CPU: Intel Core i7-1260P | RAM: 16GB LPDDR5 | Graphics: Intel Iris Xe | Storage: 512GB SSD | Display: 13.4-inch OLED | Resolution: 3,840 x 2,400 | Refresh rate: 60Hz | Battery: Up to 12 hours | Weight: 2.77 pounds
Best for: Those seeking a highly portable, high-performance laptop with a brilliant OLED screen and a fresh, borderless touchpad design.
The Dell XPS 13 Plus introduces a radical new design and updated technologies to the iconic XPS 13 (the configuration above is a variation of the standard model). This XPS 13 Plus upgrades the CPU to Intel’s 12th generation processors and has DDR5 memory and a 512GB SSD, both components which take full advantage of the potential speed of these newest Intel chips. The battery can last up to 12 hours.
Where this laptop really distinguishes itself, though, is with its bright, 4K OLED display. At just 13.4-inches, it has a high pixel density and crisp text. The OLED technology produces deeper black levels than found on LCD screens, so everything from static images to UHD movies looks rich and vibrant. The XPS 13 Plus laptop also comes with a sizable and unusual trackpad: It lacks defined borders and clear keys, but its nifty tactile feedback motors help you know just where you're tapping. One downside: The XPS 13 Plus has just two USB Type-C/Thunderbolt 4 ports, same as on the XPS 13.
- Strong performer
- Bright 4K OLED screen
- Unique keyboard/touchpad design
- Limited ports
- Pricier configuration than baseline XPS 13 model