Dell XPS 15 9510 vs. Surface Pro 8

Here is a side by side comparison between Dell XPS 15 9510 and Surface Pro 8 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Dell XPS 15 9510 image

Dell XPS 15 9510

Surface Pro 8 image

Surface Pro 8

Key FeaturesDell XPS 15 9510Surface Pro 8
At Glance
Released in Mid
2021
16:10 3.5K
15.6”
2160p OLED
Weight
4.22 lb
1.91 kg
Up to
Intel Core i9-11900H
8C/16T, 2.50 → 4.90 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,430
Single Core
Geekbench 5
8,121
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® UHD Graphics
32 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
Upgradable up to
64GB
3200 MHz DDR4
Dell XPS 15 9510 Ports
Up to Nvidia Quadro
RTX 3050Ti
4GB GDDR6 45W TGP
Released in Late
2021
3:2 2.8K
13”
1920p 60~120Hz
Weight
1.96 lb
0.89 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-1185G7
4C/8T, 3.00 → 4.80 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,404
Single Core
Geekbench 5
4,864
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
96 Execution Units, 400 → 1350 MHz
Configurable up to
32GB
4267 MHz LPDDR4X
Surface Pro 8 Ports
AvailabilityDell XPS 15 9510Surface Pro 8
Released20212021
Release InfoAnnounced on May 11, 2021
  • Introduced: September 22, 2021
  • Pre-ordered: September 22, 2021
  • Released: October 5, 2021
Pricing
  • $1,249.99
    i5-11400H, 8GB, 256GB, Intel UHD, FHD+ Non-touch
  • $1,949.99
    i7-11800H, 16GB, 512GB, RTX 3050 Ti, FHD+ Non-touch
  • $2,149.99
    i9-11900H, 16GB, 512GB, RTX 3050 Ti, FHD+ Non-touch
  • $2,349.99
    i7-11800H, 16GB, 512GB, RTX 3050 Ti, UHD+ Touch
  • $2,549.99
    i9-11900H, 16GB, 512GB, RTX 3050 Ti, UHD+ Touch
  • $1,099.99 
    i5-1135G7 8GB 128GB
    Platinum only.
  • $1,199.99 
    i5-1135G7 8GB 256GB
  • $1,399.99 
    i5-1135G7 16GB 256GB
  • $1,399.99 
    i5-1135G7 8GB 512GB
  • $1,599.99 
    i7-1185G7 16GB 256GB
  • $1,899.99 
    i7-1185G7 16GB 512GB
  • $2,199.99 
    i7-1185G7 16GB 1TB
    Platinum only.
  • $2,599.99 
    i7-1185G7 32GB 1TB
    Platinum only.
Generations
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H Price
Newest Dell XPS 15 9510 Elite Laptop, 15.6" FHD+ 500 Nits Display, Intel i7-11800H, RTX 3050Ti, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, IR Webcam, Backlit Keyboard, Fingerprint Reader, WiFi 6, Thunderbolt 4, Win 11 Home
Newest Dell XPS 15 9510 Elite Laptop, 15.6" FHD+ 500 Nits Display, Intel i7-11800H, RTX 3050Ti, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, IR Webcam, Backlit Keyboard, Fingerprint Reader, WiFi 6, Thunderbolt 4, Win 11 Home
By Dell
$2,094.99
Was: $2,409.00
Dell XPS 15 9510 (Latest Model) 15.6 Core I7-11800H(8-Core) 512GB PCIe SSD 16GB RAM FHD (1920x1200) 500 Nit Non Touch NVidia RTX 3050 4GB Windows 10 Professional (Renewed)
Dell XPS 15 9510 (Latest Model) 15.6 Core I7-11800H(8-Core) 512GB PCIe SSD 16GB RAM FHD (1920x1200) 500 Nit Non Touch NVidia RTX 3050 4GB Windows 10 Professional (Renewed)
By Dell
$2,018.28
Dell XPS 15 9510 (Latest Model) 15.6" Core I7-11800H(8-Core) 512GB PCIe SSD 16GB RAM FHD+ (1920x1200) 500 Nit Non Touch NVidia RTX 3050 4GB Windows 10 Professional
Dell XPS 15 9510 (Latest Model) 15.6" Core I7-11800H(8-Core) 512GB PCIe SSD 16GB RAM FHD+ (1920x1200) 500 Nit Non Touch NVidia RTX 3050 4GB Windows 10 Professional
By Dell
$2,214.98
Microsoft Surface Pro 8 Price
Microsoft Surface Pro 8-13" Touchscreen - Intel® Evo Platform Core™ i7-16GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Device Only - Platinum (Latest Model)
Microsoft Surface Pro 8-13" Touchscreen - Intel® Evo Platform Core™ i7-16GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Device Only - Platinum (Latest Model)
By Microsoft
$1,187.00
Was: $1,599.99
Microsoft Surface Pro 8-13" Touchscreen - Intel® Core™ i5-8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Device Only - Platinum (Latest Model)
Microsoft Surface Pro 8-13" Touchscreen - Intel® Core™ i5-8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Device Only - Platinum (Latest Model)
By Microsoft
$799.99
Was: $1,099.99
Microsoft Surface Pro 8-12.3" Touch Screen - Intel Core i5-8GB Memory - 128GB SSD with Black Type Cover (Lastest Model) - Platinum with Windows 11
Microsoft Surface Pro 8-12.3" Touch Screen - Intel Core i5-8GB Memory - 128GB SSD with Black Type Cover (Lastest Model) - Platinum with Windows 11
By Microsoft
$889.00
Was: $1,239.98
ExteriorDell XPS 15 9510Surface Pro 8
Size Comparison
Dell XPS 15 9510Surface Pro 8
Dimensions13.57” x 9.06” x 0.71” (344.72 x 230.14 x 18 mm)11.3” x 8.2” x 0.37” (287 mm x 208 mm x 9.3 mm)
Weight
  • 4.22 lb (1.92 kg)
    Non-touch with 56Wh.
