Greatness refined with DELL XPS 13 in the late 2020 review

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    You need to know that this is an easy review. Currently, we are looking at the latest model from Dell that is DELL XPS 13. This model is said to be the best in the class flagship model as it is an ultra-portable laptop featuring a 13-inch screen. The laptop seems to be somewhat similar to Dell XPS 13 9300 in almost all terms except for one that is the all-new 11th gen intel core processors.

    Additionally, the new Dell XPS 13 is most likely to be priced somewhere around  $999.99. The features of the base model include a Core i3-1115G4, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, Intel’s UHD integrated graphics, and a 1920 x 1200 non-touch display. Besides all of these features, one of the most outstanding features we cannot miss on is the Tiger Lake line is Intel’s new Iris Xe integrated graphics.

    Models that feature all of these graphics are most likely to be priced from $1,099.99, and it will also feature quad-core Core i5 1135G7 or i7-1165G7. Additionally, if you have a budget, you can again go up to the $2,499.99 model with 32GB of RAM, 2TB of storage, and a 3840 x 2400 touchscreen.

    Some of the features of the previous DELL XPS 13 launched in 2020 are:

    CPU: 1.3GHz Intel Core i7-1065G7 (quad-core, 8MB Intel Smart Cache, up to 3.9GHz with Turbo Boost)

    Graphics: Intel Iris Plus (integrated)

    RAM: 16GB LPDDR4x (3,733MHz)

    Screen: 13.3-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) touch

    Storage: 512GB SSD (PCIe, NVMe, M.2)

    Ports: 2x USB-C 3.1 with Thunderbolt 3, microSD card reader, combo audio jack

    Connectivity: Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650, 2 x 2, Bluetooth 5.0

    Camera: 1080p IR Webcam

    Weight: 2.8 pounds (1.27 kg)

    Size: 11.6 x 7.8 x 0.58 inches (296 x 199 x 14.8 mm; W x D x H)

    How has the new model changed?

    Well, the new model has changed much in comparison to the previous model as the exterior of the machine is more or less the same. The chassis of the laptop is most likely to feature CNC-machined aluminum; the logo is stainless steel; the screen is Corning Gorilla Glass 6. The palm rests are also known to feature a woven glass fiber with a unique texture. Additionally, the exterior of the laptop is lustrous, sturdy, and just about the best build quality you can ever find in any laptop.

    The new model is portable, featuring 2.8 pounds and 0.58 inches thick. Furthermore, the speakers of the excellent laptop while the keyboard is snappy and comfortable. The touchpad is both smooth, and it can be clicked without hassle. One of the other fascinating features is the display 16:10, and it integrates a 91.5 percent screen-to-body ratio.

    It gives you additional vertical space as compared to other consumer laptops. And most likely, you will see the difference soon.

    Some of the good stuff to know:

    • Nice 16:10 display
    • Compact chassis with the premium build quality
    • Best-in-class performance and integrated graphics
    • Solid keyboard and touchpad

    Some of the average stuff to know:

    • Limited port selection
    • Not-great webcam with no privacy shutter
    • Most owners won’t notice processor upgrades.
    • Runs unusually hot under load

    Some of the other improvements you must know about:

    Daily, the 1165G7 is measured up indeed. There was a slight improvement in content creation also. When it comes to the productivity of DELL XPS 13, then the XPS seems to be good. Over its predecessor, it’s an uptick for sure.

    Features of the DELL XPS 13 2020 SPECS: latest version

    Processor: Intel Core i7-1165G7

    RAM: 16GB

    Storage: 512GB

    Graphics: Intel Iris Xe Graphics

    Display: 13.4-inch 1920 x 1200 touch display

    Ports: two USB-C Thunderbolt 4 with DisplayPort and Power Delivery, one 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo jack, one microSD card reader

    Camera: 2.25mm infrared 720p webcam

    Weight: 2.8 pounds (1.27kg)

    Dimensions: 11.64 x 7.82 x 0.58 inches (295.66 x 198.63 x 14.73mm)

    Operating system: Windows 10 Home

    All you need to know about the stunning battery life:

    Firstly the battery life comes as a surprise to almost all of us as the laptop seems to offer nine hours and 15 minutes using this XPS. Hence we can say that battery life has improved drastically and we recommend you to buy this laptop.

    But before you start using the all-new dell laptop, it is essential to agree to a few terms, including:

    • Microsoft account
    • PIN
    • Dell’s Support and Protection
    • McAfee security subscription
    • A request for your region
    • A request for your keyboard layout
    • Windows 10 license agreement and Dell Terms of Sale / License Agreement

    It is optional for you to say a yes or no to some of the things, including:

    • Android phone
    • OneDrive backup
    • Office 365
    • Cortana
    • Wi-Fi
    • Windows Hello face and fingerprint recognition
    • Privacy settings (speech recognition, location, Find My Device, sharing diagnostic data, inking and typing, tailored experience, advertising ID)

    Should you invest in the latest model of Dell XPS 13?
    Well, there is no doubt that XPS offers a performance edge over other laptops that we have seen previously. Additionally, the Tiger Lake processor is a good step forward, especially in graphics performance. If you are working with graphics and video, then you are most likely to find the increase most useful. 

    Both Ice Lake and Tiger Lake systems should be sufficient if you are using the laptop for school and office tasks, then you shouldn’t stress about upgrading. Clearly, the gaming performance varies widely as gamers are most likely to see a substantial difference or may see very little difference.

    Overall, we can say that XPS 13 is still an excellent laptop. Additionally, this is a perfect laptop for 2020 with the fewest compromises and the fewest risks. If Dell wants to keep XPS at the top in 2021, then it surely needs to be creative.