Dell XPS 9370 is fantastic!

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  1. HALE101 macrumors member

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    Lats month i traded in the MBP 2017 13 inch for the dell XPS9370 4k and I am very happy with my decision , watching 4k movies on Netflix and other customization features that I have been deprived from apple was a pleasant surprise. The screen is gorgeous and applications run just as fast or dare I say faster than my previous Macbook pro .

    Anyone else make the switch or considering ?
     
  2. invisibleshoes macrumors 6502

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    What urged you to switch back to Windows? I recently purchased a 9560 XPS 15 ($900 new for 4K, Nvidia 1050 config) as well. The keyboard is a dream compared to the 2017 MBP. Just having second thoughts about the screen size and may exchange for 9360 or 9370. I heard the latter ditched standard USB 3.0 ports in favor of USB-C. Any opinions on this? Does it bother you?
     
  3. HALE101 thread starter macrumors member

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    I personally love the 9370, after updating the bios the fan noise is non existent, the 4k screen is amazing which you can watch from Netflix and Vudu , coming from a 2017 mbp I would say the 9370 is faster and actually missed the windows 10 interface . When it comes to thunderbolt 3 cable they do some in handy if you want to use a external ssd , the computer comes with a usb type c to usb 3.0 adapter (I thought it came with a usb a adapter but mine come with usb type c . I purchased these in regards to your usb 3.o issues for the time I do need
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    https://www.amazon.com/Anker-Adapte...rd_wg=8TNpq&psc=1&refRID=C8BSEX26MECYE977NBWR

    I also use the MX master 2s mouse which cost around 100 bucks to match my white and rose gold 9370 even though there is many options to choose from

    https://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Wir...rd_wg=F4Ecw&psc=1&refRID=FSF5AA62F3NVD38CXG84

    Hope that helps
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    I was, in fact I ordered and used and used a Razer 15" laptop but in the end I returned it. In many respects, it was a great computer, I loved the design, I still miss the sleek black chassis and the colorful keyboard. It wasn't perfect, no laptop is, but in the end, I missed the macOS. In some ways I didn't realize how enmeshed (some people would entangled :p) in the apple ecosystem and losing out on those things that are built in was a more of a stumbling block for me then I realized.

    Congrats on your new baby, glad you're enjoying the Dell, that as on my short list as well (the 15" model)
     
  5. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    I have the first generation XPS 13 with the edge to edge screen, and love it. Easily the best laptop I've ever owned. It's going on 4 years now, and I have never had any issues with it that didn't involve a 3 year old smearing a lollipop all over it o_O
     
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    Thats an interesting viewpoint on the MaOS and Apple ecosystem. I own a Surface Pro which I like a lot as well as a 15" MacBook Pro. I gave some serious thought to moving to the a Razer over a 2018 MacBook Pro, but as much as I like the Surface Pro and think Windows 10 is a fine operating system, I just didn't think I was ready to quit the apple ecosystem and MacOS. Some of that maybe tied to the fact that I also own an iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch.

    But in any case I went with the new 2018 MacBook Pro, but I have only had it since Wednesday. So I guess the door is still open.
     
  8. Sackofnickels Suspended

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    I almost made the switch a few months back, but in the process of setting up my Razer laptop for work related functions I found that Preview on the Mac is pretty powerful and really easy to use. I was not going to spend hundreds or subscribe to Adobe on a Windows machine.

    I learned there are gazillion Windows options for editing, merging, and rearranging PDF's, but none offer the power AND the simplicity that Preview does. And it comes with the OS no extra cost.
     
  9. macjunk(ie) macrumors 6502a

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    What about the obnoxiously high price you pay for the Apple hardware? Apple, in my view, charges you for their software via their hardware.

    So even if you had invested in a good PDF reader for Windows, you would have still saved money over Apple
     
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    There is a lot of truth to that. Preview is excellent for a “free” program, but PDF Element does a good job for under $50.

    Apples “free” software is a little like “free” breakfast at a hotel. Of course you paid for it in your room rate, but everyone likes the idea of “free.” :)
     
  11. ajay96 macrumors 6502

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    I recently switched from a 2015 Macbook Pro to a Dell XPS 15" 9570. No regrets looking back. I loved macOS, but the screen on the new Dell laptop just blows my mind. :p
     
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    The 9570 was on my short list as well, its a nice laptop - enjoy your new baby :)
     
  13. navaira macrumors 68040

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    How do you feel about the trackpad on XPS vs Macbook Pro? Having replaced my MBP 2018 twice (and about to return the third) due to keyboard issues I've been thinking either about XPS 13 9370 or Spectre 13, but I know Windows trackpads tend to be...not amazing. I love everything about the MBP but a keyboard that manages less than two weeks before forcing me to use Unshaky against keys registering twice is not acceptable in a €2489 machine.

    (I intend to Hackintosh the PC, by the way. No Windows for me, thanks.)
     
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    It uses a precision touchpad, so it's quite nice. Not as nice as a MBP, but a close second. At minimum, it's more than usable.
     
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    From what I've read and tried out, its a decent trackpad. Better then some, but still not as good as the Macs. Of course I'm not a fan of the insanely huge trackpad that is on my MBP right now, but I guess you can't have everything ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
  16. navaira macrumors 68040

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    Now that I am using a HP Stream 13 and a Chromebook, or perhaps TRYING to use them, my appreciation for the Mac trackpads grows faster than I imagined possible. But even on the 13" MBP the trackpad is too long. I end up placing my palm on it, palm rejection works, then trying to scroll with two fingers, and that doesn't work until I move my hand into what for me is unnatural position.

    I'll still take it over the "use hammer to click" trackpads I currently have at my disposal...!
     
  17. c0ppo macrumors 65816

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    There is no denying that after mac trackpad, it's hard to use any other. It's like going from 2018 flagship smartphone to a 1997 mobile phone.
     
  18. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Almost bought the same machine. 13" screen with the power of a MacBook Pro but in a 12" MacBook form factor.
    Ultimately went with a Surface Book 2. Bigger, yes, but the pen support, 2-in-1 form factor and detachable screen won out. So since I decided on that form factor, I went with the model with the dedicated GPU.
    I'm more than satisfied with my choice, but that XPS 13 is a slick machine.
     
  19. HALE101 thread starter macrumors member

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    Awesome! I purchased the Gigabyte Aorus gaming Box GTX 1080 External Graphic card to play fairly demanding fps games at a high resolution . I also replaced the SSD with the Samsung 970 Evo pro , everything runs much more smoothly since the installation.
     
  20. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Those are definitely fast. Fortunately things seems smooth enough with my built-in drive (1650 MB/s read, 650 MB/s write) since it's not replaceable.
     
  21. Gaprofitt macrumors 6502

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    Don't ever buy Dell. The outsource everything to India, when you have an issue, the support is non-existent..
     
  22. HALE101 thread starter macrumors member

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    Coming from the 2017 Macbook pro it sucks lol but I bought the white Logitech Master Mx 2s mouse and use it religiously . If I need to use the track pad cause I dont have my mouse its usable but not like apples track pads.
     

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