Dell is one of the leading brands when it comes to developing superior quality gadgets. The company has been manufacturing Windows PC, laptops, Smartphones, and Tablets. The company’s initiatives to enter the Android Smartphone market has not been a success, however the company still leads the Windows PC and laptop market and is one of the largest manufacturers in the world.
Technowize has already availed the Dell XPS 13 review (Updated model), however here is an extended review showing the features of the revamped model and its predecessor.
2015 has been a great year for technology. Live launching platforms like the IFA Berlin 2015 gave a positive boost to some of the greatest launches of this year. Everyone has been talking about the high performing hybrid laptops of 2015. These laptops are perfect cross-breed laptops for campus-trotting teens and youngsters, or globe-trotting executives. The hybrid laptops hit the right spot of high performance, brilliant features, and portability. In the age of ultra-books, these heftier and high performing hybrid laptops are the icing to the chocolate cake. The powerful Dell’s XPS 13 2015 model was one of the best devices of 2015. The 13-inch laptop with the latest Intel chip inside and a higher battery life has been Dell’s one of the finest creations to have been launched in 2015. The aesthetically designed version of XPS 13 hooked the crowd by offering great build, powerful engineering, longer battery life, and all this for an amazing price.
If you missed the XPS 13 review last year, it can be summed up as: High performance, nearly bezel-less and amazing display, comfortable keyboard, well-built, attractive design, plenty of configuration options, and totally worth the money. However some of the features like average battery life, not-so-good touchscreen, and is expensive if you opt for the touchscreen feature. And now let us have a look at the review for the revamped model.
As the predecessor model is one of the best ultrabook of 2015, most of us would think that the update to last year’s model as minor at best, but if you keenly observe the details, you would admit that the update is a worthy one.
The highlights of the update include – replacing 5th generation Broadwell Intel chip with a more advanced 6th generation Skylake chip, USB-C implementation and a lot more.
This updated device includes all the good qualities of the best ultrabook of 2015, so that is a good thing to start with. It has the same ultra-thin bezel, eye-catching design and stunning 3200 x 1800 IPS touchscreen, so we can say that the updated device has got all the basics right.
This laptop is slightly smaller than laptops with similar screen sizes, while it’s quite bigger than laptops with same footprint. This smaller size of laptop will give you extra space in your backpack, and your tray table on the airplane. Also it is really light to carry around with 2.7lbs weight without touch and 2.9lbs with touch.
The device has an in-built Graphics adapter that is Intel HD Graphics 520 i.e. Core 300-1000 MHz.
- It has 8192 MB of memory.
- Storage space of 256 GB with Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D.
- Mainboard is enhanced by using Intel Skylake-U Premium PCH.
- Intel Skylake PCH-H High Definition Audio Controller is used as a soundcard.
- Bluetooth 4.0, Dell Wireless 1820A 802.11ac (a/b/g/n/ac) networks are supported.
- Dimensions of the device are 18.5mm x 304mm x 200mm (h x w x d).
- Better battery quality by including 56 Wh Lithium-Ion battery – 7435 mAh Dell JHXPY53 by SMP.
- Powered by Microsoft Windows 10 (64 bit) operating system.
- Enhanced camera quality with Webcam- HD/720p.
It also includes the following connections:
• 3 USB 3.0/3.1 Gen1
• 1 Thunderbolt
• 1 Kensington Lock
• Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo
• Card Reader: SD MMC
• Sensors: Ambient light sensor
• USB 3.1 Type C
• Skylake powers up
• Really good touchpad
• Light weight
• Attractive design
• Battery life
• Limited ports
• Oddly placed webcam
Summing up the Dell XPS 13 review, it can be said that it is the best 13-inch notebook available today. It is available in 3 versions with price $799.99, $1,449.99, and $2,499.99. You can give it a chance, even if you ought to settle for the base model that costs $800.