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.

Dell XPS 15 9560

Dell XPS 15 9560 picture

Surface Book 2

Surface Book 2 picture
Availability
Released2017November 16, 2017
Software
Pre-Installed 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 30-days trial
Display
Size15.6 inches• 13.5 inches
• 15 inches
Info15.6-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.
• PixelSense™ Display
• Aspect ratio: 3:2
• Contrast ratio: 1600:1
• Touch: 10 points multi-touch G5
Internal Specs
CPU7th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-7100H
2 cores, 4 threads, 35W, 3MB Cache, 3.00 GHz

7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300HQ
4 cores, 4 threads, 45W, 6MB Cache, 2.50 GHz up to 3.50 GHz.

7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ
4 cores, 8 threads, 45W, 6MB Cache, 2.80 GHz up to 3.80 GHz.
7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300U
2 cores, 4 threads, 3MB SmartCache, 2.60 GHz up to 3.50 GHz

8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8350U
4 cores, 8 threads, 6MB SmartCache, 1.70 GHz up to 3.60 GHz, Available in 2019

8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U
4 cores, 8 threads, 8MB SmartCache, 1.90 GHz up to 4.20 GHz
Graphics7th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-7100H
• Intel® HD Graphics 630, 350 MHz up to 950 MHz

7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300HQ
• Intel® HD Graphics 630, 350 MHz up to 1.00 GHz

7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ
• Intel® HD Graphics 630, 350 MHz up to 1.10 GHz

Optional Discrete Graphics
• NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 (4GB GDDR5)
Integrated Graphics
• Intel® UHD Graphics 620

Discrete Graphics
• NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 with 2GB GDDR5
• NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5
Memory
4 GB8 GB16 GB32 GB
2400 MHz Dual-channel DDR4
8 GB 16 GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
Storage
500GB/32GB SSD 512GB/128GB SSD
Hard Drive
256 GB 512 GB
PCIe Gen 3 SSD
128 GB256 GB512 GB1 TB
NVMe PCIe SSD
Network• Killer 1535 802.11ac 2x2 WiFi (up to 867 Mbps)
• Bluetooth 4.1
• Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible
• Bluetooth Wireless 4.1 technology
Battery
Size
3-cell lithium ion (56 WHr)6-cell lithium ion (97 WHr)
Surface Book 2 13.5” - i5
• Total: 69 Wh
• Clipboard: 18 Wh
• Base: 51 Wh

Surface Book 2 13.5” - i7
• Total: 75.3 Wh
• Clipboard: 18 Wh
• Base: 57.3 Wh

Surface Book 2 15”
• Total: 90 Wh
• Clipboard: 23 Wh
• Base: 67 Wh
Battery Life-• Up to 17 hours of video playback
• Up to 5 hours in Tablet mode
Power Supply130 W power adapter (19.50VDC/6.67A)Surface Book 2 13.5” - i5
• 44W power supply with USB-A (5W) charging port

Surface Book 2 13.5” - i7
• 100W power supply with USB-A (5W) charging port

Surface Book 2 15”
• 102W power supply with USB-A (7.5W) charging port
Exterior
DimensionsRear 14.06 x 9.27 x 0.66 in (357 x 235 x 17 mm)
Front 14.06 x 9.27 x 0.45 in (357 x 235 x 11 mm)
Surface Book 2 13.5” - 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” - 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)
Weight3-cell battery models 4 lb (1.8 kg)
6-cell battery models 4.5 lb (2.0 kg)
Surface Book 2 13.5” - i5
• Total - 3.38 lbs (1,533 g)
• Tablet - 1.59 lbs (719 g)

Surface Book 2 13.5” - 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 keyboard with 1.3mm key travel
• 4.13 x 3.15 in (105 mm x 80 mm) touchpad with multi-touch gesture support (Precision Touchpad)
• Precision trackpad: 105 mm x 70 mm, glass.
• Five-finger multitouch gesture.
• Mechanical friction attaches the Clipboard to the keyboard.
• Full-size mechanical backlit keyset with 1.55 mm of key travel.
Ports• 1 x Thunderbolt™ 3 (2 lanes of PCI Express Gen 3) supporting: Power In/Charging, PowerShare, Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps bi-directional), USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps), VGA, HDMI, Ethernet, and USB-A via Dell Adapter (sold separately).
• 2 x USB 3.0 with PowerShare
• 1 x Headset jack
• 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
• 2 x Full-size USB 3.1 Gen
• 1 x USB Type-C (version 3.1 Gen 1 with USB Power Delivery rev. 3.0)
• 1 x 3.5mm headphone jack
• 2 x Surface Connect (Compatible with Surface Dock)
• 1 x Full-size MicroSD™ card reader
Camera & Audio
CameraFront 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)
• Digital-array microphones
• Dual microphones
• Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
• Support for Windows Sonic for Headphones
• Support for Dolby® Atmos for Headphones
Misc
Sensors• Optional dedicated Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader.​​
• Ambient light sensor
• 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

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