The Dell XPS 13 2019 is more than a minor update if you look closely.
Dell XPS 13 laptop has been a game changer and a basis to competitors. Dell XPS 13 laptops premium line is one of the finest thin and light notebooks available, both in terms of their beautiful design, as well as, all-around performance.
Even after many years of upgrading, Dell Xps13 laptop is still one of the thinnest, lightest, and most mobile working devices you can currently get. Dell targets mobile power users and enthusiasts with its XPS lineup.
The 13-inch Dell XPS has been a great choice for powerful and efficient ultrabook laptop over the years.
This Dell Laptop provides customers with flexible use, like folding the screen all the way back to look like a tablet or propping it up in tent mode as a kitchen counter companion.
Dell XPS 13 Specs
CPU: 1.8GHz Intel Core i7-8565U (quad-core, 8MB cache, up to 4.6GHz)
Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620
RAM: 16GB DDR3 (2,133MHz)
Screen: 13.3-inch, Ultra HD (3,840 x 2,160) UltraSharp InfinityEdge touch display
Storage: 1TB PCIe SSD
Ports: 2 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), 1 x USB-C 3.1, micro SD card reader, headset jack
Connectivity: Killer 1435 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1
Camera: Widescreen HD (720p) webcam with 4 array digital microphones
Weight: 2.7 pounds (1.23kg)
Size: 11.9 x 7.8 x 0.3-0.46 inches (3.02 x 1.99 x 0.78-1.16cm; W x D x H)
Dell XPS 13 Overview
This premium laptop is not all about the design, it features captivating features from within, Which allows it works well together, offering up performance to handle everything from office work to content creation and gaming.
The 2019 XPS 13 maintains almost the same design as the 2018 edition. It is constructed with a sleek, durable aluminum finish. However, the major change in the design is the positioning of the webcam.
Dell made its own webcam and moved it back at the top of the screen with a tiny white LED that lights up when the webcam is active right beside it.
Dell also introduced a new color for the 2019 XPS 13 model just like it does for the 2018 edition. These includes the Frost White color option and an Alpine White interior that is whiter and brighter than its predecessor .
The screens feature Dolby Vision with a 1500:1 contrast ratio and a 178 degree wide viewing angle. All of this leads to an extremely impressive viewing experience. The screen looks incredible, as you would expect, and the touch feature is beautifully responsive too.
The Dell XPS 13 9380 2019 laptop continues the XPS display tradition featuring a 4K display which brings an excellent viewing experience. It’s bright, colorful and extremely sharp.
The XPS comes with plenty luminous nits of 400, hence, bringing a brighter display compare to laptops within the same price range.
Keyboard and Touchpad
Dell XPS 13 keyboard is not so different from the one present in the 2018 edition. The XPS 13 9380’s keyboard offers a solid typing experience, even though the keys are a little on the shallow side. Perhaps because the laptop is so thin, the keys have 1.2 millimeters of travel (1.5 to 2mm is common on mainstream laptops), but they make up for it somewhat by providing a good 72 grams of required actuation force.
Furthermore, the keyboard is spacious, at 4.1 x 2.3 inches, and the buttonless touchpad provided extremely accurate navigation, without any sticking or jumping. The left and right click areas provided just the right amount of tactile feedback. The pad also responded immediately and accurately to multitouch gestures such as pinch-to-zoom and three-finger swipe.
The XPS 13’s performance has always been at the high end for a thin-and-light laptop, aka, ultrabook. Hence, the new Intel 8th-generation whiskey Lake CPUs processor inside the XPS laptop which includes the i3-8145U, i5-8265U and the i7-8565U is a force to be reckoned with.
This processor is the refined versions of the KabyLake-R, used in other 8th-generation CPUs. The performance bump mostly comes from higher clock speeds.
The Whiskey Lake U can run up to 500MHz faster than its predecessor. XPS 9380 also inherits the same architecture and cooling on the XPS 9370. Therefore, it is expected to perform smoothly and effectively for gaming and business use.
Laptop comes with a sensor hub which works in tandem with software on the processor to monitor the device’s cooling and power to make these decisions for you, so, its less of a tweakable overclock and more of an automatic performance boost.
Intel’s previous laptop CPUs featured security updates applied through firmware only. Whiskey Lake implements changes in hardware against Meltdown Variant 3 and Variant 5
The XPS 13 is armed with an Intel Core i5-8265U and the i7-8565U and the latest addition the i3-8145U.
The choice of memory ranges between 4-16GB of LPDDR3 Dual Channel RAM, and storage goes from 128GB all the way up to 2TB.
The Dell XPS 13 9380 battery life promises 21 hours with a Full HD display (up from 19 last year) in video streaming, which is likely due to the powerful processor. The XPS 13 does charge pretty fast.
On the ports front, we’ve got two Thunderbolt 3 with power delivery and DisplayPort, 1x USB-C 3.1 with power delivery and DisplayPort, a microSD card reader; headset jack and a wedge-shaped lock slot.
The power-button contains a fingerprint scanner for swift unlocking, and the keyboard provides comfortable typing feedback while the trackpad remains nice and responsive. These all remain the same from last year’s model.
Dell XPS 13 Price
The dell XPS 13 price is definitely not cheap. The Laptop price will range form ₦500.000 depending on the deal. Buy online at Slick Mobile Nigeria Online Store.