M1 MacBook Pro 14” vs. Dell XPS 15 9510

Here is a side by side comparison between M1 MacBook Pro 14” and Dell XPS 15 9510 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Key Differences

M1 MacBook Pro 14” image

M1 MacBook Pro 14”

Dell XPS 15 9510 image

Dell XPS 15 9510

M1 MacBook Pro 14” Pros

Reasons that M1 MacBook Pro 14” is better than Dell XPS 15 9510.

Much faster CPU performance

Apple M1 Max (10C, 32G) inside M1 MacBook Pro 14” has a 50% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i9-11900H inside Dell XPS 15 9510.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
M1 MacBook Pro 14” - Apple M1 Max (10C, 24G)
12,185
M1 MacBook Pro 14” - Apple M1 Max (10C, 32G)
12,185
M1 MacBook Pro 14” - Apple M1 Pro (10C, 16G)
11,988
M1 MacBook Pro 14” - Apple M1 Pro (8C, 14G)
9,512
Dell XPS 15 9510 - Intel Core i9-11900H
8,121
Dell XPS 15 9510 - Intel Core i7-11800H
7,908
Dell XPS 15 9510 - Intel Core i5-11400H
5,592
About 18% lighter

M1 MacBook Pro 14” weighed 3.5 pounds, 18% lighter than the 4.22 pounds Dell XPS 15 9510.

WeightM1 MacBook Pro 14”Dell XPS 15 9510
Pound
3.5 lbs.
4.22 lbs.
Kilogram
1.59 kg
1.91 kg
Has one more port and slot

M1 MacBook Pro 14” has more ports and slots count than the Dell XPS 15 9510. It has seven versus six amount of ports and slots on the Dell XPS 15 9510.

PortsM1 MacBook Pro 14”Dell XPS 15 9510
full-size SD card slotYesYes
HDMIYesNo
headphone jackYesYes
lock slotNoYes
power portYesNo
Thunderbolt 4Yes x3Yes x2
USB-CNoYes
Total76
Slightly more versatile connectivity

M1 MacBook Pro 14” has better versatile I/O connectivity than the Dell XPS 15 9510. It has five versus four commonly used ports and slots on the Dell XPS 15 9510.

PortsM1 MacBook Pro 14”Dell XPS 15 9510
full-size SD card slotYesYes
headphone jackYesYes
Thunderbolt 4YesYes
HDMIYesNo
power portYesNo
USB-CNoYes

Dell XPS 15 9510 Pros

Reasons that Dell XPS 15 9510 is better than M1 MacBook Pro 14”.

Upgradable memory

Dell XPS 15 9510 comes with two SODIMM slots that allow you to replace or upgrade when needed. On the flip side, you can't upgrade RAM on the M1 MacBook Pro 14” since it has onboard memory.

MemoryM1 MacBook Pro 14”Dell XPS 15 9510
Slots
Onboard
x2
TypeUnifiedDDR4
Supports discrete graphics

Configurable up to Nvidia Quadro RTX 3050Ti 4GB GDDR6 45W TGP vs. integrated

Upgradable storage

Dell XPS 15 9510 comes with two M.2 slots that you can easily upgrade and install an additional SSD to expand the storage on the device.

SlotsM1 MacBook Pro 14”Dell XPS 15 9510
M.2
Onboard
Yes x2
9% larger display

Dell XPS 15 9510 has a 15.6-inch screen size 9% larger than the 14.2-inch M1 MacBook Pro 14”.

Display size
Dell XPS 15 9510
15.6-inch
M1 MacBook Pro 14”
14.2-inch

M1 MacBook Pro 14”: Our analysis and reviews

M1 MacBook Pro 14” image

What we like

Reasons to like about M1 MacBook Pro 14”.

All-day battery life of up to 17-hours

According to Apple, the M1 MacBook Pro 14” lasts up to 17 hours of battery life.

  • Up to 11 hours wireless web
  • Up to 17 hours of Apple TV app movie playback

What we don't like

Reasons not to like about M1 MacBook Pro 14”.

Non-upgradable storage

M1 MacBook Pro 14” has soldered storage, and there are no M.2 slots for expansion. Learn more.

Non-upgradable memory

What's new

Improvements over its predecessor.

All-New MacBook Pro Design

The new design focus on functionality and performance. It has a larger chassis that provides more room for an advanced thermal system that can move 50 percent more air than the previous generation.

