Editors Liked

  • Very good casing quality, Very good system performance, Good mobility traits, Low emissions in little load, Backlit keyboard, High-capacity and fast solid state drive, Good battery life
  • Excellent performance for an ultrabook, Durable Gorilla glass screen, Thin, stylish design with good battery life
  • Lovely design with great portability (and a carbon fiber undercarriage). Solid performance numbers compared to the competition. Better keyboard than most ultrabooks
  • Attractive design, Solidly built chassis, Comfortable keyboard, Face recognition login
  • Small and compact, Very nice, backlit keyboard, Great design, Excellent Audio
  • Excellent build quality and top notch materials and components. Good backlit keyboard, works with large high resolution monitors, nice display. One of the best Ultrabooks on the market, Excellent build quality and top notch materia
  • Rigid build quality, Performance and battery life good for an ultrabook, Standard warranty includes accident and theft protection
  • Lovely, sophisticated designGood performancePowerful speakers
  • More compact than other ultrabooks. Bright screen. Cushy backlit keyboard. Smart Connect technology is terrific
  • Attractive, compact design, Comfortable backlit keyboard, Smart Connect downloads data when notebook is asleep, Very fast SSD
  • The Dell XPS 13 fits a glass-covered 13-inch screen into a smaller-than-expected body. The sophisticated design is eye-catching and sturdy, without driving up the price

Editors Didn't Like

  • Few interfaces, Limited upgradeability, Unusual keyboard, Loud operating noise in load, Reflective and viewing angle dependent screen, Dimmed screen brightness on battery
  • Glossy Gorilla glass screen creates glare and reflections, No SD card slot, Heavier than expected ... but still lightweight
  • Touchpad performs well as long as you don't have to click on anything. Light on ports (and no SD card slot). Rather loud fan (but it only kicks in under heavy load). Wouldn't mind a resolution upgrade
  • Standardresolution screen, Limited vertical viewing angles, No Ethernet port, No fingerprint reader
  • Palm rejection is poor, Low resolution display, No SD card reader
  • Fan can be boisterous when working the notebook hard, trackpad not the best, Fan can be boisterous when working the notebook hard, trackpad not the best, Fan can be boisterous when working the notebook hard, trackpad no
  • Low-resolution display with lackluster color reproduction, No memory-card slot
  • No SD readerMediocre displayUnreliable touchpad
  • No Ethernet, VGA, HDMI, or memory-card slot
  • Below-average battery life, No SD card slot, Fan can get loud
  • The limited port selection doesn't include HDMI or an SD card slot, the display should be better, and battery life falls behind other slim laptops'