Mac vs Dell

Being a computer guy, I’m frequently asked to give my $0.02 on which laptop is the best bang for your buck. User experience on the Mac is hands-down better, but is it worth $900 (64%) more in price? But as usual, it comes down to your needs and wants. So as I always ask when closing with this argument; do you drive a honda civic or a mercedes benz?

Below is a comparison of a Dell Studio XPS 16 vs Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch







Feature Dell Studio XPS 16 MacBook Pro 15


Intel Core i7 Quad Core 2.8GHz, 8MB Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8GHz, 6MB


6GB DDR3 at 1333MHz 4GB DDR3 at 1066MHz

Hard Drive

500GB 7200RPM SATA Drive 500GB 5400RPM SATA Drive

Graphics Video Card

ATI Mobility RADEON HD 4670 – 1GB NVIDIA GeForce 9400M + 9600M GT – 512MB

Optical Drive

8X Slot Load (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) 8x Slot Load (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)

Operating System

Windows 7 Home Premium Mac OS X Snow Leopard


15 inch Glossy Display 15.6 inch WLED LCD


$1,379 $2,299


5 Wins, 2 Ties, 1 Loss 1 Win, 2 Ties, 5 Losses

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