6 Reasons to Buy the Dell XPS 13, and 2 Reasons to Skip

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The Dell XPS 13 is our favorite overall laptop, but is it right for you? This sleek ultraportable boasts a screen with almost zero bezel, your choice of touch and non-touch displays, Intel 7th-generation Kaby Lake processing power and two color options. It also starts at a very reasonable $799.

Here’s a quick look at the pros and cons of the XPS 13 so you can decide whether to buy it or skip it.

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  • Eddie G. Says:

    Here's another few reasons why this ISN'T the laptop for "everyone".
    * chiclet keyboard - A lot of people hate the mini-travel and low tactile feedback from those kinds of keyboards. I prefer something with a little more "meat" (Lenovo ThinkPad T-430/T-420, a perfect balance between old & new.)

    * price - contrary to popular opinion, not everyone has a thousand+ to drop on a piece of hardware, so until this laptop comes down a bit in price? its just as obtainable as a brand new Apple MacBook. Not everyone who works in the technology industry has money to throw out the window for a shiny new toy!

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