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Dell XPS 13 (2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 275 reviews of Dell XPS 13 (2017). The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and portability. The battery and design also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell XPS 13 (2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 review

 

Dell's XPS 13 2-in-1 makes tough choices, but they pay off.

Sturdy, light chassis ; Outstanding keyboard ; Strong performance ; Long-lasting battery

Limited USB connectivity ; Mediocre touchpad

We gave the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 our Best of Computing at CES 2017. Handing out such an award is always a risk. Sometimes, a device doesn’t hold up to closer scrutiny. But Dell’s latest is rock solid. It posted great scores in our benchmarks and, just as...

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Dell’s latest XPS 13 is fast, nimble, and kind of stale

 

Dell's tiny laptop has had a good run, but it's time for something new

Fast performance ; Reliable battery life ; Compact size ; Great keyboard and trackpad ; A full-size SD card slot!

Thicker and heavier than similar laptops ; The world’s worst webcam placement ; It’s time for a design refresh

The XPS 13 deserves a place in laptop history for what it accomplished: making laptops smaller and more portable than ever before. But perhaps now it’s time for Dell to look to future and reinvent itself again.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Dell XPS 13 (late 2017) review

 

Editors' note, Nov. 13 : A score for the Dell XPS 13 reviewed here was incorrectly reported as 401 for the Cinebench R15 CPU benchmark test . The correct score is 624. The comparison charts that follow this review have been updated accordingly. The...

The Dell XPS 13 keeps everything that was great about the previous model -- including its nearly edge-to-edge-display, Thunderbolt 3 USB-C and fantastic keyboard -- and adds eighth-gen Intel processors paired with Dell technologies for a big...

The thin frame around the display means the webcam is placed at the bottom of the display. Though the QHD-resolution touchscreen is beautiful, it adds a lot to the price and hurts battery life. Gold version will cost you $50 more.

With increased performance and battery life, Dell's premium ultraportable XPS 13 remains easy to recommend.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 review: bent out of shape

 

Dell's XPS 13 has been one of our favorite laptops for the past couple of years because of its sleek, trendsetting design, great keyboard, and solid performance. When it debuted back in the spring...

Solid build quality ; Great keyboard ; Smooth trackpad ; Bright, sharp display

Terrible power button ; Unpredictable sleep behavior ; Difficult to open ; Awkward as a tablet ; Limited port options

Dell's best laptop tries too hard and loses its charm

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 review

 

What if you took one of the best-looking, most capable 13-inch Windows laptops and added a 360-degree hinge that let you fold back the screen into a makeshift tablet? Make it thinner and lighter, and keep the entry price just under the $1,000 mark and...

This new version of the XPS 13 adds a hybrid hinge and thinner body. The edge-to-edge, nearly bezel-free display makes maximum use of space, and the starting price is extremely reasonable.

Standard USB ports get swapped for USB-C ones, the Intel Y-series processor isn't as fast as those found in more traditional laptops and the power button can be tricky to hit.

Despite a few trade-offs in ports and processing power, this slimmer hybrid version of the XPS 13 is an excellent full-time laptop and part-time tablet.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Victoria Song (pcmag.com)

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (9365)

 

With the XPS 13 2-in-1, Dell marries the strength of its ultraportables with the flexibility of a convertible laptop. You'll probably need dongles, but strong performance and ultimate portability make it a worthy contender.

Highly portable. Sleek yet sturdy build. Long battery life. USB-C and Thunderbolt ports. Comfortable keyboard. Thin bezels maximize screen real estate. Fanless processor keeps things quiet and cool.

Limited connectivity options. May require additional dongles and accessories. Awkward webcam angle when used in Laptop mode.

So why would you opt for the XPS 13 2-in-1? There are plenty of reasons, ranging from its sleek look and excellent build quality to its quiet and cool performance and that little bit of extra screen space. While the lack of USB Type-A ports is irksome...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Dell XPS 13 Notebook Series review

 

When Dell updated the XPS 13 in 2015, it stood out for its barely there screen bezel -- the frame around the display. Its 13-inch screen nearly filled the entire laptop lid, giving you more room to work, but in a smaller body just about the size of an...

The Dell XPS 13 keeps everything that was great about the previous model -- including its near edge-to-edge-display and fantastic keyboard -- and adds the latest Intel Kaby Lake processors and Thunderbolt 3.

The design means the webcam is awkwardly placed at the bottom of the display. Though the QHD-resolution touchscreen is beautiful, it adds a lot to the price and hurts battery life. Gold version will cost you $50 more.

Whether you scale back for better battery life or load it up for the best performance possible, the Dell XPS 13 remains one excellent ultraportable laptop.

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Avram Piltch (laptopmag.com)

Dell XPS 13 (2017)

 

Dell's XPS 13 has been our favorite laptop overall for the past couple of years, thanks to its light weight, long battery life, beautiful InfinityEdge screen and premium design. To keep up with the times, Dell has upgraded its 13-inch flagship with...

Blazing quad-core speed; Epic battery life; Extremely light; Attractive design; Wide viewing angles

Webcam looks up your nose

The Dell XPS 13 remains our favorite consumer laptop, thanks to its epic battery life, strong 8th Gen Core performance and attractive design.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Mark Spoonauer (laptopmag.com)

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (2017) Review

 

The regular XPS 13 has been our favorite consumer laptop for more than two years, because of its luxuriously lightweight chassis, gorgeous InfinityEdge display and long battery life . Now, Dell has taken all the slim carbon fiber-goodness from its...

Most compact 2-in-1 with 13-inch screen; Comfortable keyboard; Vibrant InfinityEdge display; Impressive audio; Dynamic Power Mode boosts speed when you need it

Battery life isn't as long as on other 2-in-1s; Camera is still beneath the display; Intel Core U machines are faster

The XPS 13 2-in-1 combines portability, comfort and plenty of power in a sleek, fanless design, but we wish the battery lasted longer.

Jan, 2017

Expert review by (zdnet.com)

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 review: A compact, solidly built convertible

 

When the Dell XPS 13 first appeared in 2015, we lauded its battery life and labelled it a 'stylish, slimline business workhorse'. About a year later Dell refreshed the XPS 13, adding Intel's 7th-generation (Kaby Lake) processors among other spec...

Excellent screen ; Solid build ; 360-degree screen rotation ; Good battery life

USB-C connectivity only ; Irritating power switch