The name Dell XPS 13 Plus might hint that plus means a bigger computer, but in reality, it’s just the opposite. The latest computer (Dell XPS 13 plus release date April 28, 2022) has a minimalist design that looks stunning and performs excellently. Despite the accolades earned by the XPS13 that occupied the spot of the highest-rated laptop, Dell decided to create something even better and thus came Dell XPS plus 13. The new laptop is a re-designed variety of the flagship ultraportable laptop with futuristic looks and features. This Dell XPS 13 plus review will reveal more about the device that should help to understand its superiority.
Dell XPS 13 Plus Review – The Design
The Dell XPS plus 13 retains almost all the aspects of design found in XPS13, which means that it has a slim appearance with a metal lid, almost a borderless display, and a keyboard deck made of carbon fiber. The design elements fuse the highly portable device with a premium feel. At a glance, the laptop would quickly remind you of Apple MacBook Air. The design indicates that you are looking at a futuristic laptop with a strong visual appeal that compels you to have a close look. The OLED laptop weighs 2.77 pounds and measures 11.63×7.64×0.6 inches (WDH), while the non-OLED model is even lighter and weighs 2.71 pounds.
The Keyboard Deck with an Invisible Touchpad
The keyboard deck’s most outstanding feature is the invisible touchpad made from a single piece of glass running across the entire width of the wrist rest. While no distinction indicates the touchpad’s active area, the boundaries are directly under the space bar where the hand goes when using the device intuitively. Accessing the invisible touchpad is not an issue. The responsiveness is good but does not match traditional touchpads’ 100% hit rate.
The fully flush keys and the row of LEDs contribute to the futuristic looks, and the typing experience is between good and satisfactory. But the LED row adds a cool look to the keyboard deck.
The display, rated at 500 nits, is crisp, vibrant, and bright. The display encompassing from edge-to-edge appears almost borderless, an Infinity Edge feature by Dell. The nearly invisible bezels make the 13.4-inches screen larger than it is actually. The aspect ratio impacts the resolution. The 4K resolution is 3840×2400 pixels, and the Full HD resolution is 1920×1200 pixels. A 3.5K OLED touch panel has 3456×2160 pixels.
The Dell XPS plus 13 laptop has two USB-C ports, one on each side supported by Thunderbolt 4. A USB-C adapter comes along with the device. But there is no headphone jack because the device is too slim to accommodate.
The 8-hour XPS 13 plus battery life might be disappointing as similar laptops have 12-hour battery life.
A big clap for the fantastic performance of the excellent laptop with powerful audio should be the right way to close this Dell XPS 13 plus review.