Dell XPS 13

  • Dell XPS 13
80
Based on 90 scores, 143 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    25
  • Good:
    42
  • Average:
    16
  • Bad:
    7

Pros:

  • Great minimalist design.
  • Has a backlit keyboard.
  • Good battery life.

Cons:

  • Unresponsive touchpad.
  • Screen offers limited optimal viewing angles.

Expert reviews and ratings

By tech.uk.msn.com on 90

Dell has taken its time getting in on the Ultrabook action, but its new XPS 13 is a classy laptop that will give its rivals a real run for their money.Like all Ultrabooks, the XPS 13 has an extremely thin and lightweight design - it measures just 18mm...

By PC Advisor on

Dell's has refreshed its XPS laptop range with upgraded screens and Intel Haswell processors. Here's our Dell XPS 13 and XPS 15 hands-on review. The new XPS range looks sleek with a stylish combination of aluminium and carbon fibre. They're...

By Expert Reviews on 100

A super slim laptop with a fast processor, but the fussy touchpad lets it down a little...

By Channel Pro on 100

Upgraded hardware and a stunning display make the XPS 13 the best-value Full HD Ultrabook on the marketRating: 5Average: 5 (1 vote) Dell’s XPS 13 was one of the first Ultrabooks worthy of the name. It fused striking design with stellar...

By PC Pro on 83

Upgraded hardware and a stunning display make the XPS 13 the best-value Full HD Ultrabook on the...

By IT Pro Portal on

The once-unique design of the XPS 13 has now also been applied to the XPS 10 Windows RT tablet, the XPS 12 (a convertible tablet/Ultrabook) and the XPS 15 (a powerful...

By uk.hardware.info on

If you're looking for a new Ultrabook with Full HD display, than this Dell XPS 13 should be at the top of your list. It has a solid build quality, a quick Samsung SSD, 8 GB of RAM and a good dual-band wireless adapter from Intel. The main...

By PC Mag on 80

The new Dell XPS 13-MLK ultrabook is made for ultimate portability. Its combination of multimedia prowess, a 1080p screen, and a compact chassis make it a great choice for the power user on the...

By AnandTech on

I don't think I'm out of line for being disappointed that the fundamental flaws of the Dell XPS 13's chassis design that I cited a year ago haven't really changed. Maybe I'm the only person that uses Intel's Quick Sync, but...

By MobileTechReview on 60

The Dell XPS 13 FHD is a solid pick for business and home Ultrabook buyers who don't want a touch screen. It uses top quality materials, is put together with excellent fit and finish and it's a good looking machine. The updated third generation...

By NotebookCheck on 86

When we first reviewed the XPS 13 back in March of last year, we found the Ultrabook to be a no-frills, highly mobile with great workmanship and application performance for its time. Fast forward exactly one year later and we find ourselves with the...

By cnet on 70

Attractive and compact, the new Dell XPS 13 ultrabook isn't that much different from last year's model, aside from new processors and a higher-res non-touch...

By HotHardware on

Last year we said the Dell XPS 13 was the fastest Ultrabook we had tested to date. What about this year's refresh? Well, it didn't set records across the board in the Ultrabook category, but it did represent the form factor well with top-shelf...

By Notebook Review on 76

We like the Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook for many reasons. The build quality is top notch; it's constructed with premium materials including aluminum and carbon fiber. This Ultrabook manages to fit a 13.3″ display inside a chassis that's...

By Digital Trends on 80

We know the XPS 13 is a year-old design. If that knowledge was somehow blasted out of our memory, however, we wouldn't have noticed. In some areas, like build quality and battery life, this aging system remains more advanced than competitors just...

By NotebookCheck on 84

Dell's XPS 13 is really a stylish, potent and very well built ultrabook. The restrained looks and at the same time high-quality materials are convincing. Its slim dimensions and low weight are not the best of this device category, but nevertheless...

By DigitalVersus on 60

The XPS 13 gets good overall performances from its CPU (video games excluded) and the finishing is nice, but the near-Saharan heat levels, pitiful display and anemic connectivity give this ultrabook a three-star rating, at best....

By Computeractive on 60

Dell has taken its time in bringing out its own Ultrabook but the results are undoubtedly stylish. The XPS 13 Ultrabook has a tapered shape and metal lid reminiscent of the Apple Macbook Air, but there are plenty of design touches that set it apart....

By FutureLooks on 70

You might remember my review of the Dell XPS 15z a short while back and how I said Dell clearly borrowed some inspiration from the Apple MacBook Pro. Well, the Dell XPS 13 is much the same, except it is targeting more of the MacBook Air...

By Hardware Canucks on

The XPS 13 is something of an oddity in a market that’s quickly becoming a lynchpin in a so-called “post PC” world. Ultrabooks were originally conceived to be inexpensive, adaptable solutions that could be carried just about anywhere but...