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It's been a while since we've reviewed a laptop and we got the unique opportunity to review Dell's latest offering the 2018 XPS 13. I saw the laptop in its full glory at the CES earlier this year and we finally got to test the laptop when it launched in India. The XPS 13 has become our favourite Windows laptop as of now, and it finally looks sexy thanks to the updated design. © YouTube We tested the Core i7 model that had 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, and a 4K display. Specifications that are hard to find on a laptop that sells in India and here's our experience with the best laptop on the planet right now. Design Language and Features © BCCL The design of the XPS 13 has been reimagined subtly with gold and white accents on the exterior while maintaining a carbon fiber look on the inside. It has some sort of woven texture which feels comfortable and gives the laptop a minimalistic look at the same time. The white version of the laptop definitely feels premium and sometimes outmatches my touch bar MacBook pro. The XPS 13 is smaller and lighter than the MacBook Pro 13 and Surface Book 2, which in our opinion, gives it the extra edge. The laptop flirts between being a traditional laptop and an ultrabook. When compared to its competitors, the XPS 13 definitely stands out due to its premium finish. The 2018 XPS 13 has also taken a cue from other laptops by upgrading to a USB-C 3.1 two port and two ThunderBolt 3 ports. One of the ports is primarily used for charging the battery, however, we found that all three ports can be used for the same purpose. The USB-C port can also be used as an external display port, however, you will require an additional dongle to use that feature. Some users may find the newer ports a big disappointment, however, Dell includes a USB-C to USB-A adapter in the box to make sure all your peripherals are still compatible. © Dell Dell has also outfitted the laptop with a Killer Networks Wi-Fi adapter which works with built-in load balancing. This translates to a shooter performance when you are streaming content on the laptop, as it prioritises bandwidth usage according to your usage, The Killer networking app also helps in managing bandwidth for each application running on the laptop, a nifty feature that should be on every laptop today. The keyboard on the XPS 13 is more or less the same as the previous iteration, as it did not require any quality or design upgrades. In our opinion, the keyboard is designed well enough to last a few more models of the XPS 13 and it still remains the best keyboard to type on. Due to the small size of the laptop, it will take some time for you to get used to the smaller keys and the layout, which will only take a few hours to get used to. The keyboard also has backlighting which makes it easier to work in dark spaces, however, the backlit keyboard is not as bright as compared to its competitors. The webcam is placed in the same awkward position as the previous model, which causes the “up-the-nose” field of view. The 720p webcam is good enough for video calls, however, we suggest you trim your nose hair before! The webcam is also compatible with Windows Hello, which essentially means you can unlock your laptop using your face. The 4K Screen © YouTube Since we had the 4K model, the display had a touchscreen which is not a necessary feature for the laptop. Other models have support for the touchscreen feature which is optional, but in our opinion is not something you should invest in. The 4K screen is an InfinityEdge display and has a resolution of 3,200 X 1,800. The 4K screen is a great added feature for users who love to consume media on platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime. The upgrade offers sharper pictures and more pixel density than other laptops. In terms of contrast ratio, the display did not perform as well as other laptops that offer 1080p displays and in our opinion also causes the battery to run out faster. Colour representation was also not up to the mark when compared to a 1080p screen, as we found better colour accuracy on the MacBook Pro 13 and a wider colour gamut. Having said that, the display is still great when compared to other Windows laptops and will be a great feature to have if you want to watch movies in 4K resolution. Performance The new XPS 13 is outfitted with an Intel Core i7-8550U CPU that outperforms almost every competitor. The CPU is coupled with a 16GB DDR3 RAM that assists in the faster performance. The XPS 12 outperformed the Asus ZenBook UX330UA and beats the HP Spectre x360 in the multi-core test. Here's the Geekbench score which the XPS 13 scored during the course of our review. © Geekbench Part of the reason why the laptop performs super fast is thanks to the new cooling system. The Gore fabric used is to provide extra exhaust insulation and better thermal management, which results in the CPU performing at optimum speed. The review unit also has a 512GB Toshiba XG5 SSD and has read speeds of up to 1.9 GB per second. Being an SSD, we found the write speed to be slower than expected as it could only write 465 MB per second. Of course, it's still faster than other laptops but we expected to perform better than the HP Spectre 13 and even some Samsung Notebooks. Battery Life Dell has opted to reduce the battery size on the new XPS 13, however, for some reason, it did not fall short in performance. We used the laptop for watching content on Netflix and the laptop survived almost 10 hours on a single charge. We streamed 4K content and watched it at full brightness to test the battery life. The 4K model exceeded expectations even though it has a smaller battery. This is probably due to the new heat management system and cooling system that attributed towards the improved performance. The Final Say The Dell XPS 13 offers an incremental upgrade that is updated for modern tastes and performance. The laptop performs like a traditional laptop and is in the size of an ultrabook. In our books, its a perfect blend for professionals who also want to do more with their laptops. The XPS 13 9370 model costs Rs 1,20,990 and is probably the best laptop you can buy right now.
