Dell XPS 13 Plus review: The coolest laptop design ever created

Looking far a cool and stylish laptop to stand out among the crowd? This Dell laptop will full-fill your needs.

The Dell XPS 13 Plus has a stunning design as well as very impressive performance for a laptop this size. And the OLED display and comfortable keyboard are both excellent. However, the short battery life and capacitive function row will cause some concern.

Let’s get in to the Pros and Cons of Dell XPS 13 Plus.


  • Pleasant design
  • Vibrant OLED display
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Excellent performance
  • Amazing audio


  • Relatively short battery life
  • Touchpad can be oversensitive
  • Bottom runs warm
  • Capacitive function row lacks feedback
  • No Audio Jack

Since you have understood the Pros and Cons of Dell XPS 13 Plus. Let’s compare it with Dell XPS 13.

Our Pick
Dell XPS 13 plus

Dell XPS 13 Plus (Base)

Dell XPS 13

Dell XPS 13

CPU12th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-1260P12th gen Core i7-1280P
GraphicsIntel Iris XeIntel Iris Xe
Display13.4 inches
(1920 x 1200)
13.4 inches (3456 x 2160) OLED touch
Ports2 Thunderbolt 42 Thunderbolt 4
Size11.63 x 7.84 x 0.6 inches11.63 x 7.84 x 0.6 inches
Weight2.71 pounds2.77 pounds

Dell XPS 13 Plus review: Design and capacitive touch function row

The Dell XPS 13 Plus is a significant departure from the regular Dell XPS 13, which Dell will continue to offer. Starting with a seamless glass touchpad, the look is unmistakably cleaner and more modern.

There are no parting lines, which I don’t mind because I found it simple to move the cursor and perform various gestures.

I’m not a big fan of the touch function row. The keys themselves do not provide any feedback, and the lighting simply does not appear to be as high-quality as the rest of the chassis.

You also can’t see both the function keys and the shortcut buttons for things like brightness and volume at the same time.

Dell XPS 13 Plus review: Display and audio

One thing prospective buyers should keep in mind is the XPS 13 Plus OLED’s ongoing issues. The display on some models is falling off due to a flaw in the glue used during production. Dell is working to recall and repair affected units, but it may be prudent to wait until the situation has been resolved.

On the plus side, if you’re willing to splurge on the 3.5K OLED touch display, the Dell XPS 13 Plus is a visual feast. When I was watching The Gray Man on Netflix, I was struck by the level of detail in Chris Evans’ ribbed yellow-and-brown polo shirt, gold sunglasses, and bulging vein in his bicep.

Dell XPS 13 Plus review: Keyboard and touchpad

The keyboard on the Dell XPS 13 Plus is one of my favourite features. At first glance, the “zero-lattice keyboard,” which goes edge to edge with no space between the keys, appeared to result in a cramped typing experience.

But when I began using the keyboard to write this review, I discovered that it was extremely comfortable and had a surprising amount of travel. I got 69 words per minute with 93% accuracy on the 10fastfingers typing test, which is within my normal range.

Dell XPS 13 Plus review: Performance

The Dell XPS 13 Plus is intended to deliver pro-level performance in a small package, and it mostly succeeds. I had no trouble juggling dozens of tabs and Chrome while responding to Slack messages and listening to Spotify in the background.

My only complaint is that the laptop occasionally lost connection with my iPhone while acting as a personal hotspot, which does not happen with my MacBook Pro 14-inch.

In terms of graphics, the Dell XPS 13 Plus can run games, but not particularly well. When we ran the Civilization VI benchmark, for example, the system averaged 22 frames per second at 1080p resolution.

The MacBook Air M2 achieved 40 frames per second and the Pro M2 51 frames per second, albeit at a lower 1440 x 900 resolution.

Is Dell XPS 13 Plus for you?

If you looking for performance packed laptop in a thin formfactor and can compromise of the battery just go for it.

Also Check out MacBook Air M1 Reviews if that full fills your requirements – That 2 years old laptop can give you a performance of 2 PCs.

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