New M1 Pro and M1 Max Chip

The new 14” MacBook Pro features the new M1 Pro, and M1 Max applies a system-on-a-chip (SoC) architecture. Both processors feature fast unified memory and increased memory bandwidth up to 400GB/s, 8-core CPU, 32-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine, and with best-in-class performance per watt and industry-leading power efficiency.

New Liquid Retina XDR with ProMotion Display

Featuring the mini-LED technology used in iPad Pro, the Liquid Retina XDR display delivers up to 1,000 nits of sustained, full-screen brightness, an incredible 1,600 nits of peak brightness, and a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio.

Better Battery Life

It delivers up to 17 hours of video playback, seven more hours than the previous-generation MacBook Pro.

What's missing

Downsides over its predecessor.

Removed features

Here is the list of features removed from the 16-inch M1 MacBook Pro laptop:

  • Removed Touchbar
  • One less Thunderbolt port
No Bootcamp

You can no longer install and run Windows 10/11 via Bootcamp on the newer Arm-based M1 chip. The only solution you have for now is to use virtualization.

Dell XPS 15 9510: Our analysis and reviews

Dell XPS 15 9510 image

What we like

Reasons to like about Dell XPS 15 9510.

Supports Windows 11

Dell XPS 15 9510 exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

RequirementsDell XPS 15 9510
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core i5-11400H → Intel Core i9-11900H
4GB RAM4GB → 64GB
64GB Drive256GB → 8TB
2 Cores CPU6 → 8 cores
Upgradable storage

Dell XPS 15 9510 comes with two M.2 slots that you can easily upgrade and install an additional SSD to expand the storage on the device. Learn more.

Upgradable memory
Two RAM slots. Learn more.
Supports discrete graphics
Configurable up to Nvidia Quadro RTX 3050Ti 4GB GDDR6 45W TGP

What's new

Improvements over its predecessor.

Slightly faster CPU performance

Intel Core i9-11900H inside Dell XPS 15 9510 has a 19% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i9-10885H inside Dell XPS 15 9500.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
Dell XPS 15 9510 - Intel Core i9-11900H
8,121
Dell XPS 15 9510 - Intel Core i7-11800H
7,908
Dell XPS 15 9500 - Intel Core i7-10875H
6,874
Dell XPS 15 9500 - Intel Core i9-10885H
6,788
Dell XPS 15 9510 - Intel Core i5-11400H
5,592
Dell XPS 15 9500 - Intel Core i7-10750H
5,412
Dell XPS 15 9500 - Intel Core i5-10300H
3,747
Supports faster memory

Dell XPS 15 9510 supports a faster memory speed than the Dell XPS 15 9500. It supports up to 3200MHz versus 2933MHz of system memory on the Dell XPS 15 9500.

Memory type and speed
Dell XPS 15 9510 - DDR4
3,200 MHz
Dell XPS 15 9500 - DDR4
2,933 MHz

What's missing

Downsides over its predecessor.

About 6% heavier

Dell XPS 15 9510 weighed 4.22 pounds, 6% heavier than the 4 pounds Dell XPS 15 9500.

WeightDell XPS 15 9510Dell XPS 15 9500
Pound
4.22 lbs.
4 lbs.
Kilogram
1.91 kg
1.81 kg

Key Features

M1 MacBook Pro 14”Dell XPS 15 9510
At Glance
Released in Late
2021
16:10 XDR
14.2”
1964p 120Hz
Weight
3.5 lb
1.59 kg
Up to
Apple M1 Max (10C, 32G)
10C/10T, 3.20 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,747
Single Core
Geekbench 5
12,185
Multi-Core
With integrated
Apple M1 Max iGPU
32 GPU Cores, 16 Neural Engine Cores
Configurable up to
64GB
Unified Memory
M1 MacBook Pro 14” Ports
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
Nvidia Quadro
RTX 3050Ti
4GB GDDR6 45W TGP