The best 15-inch consumer laptop is about to get better. With Intel taking the wraps off its new 8th Gen "Coffee Lake" processors today, Dell has announced a new version of the XPS 15 based on the new chips. As with the previous generation XPS 15, Dell is using the high-power “H” versions of the chips, with options ranging from the quad-core Core i5-8300U to the six-core Core i7-8750H and what we presume is the Core i9-8950HK (Dell did not specify the version in its release information). These processors will represent the fastest notebook options available and should retain the XPS 15's performance advantages. © Dell In addition to its new processors, the XPS 15 9570 will be available with a new GPU option: the Nvidia GTX 1050Ti. You'll also be able to get it with Intel integrated graphics or the slightly-slower GTX 1050 chip. The laptop retains the same design and luxurious carbon-fibre deck as previous models but throws in a more-colourful 4K panel. Like the XPS 13, Dell achieved the 15's smaller size by shaving off millimetres around its display, bringing the overall size down to about the size of an average 14-inch laptop. Despite being more compact, Dell says it can hit up to 21.5 hours of battery life. According to Dell, that makes the notebook the “smallest performance 15.6-inch laptop” around, and given its starting weight of 4.0 pounds, it's also one of the lightest. © Dell The new XPS 15 includes two USB 3.1 5Gbps Type A ports, HDMI 2.0, an SD card reader, a headset jack, a Noble lock, and a Thunderbolt 3 port. And importantly, Dell updated the Thunderbolt 3 port to a full four-lane implementation. © Dell Storage options on the XPS 15 include a 128GB SSD with a 1TB hard drive, a 1TB hybrid hard drive, or pure SSD configurations ranging from 256GB to 1TB. The entry-level model starts at $999 (Rs. 65,000) with integrated graphics and the Core i5-8300H CPU, but you can scale all the way up to a Core i9 processor, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics, and 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD.
Dell's best selling laptop the XPS 13 just got a revamped look, feel and specifications to make it one of the top ultraportables in the market. The XPS 13, more or less, looked the same for the past three years and for 2018, the American company decided to give it a much-needed overhaul. The laptop has a brand new chassis and an 8th-gen Intel CPUs. The XPS 13 is said to have better battery life and for the first time will be available in white. © Dell A closer look at the specifications reveals it has a thinner and lighter body that Dell claims to be 24 percent smaller. It weighs only 1.21 kilograms and measures 11.9 x 7.8 x 0.46-inches. The new XPS 13 is closer in size to Apple's 12-inch MacBook Air and it features Dell's signature Infinity Edge display. The laptop is powered by the latest Intel 8th Generation Quad Core processor and can support fast booting SSDs up to 1TB. You can also expect the longest battery life of any 13-inch laptop, with almost 20 hours on FHD, up to 11 on UHD (Mobile Mark 14). Customers can make a choice between an 8th-Gen Intel Core i5-8250U CPU, or a Core i7-8550U chip, up to 16GB of RAM and even a 1TB PCIe SSD if you need a lot of onboard storage. © Dell The XPS 13 has also ditched the traditional USB Type-A ports for three USB-C ports, much like the MacBook Pro by Apple. If you are still using devices that utilise the USB Type-A ports, Dell includes a USB-C to USB-A dongle in the box. Out of the three ports, two can support Thunderbolt 3 and can also be used as a charging port. The XPS 13 is the world's first laptop built with GORE Thermal Insulation, the same silica aerogels that have been used in the high tech science and extreme engineering environments to diffuse and dissipate heat, such as insulation on the Mars Rover and Hyper Velocity Particle capture in the Stardust Probe. This material directs heat out of the device, keeping your system cool while it works. © BCCL The laptop can be activated by voice, touch or facial recognition. Users can log in with a look or a touch with the infrared camera and optional fingerprint reader in the power button for Windows Hello. The new XPS 13 is available globally beginning today on Dell.com and Microsoftstore.com, starting at $999.99. Dell is also offering an Ubuntu-based developer edition with Linux preloaded starting at $949.99 beginning today on Dell.com in the US and in Europe as well. As of now, there is no word about Indian availability and prices and one can expect an update after CES 2018.