Best Skins for Dell XPS 13 Windows Central 2021
Dbrand is one of the most well-known names when it comes to custom skins, not only for the range of designs but for the quality of the product and the speedy delivery offered around the globe.
Who should buy this XPS 13 skin
It's easy to find a skin that might fit your XPS 13, but it's much harder to find one that fits it this well, looks this good, and is this high quality.
There's a reason that Dbrand is one of the most well-known names in this space, and alongside the quality, you get a pretty wide range of choices for colors and patterns to dress up your laptop on the top, the bottom, the trackpad and even the logo.
Is it a good time to buy this skin?
Absolutely. DBrand has skins for the latest model XPS 13 and the previous XPS 13 9370, but still stocks for the older 9350 and 9360 models, as well as the XPS 13 2-in-1.
Reasons to buy
- Looks great
- High-quality 3M vinyl
- Protects your expensive laptop
- Ships globally
Reasons not to buy
- You could spend a similar amount on a decent laptop case
Dress up and protect your XPS 13
If you're looking for a skin at all for your XPS 13, then you likely already know why. They're a neat way to add some custom flair to your laptop, while also protecting key parts of it like the lid, bottom, and trackpad. After all, spending 40 bucks on some vinyl is definitely better than getting scratches all over your $1,000+ laptop.
Dbrand is as close as it comes to the defacto choice for vinyl skins.
The vinyl is laser cut with precision accuracy so every single piece you order will fit your laptop perfectly. The application is fairly straightforward, but Dbrand also makes an individual how-to video for each different product it makes, so you're always covered if you need help.
Perhaps most attractive of all is the number of designs you can choose from. Dbrand has plenty of colors and patterns to choose from, most of which are much wilder than anything Dell ever dreamed up in the factory!
Alternatives to Dbrand skins
Dbrand might be the easiest recommendation, but it's not the only company making skins for the XPS 13. Thanks to the popularity of the laptop, there are other great choices out there, and if you're hunting for something a little different, Toast might be just what you're looking for.
The idea is the same as any other laptop skin, only this one is made from wood. Toast precision cuts its skins, which can protect all the vital parts of your laptop, even with a custom engraving should you wish.
The application is pretty easy, though removing is a little harder than pulling off a piece of vinyl. However, being wood, you're getting extra protection. You can certainly forego a case with one of these on board.
The bottom line
The XPS 13 is a popular laptop and so it's one of the easier ones to find a skin for. But there are skins, and then there are great skins.
If you're looking for the latter it's hard to ignore Dbrand. Wild colors, awesome patterns, high quality and an attractive price makes it a no-brainer if you're looking to dress up your XPS 13.
Dbrand skins are easy to apply and durable, adding not only some individuality to your laptop but also adding an extra layer of protection in the process.
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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