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This Dell XPS 15 laptop is the best Windows alternative to Apple's MacBook Pro 16

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Let’s be clear, the 16-inch Apple MacBook Pro is the most powerful lightweight laptop money can buy. There is no laptop of this size on the market that can pack 8TB of storage.

If you want that much storage capacity, there's no alternative. At just over 16mm in thickness and weighing in at just 2Kg, it is truly a technological feat.

However, if you're looking for a Windows 10 laptop that approaches what the MacBook Pro 16-inch has to offer, it has to be the Dell XPS 15 7590. It doesn’t carry the same cachet as Apple’s newest Mac product, but still has a few cards up its sleeve.

Note, this particular XPS 15 model is only available in the US for now. For some reason, Dell doesn't think the rest of the world deserves a thin and light laptop with 64GB of memory. Below you'll find our roundup of the best Dell XPS 15 deals right now.

Gunning for the Macbook

The top-of-the-range XPS 15 model (check our review here) actually shares many similarities with the Macbook Pro; it boasts same CPU, a 9th generation Intel Core i9-9980HK, 64GB of memory and 2TB PCIe SSD.

The XPS 15 is powered by an Nvidia Geforce GTX 1650 GPU with 4GB of video memory - more than a match for the AMD part in the MacBook Pro. It has a smaller 15.6-inch display, but it's an OLED model with a 4K resolution, making it sharper than Apple’s screen.

Dell has the upper hand when it comes to pricing; at $2,780 (use the coupon code EXTRA17 to reduce the price by another 17%), it undercuts Apple’s device (which costs $4,199) by more than a third.

Apple's device is also more expensive to insure and service. AppleCare+ for the new MacBook Pro costs $379 and includes a three-year warranty, two incidents of accidental damage and 24/7 priority access to Apple expert. Dell, on the other hand, offers four-year ProSupport with next business day onsite service and accidental damage service for $399, which is better value.