Dell XPS 15 9560 vs. Surface Book 2 – Full Specs Comparison

Here's what you need to know what's different between 2017 Dell XPS 15 (9560) and 2017 Surface Book 2 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

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Dell XPS 15 9560

Key Features
What's new
  • Performance Info
    • Up to 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U (4-Core, up to 4.20Ghz w/Turbo Boost)
    • Up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5)
    • Up to 1TB SSD
    • Up to 16GB (1866Mhz LPDDR3 RAM)
    • Up to 17 hours of battery life
  • New Size Now available in 15-inch with the same beautiful PixelSense display.
  • Better Performance Surface Book 2 has up to 5 times more graphics performance than the original Surface Book.
  • Longer Battery Life Lasts up to 17 hours.
  • USB-C Allows you to charge, transfer data, and video out.
  • More Features
    • Updated hinge design for reducing screen wobbling.
    • Supports the latest Surface Pen with 4096 levels of pressure.
    • Supports Surface Dial on-screen interaction.
    • Xbox Wireless built-in (15-inch only).
What's missing
  • MiniDisplay port replaced with a USB-C port
AvailabilityDell XPS 15 9560Surface Book 2
Released20172017
Release Info
  • Introduced: October 17, 2017
  • Pre-ordered: November 9, 2017
  • Released: November 16, 2017
Pricing
  • Surface Book 2 13.5”: Starting at 1,149$
  • Surface Book 2 15”: Starting at 1,999$
Stores
SoftwareDell XPS 15 9560Surface Book 2
OS
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Windows 10 Pro (Creators Update)
Built-in Apps
  • Microsoft Office 30-days trial
  • McAfee LiveSafe™ 12 Month Subscription
Microsoft Office 365 30-days trial
DisplayDell XPS 15 9560Surface Book 2
Size15.6 Inches13.5 Inches
Info
  • 15.6-inch WED FHD non-touchscreen
    1920 x 1080, IPS, 141 PPI, 400-nit brightness 100% sRGB, InfinityEdge Anti-Glare, Non-touch support.
     
