Macbook Pro 15 (2018) vs Dell XPS 15 (9570) - Best Laptop? | The Tech Chap

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  • A C
    A C 7 days ago

    The very fact that hard core Mac users are looking at a Dell Windows machine should tell those idiots at Apple to start LISTENING to their customers. Fuck Apple. Seriously... that track pad and keyboard are unusable.

  • stardust destroyer
    stardust destroyer 9 days ago +2

    I bought a £2700 Dell XPS, even though I live in an apple eco-system, LOL

    • Milcho Markov
      Milcho Markov 8 days ago

      @stardust destroyer holy fuck I tested one I may bitch about apple on a conveyer belt but I never realized how much I take for granted with them

    • stardust destroyer
      stardust destroyer 9 days ago

      Well, it is a very good laptop, but it just takes a bit of getting used too :)

    • Milcho Markov
      Milcho Markov 9 days ago +1

      Ditto I'm looking to buy the same one and I'm in the apple ecosystem

  • Jc Estrella
    Jc Estrella 10 days ago +2

    omg dang expensive but really good lappies... i wish i could buy the xps 15 soon

  • WindowsMac PS
    WindowsMac PS 10 days ago

    I already made my move and got away from that “apple ecosystem”. I mean, considering not only smartphones like galaxy s10 that blows away iphone and also costs less, that Dell XPS is way better and costs £800 less. People need to wake up!

  • Josh H
    Josh H 11 days ago

    Question. Is The Dell XPS 15 able to handle the 5120x1440 resolution when hooked up to the LG 49WL95C-W 49 monitor? Tried it with a 2016 MacBook Pro with Rentia and it can only output 3840x1080?

  • TheCoffeeAddict
    TheCoffeeAddict 13 days ago +2

    Don't consider 'gaming' falling under the Power User category. Gamers have gaming laptops and custom dekstops. IMO, a Power User run resource-heavy applications on a consistent basis in either a professional or hobbyist capacity. Or both.

    UNGETABLE7 14 days ago

    XPS, a no brainer choice!

  • Morning Quickies with Ruiin

    Why oh why are numpads not a thing anymore? I'm a 3D artist, Numpads are essential...urgh

  • Sahinur Rahaman
    Sahinur Rahaman 15 days ago

    DELL WINNER ......................

  • Sami Hamidi
    Sami Hamidi 15 days ago +1

    Thanks for being honest sir.

  • BananaKitty
    BananaKitty 16 days ago

    Thank you! I was looking for a laptop to get for rid.

  • Rudy Visuals
    Rudy Visuals 17 days ago +1

    From a purely performance and bang for your buck perspective, I can't see any reason why anyone would pick the Mac over the XPS

    • TheCoffeeAddict
      TheCoffeeAddict 13 days ago

      [...] can't see any [logical] reason...
      Top Reason?
      Because it is an APPLE MacBook. Apple!

  • Easy Eagle
    Easy Eagle 17 days ago

    It's ridiculous that in 2019 Apple still refused to have a touch screen on their laptops because Steve Jobs hated the idea of keyboards. WTF? It's beyond stupid at this point.

  • Lancelot Xavier
    Lancelot Xavier 18 days ago

    Macs future proof?
    Tim Cook will stop support after 6 years.

  • XtomX xd
    XtomX xd 19 days ago

    Dell XPS 10. year 9570 xd

  • Saad Sohail
    Saad Sohail 19 days ago

    thank you really educational!

  • Sarvesh Parakh
    Sarvesh Parakh 21 day ago

    Why do people even buy a MacBook? Because you are in the apple ecosystem? Save those 800 and get yourself an android phone. Save another 200 of the dongles needed for MacBook and get yourself completely out of that isheep ecosystem! Apple is just playing with you guys! Wake up!

  • Kensley Innocent
    Kensley Innocent 21 day ago

    Why going for a cheaper screen if i can lower the resolution in the settings?

  • Amir Mohammad
    Amir Mohammad 21 day ago +1

    Yes I have this idea too

  • Safwen
    Safwen 22 days ago

    i wonder who buys a 2800$ web browser, come on , it can't even run fortnite at 30+ fps and they say windows is shit,, no, the truth is Windows is a better OS with hundreds more features than the MacOS, when it comes to performances like heavy games or hight resolution video rendering , the results are clear, windows wins by miles ahead.

  • Nessunego
    Nessunego 22 days ago

    In 5 years the DELL XPS will be less usable because of driver issues. Macbook Pro will run smooth for 10 years without even having to think (just update in the Apple Store and you are done). To say it all, the DELL comes new with driver problems linked to the Wireless card (killer) that you have to solve with software and driver update. This is the difference. I'll invest my money on a Macbook Pro because it will last longer without problems.

