Surface Pro 4 vs Dell XPS 15


Hi guys,

this looks like a weird comparison, but let me explain. I'd like a laptop to use mostly for photo editing in Lightroom/Photoshop/Nik. I'm also starting to use Illustrator and InDesign and I might be using Premiere/After Effects every once in a while. It has to be thin/light because I commute on the train. When on a desk I'd use a mouse (I'm not a fan of trackpads, it's not Windows' fault, since I extensively used them on MBP too).

These are the configurations:

- Surface Pro 4: i5, 8 GB RAM, 256 SSD + Type Cover --> 1650 €;
- Dell XPS 15: i7, 8 GB RAM, 256 SSD, Full HD + 8 GB RAM DDR4 ---> 1640 €

You can see that prices are almost identical where I live.

The point is: do you think the extra power that the XPS brings to the table could be necessary or the pen would be the real SP4 selling point?

Please send help. Thank you very much!