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Dell XPS 13 review: MacBook Air fanboys, look no further for your rumored unicorn

Gordon Mah Ung | Jan. 29, 2015
Dell's XPS13 shoehorns a 13.3-inch monitor into the body of an 11-inch laptop.

In the end, I honestly have few complaints beyond the compressed keyboard and odd camera placement. The XPS 13 gives you good performance and great battery life in an incredibly compact and solid-feeling package. Even the pricing is almost reasonable. This model with its 256GB SSD, 8GB of RAM and QHD+ touchscreen costs $1,400. If that's too rich, Dell really takes a shot at Apple with its base model. That XPS 13 comes with a 1920x1080 non-touch IPS panel, 128GB SSD and 4GB of RAM. At $800, it packs components a magnitude better than the MacBook Air 11's, and it's $100 cheaper.

Few Mac users may cross over to the light side, but at least there's finally a PC with better specs and a better price in the world. Which is the way it's supposed to be.


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