Dell’s ultrabook really kicks off with its retina high resolution screen and aluminum body. If it reminds you of Apple’s Macbook Pro, well, be prepared. This one really shows what actually Dell can do with innovation.
A Squeezed 13-Screen in A Smaller Case
Anyone would only call it a conventional 11-inch aluminum ultrabook until they open it. Yup, the body squeezes that 13,3-inch screen making it look like borderless. It makes the ultraportable device to be outstandingly light with its 9-15 millimeter thickness to slip into your shoulder bag.
Not to mention the 3200×1800 QHD+ touchscreen panel that provides sharp experience of viewing. It offers 2.5 times more pixels than FHD. THE IGZO2 IPS panel helps you to see the content from any angle up to 170°. This would be a crisp experience to enjoy it with your friends. If you are a moviegoer, you will never miss any frame even in sunlight since the 400-nit is 100% brighter than any other panel – which is only 200-nit. Take the pleasure in viewing nearly-actual colors with 72% higher color scale and 1000:1 higher contrast ratio.
As for the weakness of having the razor-sharp screen is the tradeoff with the battery life. You also need to do some adjustments to the text sizes in applications. The other one is the odd placement of webcam due to the narrow bezel.The webcam does not allow your finger to be out of the screen while you type. But, if you are not an avid user of webcam, you will not even notice it much.back to menu ↑
The Machine Dell XPS 13
The engine assembly is awesome. You can feel the quality in its materials without adding extra weight. Yes, the QHD+ touchscreen model is only 2.8lbs or 1.27 kg. Built in CNC machined aluminum, the laptop also offers an Edge-to-edge Corning Gorilla Glass NBT™ that truly protects the Quad HD+ touch screen from damage. The Carbon fiber composite palm rest with soft touch paint is also another plus. It also comes with a full size chiclet keyboard with backlight to efficiently use while typing in low-light or no-light areas. Whooa, no need to buy those fuorescent stickers, then. As for the trackpad, it provides more than enabling multitouch gestures such as pinch, zoom, and two-finger scrolling – it avoids you to make unintentional clicks when your palm touch it with the given Accidental Activation Prevention.back to menu ↑
The XPS 13 QHD touchscreen model comes with 5th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-5200U. This one feeds you the productivity you need (like playing game online), along with the 8GB Dual Channel DDR3L-RS 1600 MHz (On Board) and 128GB Solid State Drive. Make sure you truly check the size of RAM you need since it is not upgradable.
The bundled Windows 10 does not include the office application, however. So prepare your budget to add this feature. As for Windows 10 itself, you may expect Cortana as your digital planner, expanded Windows-7 start menu, the new Microsoft Edge browser, and of course, the speed. Nevertheless, there were some reports online that Dell was not prepared with the bios and drivers since flickering is found due to the use of Windows 10. Hopefully Dell has resolved it once this review is published.
Finally, the battery life. Dell claims that it will last up to 15 hours running on the FHD display and 11 hours on Quad HD+. Well, they do take the lead of the industry with that point. However, if you prioritize the battery life, the lower resolution FHD-screen version will help the battery last longer. And, voila, you still can go back to that online games or serious design works with an extended battery.back to menu ↑
Dell Laptop Windows 10 XPS 13 Specs
: XPS 13
: Windows 10
: 5th Generation 2.4 GHz Core i7-5550U Intel Processor Cache, up to 3.00 GHz
: Intel HD Graphics 5500
Screen: 13.3 inches
Resolution: 3200 x 1800 pixels
: 8 GB
: 256GB SSD
: Optical Drive Not included
: 802.11 A/C Bluetooth
Ports & Slots
: 2x 3.0 Ports 3-in-1 Media Card Reader Audio out Mic In
: Stereo speakers + MaxxAudio
Length: 11.98 inches
Width: 7.88 inches
Height: 0.60 inches
: 2.8 pounds
: 15hrs 52 WHr, 4-Cell Battery (integrated)
: 1Yr In-Home Warranty
Style & Type
: 2-in-1 Touchscreen
: Dell XPS 13 XPS9343-7273SLV
: FastAccess Facial Recognition Backlit Keyboard