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Best laptop 2015: Is the Dell XPS 13 the one?

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Are you looking at what you think is the best laptop 2015 has to offer? While it?s only February, Dell used CES 2015 to show the world the laptop everyone deserves?the Dell XPS 13.

When you look at the state of computing today, you?ll be surprised at how laptops are still relevant even as tablets and smartphones get to do the same things these larger computers do. This is because people still can?t move away from the keyboard. The current generation still grew up on laptops; so for now, it?s here to stay.

Dell has done quite a job designing a laptop that everyone can use. The Dell XPS 13 is what all laptop users deserve?even if it?s not the one they need. This isn?t a bad thing, because the Dell XPS 13 tries to be capable of what most users want and a bit more.

Here are the specs of the Dell XPS 13 on their website:

  • 5th Generation Intel? Core? i5-5200U Processor (3M Cache, up to 2.70 GHz)
  • Windows 8.1 (64Bit) English
  • 8GB Dual Channel DDR3L-RS 1600Mhz (On Board)
  • Starts at 128GB Solid State Drive
  • Intel (R) HD Graphics 5500
  • 3-inch UltraSharp? QHD+ (3200 x 1800) infinity touch display
  • 11ac + Bluetooth 4.0, Dual Band 2.4&5 GHz, 2×2
  • 52 WHr, 4-Cell Battery (integrated)

What?s great about Dell is that they?ve allowed customers to determine most of the specs they put in the machines. You can go with the cheapest model which includes an Intel Core i3 and 128GB of space. This model doesn?t have the contentious touch screen function which brings the price tag down to $899.

Power users who want on-the-go gaming and video editing may want to raise the SSD to 256GB and the processor to the Intel Core i7. What Dell recommends, though, is the latest generation of Intel i5 processors that it has available for all their devices.

But the reason why this laptop blows the ubiquitous MacBook Air 13? out of the water is the infinity display. With a bezel that?s so thin, they?ve technically put a huge screen on a small laptop. It boasts a display that can be maxed out with a 1080p screen with full-touch capabilities on a 3200 x 1800 pixel panel. For today?s laptop?s that?s as close to infinity as you can get.

Comparing prices with the MacBook Air, you actually get a better deal with the Dell XPS 13. You get the same processor, a sharper screen, a lighter laptop, more RAM and a better video card.

If you?re looking for the best deal on laptops in the market, the XPS 13 does not disappoint. Looking for the best laptop 2015 has to offer usually stops with this ultrabook.

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