Brand loyalists will love the thin and light (1.27kg) Dell XPS 13 8F1T9, made from a single aluminum block. The sturdy and solid device is a stylish Windows-based gadget that you can showcase within friends and peers. We review the important specifications, benefits, and downsides to this model below before giving our verdict.
Processor: Intel Core i7-1065G7, Quad-core, with a base speed of 1.3 GHz
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Storage: 512 GB SSD
Screen: 13.3 inches, Full HD
Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics
– Dell’s InfinityEdge display puts a 13.3-inch panel in an 11-inch form factor. The screen-body ratio of 93 percent allows users to utilize the maximum screen size in an otherwise compact device.
– The chiclet keyboard offers a solid typing experience. The large keys, the spacing between them, and backlighting make typing fast and enjoyable, even for those with large hands.
– Consumers will love the advanced thermal technology with dual fans to spread heat over a large area. Hidden exhaust venting through the hinge adds to the performance and does not allow the device to heat much.
– The laptop’s performance is reliable for everyday tasks, such as browsing, document editing, and streaming videos. It is even suitable for light gaming.
– Although the model has advanced ports like the USB-C and Thunderbolt 3, those using traditional USB-A accessories would need to find an adapter for lack of the port.
– Users depending upon video calling, will find the web camera average. The side-mounted speakers are loud, but the audio quality suffers at the top-end.
– The price point is one of the highest in the ultrabook category, even more than some of Apple’s new models.
The Dell XPS 13 8F1T9 offers a quiet and comfortable experience for daily tasks. However, the cost is prohibitive for users who do not care much for a brand and can find similar laptops at a lower price.