Dell XPS 13 9300Source: Daniel Rubino/Windows Central

Best answer: Unfortunately, the Dell XPS 13 doesn't come with a digital pen. Additionally, it isn't compatible with any active pen you can buy, either. However, it's still an incredible device.

The Dell XPS 13 and digital pens

While it's always nice for laptops to come with digital pens, the Dell XPS 13 sadly does not. It also isn't compatible with any, either, so you're out of luck if you were hoping that you could use the device with one. That being said, the Dell XPS 13 does have display options with basic touch, so you can use your fingers or a non-active stylus for touch control if you want.

Why you should still get the Dell XPS 13

Dell XPS 13 9300Source: Daniel Rubino/Windows Central

While the lack of a digital pen (as well as support for one) is a little disappointing, it's hardly a reason to turn away from the Dell XPS 13. Between its gorgeous 4K anti-glare touch display, incredibly competent 10th Gen Intel CPU options, and its dual Thunderbolt 3 ports, the Dell XPS 13 is easily one of the best laptops around in terms of hardware fundamentals. In addition to these three knockout features, the device also comes with strong Intel Iris Plus graphics, up to 32GB of RAM, and up to 2TB of SSD storage — all of which will please folks who care about reliability. The speakers are fantastic, too, and the laptop comes with a camera and fingerprint reader for Windows Hello.

In terms of physical design, the Dell XPS 13 is also a work of art. Its 2.8 lbs weight is light as a feather, and the laptop is only just over a half-inch thick. Both of these factors make the laptop extremely easy to take with you wherever you go. The keyboard is comfortable and easy to use as well, and the device also has razor-thin bezels, which is something every laptop user is happy to hear. Overall, the Dell XPS 13 is a fantastic laptop that anyone will love.

Our pick

Dell XPS 13 (9300)

Defining what it means to be elite

The Dell XPS 13 features excellent performance, a stunning display, impressive Thunderbolt 3 ports, and more. Without a doubt, it's one of the best laptops in years.

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