There’s a lot to love in the latest Dell XPS 13. In fact, one of the few complaints that we’ve had in recent hands-on reviews was the placement of the webcam, which was below the screen, meaning it essentially shot video right up your nose — not a flattering look. But the 2019 XPS 13 puts the camera where it belongs, centered at the top of the 1,920×1,080-pixel touchscreen. Under the hood, it is powered by an Intel Core i5 quad-core processor, has 8GB of RAM and comes with a 128GB SSD for storage. Usually priced at $1200, you can now get the Dell XPS 13 Touch Laptop for $784. That’s $416 off the regular price.
In a review of the XPS 13, CNET’s Dan Ackerman said, “Dell has done nearly the impossible — it’s made a laptop I can find almost no fault with.” It’s a gorgeous rig with a narrow bezel, making virtually all of the top of the laptop screen. It comes with a trio of USB-C ports and a (pretty rare) microSD slot. It also includes a Windows Hello-compatible integrated fingerprint reader and has four microphones for Cortana voice support from across the room. The whole thing weighs in at under three pounds.
It’s worth pointing out that based on price alone, this isn’t currently the best deal around. The Lenovo IdeaPad 730S deal that Rick told you about on Thursday is still available — you can get it for $550 and get $110 in Rakuten cash with purchase. But the Dell XPS 13 is a CNET favorite and would be my personal choice. But it’s always nice to have options.
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