  • 4.31 lb (1.96 kg)
    OLED touch with 86Wh.
  • 4.42 lb (2.01 kg)
    4K+ touch with 86Wh.
1.96 lb (889 g)
Colors
  • Platinum Silver exterior Black interior
  • Frost exterior Arctic White interior
  • CNC machined aluminum in platinum silver with carbon fiber composite palm rest in black
  • Edge-to-edge Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6 on the touch panel
Matte Black Platinum
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Full size, backlit chiclet keyboard.
  • 5.91 x 3.54 in (150 mm x 90 mm) touchpad with multi-touch gesture support.
  • Not included.
  • Compatible with 
    Surface Pro Signature Keyboard Surface Pro X Keyboard
  • Type Cover Features:
    • Activation: Moving (mechanical) keys
    • Layout: QWERTY, full row of function keys (F1-F12)
    • 4 directional keys; Windows, Brightness and Media Controls Keys;
    • LED backlighting
  • Trackpad:
    • Precision glass trackpad.
    • Trackpad size: 4 x 2 inches (101.6 mm x 50.8 mm)
    • Supports a five-finger multitouch gesture.
  • Surface Slim Pen Storage
    • Magnetic dock
    • Automatically wireless charge Surface Slim Pen
DisplayDell XPS 15 9510Surface Pro 8
Size15.6 Inches13 Inches
Info
  • 15.6” FHD+ Nontouch
    1920 x 1200 145 PPI 500 nits 16:10 100% sRGB 1650:1 60Hz Dolby Vision™️ Eyesafe®️ Anti-glare WVA 4.41 W
  • 15.6” 3.5K OLED Touch
    3456 x 2160 261 PPI 400 nits 16:10 100% DCI-P3 100000:1 60Hz DisplayHDR™️ 500TB Dolby Vision™️ Eyesafe®️ Anti-glare WVA 12.13 W
  • 15.6” 4K UHD+ Touch
    3840 x 2400 290 PPI 500 nits 16:10 100% AdobeRGB 99% DCI-P3 1600:1 60Hz DisplayHDR™️ 400 Dolby Vision™️ Eyesafe®️ Anti-glare WVA 10.4 W
  • Resolution: 2880 x 1920
    5.53M Pixels.
  • Density: 267 PPI
  • Refresh rate: 120Hz
    60Hz default.
  • PixelSense™ Flow Display
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Inking: GPU Ink Acceleration
  • Touch: 10 points multi-touch
PortsDell XPS 15 9510Surface Pro 8
Dell XPS 15 9510 Ports
Dell XPS 15 9510 Ports
Image Source: Dell
Left (3)
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4
    USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), DisplayPort, Power Delivery
  • 1 x lock slot
Right (3)
  • 1 x USB-C
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), DisplayPort, Power Delivery
  • 1 x full-size SD card slot
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
Surface Pro 8 Ports
Surface Pro 8 Ports
Image Source: Microsoft
Right (4)
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4
    USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), DisplayPort, Power Delivery
  • 1 x Surface Connect
    Charging, Docking
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
Bottom (1)
  • 1 x Surface Type Cover
Internal SpecsDell XPS 15 9510Surface Pro 8
Processor
  1. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11400H
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.70 → 4.50 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 45W
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11800H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.30 → 4.60 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 45W
  3. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.50 → 4.90 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 45W
  1. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1115G4
    2 cores, 4 threads, 3.00 → 4.10 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 28W
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.40 → 4.20 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 28W
  3. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1185G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 3.00 → 4.80 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 28W
Geekbench 5 Single Core
Dell XPS 15 95101
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11400H1,32090.04%
2
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11800H1,466100.00%
3
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900H1,43097.54%
Surface Pro 81
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1115G41,16379.33%
2
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G71,19581.51%
3
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1185G71,40495.77%
01,466
Geekbench 5 Multi Core
Dell XPS 15 95101
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11400H5,59268.86%
2
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11800H7,90897.38%
3
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900H8,121100.00%
Surface Pro 81
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1115G42,44530.11%
2
