Battery Life: 8/10

Although Dell claims a close to 10-hour battery life, I couldn’t manage to get more than 7 hours and 30 minutes on medium to low brightness. This is pretty decent for a QHD display. This involved mix usage of web-browsing, video streaming and a lot of typing. Probably the 1080p version of the XPS 13 would be a better choice if battery is your priority. Thankfully the battery charges quite fast. In about one hour the battery goes from 0-100 percent which is impressive.

Verdict and Price in India

The XPS 13 is remarkable machine. It is perfect for someone who wants a crisp sharp display, especially if you like to edit photos on the go like me. It is very solid in terms of build quality and should last long. In terms of performance, I had no complaints. This isn’t a gaming machine, but it can handle less resource hogging games. So yes, I am not left behind when I have impromptu CS 1.6 sessions with my friends. I expected a bit more out of the battery, but with that resolution I think a 6.5-7 hour battery life is acceptable.

The Intel Core i7 version is priced at about Rs 1,33,000 while the Intel Core i5 model is about Rs 1,10,000. That’s a lot of money for an ultrabook. But for that you get that killer bezel-less display and the premium metal finish. But is the price really justified? Well comparing it to the US prices, it is definitely pricey. Maybe a price cut 10-20k would make it the perfect package.

Publish date: October 11, 2016 12:00 pm| Modified date: October 11, 2016 11:19 am

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