Reviewers Liked

  • Excellent build quality and finish, Strong battery life and performance, Very satisfying touch screen, Integrated dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Beautiful glossy display, spacious keyboard, svelte sturdy design, long battery life
  • Beautiful, bright, vivid screen, Solid and attractive build, Fantastic keyboard, Comfortable touchpad, Great battery life, Fast SSD
  •  Elegant design with a solid unibody lid, 1080p full HD touchscreen display, and soft touch keyboard deck along with a carbon fiber chassis makes this a classy Ultrabook with good looks and sturdy enough build quality to go up against Apple's MacBook Air
  • Impressive battery life, Excellent performance, Fast boot, Great build quality, Nice 1080p display
  • Superb battery life, Good 7th-generation Core performance, Excellent Wi-Fi range, More ports than on competing laptops, Comfortable, soft-touch, carbon-fiber deck, Attractive rose-gold color option
  • The well-made Dell XPS 13 finally combines a current-gen CPU, high-res display, touch screen, and nearly everything else on our wish list

Reviewers Didn't Like

  • Only two USB 3.0 ports, No flash-card reader, No Thunderbolt port
  • Limited connectivity, runs hot when taxed
  • Port selection is lacking, Screen is still obtrusively reflective, Runs hot under load, Some manufacturing flaws on our review unit
  •  The XPS 13 can run a tad on the warm side and could sound loud when resources are maxed out and the fans kick in. Additionally, the system doesn't have an SD card reader, which could limit the appeal of powerful Ultrabook to photogaphy enthusiasts, Verd
  • High-end SKUs are pricey, No SD card slot, No HDMI output
  • Awkward webcam placement, Not as thin and light as some competitors
  • For the same premium price, you could get a MacBook Pro, ports are limited, and the basic design hasn't changed in a couple of years