  • Everest
    Everest 23 days ago

    I don't care about ecosystem, but I'll pay more for Apple Care and OSX which is absolutely a dirty secret.
    I need a great keyboard so I'll have to buy a 3rd or 4th gen butterfly keyboard unless I see a very high rated windows computer on Amazon.

  • John Eduard Bamba
    John Eduard Bamba 25 days ago

    Why would you buy a laptop to play? Buy a gaming console if you want to play and buy a laptop for work

  • Kamila Kudelska
    Kamila Kudelska 26 days ago

    Privacy differences?

  • Mas Boy
    Mas Boy 27 days ago

    which one do you choose for a photographer?

  • Bhugol Giri
    Bhugol Giri Month ago

    As a comparison which should i buy
    Mac or laptop

  • Hajime Yamasaki Vukelic

    Lost me at "both have fantastic keyboards". You clearly don't do much typing.

    • Hajime Yamasaki Vukelic
      Hajime Yamasaki Vukelic 28 days ago

      @MZhris I can't say which has the best, but Lenovo tends to have reasonable keyboards (compared to external ones) in their ThinkPad line of laptops.

    • MZhris
      MZhris 28 days ago

      Which laptop has the best keyboard in your opinion? I have a dell XPS 15 9570 and find the keyboard comfortable, but use external most of the time.

  • Muhammad Hassan
    Muhammad Hassan Month ago

    Ok some guys are complaining about that MacBooks doesn’t have powerful gpus as compare to windows laptops. Its true but keep in mind these windows laptops with powerful gpus will never give you the full performance while running on battery power. You must plugged in, in order to get the full performance. May be its the same case with dell xps 15. And trust me it is a big deal. The reason is gpus draws a large amount of current which battery cant deliver.Macbooks always gives full performance even on battery power. One must do some research before buying windows laptop.

  • Muhammad Hassan
    Muhammad Hassan Month ago

    Its not the macbook, its fortnite that is not optimised for OSX. In my opinion macbook was a clear winner.

  • Stanislav Donev
    Stanislav Donev Month ago

    Guys I am so lost. Is there a config with 1050ti NOT/NON(dont speek English) Max-Q??

  • Pedro Otero
    Pedro Otero Month ago

    Did he at any moment point out Dell's screen is a touchscreen?

  • Leander
    Leander Month ago

    If you are an audio creator, DO NOT BUY the XPS 15. A lot of it's models
    have a terrible DPC latency (look it up), which results in random
    crackling and popping in the audio, making it unusable if
    creating/recoding music, podcasts, watching YT videos, etc. I had this
    issue on my first model (XPS 15 9570), and sent it back when I noticed
    the issue, my replacement model has the same issue and Dell says THEY
    will help

  • Leander
    Leander Month ago

    If you are an audio creator, DO NOT BUY the XPS 15. A lot of it's models
    have a terrible DPC latency (look it up), which results in random
    crackling and popping in the audio, making it unusable if
    creating/recoding music, podcasts, watching YT videos, etc. I had this
    issue on my first model (XPS 15 9570), and sent it back when I noticed
    the issue, my replacement model has the same issue and Dell says THEY
    will help

  • YellowSkinz
    YellowSkinz Month ago

    Well done 👍

  • Von Tae
    Von Tae Month ago +1

    Great video! Guess I'll be buying a Dell XPS.

    • MZhris
      MZhris 28 days ago

      We be buyin laptops and sheeet

  • Jemoli
    Jemoli Month ago

    This confirms I made the right choice XPS 13 FTW.

  • Ranz tube
    Ranz tube Month ago

    plz make a video of reading pdf in 4k laptop.i m student. i need to read books in pdf format. i heard letters becomes small in 4k laptop

  • Cornelius Felix
    Cornelius Felix Month ago

    How do I fix the over saturation on the XPS screen ? I tried using the AdobeRGB on the premier color but it still way over saturated, please help!

  • John Rave
    John Rave Month ago

    People bragging about dell xps having better specs, lesser price. There is consequences tho. That 4k, gtx graohics card etc. You'll only get 5-6 hours of battery. Sad but true

  • theloniousMac
    theloniousMac Month ago

    If Apple were smart they would make that MacBook Pro cost $800 less than the Dell. They wouldn't be able to make them fast enough.

