When it comes to the best Windows laptop options out there, Dell's XPS 13 has long been a top contender. The XPS 13 9300 received a Windows Central Best Award for its near-flawless execution, and the upgraded 9310 version brings updated 11th Gen Intel Core processor (CPU) options, Intel Iris Xe integrated graphics, and Thunderbolt 4. Right now thanks to some advance Black Friday sales at Dell, you can save $224 on a rather high-end XPS 13 9310 model.
The XPS 13 9310 is a slight upgrade to the 9300, which was itself a perfect Ultrabook. Enjoy new 11th Gen Intel Core CPU, Thunderbolt 4, and Iris Xe integrated graphics.
If you're looking for a new Ultrabook that can handle a relatively heavy workload and look very good doing it, the XPS 13 is likely already on your shortlist. There's essentially no wasted space on this laptop, with a comfortable backlit keyboard stretching edge to edge and the Precision touchpad making good use of space below. A fingerprint reader is built into the power button, and there's a miniscule IR camera above the display.
Bezel is almost nonexistent, including below the screen. This translates to a 16:10 aspect ratio for more screen real estate and a truly sharp look. The specific model on sale has a 13.4-inch FHD+ (1920x1200) touch display with anti-reflective coating and up to 500 nits brightness. This is a beautiful display that does away with raised plastic around the screen; it's glass all the way to the edges.
The laptop includes two Thunderbolt 4 ports, a microSD card reader, and 3.5mm audio jack. This sets you up nicely for the future, plus it has Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 for advanced connectivity. All this in a laptop that measures just 0.58 inches (14.8mm) thin.
Performance hardware in this model includes an 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1165G7 CPU, 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM, 256GB M.2 PCIe SSD, and Intel Iris Xe integrated graphics. This will easily handle photo editing and light gaming, but it truly excels at productivity work. Especially when the battery can easily be pushed up to about eight hours on a charge.
The XPS 13 doesn't often see this big of a discount, and if you've been in the market for awhile it should prove to be quite tempting this Black Friday.
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