Surface Laptop Studio vs. Dell XPS 15 9510

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

Surface Laptop Studio image

Surface Laptop Studio

Dell XPS 15 9510 image

Dell XPS 15 9510

Key FeaturesSurface Laptop StudioDell XPS 15 9510
At Glance
Released in Late
2021
3:2 2.4K
14.4”
2400p 60~120Hz
Weight
3.83 lb
1.74 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-11370H
4C/8T, 3.30 → 4.80 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,397
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 Laptop Studio Ports
Up to NVIDIA GeForce
RTX 3050 Ti 
4GB GDDR6
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
AvailabilitySurface Laptop StudioDell XPS 15 9510
Released20212021
Release Info
  • Introduced: September 22, 2021
  • Pre-ordered: September 22, 2021
  • Released: October 5, 2021
Announced on May 11, 2021
Pricing
  • $1,599.99
    i5-11300H 16GB 256GB Intel Iris Xe
  • $1,799.99
    i5-11300H 16GB 512GB Intel Iris Xe
  • $2,099.99
    i7-11370H 16GB 256GB RTX 3050 Ti
  • $2,699.99
    i7-11370H 16GB 1TB RTX 3050 Ti
  • $3,099.99
    i7-11370H 32GB 2TB RTX 3050 Ti
  • $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-
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio Price
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio - 14.4" Touchscreen - Intel® Core™ i7 - 32GB Memory - 1TB SSD - Platinum
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio - 14.4" Touchscreen - Intel® Core™ i7 - 32GB Memory - 1TB SSD - Platinum
By Microsoft
$2,379.99
Was: $2,699.99
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 12.4" Touchscreen Laptop PC, Intel Quad-Core i5-1035G1, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC, Webcam, Win 10, Bluetooth, Online Class Ready - Platinum
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 12.4" Touchscreen Laptop PC, Intel Quad-Core i5-1035G1, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC, Webcam, Win 10, Bluetooth, Online Class Ready - Platinum
By Microsoft
$285.00
Was: $549.97
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 13.5" Touch Screen - Intel Core i7 - 32GB - 1TB with Windows 11 (Latest Model) Black
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 13.5" Touch Screen - Intel Core i7 - 32GB - 1TB with Windows 11 (Latest Model) Black
By Microsoft
$1,999.99
Was: $2,299.99
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
$1,750.00
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
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
$2,189.99
ExteriorSurface Laptop StudioDell XPS 15 9510
Size Comparison
Surface Laptop StudioDell XPS 15 9510
Dimensions12.72” x 8.98” x 0.746” (323.28 mm x 228.32 mm x 18.94 mm)13.57” x 9.06” x 0.71” (344.72 x 230.14 x 18 mm)
Weight
  • 3.83 lb (1,742.9 grams)
    Intel Core i5 models.
  • 4.00 lb (1,820.2 grams)
    Intel Core i7 models.
  • 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
Platinum
Casing: Magnesium and Aluminum
  • 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 Trackpad
  • Keyboard:
    • Activation: Moving (mechanical) keys
    • Layout: QWERTY, full row of function keys (F1-F12)
    • Windows key and dedicated buttons for media controls, screen brightness
    • Backlight.
  • Precision Haptic touchpad:
    • Largest surface touchpad to date.
    • Supports up to Five-finger multitouch gestures.
  • Full size, backlit chiclet keyboard.
  • 5.91 x 3.54 in (150 mm x 90 mm) touchpad with multi-touch gesture support.
DisplaySurface Laptop StudioDell XPS 15 9510
Size14.4 Inches15.6 Inches
Info
  • 14.4” PixelSense™ Flow Display
  • Resolution: 2400 x 1600 (201 PPI)
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Contrast ratio: 1500:1
  • Refresh rate: 120Hz
    60Hz default.
  • Inking: GPU Ink Acceleration
  • Touch: 10 points multi-touch
  • Dolby Vision® support
  • 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
PortsSurface Laptop StudioDell XPS 15 9510
Surface Laptop Studio Ports
Surface Laptop Studio Ports
Image Source: Microsoft
Left (2)
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4
    USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), DisplayPort, Power Delivery
Right (2)
  • 1 x Surface Connect+
    Magnet Charging, Surface Dock
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
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
Internal SpecsSurface Laptop StudioDell XPS 15 9510
Processor
  1. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11300H
    4 cores, 8 threads, 3.10 → 4.40 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 35W
