The Dell XPS 13 has long been our favorite overall laptop, but it can also get quite pricey.
The latest XPS 13 packs the same tried-and-true design as previous models, with edges that are as slim as 0.3 inches, a feathery starting weight of 2.7 pounds, and black, white and gold color schemes that are attractively unassuming. The new low-end model packs an Intel Core i3-8130U processor, 4GB of RAM, Intel UHD Graphics 620, a 128GB SSD and a 13.3-inch, 1080p Infinity Edge display.
If convertibles are more your thing, Dell is also refreshing its XPS 13 2-in-1 with Intel's new Amber Lake CPUs, which promise better performance and battery life. The $999 laptop's starting specs include an 8th-gen Intel Core i5-8200Y CPU, 4GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD and a 13.3-inch, 1080p touch display.
The Dell XPS 13 with Core i3 is available now, while the Amber Lake XPS 13 2-in-1 hits on Sept. 11. We look forward to putting the latest versions of these top performers through their paces once they roll through our labs.
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