Dell says the nine-layer glass fiber not only stays cooler than metal but features a titanium oxide coating to resist yellowing or staining. The keyboard has a superb clacky yet springy feel to it while maintaining the slimmer profile of the base. Add to that a fingerprint sensor in the power key and you have a mighty fine design, refined for 2018 needs.
Dell’s XPS 13 is still the best 13-inch laptop you can buy.
Hardware Made Practical
Stylish details include a stainless tone-on-tone Dell logo on the lid and laser-etched instead of stickered regulatory details on the bottom.
Thinness With a Catch
Instead, on the unit’s left side you’ll find two Thunderbolt 3 ports, along with a Noble lock slot and a battery gauge consisting of a tiny button and five tiny LEDs. On the right are a USB-C port, a micro SD card slot, and an audio jack.So slim is the new XPS 13 that its USB Type-A and HDMI ports have disappeared.
Sheen of the Screen
You can choose between a non-touch 1920×1080 FHD or a touchscreen 3840×2160 4K Ultra HD. The insanely high resolution looks amazing on a 13in panel and colour reproduction is a pleasant level of saturated.The 3,840-by-2,160 display makes fine details sharp as a tack, while also offering wide viewing angles.