Although Mac users are obsessed with their MacBooks, mostly due to its sleek design, those who prefer working in Windows haven’t been able to enjoy the same compact design … until Dell introduced the XPS 13.
The new Dell notebook isn’t just sleek and gorgeous, it’s also been dubbed the “MacBook Killer” and even became one of the highlights of CES 2015 back in January, racking up 50-plus CES and industry awards.
With that said, we wanted to highlight our favorite features of the new Dell XPS 13.
1. It’s the smallest 13-inch on the planet. Compared to the current MacBack Air 13, the Dell XPS 13 is 23% smaller, and 8% smaller than its predecessor. This is credited to its borderless infinity display (an industry first), boasting only a 5.2mm bezel on the top and sides — making it the thinnest frame on a notebook presently.
2. Aside from the size, the design is definitely our favorite feature. From the aluminum too cover and base to its carbon fiber palm rest, the XPS 13 is beautiful and feels solid when in hand. Sleek, beautiful and company — a perfect combination.
3. The XPS 13 is the industry leader in battery life, boasting over 15 hours on a single charge. Though the battery life benchmarks vary with the specifics of usage, our experience was on par with the touted 15 hours.
4. Finally, the clarity of the UltraSharp Quad HD+ display is stunning. It boasts 5.7 million pixels — 4.4 million more than an HD+ and 2.5 times that of a Full HD display — and you can tell. The colors are brilliant and the images are crisp.
The Dell XPS 13 is available now at retailers and online, starting at $799, all the way up to $1,299 for the Touch model.
Below is a video by Dell introducing the new Dell XPS 13. Shoutout to Dell for providing us with the XPS 13 notebook to review.
Stay tuned for our closer look feature in the coming weeks.