Dell XPS 13 2020: A Near to Perfect Laptop

Dell XPS 13 2020: A Near to Perfect Laptop

The Dell XPS 13 2020 is a premium champ. It is the best laptop you can buy.

Dell is one of the most trusted brands and has a renowned name in a laptop manufacturing company. Dell offers a lot of different series like Inspiron, Gaming series, 2 in 1, and many more. Out of all these, the XPS series of Dell is the most popular laptop series all over the world.

Inside the Dell XPS series, the XPS 13 is a popular one. Dell currently sells 2 variants of XPS 13: first is the late 2019 edition with intel 10th generation Comet Lake CPU and second is the latest 2020 edition with intel 10th generation Ice Lake CPU. The 2019 edition went with the name XPS 13 7390 and the 2020 edition goes with the name XPS 13 9300.

Recently, Apple launched its MacBook Pro 2020. It seems like Dell’s flagship laptop has stiffer competition than ever. As you will see Dell XPS 13 2020 review, Dell’s flagship PC is still the laptop to beat. Now let’s dive deeper into specifications and reviews.  

Dell XPS 13 2020 Specifications

DisplayUp to 13.4 inches Touch display
GraphicsIntel Iris Plus
CPU10th Gen Intel Core i3-1005G1/i5-1035G1/i7-1065G7
RAM8GB or 16GB
Storage256GB/512GB/1TB/2TB SSD
Battery12:39
Weight2.64 pounds (non-touch) or 2.8 pounds (touch)
OSWindows 10 Home
Size11.6×7.8×0.58 inches
PriceStarting at $1,058.99

Dell XPS 13 2020 Review

Design

Dell XPS 13 2020 design

This laptop is an absolute stunner. It weighs 1.27kg and is 0.58 inch super thin. The anodized aluminum finish is cool to touch and looks stylish as well while going in and out of my bag. The lid’s Frost White also looks awesome on this laptop. Leaving just enough space for a glass touchpad, the keyboard is pushed toward the top of the deck.

The XPS 13 2020 is 2% smaller than its predecessor and is one of the smallest ultra-portable laptops available. I especially love the glossy Dell logo with the right amount of sparkle that looks like a stylish broach.

The twin-coil hinge on this laptop makes it easy to open even with one hand. The webcam is on the top bezel that looks elegant.

Performance

Dell XPS 13 2020 processor

The Dell XPS 13 2020 features Intel’s latest 10th Generation processor including the speedy core i7. There is 512GB SSD that copies about 5GB of files in 7.92 seconds. The transfer rate is 627MB per second.

This laptop can transcode a 4K video to 1080P in 15 minutes and 10 seconds, speeding past the 19:40 average. It has more than enough power to handle an average day of work running a web browser, streaming music to a Bluetooth Speaker, chatting with coworkers on Slack, and video-conferencing with Zoom.

There are several models of XPS 13 9300 available: an intel core i3 with 4GB of RAM (currently not available), an intel core i5 with 8GB RAM 512GB SSD, and an intel core i7 with 16GB RAM 512GB SSD. We can get different variants for RAM and SSD too.

Ports

Dell XPS 13 2020 ports

This laptop has Thunderbolt 3 port, a 3.5mm headphone jack on the right. On the right, there is another Thunderbolt 3 port and a microSD slot. If you are planning on using an external hard drive or mouse, you will need to invest in a USB Type-C hub.

In the box, it includes a USB-C to USB-A adapter which is useful for folks.

Display

Dell XPS 13 2020 Display

When you first look at the XPS 13 2020, you will notice the ditched bezels. The side bezels are 0.15 and 0.2 inches respectively, and the bottom bezel is slimming down to only 0.18 inches.

Along with bezels, you can get a 13.4-inch infinity edge display with a 91.5% screen-to-body ratio. The touch display is 1920×1200 with a 16:10 aspect ratio. In comparison to the predecessor, its panel is 6.8% larger. The webcam is smack-dab in the center of the top bezel.

Keyboard and Touchpad

Dell XPS 13 2020 keyword and touchpad

The edge-to-edge in this laptop is sporting larger keycaps. The keys are still well-spaced despite the bigger size. The backlighting in the keyboard is bright enough to make out every key character in a darkened room.

The glass precision touchpad is 4.4×2.6 inches, 17% larger than its last year model. The common Windows 10 gestures such as pinch-zoom, swiping up with three-finger to enter multitasking mode worked like a breeze.

Battery

The XPS 13 2020 lasted a whopping 12 hours and 39 minutes on continuous web surfing over Wi-Fi at 150 nits of brightness. This laptop easily outclassed the MacBook Air 2020 (9:31), the Prestige 14 (9:49), the Surface Laptop 3 (9:17) but the HP Spectre x360 (13:20) was the last running laptop.

Security

 This laptop has an embedded fingerprint reader in the power button for easy login. This adds an extra layer of security to the device.

Webcam

Dell XPS 13 2020 has 0.1 inches, 720p webcam which is one of the smallest integrated webcams in the industry.

Price of Dell XPS 13 2020

ModelPrice
XPS 13 (i3-1005G1, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)$1,058.99
XPS 13 (i5-1035G1, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)$1,049.99
XPS 13 (i7-1065G7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD)$1,399.99
XPS 13 Touch (i7-1065G7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD)$1,799.99

I personally recommend Dell XPS 13 2020 for its gorgeous design, solid performance, lovely display, and excellent battery life.

If you want to look at Dell XPS 13 2020 official website then click here.

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