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MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022) excels in portability with its lighter weight and longer battery life, making it suitable for on-the-go users who prioritize a high-quality display, silent operation, and are ingrained in the MacOS ecosystem. In contrast, the Dell G15 5520 offers a larger screen, higher storage capacity, and more powerful hardware capable of intensive gaming, 3D rendering, and engineering use, albeit with a bulkier form factor and shorter battery life, making it less portable but more suited for heavy-duty tasks or gaming enthusiasts who prefer Windows. If long battery life and portability are top priorities, the MacBook is a better fit, while the Dell is more appropriate for performance-focused tasks and gaming. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
  • Best in class overall build quality
  • Very good portability
  • Best in class battery life
  • Best in class speakers
  • Best in class keyboard
Advantages of the Dell G15 5520
  • Very good for engineering and design
  • Good for gaming and AI
  • Very good for content creation

Key differences

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Gaming and AI

6.4
MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
G15 5520
7.7
2.6/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
8.0/10
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
165Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
10.0/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
6.7/10
The Dell G15 5520 is good for gaming and AI, while the Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022) is only fair.

Engineering and Design

7.3
MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
G15 5520
8.2
6.6/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.2/10
2.6/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
8.0/10
8.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Dell G15 5520 is very good for engineering and design, while the Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022) is good.

Screen Quality

7.6
MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
G15 5520
7.1
13.3in
SIZE
15.6in
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
165Hz
497.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
251.0 nits
The Apple MacBook Pro 13 has a better screen than the Dell G15 5520 for general use, and engineering and design, while the Dell G15 5520 has a better screen for gaming and AI, and software development.

Battery

20.0 Hours
MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
G15 5520
6.0 Hours
The Apple MacBook Pro 13 has 20 hours of battery life. The Dell G15 5520 has 6 hours of battery life.

Portability

Very Good
MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
G15 5520
Fair
13.3in
SIZE
15.6in
3.0 lbs
WEIGHT
5.5 lbs
0.6in
THICKNESS
1.0in
The Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022) has very good portability, while the Dell G15 5520 has only fair portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

10.0
MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
G15 5520
7.4
The Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022) has best in class build quality, while the Dell G15 5520 has good build quality.

Cost

$1,219
MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
G15 5520
$1,000
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$500

$1,000

$1,500

$2,000

The Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022) has a price of $1,219 and the Dell G15 5520 costs $1,000.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.7
MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
G15 5520
7.9
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
497.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
251.0 nits
20.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
6.0 Hours
9.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.5/10
8.9/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
6.3/10
The Dell G15 5520 and Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022) are both good for general use.

Content Creation

7.8
MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
G15 5520
8.0
6.6/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.2/10
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
8.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Dell G15 5520 to be very good for content creation, while the Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022) is good.

Software Development

7.7
MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
G15 5520
7.5
6.6/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.2/10
8.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
9.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.5/10
The Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022) and Dell G15 5520 are both good for software development.

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How the Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022) and the Dell G15 5520 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022)Dell G15 5520
Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022)Dell G15 5520

GENERAL

Price
$1,219
$1,000
Release Date
June 1, 2022May 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
12'' x 8.4'' x 0.61''14.1'' x 10.7'' x 1.06''
Weight
3 lbs5.55 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Apple M2Intel i7-12700H
Graphics
M2 (10C) RTX 3060 (130 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
8 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
55

BATTERY

Battery Life
20 Hours6 Hours
Battery Capacity
58.2 Wh56 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
13.3"15.6"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
2560 x 16001920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz165Hz
Display Brightness
497 nits251 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
10/107.4/10
Portability Score
8.9/106.4/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoYes
Fan Noise Score
10/106.8/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteBlue
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
9.5/108.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
9.5/108.8/10
Webcam
720p720p
Fingerprint Reader
YesNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
03
USB-C ports
21
USB-C Charging
YesNo
Display Outputs
12
Thunderbolt Version
34

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Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022)

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Andreas Osthoff | June 2022
"The MacBook Pro 13 is still a very good subnotebook. The 2022 MacBook Pro 13 might look like recycling at first, because the device is completely identical to the old model expect for the new M2 SoC. We have to admit that we were surprised to see another iteration of the MBP 13 as well. The laptop is obviously familiar, but this does not change the fact that it is still a very good subnotebook. You get an excellent chassis with good stability, a very good display, good input devices and the new M2 chip is very powerful and efficient."

Dell G15 5520

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Olivier Martin, Ryan Lim, and John Peroramas | April 2023
"The Dell G15 (2022) is a 15.6-inch budget gaming laptop, and is great for gaming. You can configure the laptop with powerful Intel 12th Gen. CPUs and various NVIDIA dedicated GPUs, all of which deliver a smooth gaming experience at 1080p. There's also a QHD 240Hz display option if you want better visuals, though you'll have to pair it with the top-end NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti to get good frame rates. It doesn't get overly hot or loud under load, and there's no noticeable throttling on the CPU or GPU. Unfortunately, the 120Hz panel has a slow response time, causing noticeable ghosting, and it doesn't support variable refresh rate."

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About Apple

Apple, an American technology company, is one of the world’s largest company in terms of market capitalization. Their MacBook laptops feature a slim, minimalistic design, class-leading battery life, and premium display and speaker quality. In 2020 Apple switched from using Intel processors to their own silicon chips which have excellent performance and efficiency. The macOS operating system is the second most widely used OS, after Windows.

About Dell

Dell is a highly recognizable American technology company, and is one of the largest personal computer vendor by market share. Their laptops are very popular for both personal and professional use, and they also own the Alienware brand which makes mid to high end gaming laptops. Their premium XPS range of laptops offer great build quality and portability, while Latitude and Precision laptops are known for reliability, repairability and performance for business users.

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