Dell XPS 13 (2012) Review


A gorgeous design, fast SSD and a backlit keyboard make the Dell XPS 13 a compelling Ultrabook.

3.5 stars
(3.5 out of 5)

When you’re one of the last to enter a new category, you better make sure your laptop brings something fresh. Dell has done just that with its XPS 13 Ultrabook. Starting at $999, this 3-pound machine is one of the smallest of its ilk, and has some neat innovations, such as Smart Connect technology for downloading email and social networking updates when the lid is closed. Add to that a blazing-fast SSD and a great backlit keyboard, and you have the makings of a great ultraportable. Is this the best Ultrabook yet?

Read full review @ LAPTOP Magazine


  • Attractive, compact design
  • Comfortable backlit keyboard
  • Smart Connect downloads data when notebook is asleep
  • Very fast SSD


  • Below-average battery life
  • No SD card slot
  • Fan can get loud
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