The ultimate ultra-book
There’s a very good reason for Dell winning CES Innovation Awards in successive years for its XPS 13 series.
These ultra-books have the 13.3-inch sharp display (QHD+ 3,200 x 1,800 pixels) squeezed into an 11-inch-wide frame with a magnificently machined aluminum lid and base of either silver or rose gold, a carbon fiber keyboard surround and, of course, it’s light, sturdy and thin.
Dell has also reduced the weight to 1.29kg.
For less than the MacBook Pro, the XPS 13 has a sharper screen and a stronger engine and an SD card slot.
According to Dell, the 13-inch 2-in-1 convertible version is officially the world’s smallest. The touch screen features Dell’s Infinity Edge borderless design and there’s also a stylus included, with the screen being able to detect up to 2048 different levels of pressure, making it perfect for graphic artists. Dell uses a twin hinge system tested to 20,000 full rotations without fail.
There is a USB 3.1 Type-C power input and a Thunderbolt 3 for super fast transfers, and a USB Type-C to Type-A adaptor is also included.
Needless to say, the Dell XPS 13 and the XPS 13 2-in-1 take the high ground in ultra-book design, features and usability. Simply put, they are the best ultra-books available and, depending the size of the engine, start at $1954.