The Dell XPS series has been getting kind of better with every annual update, but this year the 2018 XPS 13 is having the most noticeable changes since the very start of the sequel! That’s why actually Dell fans are loving it. The company has tried to cope with any bad aspects of the laptop and they surely did, but there are a few things more left to be desired.
This laptop is purely amazing and I’ll explain to you why, in details below. Let’s say it in another way – the XPS series has “rebranded” and I believe that the outcome will be good in terms of sales and that the 2019 Dell XPS will have every aspect fixed and some of the already perfect things will be improved even more!
The first thing you notice about this amazingly structured laptop, is that it is thinner than a sheet of paper, which is key for a laptop. This is not just for aesthetics but will enable you to store it easier and carry it around with no problems and difficulties. The bezel-less display combined with the thin body is making the 13″ screen look bigger and is surely adding to the clean looks.
Dell slimmed the XPS 13 chassis to be 30% thinner at just 3.4mm at its narrowest point and weight of just 1.2kg, so imagine how it would feel to hold it in your hand. Further comfort and beauty is added by the slick keyboard. While almost every laptop maker has a rose gold color option these days, Dell took it to the next level with an all-new set of materials for the complementary-colored keyboard deck. They are very proud of the input “organ” of the machine and the fact that it has a crystalline silica material that has the white color literally woven into it like a fabric, in nine composite layers.
What is the worst problem with the machine, however, is that Dell didn’t do anything about the positioning of the camera. It is surely a good-working camera, but when they put it in such a way it is pointless… The fact that it is so high quality is even bad for you because people will literally be able to see the hairs into your nose and if you get closer to the camera they’ll eventually see your brain. I hope they really fix it in the next version…
А major improvement of this 2018 Dell XPS from the last one is the display itself. The screen is now available with an optional 4K Ultra HD (3,840 x 2,160) resolution beneath a glossy, IGZO touchscreen. That’s sharper than any of the competing laptops in the price range of $1600 and laptops that are aimed for compatibility, convenience, beauty and power!
The colors are just incredible and vibrant. Watching movies on this laptop will feel better than anything. It would be also good for gaming, but laptops are not made for that purpose. It’s just not as comfortable as playing on a desktop computer, but you can still do it if you decide to.
Performance, specs, and ports
2 USB 3.0 – 1 w/PowerShare
1 SD card reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC)
1 Headset jack
1 Noble lock slot
1 Thunderbolt™ 3 (2 lanes of PCI Express Gen 3) supports: Power in / charging, PowerShare, Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps bi-directional), USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps), VGA, HDMI, Ethernet and USB-A via Dell Adapter (sold separately)