MacBook Pro 2016 vs Microsoft Surface Pro vs HP Spectre 13 vs Dell XPS 13, Which One to Buy in India

MacBook Pro 2016 vs Microsoft Surface Pro vs HP Spectre 13 vs Dell XPS 13, Which One to Buy in India
  • Apple MacBook Pro (2016 models) are among the costliest laptops in India
  • The new MacBooks face competition from premium laptops by Dell, HP, MSI
  • Apple has not announced the new MacBook Pro release date in India yet

Apple has unveiled its new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro 2016 laptops, adding more competition to a segment that already has a number of great options to choose from. Touting features like the new Touch Bar multi-touch strip and the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, the MacBook Pro 2016's price in India starts at Rs. 1,55,900 for the 15-inch model and Rs. 1,29,900 for the 13-inch variant (without Touch Bar), making them among the most expensive laptops you can buy in the country.

(Also see: Everything You Need to Know About Apple's MacBook Pro Event)

While Apple has not announced the MacBook Pro 2016 release date in India yet, both the 13-inch and 15-inch models will be on top of the mind of anyone looking for a premium laptop. But will the new features be enough to lure buyers away from the feature-laden Windows 10 laptops available in the market today? Among the biggest rivals of the new Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch and 15-inch in India right now are the Microsoft Surface Pro 4, HP Spectre 13, Dell XPS 13, Lenovo Yoga 900, and MSI GS63 RF Stealth Pro.

(Also see: Apple Discontinues 11-Inch MacBook Air, MacBook Pro With Non-Retina Display)

Here's a look at what each of these laptops offer and how the new Apple laptops fare against them:


Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch

HP Spectre 13

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Dell XPS 13

MSI GS63 RF Stealth Pro

Lenovo Yoga 900

Starting price

Rs. 1,55,900

Rs. 1,29,900

Rs. 1,05,090

Rs. 78,890

Rs. 76,990

Rs. 1,75,500

Rs. 1,22,090


15.4-inch; 2880x1800 pixel resolution

13.3-inch; 2560x1600 pixel resolution

13.3-inch; 1920x1080 pixel resolution

12.3-inch with touch; 2736x1824 pixel resolution

13.3-inch with optional touch; full HD (1920x1080 pixel) and QHD (3840 x2160 pixel) options

15.6-inch; full HD (1920x1080 pixel) and QHD (3840 x2160 pixel) options

13.3-inch with touch; 3200x1800 pixel resolution

Operating system

macOS 10.12 Sierra

macOS 10.12 Sierra

Windows 10 Pro

Windows 10 Pro

Windows 10 Home

Windows 10 Home/ Pro

Windows 10 Home


349 x 241 x 15.5 mm

304 x 212 x 14.9 mm

325 x 229 x 10.4 mm

292.10 x 201.42 x 8.45 mm

9-15 x 235 x 304 mm

380 x 249 x 18 mm

324 x 225 x 14.9 mm


1.83 kilograms

1.37 kilograms

1.11 kilograms and up

786 grams

1.2 kilograms and up

1.8 kilograms and up

1.29 kilograms


Intel Core i7

Intel Core i5

Intel Core i5 (Gen 6), i7 (Gen 6)

Intel Core m3, i5, i7

Intel Core i5 (Gen 6), i7 (Gen 6)

Intel Core i7 (Gen 6)

Intel Core i7 (Gen 6)


AMD Radeon Pro 450

Intel Iris 540, 550

Intel HD Graphics 520, 620

Intel HD Graphics 515

Intel HD Graphics 520 / Iris Graphics 540

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5

Integrated Intel HD graphics


Up to 512GB SSD

Up to 512GB SSD

Up to 512GB SSD

Up to 256GB SSD

Up to 256GB SSD

Up to 1TB HDD; SSD optional

Up to 512GB SSD



8GB / 16GB


4GB / 8GB

4GB / 8GB

16GB;  up to 32GB supported



USB Type-C (x4)

USB Type-C (x4)

USB 3.1 (x2), USB Type-C (x1)

USB 3.0 (x1), Mini DisplayPort, Surface Connect, Cover port

USB 3.0 (x2), Thunderbolt 3 (x1)

USB 2.0 (x1), USB 3.0 (x2), USB Type-C reversible plug

USB 3.0 (x2), USB Type-C (x1), DC-in with USB 2.0 function (x1)


Up to 10 hours

Up to 10 hours

Up to 9.5 hours

Up to 9 hours

Up to 18 hours

Up to 4 hours

Up to 10 hours


720p HD

720p HD

720p HD

5-megapixel front camera with 1080p HD video

720p HD

720p HD

720p HD

In face of this tough competition, the new MacBook Pro models look like great options, but not the automatic choice to go for. Which of these laptops do you find the most appealing? Tell us in comments below.

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