With technology reaching greater heights, it was only a matter of time before one of the leading computer giants came out with a laptop that was ‘ultra’ special. And Dell was that giant. The Toshiba Protégé Z380 and the Dell XPS 13 are the only laptops that can be classified as an ultrabook. Packing a neat aesthetic design and superb internal processors, does the new laptop really justify its $1550 price tag?

 

XPS 13 Hardware and Design

 DELL XPS 13 Design

The designers at Dell have decided not to go for any records with regard to the design of the laptop such as being the thinnest or the lightest. The laptop is fairly large and has a very sturdy look. Its carbon fiber weave and rubberized deck allow for a much comfortable feel in comparison to the Toshiba Protégé. The makers at Dell have taken some of the design elements that are seen in the Macbook Air, such as the hinge designs, arrangements of the various ports, and the curves around the laptop’s edges.

 

Although the laptop comes with a USB 3.0 port and USB 2.0 port, the SD Card slot was noticeably missing which could disappoint many potential customers. Having said that, the laptop has a very mean and slick look which gives users a solid, premium feel to their experience.

 

Keyboard, Display, and Performance

 DELL-XPS-13-Keyboard

The keyboard on the XPS 13 is a letdown with certain buttons such as the Home, End, Page Down, and Page Up keys missing. Still, the rest of the buttons are spaced out very well and the key buttons are very cushy, giving the user a better typing experience. The mouse pad is a little slow in responding and multi-touch gestures are disabled by default; you will have to use the settings and enable it.

 

Although these points may disappoint users a little, the Dell XPS 13 is ultra in its performance. With an i5 dual core processor and a 4GB RAM, browsing, watching movies, and even using heavy-duty programs such as Adobe Photoshop CS6 are too smooth to notice any hiccups.

4 Responses

  1. Nolan Venkiah

    Its disappointing that they would leave those keys out or even leave out the numerical keypad however if you can do without it on a Macbook I suppose its ok on the Dell.

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  2. Henry John Henry

    its so much interest that the technology as gone far now whenever you look at it. if to be order, how  can one get it.

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  3. Rose

    Dell is  always inventing such a gorgeous laptops which are good in features and everything.

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