  • pham ngoctam
    pham ngoctam Month ago

    MBP Very very sexy

  • sal0o4
    sal0o4 Month ago

    I just ordered an xps 15 but core i5, gtx 1050. I still want to use it for photoshop and light animation work. I wonder if it would still be good enough. In Germany prices are much higher than the US for the same specs!! crazzee

  • shamstkm
    shamstkm Month ago +1

    Fantastic presentation, I will go for XPS 15

  • Sai Penagamuri
    Sai Penagamuri Month ago +2

    You completely ignored driver issues and many bugs that plague Dell.

  • Nguyen Tanthien
    Nguyen Tanthien Month ago

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    Aber hier in der Schweiz.....Tuen Sie dagegen.....Was Sie als Schweizerische Ausländern Lebend....Tatsache ins Augen.....

  • Nguyen Tanthien
    Nguyen Tanthien Month ago

    Mongolische oder Chinesse auf Kinder Züchten Strategien......Brauchen Stimmrecht Schweizerische Ausländern.....

  • 3g12k45 Vaitkevicius

    dude what is your job

  • Patrick Tongson
    Patrick Tongson Month ago

    At last a non-biased review :)

  • movw wvom
    movw wvom Month ago

    800 dif without dongles.

  • kourosh bozorg
    kourosh bozorg Month ago

    I'm using Mac but my E and 4 on keyboard don't work and after 1 year and half just stopped working cuz my motherboard stopped working for no reason and my speakers stopped working correctly and after 2 month they gave me back and again after 4 months each month it stops working and I have to install McOS again .... I just wanna sell this piece of shit that I spend 3500 euro !!!!!!!!!

  • John Cussen
    John Cussen 2 months ago +1

    I've had the 9570 for six months and have had just a few issues. The xps would not recognise the charger, the light bleed on the 4K screen was really bad, after an update the sound was crazy(bad) and after the Dell tech guy replaced the motherboard......well I'm now locked out of my xps by BitLocker. I haven't been able to use it for three weeks. I know it sounds crazy but true. Don't do Dell!

  • javier giorgis
    javier giorgis 2 months ago

    Do you work for Dell?

  • The Real Captain Crunch

    u should do MacBook pro vs dell xps 15 vs Lenovo thinkpad x1 extreme like if u agree

  • William Manalang
    William Manalang 2 months ago

    Hi @The Tech Chap, I just bought an XPS 15 like this one but can't run Adobe apps like AE. I'm stucked at loading Media Core. Got any idea how to fix this?

  • Vidi Fadilakbar
    Vidi Fadilakbar 2 months ago

    Dell XPS with hackintosh 🥰

  • Nicola Mingotti
    Nicola Mingotti 2 months ago

    What about fan noise ?

    sTEADYONE67 2 months ago

    Anyone has tried the lastpass? Thing he recommended?

  • ujwal rajan
    ujwal rajan 2 months ago

    Bottom Line!
    Unless you're invested in the Apple ecosystem, don't even bother with the Apple MacbookPro. Well, i wasn't surprised, this was the expected result.

  • MaxGaming HD
    MaxGaming HD 2 months ago

    Are all Full HD Screens mat? Can i only get a glossy Screen with the 4k Screen?

  • Kendon Chase
    Kendon Chase 2 months ago +1

    The games were laggy as they were poorly optimized for MacOs, running Windows they get a way more consistent FPS. Also with Premier it was a well known problem that Adobe was garbage and slacking on updates, and patched it soon after making the MBP perform almost twice as fast.
    In the end when recommending laptops, it's also worth noting that the macbooks are weaker, of course. But feel significantly better to use, especially during long work sessions. I use windows right now for work, but when I use my girlfriends Mac to do some work it is just so much smoother, and feels amazing to use. It's not a plastic laptop for people on a tight budget, it's a premium device.

  • BG me
    BG me 2 months ago

    Real winner is “Dell’s great after sale service” not.

  • Cyle Hendricks
    Cyle Hendricks 2 months ago

    The main problem is what Apple charges for upgrades, if they would lower the price by at least a couple hundred bucks it would be a good start. Rightfully, Macs should cost more simply because of the MacOS - you can only get MacOS on an Apple whereas Windows comes installed on literally everything.

