XPS 13 has remained becoming of my favorite laptop for every year because of its long battery life, lightweight, premium design, and the InfinityEdge display. To keep up with the others competitor, Dell upgraded the processor with 7th gen Intel Core I7 that performs better in performance and power efficiency with the previous model. The processor might be slightly far behind with the new 8th gen one, but you could still expect an amazing experience on this case.
There are so many good things to expect here and I guess you want to hear some of them such as the functionalities and the performance. Luckily, I got the chance to review the unit and I am going to tell you few good and bad things from it.
That is what we are going to talk about here. We are going to see how it performs during our test. I just hope the information provided is good enough on helping you making the consideration. To make it easier for you to understand, lets we jump into the article.
The company has not changed the design that much in these previous years. They still keep coming back, but there are lots of things to like from its aesthetic. The bottom surface and lid from this machine is designed from aluminum material that they said from CNC. The aluminum surface would be either on rose gold or silver depending on your choice.
On the both sides, you see the hinge and deck are made from carbon fiber that feels touch and luxurious at the same time. I specifically love the deck which is very comfortable than many machine that I have used before.
The system is remarkably light and great in both display and weight. The display uses some kind of their propriety called as “InfinityEdge” that offers an amazing display in almost no bezel or we called it as bezel-less. Despite the screen is bezel-less, the hinge that supports the lid is really strong and tight. I did not have any problem on opening or closing lid many times. The overall design is top notch.back to menu ↑
Unlike the competitors that only offer us limited ports, Dell is doing the opposite thing by providing multi-functionality and useful ports. On the left side, there are three ports that include of USB 3.0 port, 3.5 mm audio jack, Thunderbolt 3 port, and single charging connector. On the right sides, there would be Noble lock port, USB 3.0 port, and an SD card slot. There is also a specific button that will show you how much the battery is left. It’s quite useful on seeing how many juices are left even on the system off condition.
The Thunderbolt 3 port is really useful on some occasional situations because it allows you to charge the system and connecting USB type-C at the same time. Still, there are not too many devices supporting this feature, so you might need to buy an adapter to make they work.
|Dell XPS 13 Inch||Main Specs|
|CPU||7th-gen Intel Core I7 3.5 GHz|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 620|
|Memory||16GB DDR3 Memory|
|Storage||512GB Flash Memory Storage|
I guess I do not need to talk about the display and performance here since both of them are so amazing especially on the display that looks so vivid and sharp in every moment. Here, I am going to talk about the battery life that becoming the most important matter to know on business laptop. The premium machine will be useless, if the battery lasts only for around 3 or 4 hours.
The battery life is blowing away with the total time for 13 hours and 30 minutes. I have tested it through the web browsing continually with the WIFI. 13 hours is fantastic number since many products only able to last for around 9 hours. If we try to compare it with Macbook Pro and Zenbook 3 Deluxe, then the result is far better than these competitors. The closest rival for this one is only Lenovo Yoga 920 that offers 12 hours of battery life. If you are planning to get the laptop with fantastic battery, this one is might what you are looking for.back to menu ↑
Those are information I know about it. Dell once again becomes the tough competitor to beat at this current price point. They offer us what other companies could not do in such a good price. Just take a look at closely, if you think it is not enough and be ready to be surprised. Feel free to make any choice for this case. I just hope the information is good enough for you. At last, thank you for reading the article and see you again.