Dell XPS 13 (2019)
Dell’s XPS 13 is still one of the best Windows ultraportables around. Its design is better than ever, it has fantastically bright Dolby Vision HDR screens and Dell has finally returned the webcam to the proper position. There aren’t many downsides -- unless you’re looking for a bit of gaming performance.
- A webcam above the screen!
- Dolby Vision screens standard
- Speedy performance
- Refined design
- Still no full-sized SD card slot
- Relies on integrated graphics when competitors are exploring dedicated
- Critic Reviews (10)
- User Reviews (7)
- 89AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE10 ReviewsLaptop Magazine80Dell XPS 13 (2019) ReviewThe Dell XPS 13 serves up a new color, a powerful Intel Whiskey Lake processor, a 4K display (and ditches the ridiculous "nosecam") - all in a slim, lightweight chassis.Gizmodo90This Time It's Practically Perfectf you’re out to buy a very good laptop and you don’t require a Mac, then the new Dell XPS 13 should be one of the first devices you look at. It’s taken a while, but Dell damn near perfected the 13-inch laptop.Ars Technica90One small move made Dell's best laptop even betterThis is a relatively small update for the XPS 13. Every few years, OEMs like to completely revamp their flagship laptops and convertibles, and Dell did so last year with the XPS 13. While there aren't many dramatically different things to highlight, Dell didn't want to mess with an already-good thing. The XPS 13 remains one of the best premium Ultrabooks on the market.PC World80The best little laptop fixes its biggest problemA rejiggered camera position and Intel's new Whiskey Lake U processor makes the best thin-and-light laptop even better.PC Mag100Dell XPS 13 (9380) ReviewDell moves the webcam to where it always should have been, fixing one of the very few faults of the drop-dead gorgeous, highly capable XPS 13. Earning our highest recommendation and a rare five-star rating, the XPS 13 (9380) is, indisputably, the best ultraportable laptop you can buy.TechRadar100Dell's biggest small change yetWith its finally-improved webcam and longer battery life, the Dell XPS 13 may not be our ‘Best in Class’ laptop of 2019, but it remains among the very best the world over.Expert Reviews80One step closer to laptop perfectionIt offers an improvement on last year’s model in practically every area, but the touchpad problems I encountered are still a little troubling. It would also be nice to see a wider range of ports on next year’s laptop, as well as an optional GPU upgrade. However, as it stands, this version is Dell’s best laptop yet, and I imagine it’ll be very hard to beat in the coming months.TrustedReviews90Dell XPS 13 ReviewThe XPS 13 is the best all-round, small-form-factor Windows 10 laptop you can buy, but it isn't quite perfect.Notebookcheck90Dell XPS 13 2019 ReviewThe webcam is back at the top. But is that all for the 2019 XPS 13 from Dell? Not at all, because the dual-fan solution ensures good – although not stable – performance utilization we rarely see among such slim laptops.HotHardware90So Close to PerfectionThe new Dell XPS 13 (9380) for 2019 sets the bar for laptop design in almost every area. Achieving absolute perfection is not really possible, but Dell gave it a spirited run and got a lot of things right, not the least of which is the repositioning of the webcam. It's finally back at the top where it belongs, and Dell did not have to resort to using a chunky bezel to get it up there. So, no more having to trim those nose hairs before firing up a video chat. Small victories, small victories...
- 76AVERAGE USER SCORE7 ReviewsErik90August 18, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!This is my 2nd XPS 13, and by far the best! My last model, the 9333, I found quite good, but in the past few years, absolute massive upgrades have occurred. The only possible reason I have to give it a 9, and the same reason that I would have rated my previous XPS lower, is the poor battery life they have. But everything you get largely overcomes an hour or two of charge!Noah80August 16, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Model: White 9380 w/ i7, 512GB SSD, 4GB RAMPros:- Form factor, look, feel, weight is amazing. Just a really great daily driver.- The charging cord is awesome.- Just works. There’s nothing about it that hinders dat to day use.- Keyboard and trackpad are clicky and responsive.Cons:- Smaller form factor means that this laptop’s cooling system works extra hard. Way louder than previous models, almost to an annoying degree.- As with previous XPS models, this laptop will drain battery and run incredibly hot while in sleep mode quite frequently, lid closed and everything. This can be very frustrating, as an unplugged laptop will drain very quickly and will leave you without a laptop next time you need to use it. This also stresses the battery horribly.Patrick20August 16, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Sooooooo did they fix the keyboard key repeat issue ? Had one of those in 2015, never heard that they fixed the issue... Support was useless in fixing the issue, they promised a refund if the replacement unit didn't work, took 2 weeks to get the replacement unit, after which i was past the 30 day return date, after which they refused to refund the unit.snow90August 15, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I have had mine for 3 months now and I agree it’s pretty much perfect. I went with the i7 / 16GB / 1080p / White. I really feel the 1080p is the correct choice not only because it looks fantastic but because you get more power from the games and graphics you do try to run. (I have a 4k HDR TV and a 1440p gaming monitor, so I am familiar with the different resolutions and I just don’t see the value in a screen this size.) The CPU/integrated GPU is only having to drive 1/4 the resolution so it helps a lot. Especially when it comes to heat. Though I don't have firsthand experience, from what I have read on Reddit it sounds like 4k runs considerably hotter / louder for things even like video. Also my last ultra light was the Google Pixelbook and while it was great (hands down the best keyboard I have ever used in my life!!), I found the touch screen, 2-in-1 design, and pen useless to me. I don’t like touching laptop screens. The only little gripe I have is that the WiFi is not upgrade-able. Though I have not had any issues with the WiFi I'm an early adopter of WiFi 6 in my home and would love to be able to use this with it. The 9370 had the WiFi as a card so you can upgrade them to WiFi 6 for about $30. On the 9380 you can’t because its on-board.Jonathan90August 15, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadgetrblines60August 15, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!XPS won't come back after going to sleep. When under warranty Dell walked me through a procedure to upgrade however the problem is not resolved. I am guessing a hardware issues and with luck it is just me. Otherwise an amazing computer.Go2Fast100August 15, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I've had mine for a couple of months and I love it. I got the 4k screen - which admittedly is a kind of ridiculous on a 13" screen but its pretty amazing. The only thing I am nit-picky about is the touch screen. This is my first laptop with one, and because the bezel around the screen is so small, it is easy to close an application or do something weird with the mouse pointer when adjusting the screen.I do miss my ethernet port, but I got a Dell USB-C doc to fix that when I am at the office. Its nice having to only plug in one cable to cover power, ethernet, keyboard and mouse, and headphones!