  • 15.6-inch WED UHD touchscreen
    3840 x 2160, IPS, 282 PPI, 350-nit brightness, 100% AdobeRGB, InfinityEdge Anti-Reflective, Touch support.
  • Surface Book 2 13.5”
    • Display Resolution: 3000 x 2000 (6M Pixels)
    • Display Density: 267 PPI
  • Surface Book 2 15”
    • Display Resolution: 3240 x 2160 (7M Pixels)
    • Display Density: 260 PPI
  • PixelSense™ Display
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Contrast ratio: 1600:1
  • Inking: designed together with Surface Pen
  • Touch: 10 points multi-touch
Internal SpecsDell XPS 15 9560Surface Book 2
Processor
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-7100H
    2 cores, 4 threads, 3.00 GHz, 3MB Cache, 35W
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300HQ
    4 cores, 4 threads, 2.50 → 3.50 GHz, 6MB Cache, 45W
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.80 → 3.80 GHz, 6MB Cache, 45W
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.60 → 3.50 GHz, 3MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8350U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.70 → 3.60 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.90 → 4.20 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
Integrated Graphics
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-7100H
    Intel® HD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 950 MHz
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300HQ
    Intel® HD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1000 MHz
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ
    Intel® HD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1100 MHz
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300U
    Intel® HD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8350U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 (Optional)
    Pascal Architecture, 4GB GDDR5 128-bit, 1354 → 1493 MHz, 640 CUDA Cores.
  • Surface Book 2 13.5”
    • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050
      Pascal Architecture, 2GB GDDR5 128-bit, 1354 → 1493 MHz, 640 CUDA Cores.
  • Surface Book 2 15”
    • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060
      Pascal Architecture, 6GB GDDR5 192-bit, 1404 → 1670 MHz, 1280 CUDA Cores.
Memory
  • 4 GB8 GB16 GB32 GB
    2400 MHz Dual-channel DDR4 RAM.
8GB 16GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
Storage
  • 500GB/32GB SSD512GB/128GB SSD
    Hybrid Hard Drive.
  • 256 GB512 GB
    PCIe Gen 3 SSD.
128 GB256 GB512 GB1 TB
PCIe SSD
ConnectivityDell XPS 15 9560Surface Book 2
Wi-Fi
  • Rivet Killer 1535
    Up to 867 Mbps, Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g, WiFi-4 (802.11n), WiFi-5 (802.11ac).
  • Wi-Fi 5: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible.
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Bluetooth Wireless 4.1 technology
  • Surface Book 2 15” Only: Xbox Wireless built-in
BatteryDell XPS 15 9560Surface Book 2
Size
  • 3-cell smart lithium-ion 56 Wh
  • 6-cell smart lithium-ion 97 Wh
  • Surface Book 2 13.5” (Core i5)
    Total: 69Wh
    Clipboard: 18Wh
    Base: 51Wh
  • Surface Book 2 13.5” (Core i7)
    Total: 75.3Wh
    Clipboard: 18Wh
    Base: 57.3Wh
  • Surface Book 2 15”
    Total: 90Wh
    Clipboard: 23Wh
    Base: 67Wh
Battery Life
  • Up to 17 hours of video playback
  • Up to 5 hours in tablet mode
Power Supply130 W power adapter
Power rated at 19.50VDC/6.67A.
  • Surface Book 2 13.5” (Core i5)
    44W power supply with USB-A (5W) charging port.
  • Surface Book 2 13.5” (Core i7)
    100W power supply with USB-A (5W) charging port.
  • Surface Book 2 15”
    102W power supply with USB-A 7.5W) charging port.
ExteriorDell XPS 15 9560Surface Book 2
Dimensions14.06 x 9.27 x 0.45 - 0.66 in (357 x 235 x 11 - 17 mm)
Width: 14.06” (357 mm)
Depth: 9.27” (235 mm)
Height: 0.45 - 0.66” (11 - 17 mm)
  • Surface Book 2 13.5” (Core i5)
    12.3” x 9.1” x 0.51”-0.90” (312 mm x 232 mm x 13 mm-23 mm).
  • Surface Book 2 13.5” (Core i7)
    12.3” x 9.14” x 0.59”-0.90” (312 mm x 232 mm x 15 mm-23 mm).
  • Surface Book 2 15”
    13.5” x 9.87” x 0.57”-0.90” (343 mm x 251 mm x 15 mm-23 mm).
Weight
  • 3-cell battery models: 4 lb (1.8 kg)
  • 6-cell battery models: 4.5 lb (2.0 kg)
  • Surface Book 2 13.5” (Core i5)
    • Total: 3.38 lbs (1,533 g)
    • Tablet: 1.59 lbs (719 g)
  • Surface Book 2 13.5” (Core i7)
    • Total: 3.62 lbs (1,642 g)
    • Tablet: 1.59 lbs (719 g)
  • Surface Book 2 15”
    • Total: 4.20 lbs (1,905 g)
    • Tablet: 1.80 lbs (817 g)
Colors
  • Silver (CNC machined aluminum with carbon fiber composite palm rest in black)
Platinum
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Full size, backlit chiclet keyboard; 1.3mm travel.
  • 4.13 x 3.15 in (105 mm x 80 mm) touchpad with multi-touch gesture support.
  • Keyboard:
    • Full-size mechanical backlit keyset with 1.55mm travel.
    • Mechanical friction attaches the Clipboard to the keyboard.
  • Trackpad:
    • Larger size 105 mm x 70 mm, glass.
    • Supports up to Five-finger multitouch gesture.
Ports
  • 1 x Thunderbolt™ 3 
    (2 lanes of PCI Express Gen 3) supporting: Power Delivery, Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps bi-directional), USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps), Native DisplayPort 1.2 video output, VGA, HDMI, Ethernet, and USB-A via Dell Adapter (sold separately).
  • 2 x USB 3.0 with PowerShare
  • 1 x full-size SD card reader
  • 1 x Kensington lock slot
  • 1 x Battery gauge button and indicator
  • 1 x AC power
  • 1 x HDMI 1.4
  • 1 x Headset jack
  • 2 x Full-size USB 3.1 Gen 1
  • 1 x USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 1
    Supports Power Delivery and DisplayPort.
  • 2 x Surface Connect™
    1 in tablet, 1 in keyboard base, both supports charging and docking.
  • 1 x Headset jack
  • 1 x Full-size SDXC card reader
    UHS-II Performance
Camera & AudioDell XPS 15 9560Surface Book 2
Camera
  • Front-facing camera
    Bottom-mount front camera with fixed focus lens, 0.92 Megapixels (1280 x 720 HD) at 30 fps.
  • Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
  • 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video
  • 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video
Audio
  • Stereo speakers professionally tuned with Waves MaxxAudio® Pro
  • Two speakers (2W x 2 = 4W total)
  • Dual-array microphones
  • Dual microphones
  • Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
  • Support for Windows Sonic for Headphones
  • Support for Dolby® Atmos for Headphones
MiscDell XPS 15 9560Surface Book 2
InkingSupports Surface Pen
4096 levels of pressure
Tilt sensing
Best in class latency
Paper feel
0.1mm precision
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader in the power button
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Proximity sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
Security
  • Windows Hello with Fingerprint Sign in
  • Kensington lock slot
  • HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
In the box
  • Surface Book 2
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
WarrantyOne-year limited hardware warranty
MoreSupports Surface Dial
Supports both on-screen and off-screen interaction.

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