Dell may not have reinvented the wheel with the new XPS 13, but it has taken a great notebook and made it only better. The curvaceous well-built design and spacious keyboard are still just as alluring as they were last year, and the upgraded specs and features reinvigorate the device to compete against even the most promising ultrabooks on the market.
The touch display allows users to get the most out of Windows 8.1’s interface, while the Haswell CPU insures that the XPS 13 offers the top-notch performance and battery-life expected from a high-end ultrabook.
The Dell XPS 13 still isn’t perfect. The lack of connectivity (namely a SD card reader) may be discouraging for some (especially business users), but this small issue does little to mar the overall package. The boost in performance and added touch capabilities in conjunction with the laptops stellar design help make the XPS 13 a top-tier ultrabook.
- beautiful glossy display
- spacious keyboard
- svelte sturdy design
- long battery life
- limited connectivity
- runs hot when taxed