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Dell XPS 13 Laptop (2020) Review – Is It Great Laptop?

The Dell XPS 13 (2020) is a powerful machine. That’s thanks to Dell’s bold decision and constant commitment to innovation. A descendant of the great XPS 13 (2019), Dell took its creativity to new heights by ditching the last millimeters of the InfinityEdge bezel. This means that this laptop no longer seems to have a bezel, making the machine a pioneer. Let’s find out the detailed review of the Dell XPS 13 with Newyearzz!

Design of Dell XPS 13 (2020)

When the laptop is opened, you will see a lot of snow-white details in it. Made of glass fiber, dust-proof, the inner body looks luxurious. The keyboard is pushed up to the top of the body, leaving enough room behind for the glass touchpad.

Dell XPS 13 Review - Design
Dell XPS 13 Review – Design

With dimensions of 11.6 x 7.8 x 0.6-inches and a weight of just over 1kg, the XPS 13 is one of the smallest laptops at the moment. The device is 2% smaller than its predecessor. In terms of weight, it’s on a par with the MSI Prestige 14 (2.8 pounds, 12.8 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches) and the MacBook Pro (4.4 pounds, 12.8 x 8.9 x 1 inches).

Security

The XPS 13 is equipped with a power button capable of scanning fingerprints making it easy to open the machine to work. This is a fast and simple security solution.

Dell XPS 13 serial port (2020)

For this section I will just write a little, because the XPS 13 has a bit less serial port. The right side of the body has 1 Thunderbolt 3 port and 1 3.5mm headphone jack. And on the left side there is a Thunderbolt 3 port along with a microSD slot. That’s all, so if you want to use an external mouse or keyboard, you’ll have to buy a Type C adapter.

Screen

When you first look at the XPS 13, you immediately realize that something is missing. The XPS 13 was the first Dell laptop with nearly removed bezels. With the screen bezel size of only 0.15 inch and 0.2 inch for the top and side bezels, the bottom border has been trimmed to only 0.18 inch.

Dell XPS 13 Review - Screen
Dell XPS 13 Review – Screen

Wrapped inside that tiny bezel is a 13.4-inch, 1920 x 1200 touchscreen with a 16:10 aspect ratio. This screen is 6.8% larger than its predecessor. Somehow Dell has succeeded in giving users a larger screen in a laptop with a smaller size than the 2019 version.

What about image quality? Very bright and vivid, the XPS 13 has a maximum brightness of 417, which can initialize 115% of the sRGB color range.

Sound

Despite having looped speakers below, the XPS 13’s speakers are loud, and the sound is crystal clear. The MaxAudio Pro software makes the bass sound more solid, something that laptops of this size often lack. Although the speakers of the XPS 13 do not replace headphones or external speakers when you want a good listening experience, the XPS 13 speakers are very good quality when you want to watch movies, watch youtube.

Dell XPS 13 (2020) keyboard and touchpad

The XPS 13 keyboard has a 9% larger key size compared to last year’s version. Despite the larger size, the keys are still evenly spaced, for a good user experience. Each key also has a very luxurious light below, making it easier to use in a dark room.

Typing on this keyboard is a pleasant experience, and the keys provide firm feedback

The touchpad is made of glass which makes it easy to use. The touchpad of the Dell XPS 13 (2020) is 17% larger than the previous version. Touchpad button for firm feedback.

Dell XPS 13 (2020) performance

Small but martial, the XPS 13 with Intel Core i7-1065G7 chip along with 16gb ram allowed me to watch movies while opening 25 tabs on Chrome without any hiccups.

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Dell XPS 13 Review – Performance

The notebook also performed exceptionally well on our synthetic test. In terms of overall performance, the XPS 13 scored 19,053 on Geekbench 4.3, beating the high-end laptop average of 16,669.

In the HandBrake test, the XPS 13 converted a 4k video to 1080p in 15 minutes and 10 seconds, beating an average time of 19:40.

The Intel Iris Plus graphics card in the machine is not really designed to play great games, but in mid-range games, the machine still runs very well. It runs smoothly at 59fps while playing Dirt 3.

Dell XPS 13 (2020) battery life

Whether you work from home or outside, the XPS 13 can go all day with ease. The laptop was able to run for 12 hours and 39 minutes continuously on the Laptop Mag Battery Test, which includes continuous web surfing on Wi-Fi at 150 nits of brightness. Completely beats the average premium laptop battery life of 8:47.

Temperature

During use, the device is always maintained at a cool temperature. After watching a full screen video for 15 minutes, we measured the device’s temperature on the touchpad, body and bottom with temperatures of 26 degrees, 30 degrees and 32 degrees, respectively.

Webcam

Dell still has the smallest laptop webcam of all. The XPS 13 packs a 0.1-inch, 720p webcam, which can do a great job at capturing colors. However, the details were not very good, with intricate details such as the motif of the sweater I wore not being very sharp.

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