New Dell Xps 13 Laptop : Core I7

Every time a new XPS 13 comes out, the question is always the same: is it still the best Windows thin-and-light laptop? I’ll spare you the suspense here: the answer is yes.

If there’s one thing Dell is great at, it’s not making sweeping innovations that change what we expect out of a máy tính (at least, not with its XPS line). It’s figuring out what needs khổng lồ be fixed and methodically addressing issues without breaking anything else along the way. Two years ago, it was the god-awful nosecam. Last year, it was the small touchpad and the 16:9 screen. Those were easy fixes and Dell corrected them. The result is a máy tính xách tay that’s not perfect — but it does most things almost perfectly. Configurations on Dell’s trang web currently start at $1,199 — the one I tested is listed for $1,749.

The most noticeable change you’ll see from last year’s XPS is the display. No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you: the 16:9 screen is (finally!) no more. Dell has shaved a big chunk off the bottom bezel — it’s gone from 19.5mm khổng lồ 4.6mm. (There’s also a dropped barrel hinge that hides a bit of it below the keyboard deck).

Dell has downsized the top và side bezels as well, resulting in a 16:10 display that’s 6.8 percent larger than that of its predecessor. The company claims a 91.5 percent screen-to-body ratio. It’s a lot of pixels — almost a million more than last year’s 1080p panel. And a few extra millimeters makes a big difference; I felt lượt thích I had more space than I usually vì on 16:9 panels, và usually didn’t have khổng lồ zoom out to comfortably work in two windows side by side.


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As usual, Dell offers a number of configurations of the XPS 13 on its website. I’ve got the $1,749 one, which includes a chip core i7-1065G7, 16GB RAM, a 512GB SSD, & a 1920 x 1200 touchscreen.

The $1,199 base mã sản phẩm has a bộ vi xử lý core i5-1035G1, 8GB RAM, a 256GB SSD, và a non-touch display — $1,299 gets you that configuration with a touchscreen. These specs should be enough for anyone who just intends khổng lồ browse. If you plan on gaming, you’ll probably want more storage và RAM.


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The 4K mã sản phẩm starts at $1,549; that also buys 8GB RAM, 256GB storage, và a vi xử lý core i5. And you can max the thing out with an i7, a 2TB SSD, 16GB RAM, a 3840 x 2400 touch display, & Windows 10 Pro for $2,309. (There’s also a $999 mã sản phẩm with a bộ vi xử lý core i3 và 4GB RAM floating around somewhere, but it’s not currently listed on Dell’s website).

I haven’t been able to chạy thử a 4K model, but the 1920 x 1200 touchscreen looks good enough that anyone who’s not doing creative work probably doesn’t need to lớn shell out extra for the higher-resolution panel. In addition, the lower-resolution mã sản phẩm still gives you a touchscreen option, which wasn’t the case on older models, where you had khổng lồ pony up for a 4K screen just lớn have touch capability. This one is more than adequate for gaming and Netflix viewing, và other đánh giá indicate that the 4K model is dimmer và will likely suck battery life to lớn below acceptable levels.


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Dell XPS 13 (2020) specs (as reviewed)Processor: 10th gene Intel chip core i7-1065G7 (8MB cache, up to 3.9 GHz)RAM: 16GB Storage: 512GB Weight: 2.8 lbsThickness: 0.58 inchesBattery: 52WhDisplay: 13.4-inch touchscreen (1920 x 1200)Camera: 720pWi-Fi: Wi-Fi 6


There are two Thunderbolt 3 ports, a tai nghe jack, and a microSD slot (and the máy tính ships with a USB-A adapter). It’s nice to lớn have USB-C on each side, & I know legacy ports are falling out of fashion, but I’d personally trade one of the Thunderbolts for a built-in USB-A. I still have some older peripherals I hope to get more use out of — you may not, but a more diverse port selection means neither of us would need a dongle.

Now, about this new processor. You’re not alone if you’re confused by Intel’s big mess of 10th gene chips, so here’s the TL;DR. The late 2019 XPS 13 is powered by a bộ vi xử lý core i7-10710U, which is a Comet Lake chip with six cores và 12 threads. This XPS has an i7-1065G7, which is an Ice Lake processor — four cores và eight threads. This might look lượt thích a downgrade on paper, but that actually depends on what you’re trying khổng lồ do. Extra cores give you an advantage in computational tasks — crunching numbers, compiling code, elaborate things in Excel. But Ice Lake is better for tasks that might leverage a GPU (gaming, photo and video clip work, etc.) thanks lớn Iris Plus, its far superior ren 11 integrated graphics.