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11370H
    4 cores, 8 threads, 3.30 → 4.80 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 35W
  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
Surface Laptop Studio1
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11300H1,28687.72%
2
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11370H1,39795.29%
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%
01,466
Geekbench 5 Multi Core
Surface Laptop Studio1
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11300H4,44154.69%
2
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11370H4,86459.89%
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%
08,121
Integrated Graphics
  1. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11300H
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    80 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11370H
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1350 MHz
  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
4267 MHz LPDDR4X RAM
4 GB 8 GB 16 GB 32 GB 64 GB
3200 MHz Dual-channel DDR4 RAM.
2 x SODIMM slots.
Discrete Graphics
  • Optional NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti  with 4GB GDDR6
    For Consumer.
  • Optional NVIDIA® RTX™ A2000 with 4GB GDDR6
    For Business.
  • 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
256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Removable M.2 NVMe 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.
ConnectivitySurface Laptop StudioDell XPS 15 9510
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax 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 Wireless 5.1 technologyBluetooth 5.1
BatterySurface Laptop StudioDell XPS 15 9510
Size
  • 58.0 Wh
    Nominal battery capacity.
  • 56.3 Wh
    Minimum battery capacity.
  • 56 Wh
    3-cell "smart" lithium-ion.
  • 86 Wh
    6-cell "smart" lithium-ion.
Battery Life
  • Up to 19 hours of typical device usage
    Intel Core i5 models.
  • Up to 18 hours of typical device usage
    Intel Core i7 models.
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Power Supply
  • 60W power supply
    Intel Core i5 models.
  • 95W power supply
    Intel Core i7 models.
  • 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.
SoftwareSurface Laptop StudioDell XPS 15 9510
OS
  • For Consumer: Windows 11 Home
  • For Commercial: Windows 11 Pro
Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Pro
Upgradable to Windows 11
Built-in Apps
  • Preloaded Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Microsoft 365 Family 30-day trial
  • Preloaded Xbox app
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate one month trial
  • Microsoft Office 30-days trial
  • McAfee LiveSafe™ 12 Month Subscription
Camera & AudioSurface Laptop StudioDell XPS 15 9510
Camera
  • Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
  • 1080p resolution front-facing 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.
Audio
  • Dual far-field Studio Mics
  • Quad Omnisonic™ speakers with Dolby Atmos®
  • 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
MiscSurface Laptop StudioDell XPS 15 9510
Inking
  • Supports Microsoft Pen Protocol (MPP)
    4096 levels of pressure Tilt sensing Best in class latency Paper feel 0.1mm precision
  • Supports Tactile signals with Surface Slim Pen 2
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Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader in the power button
  • IR Camera
Security
  • Hardware TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security and BitLocker support
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
  • Windows enhanced hardware security
  • Windows Hello with Fingerprint Sign in
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
  • Wedge-shaped lock
In the box
  • Surface Laptop Studio
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
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Warranty
  • One-year limited hardware warranty
  • Surface for Business customers: Includes Advanced Exchange, an expedited replacement service, at no additional cost
1 Year Premium Support
MoreSupports Surface Dial
Supports off-screen interaction only.
Hinge
Dynamic Woven Hinge made of woven fabric with embedded cables that can bend 180 degrees.
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Surface Laptop Studio vs. Dell XPS 15 9510: Comparison Review

Here is our comparison review between Surface Laptop Studio and Dell XPS 15 9510.

