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Buy Dell Xps 13 2017 ##VERIFIED##

The Dell XPS 13 with 8th Gen Core CPU starts at $1,299, though at publication time (October 2017), it was on sale for $1,149, and XPS laptops are often discounted. For that price, you get our review configuration, which includes a 1080p nontouch screen, a Core i7-8550U CPU, a 256GB PCIe SSD and 8GB of RAM. You can also get a model with a 3200 x 1800 touch screen and 16GB of RAM for $1,749 ($1,549 on sale).

buy dell xps 13 2017

Dell's XPS 13 has become our perennial favorite laptop since debuting in 2015. For 2017, not much has changed, but there's no denying that the two-year-old formula still works. The latest iteration, the Dell XPS 13 (9360) (MSRP $799, $1,199 as reviewed) adds a new rose gold finish and Intel's latest chips to keep it fresh. As in the two previous generations, performance, battery life, and creature comforts continue to be top-notch.

Battery life is still solid, at least with the basic HD screenDell increased the XPS 13's battery capacity just a pinch for 2017, giving it 6 extra watt-hours. That, plus the energy-sipping improvements Intel made for the 7th generation of its Core chips gave the XPS 13 nearly 6 hours in our intensive PC Mark 8 home battery life rundown. Ultrabooks of this type typically score around 3-4 hours, giving the Dell a huge edge over the competition.

Dell risks falling behind on modern amenetiesWhen it debuted in 2015, the XPS 13 had a leg up on the competition thanks to its beautiful displays, long-lasting batteries, and intuitive, responsive trackpads. In 2017, we'll undoubtedly see more top-tier laptops that offer cooler features like Windows Hello login via facial recognition or fingerprint scanning. Dell's upcoming XPS 13 2-in-1 will deliver what's missing here thanks to trick 2-in-1 hinges, Windows Hello, and even stylus support, but you shouldn't shop for the standard XPS expecting stuff like this.

The configurations that I've been using are: the late 2017 HP Spectre 13 with 8th Generation Intel quad-core processor (Core i7 855oU), 8GB memory, 256GB of storage. The late 2017 version of the Dell XPS 13 with the same 8th gen Intel quad-core processor and a config of 16GB/512GB. And the mid-2017 13-inch MacBook Pro with 7th Generation Intel processor (Core i5 rated base speed of 2.3 GHz), 8GB of memory, and 128GB of storage.

Winner: I'm going to give it to the HP Spectre because it's pushing the boundaries of ultra-thin industrial design but still delivers good performance. And HP redesigned the 2017 Spectre 13, using thinner display bezels, reducing the footprint. I'll add that the Dell XPS 13 has become an icon for 13-inch laptop design with its thin display bezels and compact 12-inch laptop form factor. The only problem is, the design is beginning to age a bit. The MacBook Pro looks slightly dated against the HP but still looks great.

The MacBook Pro 13 (mid-2017) is a very high-quality laptop and you can find one these days (discounted) for about $1,150 with a 128GB SSD, 8GB RAM, and Intel 7th gen processor. Up the SSD to 256GB, however, and the price jumps pretty considerably. Price and the absence of Intel's latest quad-core processors are the only things holding the MacBook back.

I'm a freelance journalist covering technology for several outlets, both in English (Zdnet, techPresident) and Italian (La Stampa, l'Espresso, Corriere della Sera and others). I was a Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism fellow in 2013. You can find my research on journalism and content curation here. I like to write about the impact of technology on society. I'm amazed and fascinated by how our relationships, our jobs, our daily lives are now shaped by it. But technology, for me, it's just a means to an end, not an end in itself. To be clear: I don't care about the latest smartphone, unless it provides real value and improves the quality of my life. You can follow me on Twitter at @fede_guerrini and learn more about me visiting my LinkedIn. For story pitches reach me here: stories (at)

Our 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro includes a charger with a higher wattage, providing 61 watts against the XPS charger's 45 watts. Both chargers use USB-C connectors, but the XPS has a separate cable that lowers the brick away from the wall socket, rather than using Apple's all-in-the-plug design. The XPS charging cable includes an LED indicator and a cable management clip, but unfortunately it is hardwired into the power brick.

Starting the benchmarks with GeekBench 4's CPU test, the single core speeds were surprisingly similar, with the Mac scoring 4,511 and the Dell at 4,591. Taking a look at multi-core results, the quad-core in the XPS really shines with a score of 13,658 compared to 9,418, which was already impressive in the 2017 MacBook Pro.

Apple has been leading in audio playback since the launch of the 12-inch Retina MacBook, where it managed to stuff shocking volume and sound quality into a tiny chassis. Our 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro's speakers face the user and are louder with more boom on the low end, clean mids, and crisper highs.

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The Dell XPS 13 Late 2016 (9360) is the fourth-generation model of the XPS 13 line. The laptop is available since October (pre-2017 model) in both a standard edition with Windows installed as well as a pre-2017 model and a 2017 model (with insignificant hardware differences) Developer Edition with Ubuntu installed. 041b061a72


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