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Dell XPS 13 Review: Here’s All You Need To Know

This very stylish looking laptop excels in a majority of features when compared to its competitors

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After befitting the consumers with most innovative gadgets and devices, Dell has introduced another product for its users. Dell XPS 13 is the latest premium laptop by the brand which has already been touted to be the one the best laptops at the moment.

The newly launched Dell XPS 13 takes on the already available premium laptops in the market such as Apple MacBook Pro, Lenovo Core i7 etc. It offers you flagship features along with premium design at a more affordable and pocket-friendly price.

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It excels in the premium laptop segment with its latest features and good looks. Pixabay

What’s so special about Dell XPS 13

Comes from Dell: One of the very first reasons to buy this newly launched Dell XPS 13 is the brand value of Dell. The company has been in the field of computer tech for a very long time and they have again proved to be the best in the market.

Powerful processor: The product has the latest powerful Intel core i7 6th gen processor which offers a powerful performance. The Dell XPS 13 packs sufficient enough 8GB RAM along with 256GB SSD capacity which is more than enough to offer great usage.

Beautiful design: Dell laptops have always been famous for its beautiful designs and the new XPS 13 is again makes the cut with its revised design. Dell XPS 13 is just 0.3 inches (4mm) thinner at its narrowest point and is lightly weighted at just 1.21kg.

Innovative display: One of the other important reasons to buy Dell XPS 13 is its display. The Dell XPS 13 is available with a touchscreen display with Quad HD (3200 x 1800) resolution. The screen is sharper than any of the competing laptops.

Bigger battery life: Dell XPS 13 comes with another notable feature which is its battery life. According to Dell’s tests, it can offer more than 20 hours battery life in normal use and around 12 hours with video streaming, which is quite good.

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All the specifications of Dell XPS 13 must be noted in its credibility. Pixabay

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Specifications of Dell XPS 13

After that, here are the specifications of the product which must be noted in favor of its credibility:

  • Dell XPS 13 has Windows 10 Home operating system.
  • The laptop is powered by the 6th gen 1.8GHz Intel Core i7 quad-core processor
  • Dell XPS 13 has 13.3 inches touchscreen display
  • The display technology of Dell XPS 13 is Quad HD LED Backlit Infinity Edge
  • The laptop has widescreen HD (720p) webcam with 4 array digital microphones
  • Dell XPS 13 has 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD storage.
  • It has connectivity features like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi capability, and Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports.

Price:

Dell XPS 13 was launched in India back in December 2017. Its price is Rs.1,40,070. The laptop is available, for order, across most of the leading e-commerce platforms in the country. Moreover, there are various amazon offers applicable to your order, like “No Cost EMI’, exclusive cashback and related exchange offer when you make your order via the website or app.

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There are various amazon offers applicable to your order, like “No Cost EMI’, exclusive cashback and related exchange offer when you make your order via the website or app. Pixabay

Things to Consider before buying it:

Pros

  • The newly launched Dell XPS 13 is said to be the best laptop available in the market because of its features and design. The other major premium laptops available in the market within this price ranges are Apple MacBook Pro and Lenovo Core i7.
  • One of the most exciting features of Dell XPS 13 is its ultra slim design. Unlike other laptops which have a slightly thicker design, Dell XPS 13 sports just 0.3inch thickness and also weighs just 1.2 Kg.
  • The display of Dell XPS 13 is also very good. The XPS 13 offers a QHD 3200×1800pixels panel that also gets a glossy touchscreen. The XPS 13 edge-to-edge screen looks better than other laptops in the range such as Lenovo and Microsoft Surface Pro.

Cons

  • It great features comes great prices, that is one-point which adds up to the cons of Dell XPS 13, that is its steeper starting price. The high-end version costs much more than average laptops and white color option are even pricier.
  • Another thing that might not be good for all user is its webcam placement. The webcam is place is placed at the bottom left corner which is troublesome when you are trying to start a video chat.

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The first impression of Dell XPS 13 has been critically acclaimed by the majority of gadget geeks and tech publications. Pixabay

Critics Review

The critics from CNET have said Dell XPS 13 keeps everything great in line with its previous model. Its nearly edge-to-edge-display, Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, and amazing keyboard adds beauty to it. Moreover, the sixth-gen Intel processors paired with Dell technologies offers a performance boost and longer battery life. Further, they have appraised it for its build quality and unique features along with the impressive performance and battery backup. Dell XPS 13 has been considered the laptop overall that is perfect for the people who like high-end PCs with premium design.

According to TechRadar, the device has great design and infinity display screen. They are impressed by the new XPS 13’s stunning 4K Ultra HD display and new color options called Rose Gold on Alpine White. Overall, Dell’s design revision earned XPS 13 the best in the class award of TechRadar for laptops.

Conclusion

Dell XPS 13 is one of the best-looking laptops in the market today. It offers you high-end features such as stunning 13.3-inch QHD touchscreen edge-to-edge display and a new face unlock feature. The performance wise also, Dell laptops are trustworthy devices with the latest processor and enough RAM. Dell also offers some other amazing laptops with latest features at affordable prices.

 

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Dell Technologies Accelerates Partner Business Growth with Broader Offerings

Dell vows to boost partners' business growth with new offerings

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Dell Technologies is investing in new programmes, incentives and solutions designed to fast track its channel partners’ delivery of digital, IT, security and workforce transformation for their customers, the company announced at its Global Partner Summit 2018.

The event, co-located alongside Dell Technologies World 2018 here, welcomed more than 5,000 partners.

“We have seen tremendous growth and momentum over the past year. Our partners continue to grow their businesses; however, we know there is still massive opportunity in front of us,” Joyce Mullen, President, Global Channel, OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) and IoT (Internet of Things) Solutions at Dell EMC, told reporters.

The historic $67 billion Dell and EMC Corp merger got completed in September 2016.

“The products and programmes announced this week at Dell Technologies World 2018 would enable our partners to broaden their capabilities and to grow even faster. Our top priority is helping partners solve their customers’ complex digital challenges,” Mullen added.

While each business would continue to have its own independent programme, the new Dell Technologies Advantage framework’s value-added capabilities and certifications promise to enhance the ability to more easily and efficiently deliver positive business outcomes from across the Dell Technologies portfolio.

The new framework also will complement the core Dell EMC Partner Program that includes new capabilities, offerings and incentives for partners, the company said.

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Exclusively for channel partners, the new Dell EMC Ready Stack programme would simplify how partners can bundle, sell and build infrastructure stack solutions based on current and future Dell EMC modern data centre technologies.

The latest Dell EMC infrastructure solutions include Dell EMC storage — Unity, SC Series, XtremIO, Isilon — Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, Dell EMC Data Protection and optional Dell EMC open networking, with support for multiple hypervisors, bare metal and containers.

According to the company, the programme would help customer “build” infrastructure as an alternative to Dell EMC’s turnkey converged (CI) and hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) solutions.

According to market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC), these “build” opportunities account for a significant portion of the overall $6 billion certified reference systems and integrated systems market.

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Dell EMC has led this market, most recently with 42.9 per cent share in the fourth quarter of calendar 2017.

Further, Dell EMC would introduce new Solutions Competency offerings in 2018 for partners around services and emerging technologies, including the IoT, the company said.

The solution would be available from this week and include high performance computing, data analytics, business applications and security.

In addition to the new Solutions Competencies, Dell EMC would also expand services deployment competencies, which enable partners to grow faster and increase revenue.  IANS