XPS 13

There might only be one good choice right now for a clear case for the XPS 13, but thankfully it's a really good one.

Our pick

iPearl mCover Hard Shell Case

Well made, protective, and still shows off your XPS 13's beauty.

Thankfully, there's a case this good available if you're hunting for some XPS 13 protection. The shatter-proof polycarbonate will protect, it's see-through, and even has retractable feet to elevate your laptop a little off the table, or other surfaces.

Who should buy this case?

Whether you were specifically hunting for a see-through case or not, the iPearl is absolutely perfect for everyone who wants to keep their XPS 13 9370 looking fresh. You don't have to worry about scratches, zippers, or getting a dedicated bag with a case like this.

Is it a good time to buy this case?

Absolutely. There's essentially no competition, and as it's fairly new there's little chance of it being replaced any time soon. It's also available in a multitude of colors right now.

Reasons to buy

  • See-through case.
  • Shatter-proof polycarbonate.
  • Retractable feet.
  • Full shell for top and bottom of your laptop.

Reasons not to buy

  • Add's a little bulk to the XPS 13.

Protect and show-off your XPS 13 at the same time.

There are many ways to protect a laptop as you move it around, but a hard shell such as this one offers the same benefits as putting your smartphone into a case, just on a much larger scale.

Carry around your laptop without fear of bumps or scratches.

If you're forever putting it in and out of a bag or a sleeve, the iPearl is a great way to just carry it around without any fuss or fear of scratches. It won't shatter if you drop your laptop and as a two-piece shell, it simply snaps on and off with ease.

It's very simple, but very well made and very effective, and the see-through nature allows you to still show off the beauty of your laptop — or that it's not a MacBook! You're not limited to a plain, boring design either. There's a whole bunch of colors to match your own personality, and being able to prop it up on the retractable feel is a great addition.

Bottom line

While there's no alternative right now, that doesn't make the iPearl any less of a great buy. A laptop shell case is perhaps something you hadn't considered before, but it's a simple, highly effective way of keeping your XPS 13 safe from the world around it.

Credits — The team that worked on this guide

Richard Devine is a Reviews Editor at Windows Central. You'll usually find him deep in hardware, gaming, both or drinking root beer for which he openly has a mild addiction.

Daniel Rubino is executive editor of Windows Central. He has been covering Microsoft since 2009 back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Surface, HoloLens, Xbox, and future computing visions. Follow him on Twitter: @daniel_rubino.

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