CPU: Intel Core i5-1230U | RAM: 16GB LPDDR5 | Graphics: Intel Iris Xe | Storage: 512GB SSD | Display: 13.4-inch | Resolution: 1,920 x 1,200 | Refresh rate: 60Hz | Battery: Up to 12 hours | Weight: 2.6 pounds
Best for: Everyday web browsing, office use, and watching movies.
The Dell XPS 13 has been one of the most beloved laptops for generations and that is just as true with this iteration. With 16GB of LPDDR5 memory and a 512GB SSD, this little laptop delivers snappy performance at a reasonable price. It has a sturdy build, with a thin and light design for easy portability. The bezels around the display are incredibly thin, giving it an edge-less look, and yet Dell still crams a 720p webcam in the top bezel. The 13.4-inch display carries 1,920 x 1,200 pixels, and it can hit 500 nits brightness—a combination which looks great on this size screen.
The XPS 13 has a slim, aluminum chassis, standing just 0.6-inch. It has just two Thunderbolt 4 USB Type-C ports, both of which support DisplayPort and Power Delivery. If you plan to connect lots of peripherals, you’d need an accessory like a docking station. The configuration here is a base configuration; you can further configure the specs on this build-to-order system to upgrade to a touchscreen display (a $350 add-on).
- Great performance
- Bright and crisp display
- Light weight
- Lacks an onboard GPU for gaming
- No 4K display option