Processor: Intel Core i7-1065G7, 4 cores
Graphics: Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics
Memory: 16GB of 3,733 MHz LPDDR4x SDRAM (32GB maximum)
Storage: 1TB PCIe 3 x4 SSD
Screen: 13.4-inch UltraSharp touchscreen display with 4K Ultra HD+ resolution (3840 x 2400), InfinityEdge construction, HDR 400 certification, 500 nits brightness, sRGB + 90% DCI-P3 color gamut and 1,500:1 contrast ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
OS: Windows 10 Home
Connectivity: Killer™ AX1650 (2×2) with Intel WiFi 6 chipset and Bluetooth 5.0
Battery: 51Wh, 45W power adapter, 236g adapter and cord
Audio: 2W stereo speakers + 2W
Webcam: 720p with Windows Hello IR camera
Keyboard: Backlit, with fingerprint scanner
Touchpad: 11.2 x 6.5 cm large, supports gestures
2 Thunderbolt 3 ports with Power Delivery and DisplayPort (4 PCI Express Gen 3 lines)
1 microSD card reader
1 x 3.5mm headset/microphone combo jack
Dimensions: 7-13 x 296 x 207 mm, weight 1,266 g
Materials: Brushed aluminum, CNC-machined in platinum-silver with black carbon fiber composite hand rest (UV and stain resistant)
The XPS is Dell’s premium line of laptops. Not everyone knows this, but XPS is not just a set of letters, but an acronym for eXtreme Performance System, meaning extreme performance system.
The Dell XPS 13 is the most compact laptop in the XPS line. Because of its modest size, the notebook seems like a toy. However, given the more than powerful stuffing, the impressive size of RAM and storage and stylus support, it cannot be called a toy. It is a full-fledged working tool. The Dell XPS 13 will please anyone who wants a combination of high performance, small size and long battery life.
Originally XPS notebooks were more oriented to corporate users, but now these models will appeal to everyone who is not too attentive to figures on the price tag.
Right side: 3.5mm Thunderbolt 3 port
Left side: Thunderbolt 3 port, microSD
The laptop seems tiny. Its modest size makes the Dell XPS 13 look more like a stylish accessory than a full-fledged working machine. Looking at it, you’d think there’s a screen not 13.4 inches, but 12 inches at most. Maybe it’s just me being an overly big fan of laptops, but every time I took the laptop out while testing it, I had some sort of joyful sense of mortification.
The case is made of brushed aluminum. The touch screen surface is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5, the surface around the keyboard is made of carbon fiber. Of course, it is obvious that the laptop is tactilely pleasant and looks super-premium. The carbon fiber is also very attractive for some reason.
Screen and webcam
Dell offers a choice of two screen options:
A 13.4-inch UltraSharp touchscreen display with 4K Ultra HD+ resolution (3840 x 2400), InfinityEdge construction, HDR 400 certification, 500 nits brightness, 100% sRGB + 90% DCI-P3 color gamut coverage and 1,500:1 contrast ratio
13.4-inch Full HD+ (1920 x 1200) touch display with InfinityEdge, HDR 400 certification, 500 nits brightness, 100% sRGB, 1,800:1 contrast ratio and dirt guards
Both screens have Dolby Vision™, 170° +/-85°/85°/85° wide viewing angle, 0.65% anti-reflective coating, and anti-dirt coating
The choices are similar to the older model. However, if the older model has a 15.6 inch screen and there you can puzzle over which option to choose (4K+ with 100% Adobe RGB looks the most interesting), in the case of XPS 13, in my opinion, everything is easier.