INFINITY EDGE DISPLAY
Dell’s 13.3″ QHD+ (3200×1800) Infinity Edge Touch Display is probably the true genius of this ultrabook as it provides a smaller bezel than we have ever seen before in similar. This surpasses the Apple MBA which still does not have a Retina display and also surpasses the newest Macbook with Retina 2304×1400 resolution.
The beauty of this screen can be seen at all angles and, even with the XPS 13 almost completely sideways, the picture remains very crisp and clear.
If you are one who doesn’t like reflective screens, the touchscreen version of the XPS 13 might not be for you. Its surface is as reflective as one might see in a smart phone with its Gorilla Glass and this picture of me taking a shot of the screen is a great representation of such. Yes, this is simply a reflection with the system screen black.
SPECIFICATIONS AND PRICING
Understanding that there are several configurations of the XPS 13, our sample unit in this report is the most costly as it is the ‘Gold Edition’. Yes, the color alone will increase the price of this unit by a few hundred bucks. Having said that, our XPS has an Intel Core i7-6650 Skylake CPU (4M Cache, up to 3.2 GHz), 8GB LPDDR3-1866MHz RAM, Intel® Iris™ Graphics 540, Dell 1820 WiFi and Bluetooth, along with a 256GB Samsung NVMe SSD that we will be upgrading immediately to a Toshiba XG3 1TB SSD.
Exterior casing is a simple black cardboard box with minimal paperwork and the power cord and adapter; drivers are available via the net. The left side of the XPS 13 contains ports for power, Thunderbolt 3/USB Type-C, USB 3 SuperSpeed, headphones and a button with five LEDs that indicates remaining battery life, when the button is pressed.
On the right side we have ports for the Kensington Lock, another USB 3 SuperSpeed and a SD card.
Pricing for the Dell XPS 13 can be found at Amazon for as little as $800, keeping in mind that configurations can be found with touch or non-touch screens, Intel i5 or i7 processors, 128 or 256GB SSDs, 8 or 16GB of memory, and yes in gold or silver.