QUOTE(Fizzy-Fiz @ Oct 21 2013, 08:50 AM)
It's a one of a kind ridiculous product for that price.
RMBP comes with 256gb ssd so that immediately eliminates rm500-600 price difference. You get 16:10 which is a godsend, MacOS, probably better keyboard+touchpad, design is subjective but most people will definitely opt apple, almost definitely better battery life and most importantly better OS pixel scaling implementation
Youd have to be an idiot to purchase this instead.
This is pointless if you can only buy in Malaysia - the XPS 15 is pretty crap. If not, it's actually quite decent if you already had the ability to shop for 15" Retina MBPs.
Malaysia doesn't have the high end version of the XPS 15. The high end version easily beats the cheaper Retina by both specs and price, and the more expensive Retina by price (specs are close). Of course there isn't a Malaysian price to compare with, so we can take the tax-free discounted Australian price vs the Australian prices of the Retina MBP or the Malaysian prices of the same. Because Australian prices are close (without tax, and with discounts).
The high end version claims to have 11 hours battery vs only 7 hours for Retina (http://store.apple.com/my/buy-mac/macbook-pro).
512GB mSATA SSD vs 256 or 512.
2GB DDR5 GT 750M vs 1GB DDR5 GT 650M (not much difference).
3200x1800 IGZO display vs Retina (big difference according to some people).
2.2 GHz vs 2.4 or 2.7 GHz quad core (Haswell for Dell).
Almost the same weight.
Now for the prices. Apple's will set you back RM6799 & RM8699. In Australia it's $2499 & $3199 ($2279 & $2979 with discount, $2072 & $2708 without tax, i.e. RM6527 & RM8530).
Dell's high end version is $2599, cut to $2209 after discount, and $2008 without tax, i.e. RM6326.
Much better specs than the cheaper Apple, slightly better specs but more than RM2000 cheaper than the expensive Apple.
Of course at RM4999 the specs aren't great, and RM6299 doesn't compete with the cheaper Apple. But then, this is the Malaysian market.