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G73,98049.01%
3
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1185G74,86459.89%
08,121
Integrated Graphics
  1. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11400H
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    16 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11800H
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    32 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
  3. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900H
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    32 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
  1. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1115G4
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    48 Execution Units, 400 → 1250 MHz
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    80 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
  3. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1185G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1350 MHz
Memory
4 GB 8 GB 16 GB 32 GB 64 GB
3200 MHz Dual-channel DDR4 RAM.
2 x SODIMM slots.
8GB 16GB 32GB
4267 MHz LPDDR4X RAM
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050
    Ampere Architecture 4GB GDDR6 128-bit 2304 CUDA Cores 45W
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti
    Ampere Architecture 4GB GDDR6 128-bit 2560 CUDA Cores 45W
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Storage
256 GB 512 GB 1 TB 2TB 4TB 8TB
 M.2 2230/2280 PCIe® 3x4 NVMe™ SSD, Up to 32 Gbps.
2 x M.2 2230/2280 PCIe® 3x4 NVMe™ slots.
128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Removable SSD.
ConnectivityDell XPS 15 9510Surface Pro 8
Wi-FiRivet Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
Dual Band 2.4GHz/5GHz Up to 2400 Mbps WiFi 6 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Wi-Fi 6: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible.
BluetoothBluetooth 5.1Bluetooth Wireless 5.1 technology
BatteryDell XPS 15 9510Surface Pro 8
Size
  • 56 Wh
    3-cell "smart" lithium-ion.
  • 86 Wh
    6-cell "smart" lithium-ion.
  • 51.5Wh
    Nominal battery capacity.
  • 50.2Wh
    Minimum battery capacity.
Battery Life-Up to 16 hours of typical device usage
Power Supply
  • 90 W USB Type-C power adapter
    Power rated at 5VDC/3A, 9VDc/3A, 15VDC/3A, 20VDC/4.5A.
  • 130 W USB Type-C power adapter
    Power rated at 5VDC/1A, 20VDC/6.5A.
  • 60W power supply with USB-A (5W) (65W total)
  • Supports Fast Charge (0-80% in about one hour)
SoftwareDell XPS 15 9510Surface Pro 8
OS
Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Pro
Upgradable to Windows 11
Windows 11 Home
Built-in Apps
  • Microsoft Office 30-days trial
  • McAfee LiveSafe™ 12 Month Subscription
  • Preloaded Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Microsoft 365 Family 30-day trial
  • Preloaded Xbox app
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate one month trial
Camera & AudioDell XPS 15 9510Surface Pro 8
Camera
  • Front-facing camera
    Top-mount front camera with fixed focus lens, 0.92 Megapixels (1280 x 720 HD) at 30 fps.
  • Infrared camera
    576 x 360 (VGA) at 30 fps for Windows Hello Facial Recognition.
  • Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
  • 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p Skype HD video
  • 10.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p full HD and 4K video
Audio
  • Realtek ALC3281-CG
  • Studio quality tuning with Waves MaxxAudio® Pro and Waves Nx® 3D audio
  • Quad-speaker design with 2.5W x2 woofers and 1.5W x2 tweeters = 8W total peak output
  • Dual microphone array optimized with Waves MaxxVoice supporting VoIP - Microsoft Cortana capable
  • Dual far-field Studio Mics
  • 2W stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos®
MiscDell XPS 15 9510Surface Pro 8
Inking-
  • Supports Microsoft Pen Protocol (MPP)
    4096 levels of pressure Tilt sensing Best in class latency Paper feel 0.1mm precision magnetic storage
  • Supports Tactile signals with Surface Slim Pen 2
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader in the power button
  • IR Camera
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
  • Ambient Color Sensor (brightness and color)
Security
  • Windows Hello with Fingerprint Sign in
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
  • Wedge-shaped lock
  • Firmware TPM chip for enterprise-grade security and BitLocker support
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
In the box-
  • Surface Pro 8
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
Warranty1 Year Premium Support1-year limited hardware warranty