  • Велск и
    Велск и 2 months ago

    i have Macbook pro 2019
    amd Dell is very good

  • xavpaw
    xavpaw 2 months ago +2

    Is nobody having trouble with the colors on the XPS's 4K monitor being incredibly oversaturated? I just cannot tune them down... I might need to get a color calibration hardware like datacolor's spyder or colormunki, since for now it is unusable to edit photos/videos and the internal software is unable to fix the problem.
    for example if I look at files, that I graded on the new XPS, on my iPhone SE or even my old XPS the pictures seem to be desaturated... especially red.
    I obviously googled this issue and I'm by far not the only person having this problem. just saying, if I could I would send the XPS back

  • Stacey Tucker
    Stacey Tucker 2 months ago +1

    I have been a Mac user since the original white laptop emerged around 2005. I have upgraded my laptops and always taken the fastest and strongest options. I also have a host of iPads and iPhones. The lack of customer support and the constant disregard of Steve Job's original intentions has made me go back to DELL. I'm pleased that so many agree that the Dell product is a better buy, screen and wins overall. It reinforced my intention. Off to place my Dell order now and grateful it isn't necessary to fall into the line at the nightmare apple store which calls itself Democratic in nature. I just call it a frustrating waste of time! Thank you so much for your review!

  • About Archie
    About Archie 2 months ago

    Been a Mac Cult Member for years. Should receive my new Dell XPS within the next two days. Apple, seriously?!? Your product is getting worse (relatively) and, although I'm willing to pay a premium to get the right product, there is no way a top-of-the-line MacBook Pro is worth the price you're asking. Steve can't save you this time. I can hear him screaming at you from here!

  • un chi
    un chi 2 months ago +1

    If the dell XPS 15 has a 16:10 ratio screen, I would buy it.
    16:9 is too small vertical space for programming.😥

    • MZhris
      MZhris 28 days ago +1

      - full screen mode
      - hide tool bar, status bar
      - smaller font
      - horizontal continuous split view
      For me the much bigger concern is the lack of width to have multiple apps side by side, which can only be solved with an external monitor anyway.

    • Kush Patel
      Kush Patel 2 months ago

      is this coming from a programmer with the poop pfp?
      EDIT: no mean to hate bruv it’s cool that you’re a programmer and we all have our preferences.

  • SummerSweety69
    SummerSweety69 2 months ago +1

    I would never go for a laptop with a webcam that's on the bottom.. That's the worst design I've ever saw 😹 I think I won't buy either.

  • Avery Soo
    Avery Soo 2 months ago

    Which one would be better for music production and animations?? Dell XPS or Macbook pro Retina 2015 ?? Is it easy to transfer file from an android phone to a macbook pro ?

  • TheChosenOne
    TheChosenOne 2 months ago +3

    4k on a 15" screen...kind of ridiculous.

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    qia sun 2 months ago


  • Yusuf Khan
    Yusuf Khan 2 months ago

    why am I watching this, I don’t have either and can’t afford either

  • M k D w
    M k D w 2 months ago

    Too good video

  • Vincent Prawira
    Vincent Prawira 2 months ago +3

    Most people in the US probably pick XPS 15 for the cheaper price than the macbook pro, because the price difference is so huge, it's a no brainer. But in the country I live in (Indonesia). The cost of US imports are so huge that makes the price of XPS 15 almost the same, if not more expensive than the macbook pro. In this case, I just picked the 15 macbook pro because, in the long term macbooks usually has the big advantage of resell value. If you buy a laptop that costs more than 2000$ dollars, you have to think it as an investment so you can sell it with price that is not far from the original price tag.

    • let it be
      let it be 2 months ago

      Yoya dell xps mahal aja yg gtx 1050 bisa 35 juta. Wtf

  • CJ Loh
    CJ Loh 3 months ago

    XPS 15 screen looks awesome!

  • Costas Patralis
    Costas Patralis 3 months ago +1

    I just bought a used dell xps 15 9560 which is the previous model to the one just reviewed, for $1500 AUD and its the best decision I've ever made. The performance on this unit is amazing not to mention the quality of the unit itself. Do yourself a favour and test the unit yourself to see how good it really is.

  • rob p
    rob p 3 months ago

    Apple.... Noooo thanks

  • Iron Soldier
    Iron Soldier 3 months ago

    Amazing review Tom superb

  • 79DESIGN Ltd
    79DESIGN Ltd 3 months ago

    I recently tried the MacBook Pro and the HP Envy 13 side by side. Screen quality aside, one thing I found different was the quality of the touchpad pressing. the HP you had to push it harder than on the MBP. the keys were also nice. I have a MBA 2015, and the keys are nice. I wonder if many stick with Apple because of the quality and feel of the laptop, over the quality 'inside'. Plus the security - which some say Apple is just way tougher on that Windows.

  • Jon nn
    Jon nn 3 months ago +3

    So why exactly is anyone buying mac anymore? It seems they've really lost their innovation edge but not their high prices. Sad.

