Tuesday, 12 January 2016 20:08

Dell XPS 13 9380 Is Powerful But Feels Outdated

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The version of the XPS 13 9380 that’s being reviewed here has an Intel Core i7-8565U processor, a 4K screen, 8GB RAM, and a 256 SSD.

It’s possible that I’ve written more about the Dell XPS 13 than any other laptop. When it first came out in 2015, seeing an “infinity display” (barely any bezel space) was fascinating. Of course, other companies such Lenovo have copied Dell’s path to success.

To be sure, Dell’s XPS 13 (at least the first version) had a lot of issues. I remember buying one and returning it in early 2015 because the brightness levels always changed when scrolling. Also, the screen seemed to have a sandy texture, like many tablets did in 2015. The XPS 13 9350 wasn’t even a tablet — but it did offer a touchscreen.

By the time the XPS 13 9360 was released, many of the problems were fixed, even though the device still had a somewhat “washed-screen” look and the webcam was still on the bottom. The 9370 version changed the screen to 4K with better contrast in late 2018, but the webcam was still problematic. Thankfully, that isn’t the case anymore.

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