Surface Laptop Studio vs. Dell XPS 15 9510

Microsoft has released the Surface Laptop Studio, a 14.4-inch machine, in late-2021. It is powered by up to a quad-core Intel Core i7-11370H with a boost clock speed up to 4.80 GHz. The laptop has a dedicated GPU option up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti  with 4GB GDDR6.

On the other hand, we have the 15.6-inch XPS 15 9510 was introduced by Dell around the same year in mid-2021. It comes with up to an octa-core Intel Core i9-11900H with a boost clock speed up to 4.90 GHz. It has a dedicated GPU option up to Nvidia Quadro RTX 3050Ti with 4GB GDDR6 45W TGP.

The Surface Laptop Studio has a 14.4-inch display which is slightly smaller than the 15.6-inch Dell XPS 15 9510. In addition, The Surface Laptop Studio weighs 3.83 lbs. about 10% lighter than the 4.22 lbs. Dell XPS 15 9510. Moreover, measured at 12.72” x 8.98” x 0.746”, the Surface Laptop Studio is slightly more portable than the Dell XPS 15 9510 at 13.57” x 9.06” x 0.71”.

There are a toal number of 4 ports and slots available on Surface Laptop Studio. That includes two Thunderbolt 4 ports, a Surface Connect+, and a headphone jack. With that said, it has two ports and slots fewer than the Dell XPS 15 9510 that has two Thunderbolt 4 ports, a lock slot, a USB-C port, a full-size SD card slot, and a headphone jack.

Moving over to upgradability, Microsoft claims that the Surface Laptop Studio supports up to 32GB 4267 MHz LPDDR4X memory. However, it has an onboard memory module that is not upgradable by the users. Fortunately, it comes with a single removable M.2 SSD slot that users can replace and upgrade in the future.

For Dell XPS 15 9510, it supports up to 64GB 3200 MHz DDR4 memory that you can upgrade with two memory module slots on the motherboard. It also has two M.2 slots that users can easily swap or add an extra SSD to get extra space when needed.

Here are some notable new features we found on the Surface Laptop Studio.

  • New Surface Design - Another versatile design that allows switching between laptop mode, stage mode, and studio mode. The new design also packs all of its processing components in the base for a better cooling solution.
  • 14.4” 120Hz PixelSense™ Flow Display - It offers a much smoother drawing and browsing experience, Dolby Vision® support, and adjustable brightness from 2 nits up to 500 nits.
  • 11th Gen Intel® Tiger Lake H35 Processors - First for Surface uses a powerful 35W TDP processor with integrated Intel Iris Xe G7 graphics and up to 32GB of 4267 MHz LPDDR4x memory.
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti or A2000 Graphics - Experience the latest feature set from NVIDIA's 2nd gen RTX architecture for the best gaming experience, and to accelerate your design, animate, and render tasks.
  • 2 x Thunderbolt™ 4 - Supports USB 4.0, 40Gbps transfer speed, DisplayPort, Power Delivery, Docking, and external GPU.
  • Fully Supports Surface Slim Pen 2 - Surface Laptop Studio supports new tactile signals for natural inking feels and included slim pen storage with built-in wireless charging.
  • Quad Omnisonic™ Speakers - First for Surface to include 4 speakers in a laptop that supports Dolby Atmos and Adaptive Equalization to deliver a rich spatial sound and best sound experience for different modes.
  • Precision Haptic Touchpad - It's the largest touchpad for Surface that is super responsive and lets you click anywhere with customizable haptic feedback.
  • More
    Up to 2TB SDD Supports DirectX 12 Ultimate Wi-Fi 6 Bluetooth 5.1 Fast Charging Preloaded with Windows 11
Here are some noticeable downsides of Surface Laptop Studio:
  • No SDXC card slot
  • No Full-size USB-A port

For Dell XPS 15 9510, there are also some outstanding new features that we want to point out as well including:

  • 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.
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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With the right set of accessories, you can boost your laptop's productivity to the next level. Here we have some of the best accessories you should get for your Dell XPS laptop.

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