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Dell XPS 13 Laptop Review



Dell XPS 13 Laptop

Dell XPS 13 Laptop

The Dell XPS 13 Laptop is an amazing device with a sleek design and it is so easy to carry, it has a bright and sharp display with a great keyboard which is so comfortable when used. It has an Intel Core i3 11th Generation processor with integrated UHD graphics. it can handle easy tasks like web browsing, working on documents or watching videos on Netflix, etc. But it is not that much power to do heavy tasks like graphic designing or 3D modeling. It has only one USB-C port so you need to buy dongles to connect your peripheral devices.

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Dell XPS 13 Laptop Design

The Dell XPS 13 is a lightweight laptop its weight is 1.27kg (2.8 lb) and its thickness is 14.8mm (0.58 inches) which makes it super thin device. It shows that you can handle or carry this laptop easily and you can place it in your bag easily.

It can handle light work easily with a Core i3 processor but if you want to upgrade it to Core i5 or Core i7 it will provide you a more smooth experience and allow you to run your demanding apps like graphic designing, and video editing, or 3D animation. The difference between core i5 and core i7 is not much but core i7 is faster than core i5. The keyboard of the Dell XPS 13 is comfy enough and its touchpad is pretty incredible.

Dell XPS 13 Display

The Dell XPS 13 has a 13.4 inches (3840 X 2400) touch display with a ratio of 16:10. The display has 100% RBC with 90% DCI-P3 coverage and a brightness of 500 nits. The Dell XPS 13’s screen allows rotating its display to use it as a large-screen tablet. Dell sells a 2 in 1 version of XPS 13 separately. The only issue is it only has one USB-C port so if you need to plug peripherals then you need dongles for it. The dell XPS 13 has RAM from 8GB to 32GB with 256GB of storage memory.

The screen of the Dell XPS 13 is 1080p which brightness of 500 cd/m² and it gives full coverage of sRGB. It displays the accurate colors of the videos. If you want to have sharper images then you can upgrade it with 4k IPS or 3.5k OLED. The battery lasts approximately 10 hours or you can watch videos for 5 hours non-stop. It takes 2 hours to be charged fully. it allows transferring data with a speed of up to 40Gbps.

Dell XPS 13 Performance

The Dell XPS 13 with Core i7 is the fastest model with its clock speed of 3 GHz and its 4.8 GHz turbo frequency. Intel Core i7 is a quad-core processor with Hyperthreading support which means it can run multiple threads on every core which allows for the best performance.

When you are playing games on XPS 13 you will notice some frame rates are fluctuating sometimes but you will not notice any major problems. If we talk about its GPU then this laptop is fitted with Intel Iris Xe graphics which gives better performance as compared to old laptops.

If you are playing intense games then you may see a major performance drop. So instead of playing the heavy games, you should play the lighter games so that there will be no pressure on the laptop. So it’s better if you check which games you can play easily without inserting pressure on the Dell XPS 13 laptop.

Dell XPS 13 Battery Life

The Dell XPS 13 has 53 watts built-in battery which is not user-replaceable. The battery life of Dell XPS 13 depends on its level of brightness and the task you are performing. With 75% brightness on, you will be able to use it for up to 6 to 7 hours approximately.

The battery life can last longer by lowering the brightness of the Dell XPS 13 and it can last up to 13 hours. The OLED version of the Dell XPS 13 will have longer battery life with darker color schemes.

If you are looking for a laptop you can use for your office work and can watch Netflix then Dell XPS 13 is the best laptop for you.

Dell XPS 13 Specifications


Graphics Card Intel Iris Xe Graphics
Security Software McAfee
Internal Memory 128GB / 256GB / 512GB
Speakers Stereo Speakers
Processor Core i3, Core i5, Core i7
Weight 1.27kg (2.8 lb)
Display 13.4 inches
Battery Size 52 Wh
Camera 2.5 mm (HD 720p) webcam
Keyboard White backlit English keyboard
Operating System Windows 11
Ports 4 Thunderbolt ports, 1 headset port
Slot 1 MicroSD card slot
Touch Screen Yes
Panel Type IPS
Refresh rate 60 Hz
Aspect ratio 16:10

Dell XPS 13 Pros

Following are the Pros of Dell XPS 13 that you need to know before buying it:

  1. If you need a fancy-type laptop then Dell XPS 13 is the right one. The dell XPS 13 gives a premium feeling when using it. It has an amazing and sleek design.
  2. If you need a beautiful display then Dell XPS 13 has a Frost White finish look and a display of 13.4 inches with good brightness and accurate colors.
  3. The Dell XPS 13 is a thin and lightweight laptop you can easily carry around and its battery life is also long-lasting up to 10 hours.

Dell XPS 13 Cons

Following are the Cons of Dell XPS 13 that you need to know before buying it:

  1. Dell XPS 13 is a premium laptop that comes with a high price tag. If you are on a budget then you should look for some other laptop with the same hardware level but low in price.
  2. The audio quality of the Dell XPS 13 is not that much great and its speakers are on the bottom of it. As it is expensive so its built-in speakers need to be better.

Dell XPS 13 Price

Dell XPS 13 Intel core i5 (8 GB RAM) 512 GB $1,249.99
Dell XPS 13 Intel core i7 (8 GB RAM) 512 GB $1,499.99


After all the research and testing I would like to conclude that The Dell XPS 13 is one of the best 13 inches ultrabooks with so many benefits. With 11th gen core processor’s performance is better than the last year’s Dell XPS 13 with has 10th gen core processor.

There are some issues like its poor quality of webcam, lack of 4G connectivity and lack of more ports option but overall it has a spectacular display and its build quality is quite impressive. It is lightweight but quite expensive. It comes with different variants of cores like core i5, core i7, and Core i3.

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