JustInReviews is back with its technology review. This time around, we will be exploring the Dell XPS 13 which is known to be the next-gen laptop.
The laptop – the world’s tiniest having a 13.3-inch screen – could be a basic clamshell, yet it can be termed as a well designed one that is handy to use regardless of its small dimensions. It hasn’t seen much change since the design upgrade in 2015 that presented its InfinityEdge display, which virtually takes out the frame surrounding its display. In latter part of 2016, Dell turned up with technology updates in core i-series CPUs that belong to the seventh-generation plus a Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port and now it returns with Intel’s eighth generation chips.
The design doesn’t alter. Generally, the size of a usual 11.6-inch laptop, however with a 13.3-inch screen, it’s built using aluminum with carbon fiber palm rests with an agreeable delicate touch treatment. A major portion of what makes this little size a reality is the InfinityEdge screen that takes out everything except for a silver border around the screen. You can opt between a 13.3-inch UltraSharp Quad HD+ (3,200×1,800 pixels) touchscreen along with a 1,920×1,080-pixel-resolution screen accompanied by a matte anti-glare screen.
The XPS 13 is more for work rather than play. Its a blend of a small, lightweight body combined with an illuminated keyboard and touch-pad makes it handy for commuters and students. The keys offer a pleasingly firm feel with useful travel and are very much spaced and measured. The precision touchpad feels smooth and responsive sans cursor jumpiness.
O.S. – Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit)
Display resolution- 13.3-inch 1,920×1,080 display
Storage- 256GB PCIe SSD
RAM – 8GB DDR4 SDRAM 1,866MHz
Network support – 8GB DDR4 SDRAM 1,866MHz
CPU- 1.8GHz Intel Core i7-8550U
Graphics card- 128MB Intel UHD Graphics 620
There happens to be a worked in webcam, as well, however because of the screen’s lid-spanning design, Dell placed it down in the bottom left corner beneath the screen. The outcome appears clumsy up-the-nose video chats. Then again, in case you’re typing, your left hand seems so big that those on the opposite end of the chat presumably won’t see the extreme angle.
Its Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port allows you to rapidly change to a desktoplike encounter equipped for driving multiple screens, external storage, Ethernet, speakers and power with a solitary cable connection. You likewise get a USB 3.0 port, an SD card slot and a mic/earphone jack. A fingerprint reader accompanied by Windows Hello support is likewise accessible, however, it’s optional and not standard, which is somewhat unexpected.
Additionally, while the UHD+ screen may be decent thing to have, the full HD screen appears good and facilitates enhanced battery life. As indicated by Dell’s tests, it achieved up to 22 hours on BAPCo’s MobileMark 2014 battery benchmark and 13 hours and 31 minutes of Netflix video watching (the QHD+ rendition streamed for four lesser hours).
In terms of the new technology processor, it’s amazing, as well. Dell guarantees the mix of the updated processors and Dell’s self dynamic power mode outcomes in a multitasking enhancement in more than 40 percent contrasted and the past version.
In spite of the fact that you won’t not see this performance increment during consistent utilize, it implies you’ll have some overhead to continue running smoothly for a considerable length of time to come. Nonetheless, in the event that you’ll have to keep this workstation for quite a while, you should need to get it with 16GB of memory, particularly since Dell utilized slower 1,866MHz RAM.
Online cost of the device begins at Rs. 86,990, that comprises of all the taxes & delivery charges.
– Known to have a good and utility keyboard
– Inclusion of eighth-gen Intel processors
– Extended battery life
– Position of the webcam is inconveneient
– QHD-resolution touchscreen is said to hamper battery life
So, that was the review of the world’s smallest laptop. For laptop and smartphone reviews, do visit JustInReviews.