In this comparison we put the Apple MacBook Pro Retina with Touch Bar and Dell XPS 15 9560 4K UHD head to head in a battle to find out which wins the specifications war. You might think it all comes down to the price, but frankly there is a lot more to it. If you would like to see more product comparisons and reviews in this category, click here.
The first product we will be looking at is the Apple MacBook Pro Retina with Touch Bar. Mac users can reunite at the sheer beauty of the Macbook Pro Retina with Touch Bar! It was certainly a great decision for Apple to add the bar onto their best-selling product and it is now even more appealing to music producers than before. This means your laptop will look sleeker and bigger since there is a lot more room for keys rather than other old function keys occupying the space.
Next let's have a look at the Dell XPS 15 9560 4K UHD. Dell has raised the bar with this cutting edge Dell XPS 15 model with the latest technological advances. This includes a 4K resolution, a Core Intel i7 processor and windows 10. It’s somewhat comparable to the Apple MacBook but its price point is lower, and you get a good quality product. For all those music producers who like to own a quality laptop that will last a long time and be your ultimate reliable partner in crime, this laptop is the investment you need to make.
It has an LED display that is able to give stunning clear images, it also has a Core Intel i7 processor which make sit super-fast and easy to work with. The memory is also good too with 16 GB of RAM and around 10 hours of battery life. This is ideal if you’re going to be on the go while you’re producing music. Perhaps you won’t have access to a plug socket while you’re doing work? If you’re fully charged up, then you should be good to go without plugging it in! What’s even better is that Apple has scrapped the USB ports and instead replaced them with USB C ports and Thunderbolts. Perfect for all those music producers out there as it gives more variety to your work and what you can use to edit and produce your beats.
The Dell XPS has 32 GB of RAM and a battery life of 5 hours, so that’s a little downside. Yet, this battery life doesn’t tend to deteriorate over time. Unlike other laptop models, the battery life is sustainable and won’t decrease rapidly even when you’ve had it for over a year or two. It’s an unspoken law that good music production laptops are always designed to be good for gaming too. ThisDell XPS is exactly an example of this.
|HEAD TO HEAD COMPARISON|
Apple MacBook Pro Retina with Touch Bar
Dell XPS 15 9560 4K UHD
+ Core Intel i7 Processor
+ Core Intel i7 Processor
|WHAT OUR TEAM THOUGHT|
Apple is a great quality brand that is always producing top pieves of technology. They’re well-known in the music producing industry, and some of the best in the business do their daily tasks on a MacBook Pro. This is because there are so many ideal apps to download and make your music even better than before.
Purchasing a laptop like this lightweight, and sleek one will mean you’re getting something that is good quality but for a fraction of the price of an Apple or other Windows PC. It’s a great choice because you’ll save money but also be able to produce some of the best music around.
Check out Music Critic's in-depth article 10 Best Computers For Music Production which includes even more information.