The Dell XPS 13 is back with another iteration, and it seems to be better than ever. This is hardly surprising, as Dell seems to be improving this device year on year. The 2020 version of the XPS 13, however, is gaining some huge plaudits from across the tech community.
Dell’s Small Tweaks Add Up
For good reason, too. The 2020 Dell XPS 13 changes lots of small things, but they stack up and amount to a lot of good. Firstly, we have to talk about the keyboard. In previous models, the left and right arrow keys were split in half.
Dell did this to accommodate the Page Up and Page Down keys. In the 2020 model, however, the left and right arrow keys are full-sized buttons. That doesn’t mean the Page Up and Page Down buttons are completely gone, though.
They’re still available, but you now have to press the Fn key to use them. Depending on your workflow, this may be a massive headache, but it’s not likely to be a problem for most people. Typing, in general, should be a pleasure on the XPS 13.
The keycaps are 9% larger than previous models. Even the trackpad is 17% larger than before, so there should be even fewer errors in the input.
The Dell XPS 13 Has A Bezel-Less Display
However, the star of the show has to be the Dell XPS 13’s display. Previous models have had Dell’s InfinityEdge displays, but they’ve still had a noticeable chin on the bottom. That chin is completely gone now.
Instead, you get a taller, 16:10 aspect ratio for the display. In a laptop that is this tiny, having that bit of extra screen real estate should make typing and reading webpages much easier.
It comes with a 1080p display by default, but you do now have the option to upgrade to a gorgeous 4K display. This will likely have an effect on battery life, though. Speaking of, that’s another aspect of this laptop that’s seen an upgrade.
Obviously, heavier tasks such as gaming or video editing will drain the battery quickly. If you’re using it normally, though, it could last up to 15 hours on a single charge.
It Can Handle Powerful Components
The new Dell XPS 13 offers all of this without compromising on power, either. If you’re on a budget, you can get the base $999 version, which comes with a 10th-gen Core i3 and 4GB RAM. If you want a bit more juice, though, you can upgrade to a Core i5 or even a Core i7.
The Core i7 model specifically is sure to be powerful enough to handle any task you throw at it. If you do need some more power, the device comes with two USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports. An external GPU should do the trick.
Overall, the 2020 Dell XPS 13 is a winner on all fronts and an easy recommendation.