The Dell XPS 13 became our top overall laptop by offering a 13-inch screen in a more compact package than its competitors, along with a winning combo of design, comfort, performance and battery life. Since its introduction, everyone has been trying to catch this ultraportable, but no one has been able to knock off the champ. Now, Dell has raised the bar even higher with an update to its XPS 13 (starting at $799; $1,099 as tested) that adds the latest 7th-generation Intel Core CPUs (Kaby Lake), even more battery life and stronger Wi-Fi performance. You can now order this aluminum machine in a fetching rose-gold color, too, if you’re willing to pay more for it. It is one of the best laptop on Dell.


Every little detail comes to life on the XPS 13’s Full HD infinity display. Its 1920 x 1080 resolution delivers twice as many pixels as standard HD (720p) for beautiful clarity no matter what you’re looking at. It’s perfect for kicking back with some entertainment or leaning in for precise photo and video edits.


The powerful fifth-generation Intel Core i5 processor is 30% more efficient than previous models and uses less power while enabling much longer battery life. And with smart features like Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, you get full processing power exactly where and when you need it.