

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

Display

1.resolution
?

Best

Asus ROG Mothership GZ700 UHD 17" Intel Core i9-9980HK 2.4GHz / 64GB RAM / 1.5TB SSD

3840 x 2160px

3840 x 2160px

3240 x 2160px

2.pixel density
?

Best

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 14" Intel Core i5 5300U 2.3GHz / 4GB / 512GB

540ppi

331ppi

260ppi

3.screen size
?

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

MSI GT83VR Titan SLI-024 18.4" Intel Core i7-6920HQ 2.9GHz / 64GB / 1TB

18.4"

13.3"

15"

4.has a anti-reflection coating
?

This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
5.has a touch screen
?

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
6.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
?

The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

Performance

1.RAM speed
?

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.

Best

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 128GB SSD

3733MHz

2133MHz

2400MHz (Intel Core i7-8650U)

2.Uses flash storage
?

Flash-based storage devices such as SSDs have no mechanical components. Due to this, they are typically faster, run silently, and are more shock resistant than traditional HDDs.

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
3.RAM
?

Best

Asus ROG Mothership GZ700 UHD 17" Intel Core i9-9980HK 2.4GHz / 64GB RAM / 1.5TB SSD

64GB

16GB

16GB

4.CPU speed
?

Best

Eurocom Panther 5SE 17.3" Intel Xeon E5-2620 2GHz / 16GB / 1TB

12 x 2GHz

4 x 1.8GHz (Intel Core i7-8550U)

4 x 1.9GHz (Intel Core i7-8650U)

5.Supports 64-bit
?

A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit apps.

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
6.internal storage
?

Best

Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD

4000GB

512GB

1000GB

Connectivity

1.USB 3.0 ports
?

More USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is an improved version of USB 2.0 which offers faster transfer rates.

Best

Asus ROG Mothership GZ700 UHD 17" Intel Core i9-9980HK 2.4GHz / 64GB RAM / 1.5TB SSD

6

0

2

2.Has USB Type-C
?

The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
3.Has Wi-Fi
?

The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
4.Has 802.11n Wi-Fi connection
?

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
5.USB ports
?

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

Best

Asus ROG Mothership GZ700 UHD 17" Intel Core i9-9980HK 2.4GHz / 64GB RAM / 1.5TB SSD

6

1

4

6.has a HDMI output
?

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

For example

Fujitsu Lifebook U938 13.3" Intel Core i5-8250U 1.6GHz / 8GB / 256GB SSD

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

Battery

1.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
?

Sleep-and-charge USB ports can charge electronic devices when the laptop is in sleep mode, hibernate mode, or even switched off.

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
2.Has a MagSafe power adapter
?

The MagSafe power adapter uses a power connector that is attached magnetically. When pulled or tugged, the connector will come out of the socket safely.

For example

Apple MacBook Air (2018) 13.3" Intel Core i5 1.8GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

Features

1.has stereo speakers
?

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
?

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
3.number of microphones
?

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Huawei MateBook X Pro 13.9" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD

4

4

2

4.has a front camera
?

A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
5.Has a fingerprint scanner
?

The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
6.Has a stylus
?

A stylus is a pen-like accessory that allows you to interact with the touchscreen with greater precision, and is particularly useful for drawing and writing.

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

Miscellaneous

1.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
2.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
3.clock multiplier
?

The clock multiplier controls the speed of the CPU.

Best

Lenovo IdeaPad 330 14” AMD A9-9425 3.1GHz / 4GB RAM / 1TB HDD

31

18 (Intel Core i7-8550U)

19 (Intel Core i7-8650U)

4.Can create panoramas in-camera
?

It allows you to take multiple photos capturing different parts of the scene, and then joins them together into a single photo.

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
5.has a CMOS sensor
?

CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
6. newer Turbo Boost version
?

Intel's Turbo Boost technology allows CPUs to operate even faster than their maximum clock speed, increasing performance for demanding tasks.

Best

Fujitsu Lifebook U938 13.3" Intel Core i5-8250U 1.6GHz / 8GB / 256GB SSD

2

2 (Intel Core i7-8550U)

2 (Intel Core i7-8650U)

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