The Dell XPS 13 product line has become the true definition of what a great laptop truly is. Coordinated absolute power with a fantabulous display and a dazzlingly beautiful design, the XPS 13 models have earned a top spot on our best laptop list.
Over the years, Dell continues the tradition of delivering an overall impressive performance in a lightweight laptop that feels good to behold. In many ways, the Dell XPS 13 2020 is more impressive, with a lot of improved features. Dell takes its conception to a different level by removing the bezels around the edge of the previous model’s XPS 13, making it borderless; making way for a larger screen size/display.
Unfortunately, these improved features come with a high price tag. The Dell XPS 13 2020 attributes that include 8GB RAM alongside 256GB SSD, a longer battery capacity, 10th generation Intel-core i7 processor, the price is set at a starting point of N576,000 ($1499). The Dell XPS 13 models have graduated from being affordable to expensive laptops. The price tag can really be compared to Apple-levels. But there are lots of cheaper alternatives out there, all depends on your budget and workforce required.
The XPS 13 2020 design is something worth commendable. From its interior to the exterior aspect of it, the 13-inch Dell laptop is an absolute stunner. The aluminum-coated finish is pretty cool to touch, while the lid’s frost white color will bestow more beauty to your office or room’s interior decoration. At the back lid of the laptop, you’ll notice a circled element bearing Dell’s logo, adding just the right amount of glitter. The integrated twin-coin hinge allows you to open the laptop easily using one hand –that’s as simple as opening a magazine.
The 11.6 x 7.8 x 0.6-inch Dell laptop is one of the thinnest and smallest ultra-portable laptops you’ll ever come across. Weighing just 1.27kg –that’s 2% more than the 2019 model. Having the same weight as the MSI Prestige 14, lighter than MacBook Pro (2019), and Microsoft Surface Laptop 3, you can easily throw the XPS 13 (2020) inside your backpack and be ready to carry around.
By mere looking at the XPS 13, you’ll actually term it a winner. For the first time ever, Dell bump-off all the bezels, making the display borderless. With a 1920 x 1200 display and a 16:10 ratio, every movie or TV show will eventually pop up in crisp, bright color detail. Somehow, Dell managed to impress its consumers by giving them a more virtual 12.8-inch chassis.
The touchscreen feature will be a dream to swipe on. Allowing you to easily hop between chats and messages, and zooming through websites won’t be a problem for you. The 13-inch sRGB color gamut is quite impressive. Dell introduced a 107.5% sRGB, putting it in the same benchmark as the HP Elite Dragonfly, and the latest MacBook Air.
Bright and exceedingly vivid, the XPS 13 (2020) 1080p configuration brightness turned out to be 411 nits, surpassing Dragonfly (373 nits), and the MacBook Air (386 nits).
Typing on the keys would give you the best fast response rate, and comfortable experience. The XPS 13 (2020) keyboard would be a dream to type on. Thanks to it’s comfortable, snappy feedback that makes you type notes faster than you use to do before. Typing on the edge-to-edge keyboard proved to be a dream come true. During the 10FastFingersTest, I scored a landmark of 80wpm, that’s 9 words more than I use to score, with 85% accuracy.
When using the touchpad, my fingers moved smoothly over the glass precision touchpad. At 4.4 x 2.6-inch, the XPS 13 (2020) is 17% bigger than the previous models. Giving me much room to navigate through web pages without friction.
Moving on, there’s an unpleasant current trend about lightweight laptops that tends to decorate some laptop’s features all in the name of portability. However, the XPS 13 (2020) is not guilty of that. The laptop hits like a heavyweight machinery boxing in a 10th generation Intel-core i7-1065G7 processor with a 16GB RAM. With this laptop, you can comfortably watch your favorite movie while opening more than 25 tabs in Google Chrome without experiencing any shutter.
The 512GB SSD can copy more than 5GB files in a couple of seconds, working at a transfer rate of 627MB per seconds.
However, you won’t be playing best PC games on this XPS 13 (2020), though it comes with the Intel Iris plus graphics –that’s 2× powerful than the integrated Intel Whiskey Lake graphics found on last year’s model. Even though you won’t enjoy some of the best games, you can stick to the average ones with fewer graphics and enjoy this amazing Dell laptop to the fullest degree.
Sure, the Dell XPS 13 (2020) is an impressive laptop and also portable, you’ll like to have a portable laptop that you’ll easily swipe into your backpack without worrying about carrying a charger. And well, the XPS 13 really delivers on that category. The Dell laptop lasted for 12 hours during our battery test, which includes surfing the internet using a WiFi connection and listening to Celine Dion’s Titanic music.
The Dell XPS 13 (2020) Full Specifications
Model: XPS 13
Dimensions: 11.6 x 7.8 x 0.6-inch
Operating System: Windows 10 Home
Bluetooth Version: 4.1
Battery Life: 12-hours
Battery Cell: 4
Resolution: 3200×1800 pixels
Processor: 10th generation Intel-core i7-1065G7
Base Clock Speed: 2.3GHz
Graphics Processor: Intel Iris HD Graphics 520
Dedicated Graphics: NO
SSD: 512GB SSD
SD card: NO
Ports and Slots
Number of USB ports: 3
USB-C ports: 2× Thunderbolt 3 connection
HDMI port: YES, Standard
Headphone and Mic Jack: YES
price in Nigeria: N576, 000-N800,000
price in Dollars: $1,499-$1700