Laptop Comparison Guide

Dell makes laptop comparisons a breeze

Laptop comparisons can be tricky. Laptops are manufactured with a variety of options: processors, graphics cards, RAM, types of storage, and a large assortment of graphics cards. Evaluating models head-to-head seems almost impossible – which can make laptop comparisons and the task of choosing your suitable device overwhelming.

Dell simplifies comparing laptops by providing devices that lead the industry in innovation, reliability, and user experiences. And with a simple-to-use laptop comparison tool on, you can easily select a laptop configuration that is perfect for your needs.

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How to compare laptops for different uses

One of the most helpful ways to compare laptops is to consider the different ways you plan to use it. For instance, the best laptops for writers should have a comfortable keyboard and long battery life, as many writers take their laptops with them everywhere. The best college laptops should be able to smoothly run both productivity apps and video games.

And more specifically, the best laptops for students in engineering departments will have fast processors and graphics cards to handle the demands of CAD software.

Laptops for gaming need displays with a fast refresh rate to improve player reaction times and lots of RAM to enable faster gameplay. Laptops for video editing will also need a lot of RAM as well as heavy-duty graphics cards to accelerate video rendering. And for a small laptop, SSD storage drives are essential for keeping these devices thin and light.

Dell: innovative laptops

Laptop Comparison Guide

Committed to innovation, Dell has laptops for every purpose and price point. From the best 2-in-1 laptops to the latest 4K laptops, you can easily find a device that will meet your specific needs. And with Dell’s commitment to reliability and customer service, you can count on your laptop to deliver exceptional performance and user experience.

XPS laptops
XPS laptops and 2-in-1s feature stunning displays, exceptional performance, and a stylish build that’s precision-crafted with premium materials. Designed for both beauty and power, XPS laptops feature groundbreaking technologies like InfinityEdge screens, advanced thermal design, and immersive entertainment options. Screen resolution up to 4K UHD+ delivers crisp images and precise text. A wide color gamut enables true-to-life color, while a high contrast ratio has richer, more vivid visuals. Fast memory and more storage enable quick boots and start-ups, while advanced Wi-Fi 6 technology prioritizes streaming video, communication, and game traffic for fast and smooth online experiences.

Inspiron laptops
Inspiron laptops offer a range of devices to power your day with everything you need to connect to the world. Choose from an assortment of features to select a laptop with the functionality that fits your life. Durable, lightweight materials make Inspiron laptops an excellent choice for on-the-go computing. With an array of ports, you can easily connect to a TV or monitor or download photos via an SD card slot. Enjoy immersive audio and visuals, along with outstanding performance thanks to the latest Intel® and AMD processors, graphics cards, and robust memory and storage options. And choose from standard laptops or 2-in-1 designs that offer more flexible interaction.

Compare models with Dell’s laptop comparison tools

When you shop for laptops on, you can use convenient laptop comparison tools to view your options side-by-side. The laptop comparison tools make it easy to compare laptops head-to-head, viewing information about processors, graphics cards, display specs, memory, and hard drives side-by-side.

Compare XPS & Inspiron laptops with the compare module
Find the laptop that is best for you. On, you can view your options side-by-side using the compare modules available for XPS and Inspiron laptops. Explore the XPS compare module and Inspiron compare module today!

Compare XPS laptops in 3D
Can’t decide which XPS to get? Visually compare XPS models in 3D – from XPS 13, XPS 15, XPS 17 and XPS 2-in-1 laptops! See the XPS from every side to determine which XPS is best for you.

Compare laptops as you shop
When you shop for laptops on, you will find multiple models to choose from. You will have the option to add several models of interest to you to a comparison tool. Simply click the COMPARE check box on top of your models of choice. This will then take you to a Compare Products page, where you can see the models, you chose and their respective specifications side-by-side.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make a laptop comparison?
When comparing laptops, evaluate the following key components and compare them vs your intended use:

  • RAM (memory)
  • Hard drive
  • Processor
  • Graphics card
  • Screen resolution
How do I configure a laptop online?
When you shop for Dell laptops, you can use Dell’s laptop comparison tool to see the components of several models side-by-side. You can also customize your Dell laptop by selecting specific models side-by-side, then comparing components such as processors, RAM, storage drives, and graphics cards.