Availability

M1 MacBook Pro 14”Dell XPS 15 9510
Released20212021
Release Date
  • Announced on October 18, 2021.
  • Available on October 26, 2021.
Announced on May 11, 2021
Pricing
  • $1,999
    M1 Pro, 8C CPU, 14C GPU, 16GB, 512GB
  • $2,299
    M1 Pro, 10C CPU, 16C GPU, 16GB, 512GB
  • $2,499
    M1 Pro, 10C CPU, 16C GPU, 16GB, 1TB
  • $3,099
    M1 Max, 10C CPU, 24C GPU, 32GB, 1TB
  • $3,299
    M1 Max, 10C CPU, 32C GPU, 32GB, 1TB
  • $3,699
    M1 Max, 10C CPU, 32C GPU, 64GB, 1TB
  • $4,099
    M1 Max, 10C CPU, 32C GPU, 64GB, 2TB
  • $4,699
    M1 Max, 10C CPU, 32C GPU, 64GB, 4TB
  • $5,899
    M1 Max, 10C CPU, 32C GPU, 64GB, 8TB
  • $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
Generations
Stores

Exterior

M1 MacBook Pro 14”Dell XPS 15 9510
Size Comparison
M1 MacBook Pro 14”Dell XPS 15 9510
Dimensions
  • Height: 0.61 inch (1.55 cm)
  • Width: 12.31 inches (31.26 cm)
  • Depth: 8.71 inches (22.12 cm)
13.57” x 9.06” x 0.71” (344.72 x 230.14 x 18 mm)
Weight3.5 pounds (1.6 kg)
  • 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.
Colors
Space Gray Silver
  • 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
Keyboard and TrackpadBacklit Magic Keyboard with:
  • 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys including 12 full-height function keys and 4 arrow keys in an inverted-T arrangement
  • Touch ID
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure-sensitive drawing, and Multi-Touch gestures
  • Full size, backlit chiclet keyboard.
  • 5.91 x 3.54 in (150 mm x 90 mm) touchpad with multi-touch gesture support.

Display

M1 MacBook Pro 14”Dell XPS 15 9510
Size14.2 Inches15.6 Inches
Info
  • Liquid Retina XDR display
    • Size: 14.2-inch
    • Technology: Liquid Retina XDR display
    • Resolution: 3024 x 1964
    • Pixel Density: 254 PPI
  • XDR (Extreme Dynamic Range)
    • Up to 1000 nits sustained (full-screen) brightness, 1600 nits peak brightness
    • 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio
    • Color
      1 billion colors Wide color (P3) True Tone technology
  • Refresh rates
    • ProMotion technology for adaptive refresh rates up to 120Hz
    • Fixed refresh rates: 47.95Hz, 48.00Hz, 50.00Hz, 59.94Hz, 60.00Hz
  • 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

Ports

M1 MacBook Pro 14”Dell XPS 15 9510
M1 MacBook Pro 14” image
M1 MacBook Pro 14” Ports
Image Source: Apple
Left (4)
  • 1 x power port
    MagSafe 3
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4
    40 Gpbs, USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), DisplayPort, Charging
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
Right (3)
  • 1 x full-size SD card slot
  • 1 x Thunderbolt 4
    40 Gpbs, USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), DisplayPort, Charging
  • 1 x HDMI
Dell XPS 15 9510 image
Dell XPS 15 9510 Ports
Image Source: Dell
Left (3)
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4
    40 Gpbs, 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

Internal Specs

M1 MacBook Pro 14”Dell XPS 15 9510
Processor
  1. Apple M1 Pro (8C, 14G)
    8 cores, 8 threads, 3.20 GHz,
  2. Apple M1 Pro (10C, 16G)
    10 cores, 10 threads, 3.20 GHz,
  3. Apple M1 Max (10C, 24G)
    10 cores, 10 threads, 3.20 GHz,
  4. Apple M1 Max (10C, 32G)
    10 cores, 10 threads, 3.20 GHz,
  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

Geekbench 5 Single Core

M1 MacBook Pro 14”1
Apple M1 Pro (8C, 14G)1,73299.14%
2
Apple M1 Pro (10C, 16G)1,73799.43%
3
Apple M1 Max (10C, 24G)1,747100.00%
4
Apple M1 Max (10C, 32G)1,747100.00%
Dell XPS 15 95101
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11400H1,32075.56%
2
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11800H1,46683.92%
3
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900H1,43081.85%
01,747

