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The 15-inch MacBook Pro vs. the competition: More than touch

The new Touch Bar is pretty neat, but we're gonna miss the SD slot.
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The larger MacBook Pros have always been about getting serious work done, and now you might be able to do even more thanks to the new Touch Bar. But there are plenty of other 15-inch machines to choose from -- they may not have an OLED touch strip, but keeping features like USB 3.0 ports and an SD card reader can make a big difference in your routine. We've put some current mid-size laptops toe-to-toe with the new 15-inch MacBook Pro to see which one is best equipped to tackle your day.

Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch Dell XPS 15 HP Envy 15 Samsung Notebook 9 Pro
Price $2,399 / $2,799 $1,000 / $1,200 / $1,400 / $1,650 / $1,850 / $2,550 $920 / $1,050 $1,400
Dimensions 13.75 x 9.48 x 0.61 inches (349.3 x 240.7 x 15.5 mm) 14.06 x 9.27 x 0.66 inches (357 x 235 x 17 mm) 14.96 x 10.04 x 0.71 inches (379.98 x 255 x 18 mm) 14.72 x 9.83 x 0.70 inches (373.89 x 249.68 x 17.78 mm)
Weight 4.02 pounds (1.83 kg) 3.9 (non-touch) or 4.4 (touch) pounds (1.78 or 2 kg) 4.3 pounds (1.95 kg) 4.45 pounds (2.02 kg)
OS macOS Sierra Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows 10
Display 15.4-inch IPS LED 15.6-inch InfinityEdge touch or non-touch 15.6-inch IPS touch / IPS LED non-touch 15.6-inch LED touch
Resolution 2,880 x 1,800 (220 ppi) 1,980 x 1,080 (141 ppi) / 3,840 x 2,160 (282 ppi) 3,840 x 2,160 (282 ppi) 3,840 x 2,160 (282 ppi)
Processor Intel Core i7 (2.6 GHz) / Core i7 (2.7 GHz) Intel Core i3 (2.7 GHz) / Core i5 (3.2 GHz) / Core i7 (3.5 GHz) Intel Core i7 (2.7 GHz) / Core i7 (2.2 GHz) / Core i7 (2.5 GHz) Intel Core i7 (2.6 GHz)
Memory 16 GB 16 / 32 GB 12 / 16 GB 8 GB
Graphics Radeon Pro 450, Intel HD Graphics 530 / Radeon Pro 455, Intel HD Graphics 530 Intel HD Graphics 530 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M Intel HD Graphics 620 / Iris Graphics 540 / HD Graphics 520 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
Storage 256 / 512 GB SSD HDD (+32 GB SSD): 500 GB / 1 TB
SSD: 256 / 512 GB / 1 TB
1 TB (5,400 rpm) + 128 GB SSD / 512 GB SSD 256 GB SSD
Ports Thunderbolt 3 (x4) USB 3.0 (x2), Thunderbolt 3, HDMI, SD card reader USB 3.1 (x3), USB Type-C, HDMI, SD card reader USB 3.0 (x3), USB Type-C, SD card reader
Wireless 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1
Battery 76 WHr, 10 hours 56 / 84 WHr 52 WHr, 7 hours 57 WHr, 6.5 hours

* Specs listed are for default configurations and do not include upgrade options available at checkout.

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