Not sure how it’s possible, but the Dell XPS 13 squeezes a 13.3-inch display into an 11-inch frame. Such a feat requires the removal of nearly all the border. The bezel has been trimmed down to just 5.2 mm thick. The screen isn’t just bigger, though, it’s also brighter (400 nit—bright enough for outdoor use) and comes with an optional Digital High-End resolution with 5.7 million pixels (276 ppi). The XPS has a color gamut of 72 percent, with a contrast ratio of 1000:1, for truer colors. Plus, it has a wide viewing angle—170 degrees—to make it easier to share the screen. And it’s touch-friendly, enabling you to tap, swipe, and pinch.
The XPS also has Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, which doubles data transfer speeds over Thunderbolt 2. And what about USB speeds? The Thunderbolt 3 is more than 8 times faster. The XPS is powered by the latest generation of Intel processors, and is expandable to 16GBs of memory, with a 1TB solid-state hard drive.
The XPS may only weigh 1.22kg and measure 9 to 15 mm, but that doesn’t mean the build quality isn’t there. The body is precision cut from a single block of aluminum. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass NBT. Battery life for the XPS comes in at 18 hours, so you’ll tucker out long before the XPS runs out of juice.