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89 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
89

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Other than an update to the touchpad, there's very little we would change about Dell's redesigned XPS 13: It's compact and well-built, with a gorgeous screen, fast performance and surprisingly good audio quality.You'll pay dearly to get it with a touchscreen, but even then, it's priced in line with other flagship Ultrabooks -- and in some ways it's a better choice, too.

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Pros
  • Nearly bezel-less display allows it to be more compact than other 13-inchers
  • Vibrant screen, strongaudioto match
  • Attractive design, well-built
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Fast performance
  • Lots of configuration options
Cons
  • Merely average battery life, at least on the touchscreen model
  • Touchpad could use some fine-tuning
  • Doesn't come standard with a touchscreen -- and is expensive if you do opt for that feature

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Critic Reviews 7

80
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 8
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Midsize
Screen size
1322
Screen resolution
Other
Bundled OS
Windows
Pointing device
Trackpad
Video outputs
DisplayPort
Type
Screen size
Screen resolution
Bundled OS
Pointing device
Video outputs
Midsize
1322
Other
Windows
Trackpad
DisplayPort

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89 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
89

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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89
 

User Reviews

80
hailstormknight
The Dell XPS 13 (2015 model) is, for the most part, amazing. Its mix of portability,...read more
100
Jrtthx
Purchased this as an upgrade to a Samsung Series 6 netbook... which was a great...read more
100
Technetium43
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
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