A lot of Team Apple folks act like it’s MacBook or nothing — like not getting a MacBook automatically means that the laptop you chose is a $300 hunk of junk that weighs seven pounds.
Coming from an Apple fan, that’s simply not true. The Dell XPS 13 has been a serious MacBook competitor in the looks department and the power department for a while now. It’s one of the best laptops for Windows and just in general, and the newest model is on sale for just $1,299.99 today.
Just revealed at CES 2019, the newest Dell XPS 13 left alone everything that was great about the old model and fixed the stuff that everyone hated. Most notably: The camera placement. Otherwise known as the “single worst thing about the XPS 13.” Laptops nowadays have a weird thing for placing the webcam near the hinges, giving an awkward up-the-nose look. Dell finally returned to putting the webcam along the top bezel in the new XPS 13.
A single up-and-down of the XPS 13 will have you ready to risk all of your money: Dell’s Infinity Edge Display boasts a basically bezel-less screen and is too clean for its own good. It’s thin, weighs just 2.7 pounds, and can be easily taken just about anywhere.
You probably won’t be doing any serious gaming on the Intel UHD Graphics 620 card. Other than that, your content will look dazzling splashed across a 4K UHD display and powered by an 8th-gen. 1.8-GHz Intel Core i7-8565U processor. This base model isn’t touchscreen, but you can jump to that for an extra $300.
Regularly $1,638.99, you can save $339 and get the newest model for $1,299.99.