Dell XPS 15 9510 vs. Surface Pro 8: Comparison Review

Here is our comparison review between Dell XPS 15 9510 and Surface Pro 8.

Dell XPS 15 9510 vs. Surface Pro 8

Dell has released the XPS 15 9510, a 15.6-inch machine, in mid-2021. It is powered by up to an octa-core Intel Core i9-11900H with a boost clock speed up to 4.90 GHz. The laptop has a dedicated GPU option up to Nvidia Quadro RTX 3050Ti with 4GB GDDR6 45W TGP.

On the other hand, we have the 13-inch Surface Pro 8 was introduced by Microsoft around the same year in late-2021. It comes with up to a quad-core Intel Core i7-1185G7 with a boost clock speed up to 4.80 GHz. It has an integrated graphics option up to Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics (96 Execution Units, 400 → 1350 MHz).

The Dell XPS 15 9510 has a 15.6-inch display which is considerably larger than the 13-inch Surface Pro 8. In addition, the Dell XPS 15 9510 weighs 4.22 lbs. about 115% heavier than the 1.96 lbs. Surface Pro 8. Moreover, measured at 13.57” x 9.06” x 0.71”, the Dell XPS 15 9510 is much bulkier than the Surface Pro 8 at 11.3” x 8.2” x 0.37”.

There are a toal number of 6 ports and slots available on Dell XPS 15 9510. That includes two Thunderbolt 4 ports, a lock slot, a USB-C port, a full-size SD card slot, and a headphone jack. With that said, it has a port or slot more than the Surface Pro 8 that has two Thunderbolt 4 ports, a Surface Connect, a headphone jack, and a Surface Type Cover.

Moving over to upgradability, Dell claims that the Dell XPS 15 9510 supports up to 64GB 3200 MHz DDR4 memory that you can upgrade with two memory module slots on the motherboard. It also comes with two M.2 slots that users can easily upgrade and install an additional SSD to expand the storage on the device.

