It looks like I may be looking to get a 15" laptop. Its funny, but I embraced the 13" for factor for its portability, which I love, but with my old 5x year old eyes, its a bit of a struggle lately. I grabbed my trusty old 2012 15" rMBP yesterday while I was traveling and found it was so much easier on my eyes then the 13" This has caused me to consider getting a 15" model and maybe selling the 13" Surface Book. There's a lot I like about the SB, and a few things I don't like (nothing is perfect). I like Windows just as much as OS X, but if I had a preference it would be OS X. With that said, I'm not here looking to bash the MBP but I do have limited funds and the Dell is looking mighty tempting. I started making a grid of features and what matters, Some of it was assumptions on my part, for instance I'm not a GPU guru but I think the Nvidia is a better GPU then AMD. Apple has the following advantages Display Storage Battery - somewhat mitigate due to actual battery life OS (Close to a tie but I'll give Appel the nod). Dell has the following advantages Price - this is a huge one - saving 1,000. Memory - though I don't need anything beyond 16GB GPU - not a gamer and I don't push the GPU AFAIK Ports Keyboard - very subjective, the things I don't like about the new butterfly keyboard is the travel and sound Other things to consider. Quality: Apple's reputation for quality has been excellent but recent complaints seem to show some weakness. Dells has been inferior to Apples for a while, but recently the machines appear to be solid So to weight the advantages, I'd say Apple's advantages are superior, i.e., the display, crazy fast storage and battery (though there are enough complaints about actual battery life to mitigate this advantage) On the other side of the fence, the price is a HUGE advantage, its hard to keep a 1,000 in my bank account when it comes to buying something. Basically, I'll be selling my Surface Book and the proceeds will most likely come close to covering a major portion of the cost. Final thoughts I know I'm posting on a mac forum and I'll get a lot of opinions on how great the MBP is and that's great, that will help. Comments about how bad Windoze is, is less well received. Everyone is entitled to there opinion but since I'm discussing possible purchase decisions, I'm not bothered by windows. I use OS X the majority of time, but I do find myself using Windows for extensively and I like it. tl;dr MBP is a nice machine, but I'm tempted by the XPS 15. Edit: I'm not trying to bash Apple or the MBP at all. Spending this kind of money, I want to be sure I use my limited funds wisely.