Dell not so long back made a bold statement when it claimed its entirely redesigned laptop named Dell XPS 13 in Australia which is indeed the fastest laptop in its class. The 13.3-inches flagship laptop is in Dell’s Ultrabook lineup and for the past 2 years – it’s been king of the small-form-factor laptops. This isn’t going to change as Dell’s upgraded XPS 13 has once again set the benchmark for all other Window laptops backed by 13.3-inches display.
The XPS 13 laptop comes with improved onboard specifications as well as a number of subtle but important design tweaks, making XPS 13 the best 13.3-inches laptop you can buy.
- CPU: Intel Core i7-7Y75
- OS: Windows 10 Pro
- RAM: 8GB
- RAM Upgradable: Unknown
- Hard Drive Size: 256GB SSD
- Display Size: 13.3-inches
- Display Resolution Available: 3840 x 1080 Pixels
- Native Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Pixels
- Optical Drive: None
- Optical Drive Speed: N/A
- Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- Wi-Fi Model: Killer 1535 Wireless AC 2x2
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.1
- Touchpad: 4.1 x 2.3-inches
- Ports (Excluding USB): Headphone
- Ports (Excluding USB): Thunderbolt 3
- Ports (Excluding USB): Noble Lock
- USB Ports: 2
- Warranty/Support: One-Year
- Size: 11.98 x 7.88 x 0.46 Inches
- Weight: 2.65 Pounds
- Video Memory: Shared
- Graphics Card: Intel UHD Graphics 620
The XPS 13 feels like a high-end laptop thanks to its gorgeous and eye-catching aluminum case and rock-solid build quality. Dell added a white interior to its rose-gold case which is making it more fashionable. The woven-glass-fiber palm rest feels comfortable and Dell claims it’s also stain-resistant.
Moving on, Dell XPS 13 is plenty fast thanks to Intel’s Core i7 processor. You won’t have any trouble keeping up with your daily workflow which involves juggling dozens of browser tabs, Evernote, Spotify, Slack and a bunch of other apps.
The 4K screen is also impressive as it’s bright, sharp and made everything pop. It’s even bright well under sunlight with wearing polarized sunglasses. HDR in XPS 13 is a welcome and dazzling addition whereas it’s far more essential in your home theater – it’s still to be able to enjoy Netflix to its fullest on the go.
Battery-wise, Dell XPS 13 lasts 9 hours and 50 minutes which sounds better as compared to XPS 2-in-1 and Zenbook 3 but doesn’t last as long as Surface Laptop and other premium notebooks. The overall performance of XPS 13 can be chalked up to 4K display which consumes more power to drive. Well, XPS 13’s 1080p version will get a few more hours’ worths of juice.
- Attractive Design
- Vibrant Screen
- Strong performance
- Good Battery Life
- Runs Cool
- Centered IR Webcam
- Steeper Starting Price
- White Option is Pricier
- No USB Type-A Ports
- Improved Webcam Still Looks Up your Nose
The Dell XPS 13, unfortunately, making up for the higher price tag by markedly boosting its overall performance and design. The Dell XPS 13 256GB Price in Australia starts from AU$1850-1900 whereas XPS 13 512GB goes for a whopping AU$2100-2150. Doesn’t it sound similar to most flagship laptops in 2018?