Dell XPS 13 Late 2020: Stunning Design And Excellent Performance

Harin - Nov 11, 2020


Dell XPS 13 Late 2020: Stunning Design And Excellent Performance

Matching a truly exquisite design with some powerful internals, Dell XPS 13 Late 2020 can be one of this year’s best laptops and one of the best Ultrabooks.

Dell XPS 13 Late 2020 is a gorgeous little device with excellent performance and long battery life. It is one of those Ultrabooks that truly stand out. Matching a truly exquisite design with some powerful internals, you have a rival to Apple’s MacBook Air. This can easily be one of this year’s best laptops and one of the market’s best Ultrabooks. Continue reading our Dell XPS 13 2020 review to find out more about this device.

Dell XPS 13 Late 2020 Price & Availability

The Dell XPS 13 2020 price starts at $1,499 for the base configuration with 11th-gen Intel Core i5, a 1,920 x 1,200 touch display, 8GM RAM, and a 512 SSD. There are plenty of options if you wish to upgrade.

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The Dell XPS 13 late 2020 price starts at $1,499 for the base configuration.

You can get an 11th-gen i& CPU, 16GB of RAM, a 2TB SSD, a 4K 16L10 display, and Frost White interior color. But you will have to pay nearly $1,000 as this configuration will cost you $2,399. You will have to spend even more to have additional software preinstalled.

Dell XPS 13 Late 2020 Design

This is where the device absolutely shines. The XPS 13, with its lid and chassis cut from two different blocks of aluminum, is incredibly lightweight. Its weight is only around 2.8 pounds, depending on the configuration. It feels really sturdy and well-built.

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The XPS 13, with its lid and chassis cut from two different blocks of aluminum, is incredibly lightweight.

Its thickness is around 14.8mm, meaning the device is incredibly thin. Its 7.8-inch height and 11.6-inch width make it easy to carry the device around.

The laptop comes with a 13.4-inch display with a nearly bezel-less display. Its screen-to-body ratio is 91.5%, 7.8% improved compared to earlier generations.

The keyboard is still the standard chiclet-key design. However, Dell knows how to make use of the available space with the XPS. The keyboard runs almost edge-to-edge. The keys are responsive and have a soft-white light backlit.

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The laptop comes with a 13.4-inch display with a nearly bezel-less display.

The trackpad feels premium as well. It has a glossy finish, making it stand out from the woven glass palm around it.

In an Ultrabook, the one thing that is sacrificed is ports. For the XPS 13, you only have 4: two USB Type C Thunderbolt, a microSD card slot, and a headphone/microphone jack.

At the bottom, there is an air intake grill with the heating venting hidden under the lid hinge. The speakers are also placed hear, towards the front of the chassis.

Dell XPS 13 Late 2020 Performance

In Geekbench 5, the Dell XPS 13 2020 manages to score a 1,539 single-core performance thanks to its 11th-gen Core i7 along with Intel Iris Xe graphics. For multi-core performance, it scores 5,432.

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Dell XPS 13 2020 manages to score a 1,539 single-core performance thanks to its 11th-gen Core i7 along with Intel Iris Xe graphics.

In 3Dmark benchmarks, the performance jump is even more noticeable. In Time Spy, the Dell XPS 13 2020 scores a 1,547. In Skydiver, it scores a whopping 13,300.

In PCMark 10 home test, it scores a 4,816, meaning this device is a fantastic multitasker. Meanwhile, its predecessor scored almost 1,000 points lower, at 3,890.

Dell XPS 13 Late 2020 Software & Features

This is one of the most premium devices of Dell. There isn’t much bloatware but you still have some customer service apps since this is a Dell device after all.

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This is one of the most premium devices of Dell.

The XPS has Windows Hello and an IR webcam, with which you can log into your computer with just a quick face scan. All you have to do is just open the lid. The power button doubles up as a fingerprint scanner. This is located just above the backspace key.

Dell XPS 13 Late 2020 Battery Life

The Dell XPS 13 2020 has a 3-cell 52WHr battery. For battery life, thanks to Intel Evo, the device can do somewhat better compared to its predecessor.

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The device lasts around 11 hours and minutes with one single charge

In PCMark 10 battery test, it lasts around 11 hours and minutes with one single charge which is almost two times longer than the previous XPS 13.

Should you buy a Dell XPS 13 2020 or not?

If you want a premium ultrabook, buy it. The Dell XPS 13 2020 is undoubtedly a high-end machine and its design does prove it. Moreover, it has some robust hardware, making it one of the market’s most premium ultrabooks available.

If you like a nice display, buy it. The screen of the Dell XPS 13 late 2020 is clear and has super-narrow bezels.

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The Dell XPS 13 late 2020 is undoubtedly a high-end machine and its design does prove it.

If you need an excellent battery life, buy it. The battery life of the Dell XPS 13 2020 is impressive considering it is a laptop powered by Intel Core.

If you want a budget device, don’t buy it. If you are on a tight budget, even the XPS 13’s base configuration will likely be expensive.

If you are an audiophile, don’t buy it. If you need spectacular sound quality, you will be disappointed with the Dell XPS 13 2020.

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