For Surface Pro 8, it supports up to 32GB 4267 MHz LPDDR4X memory. Unlike Dell XPS 15 9510, it has an onboard memory module that is not upgradable by the users. Luckily, it has a single removable M.2 SSD slot that users can replace or upgrade when needed.

Here are some notable new features we found on the Dell XPS 15 9510.

  • New 16:10 OLED 3.5K Touch Display - On top of FHD+ and 4K UHD+, the new Dell XPS 15 comes with a new OLED display with a 16:10 aspect ratio, touch, Dolby Vision, HDR 500TB, 100000:1 contrast ratio, 400-nit brightness, Eyesafe, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6, and 100% DCI-P3 color gamut.
  • 11th Gen Intel H-Series - The laptop is now powered by the latest 8-core 16-thread 11th Generation Intel ® Core™ processors with a Turbo Boost speed of up to 4.90GHz.
  • Next-Generation Ray-Tracing Graphics - Featuring the new NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™️ 3050 and 3050 Ti with 4GB GDDR6 video memory to accelerates your favorite creative apps for greater performance and faster speed in video editing, graphic design, photography, and gaming.
  • Faster DDR4 Memory - It now comes with the faster dual-channel 3200MHz DDR4 memory and can be configured up to 64GB.

For Surface Pro 8, there are also some outstanding new features that we want to point out as well including:

  • New Pro Design It features the new bigger 13” edge-to-edge PixelSense Flow display.
  • Better performance It’s now 2.1x times faster than Surface Pro 7 and 3.5x times faster than Surface Pro (5th Gen).
  • Better specs 11th Gen Intel Tiger Lake processors, Intel Iris Xe G7 graphics, up to 32GB of 4267 MHz LPDDR4x memory, WiFi-6, and Bluetooth 5.1.
  • Longer Battery Life It now offers a better battery life with up to 16-hours of typical device usages.
  • 2 x Thunderbolt™ 4 Supports USB 4.0, 40Gbps transfer speed, DisplayPort, Power Delivery, Docking, and external GPU.
  • Removable SSD For better data security and privacy, now the Surface Pro 8 feature a removable SSD.
  • More
    10MP rear-facing camera 4K video recording 2W stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos

The Surface Pro 8 also has some downsides that you might want to know, including:

  • No MicroSDXC card slot
  • No Full-size USB-A port
Dell XPS 15 9510 image

Dell XPS 15 9510: Key Features

The new XPS 15 (9510) is the perfect balance of power and portability with an unrivaled immersive visual and sound experience. Whether you are streaming, editing photos, or creating your next masterpiece, the XPS 15 has the power to move your ideas into reality. A large color-accurate display in the smallest size in its class keeps you creating on the go, while the immersive sound rounds out the experience.

Immersive Display

Engineered with best-in-class panel technology with enhanced contrast ratios, expanded color space, and pinpoint accurate resolution. Eyesafe® display technology reduces harmful blue light and maintains vivid color. The New 3.5k OLED display option provides even more vivid color with perfect black for significantly higher contrast; 100,000:1 contrast ratio & 100% DCI-P3 color gamut.

Perfect Balance of Size and Performance

Intensive creative projects with the latest 45W 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors up to i9 and next-gen graphics up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti. Up to 55W of power in an 18mm thin design. The smallest 15.6-inch performance class laptop is enabled by a stunning new 4-sided InfinityEdge display Enjoy a larger 16:10 display with an edge-to-edge view in a smaller form with an incredible 92.9% screen-to-body ratio.

Premium Design

The XPS 15 is precision-crafted from CNC machined aluminum, aerospace-inspired carbon fiber, and Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6 for a durable, lightweight design. The finest details are considered, and the essentials are elevated with a large display, keycaps, and touchpad.

Immersive Sound

Machined up-firing quad-speaker design and the first-ever 15-inch laptop featuring Waves Nx® 3D audio for speakers tuned by multi-Grammy Award® winning producer, Jack Joseph Puig deliver an immersive sound experience.

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