There are those who love Apple’s MacBooks, and those who love ultrabooks. Given that folks have different preferences, let’s examine some characteristic differences between Apple’s entry MacBook Air and Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook.

Entry MacBook Air vs. Dell XPS 13 Base: Specs

The entry Apple MacBook Air base model has a 13.3 inch screen. It has an 8th gen 1.6 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 CPU, 128 GB of flash memory, and 8 GB of RAM.

On the other hand, the Dell XPS 13 base model has a 13.3 inch screen, Intel core i5-i8250U CPU, 8 GB of RAM, and a 128 GB SSD.

MacBook Air vs. Ultrabook

For those who do not like Apple’s monopoly on its operating system, ultrabooks are the best laptops for general use. Ultrabooks have functionality and they are thin, light, and portable. According to many reviews, the Dell XPS 13 is the best ultrabook and is suitable for commuters, writers, office workers, and college students. It has one of the longest battery lives and weighs 2.67 pounds, which is lighter than most other models of its size. The starting price for the Dell XPS 13 laptop is $849.99.

Meanwhile, a MacBook Air is 0.61 inches thin and weighs 2.75 pounds. It will help you conduct tasks such as professional video editing, photographic editing, and 3d modeling with minimal glitching. The starting price is $1,199.

Apple vs. Dell

In terms of the branding, Apple has advertised itself as a top-of-the-line brand, with a focus on lifestyle, imagination, and its iconic design.

However, Dell is catching up with its efforts to design its gadgets, especially with the XPS 13. Many users have been astounded with the refined design of the XPS 13.

Our thoughts: While Apple came out with new designs, people flocked to the brand. However, looking at Apple MacBook’s recent editions of different chargers and different packages so that people have to buy accessories separately, we believe that Apple is just figuring out ways to make more profit from its customers. We want Apple to succeed, but brands like Dell are quickly catching up to the customers!