  • Kyle Maki
    Kyle Maki 3 months ago +1

    For those photo/video editing beware of one huge problem with the xps 15. The screen is very heavy on the reds and way over saturated. It’s pleasing when just watching things but is a huge problem when you need your colors to be accurate

  • marklar2012
    marklar2012 3 months ago

    Mac laptops are oveprized garbage.

  • JohnPeace2
    JohnPeace2 3 months ago

    Honestly, I have owned crapload of PCs and Macs, most people are better off with PCs just because of compatibility of software and gaming. But hey, Apple is cool too, and just good with specific people. but honestly overpriced. With the 2700 dollar laptop, I can buy an almost maxed out Razer 15inch that can play most games on ultra settings

  • Lee Moe
    Lee Moe 3 months ago +3

    I got the MacBook Pro 2017 and I should admit I regret it! Dell XPS would have been better. I have to live with this for a couple of years now!

  • Andrey Isotov
    Andrey Isotov 3 months ago +2

    Is dell Laptop louder in working with photoshop or premiere?

    • Alex DC
      Alex DC 2 months ago

      it's louder in general and xps have a very weird fan curve so fans will ramp up even on idle. and with the current bios it actually happens every 10 sec because of the gpu, really annoying. It happens only when on battery though, when power connected it works smoothly.

  • Sahka Arnold
    Sahka Arnold 3 months ago

    I don't know what y'all be comparing out here, am good with my Mac Pro, am not a gamer n I was done with windows

  • Jarek Wrobel
    Jarek Wrobel 3 months ago

    Great review!!! Thanks

    BARUH LIBERMAN 3 months ago

    You are not real because you are taking programs Jets made for windows and not optimize for Mac

  • Revolutions88
    Revolutions88 3 months ago

    Dell XPS would be my choice

  • Noemyyy
    Noemyyy 3 months ago

    Which one is better for storing pictures and making editing videos and journaling

  • Anay Bhanushali
    Anay Bhanushali 3 months ago

    dell xps 13 (9370) vs macbook pro 13 (2018) ? one word answer, please.

  • 人參剩粒祖
    人參剩粒祖 3 months ago

    I think Dell’s design is better than Apple. I hope Apple will improve their design.

  • T Bone
    T Bone 3 months ago +1

    The Tech Chap lies in this video about color accuracy. As such no one should trust anything he says, you have been warned.
    It's likely he just dislikes apple like many do on youtube.,

  • T Bone
    T Bone 3 months ago

    The Tech Chap lies in this video about color accuracy. As such no one should trust anything he says, you have been warned.
    It's likely he just dislikes apple like many do on youtube.

  • T Bone
    T Bone 3 months ago

    The Tech Chap lies in this video about color accuracy. As such no one should trust anything he says at all

  • T Bone
    T Bone 3 months ago

    The Tech Chap lies in this video about color accuracy. As such no one should trust anything he says..

  • T Bone
    T Bone 3 months ago

    The Tech Chap lies in this video about color accuracy. As such no one should trust anything he says.

  • T Bone
    T Bone 3 months ago

    Wow you're such a liar The Tech Clap and I will never watch your videos again. You just lied blatantly. You say the macbook pro has worse color accuracy and then you claim it's because the dell covers more of the adobe color spectrum. You're a liar. It is not more color accurate. The DELL chooses to be more like adobe whereas the macbook chooses to be closer hto the Wide Color Gamut it Doesn't mean the dell is more color accurate you liar. It simply means the dell chooses adobe whereas the macbook (rightly) chooses to be DCP-I3 Color accurate. If you paid attention you'd see that the macbook is actually more color accurate in this regard which is what movies/most things are being made in these days. In other words. The macbook is more color accurate to what most films and videos are filmed as in 2019 whereas the dell xps is stuck in the past and is only more color accurate for people who are editing certain photos.
    In other words, you're spewing misinformation.

  • T Bone
    T Bone 3 months ago

    The macbook has a better screen. It has better color and also it has a better 16:10 ratio over the dells ancient 16:9 . In fact the only thing the dell has that is certainly better than the macbook is a higher resolution screen but even that is unnecessary since the macbook already looks as crisp as it can get. PS you have to use chrome if you want to watch 4K content on your macbook at this time. If you do this you'll see the macbook actually has a way better display than the dell for a few reasons. 1. It's 16:10 2. It is more accurate in the color department (no yellow tinge) 3. The macbook has a brighter display (even 2013 macbook pro have brighter displays than the dell xps 2018)

  • Abel Godinez
    Abel Godinez 3 months ago

    Damn that apple tax is crazyyy. I think I will probably get the xps or the razer blade 15 that just came out in white. That thing is niccee