Geekbench 5 Multi Core

M1 MacBook Pro 14”1
Apple M1 Pro (8C, 14G)9,51278.06%
2
Apple M1 Pro (10C, 16G)11,98898.38%
3
Apple M1 Max (10C, 24G)12,185100.00%
4
Apple M1 Max (10C, 32G)12,185100.00%
Dell XPS 15 95101
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11400H5,59245.89%
2
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11800H7,90864.90%
3
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900H8,12166.65%
012,185
Integrated Graphics
  1. Apple M1 Pro (8C, 14G)
    Apple M1 Pro iGPU
    14 GPU Cores, 16 Neural Engine Cores,
  2. Apple M1 Pro (10C, 16G)
    Apple M1 Pro iGPU
    16 GPU Cores, 16 Neural Engine Cores,
  3. Apple M1 Max (10C, 24G)
    Apple M1 Max iGPU
    24 GPU Cores, 16 Neural Engine Cores,
  4. Apple M1 Max (10C, 32G)
    Apple M1 Max iGPU
    32 GPU Cores, 16 Neural Engine Cores,
  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
Memory
16GB 32GB 64GB
Unified Memory
4 GB 8 GB 16 GB 32 GB 64 GB
3200 MHz Dual-channel DDR4 RAM.
2 x SODIMM slots.
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
Storage
512GB 1TB 2TB 4TB 8TB
SSD
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.

Connectivity

M1 MacBook Pro 14”Dell XPS 15 9510
Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 wireless networking
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compatible
Rivet Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
Dual Band 2.4GHz/5GHz Up to 2400 Mbps WiFi 6 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0 wireless technologyBluetooth 5.1

Battery

M1 MacBook Pro 14”Dell XPS 15 9510
Size70 Wh lithium‑polymer battery
  • 56 Wh
    3-cell "smart" lithium-ion.
  • 86 Wh
    6-cell "smart" lithium-ion.
Battery Life
  • Up to 11 hours wireless web
  • Up to 17 hours of Apple TV app movie playback
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Power Supply
  • 67W USB‑C Power Adapter
    M1 Pro with 8-core CPU models
  • 96W USB‑C Power Adapter
    M1 Pro with 10-core CPU or M1 Max models. Supports Fast-Charging.
  • 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.

Software

M1 MacBook Pro 14”Dell XPS 15 9510
OSShipped with macOS Monterey
Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Pro
Upgradable to Windows 11
Built-in Apps
Photos iMovie GarageBand Pages Numbers Keynote Siri Safari Mail FaceTime Messages Maps News Stocks Home Voice Memos Notes Calendar Contacts Reminders Photo Booth Preview Music Podcasts TV Books App Store Time Machine Find My QuickTime Player
  • Microsoft Office 30-days trial
  • McAfee LiveSafe™ 12 Month Subscription

Camera & Audio

M1 MacBook Pro 14”Dell XPS 15 9510
Camera1080p FaceTime HD camera 
Advanced image signal processor with computational video.
  • 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.
Audio
  • High-fidelity six-speaker sound system with force-canceling woofers
  • Wide stereo sound
  • Support for spatial audio when playing music or video with Dolby Atmos on built-in speakers
  • Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking when using AirPods (3rd generation), AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max
  • Studio-quality three-mic array with high signal-to-noise ratio and directional beamforming
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack with advanced support for high-impedance headphones
  • 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

Misc

M1 MacBook Pro 14”Dell XPS 15 9510
SensorsTouch ID sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader in the power button
  • IR Camera
Security
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Apple T2 Security Chip
  • Windows Hello with Fingerprint Sign in
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
  • Wedge-shaped lock
In the box
  • 14‑inch MacBook Pro
  • 67W USB‑C Power Adapter
    M1 Pro with 8-core CPU models.
  • 96W USB‑C Power Adapter
    M1 Pro with 10-core CPU or M1 Max models.
  • USB-C to MagSafe 3 Cable (2 m)
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WarrantyYour MacBook Pro comes with 90 days of complimentary technical support and a one-year limited warranty. Purchase AppleCare+ for Mac to extend your coverage to three years from your AppleCare+ purchase date and add up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage every 12 months, each subject to a service fee of $99 for screen damage or external enclosure damage, or $299 for other repairable damage, plus applicable tax.1 Year Premium Support
More
  • Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at 1 billion colors and:
    • Up to two external displays with up to 6K resolution at 60Hz at over a billion colors (M1 Pro) or
    • Up to three external displays with up to 6K resolution and one external display with up to 4K resolution at 60Hz at over a billion colors (M1 Max)
  • Thunderbolt 4 digital video output
    • Native DisplayPort output over USB‑C
    • VGA, HDMI, DVI, and Thunderbolt 2 output supported using adapters (sold separately)
  • HDMI digital video output
    • Support for one display with up to 4K resolution at 60Hz
    • DVI output using HDMI to DVI Adapter (sold separately)
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