Dell XPS 13 (College Review)

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The Dell XPS 13 competes directly with Macbook Air, and almost destroys it any every single way. This ultrabook is slim, extremely sleek, and Dell’s first successful computer in years. With it’s gorgeous display, and lightweight feel, this laptop is becoming one of the most widely seen laptop in college campuses around the globe. Will you be considering the Dell XPS 13? Find out below in our college-exclusive Dell XPS 13 review.


Features

  • World’s First Infinity Display
  • Best Battery in the Industry (as of writing this article)
  • Waves MaxxAudio
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • Touchscreen (optional)

Specs

  • Screen Size: 13.3″ Infinity Display
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-5200U (2.2Ghz) w/ Turbo Boost up to 2.70 GHz
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3 or more..
  • Hard Drive: 128Gb SSD or more..
  • GPU: Intel Integrated HD Graphics 5500
  • Wireless: Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 ac
  • Average Battery Life: 15 hours
  • Weight: 2.6 lbs

Specs Review: The Dell XPS 13 has very similar to its closest competitor, the Macbook Air. While it doesn’t have the flash memory of its rival, but still packs a 128GB SSD. The memory for the model we are reviewing is only 4GB, but it still suffices because of Dell’s efficiency. There are many different models available, but this is the base model. On another note, this laptop has the battery life in the industry right now, making it extremely useful for college students who move around a lot. 15 hours of battery life is insane, and students don’t use battery intensive software could probably squeeze two days of use no problem. Bringing it around is a breeze too, as this laptop is super slim and super light.


Customer Review Summary (from online reviews):

  • “This laptop was perfect for me. I need high portability and thus long battery life.”
  • Dude, I got a Dell!!! And it’s Awesome!!!
  • “This machine strikes me as the most unusual, unexpected, and exciting development in the laptop market since the Macbook Air debuted in 2008 …”

Conclusion for College Students: The Dell XPS 13 is one of the most wanted laptop for 2015, and will probably continue to be for months upon years because of the ultra-portability and battery life; these two things are essential. Unlike the Macbook Air, this laptop isn’t overpriced for the performance it delivers, but its not too cheap either. It is speedy, and has a gorgeous display. Light gamers, media majors, and movie-lovers would love to use the Infinity display, Retina’s direct rival. Many models are touchscreen as well, allowing you to reap the benefits of Windows 8.1. The only reason for not considering this laptop would be that is too powerful, and if you just need a basic laptop. Otherwise, this laptop kills.

Looking for something more powerful and more ready for gamers or high-intensity programs(rendering, 3D modelling, etc.)? Check out the ASUS Zenbook.
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