This cheapest Dell XPS 13 laptop just got a game changing upgrade

Dell XPS 13 - $729.99 direct

Dell XPS 13 - $729.99 direct
The fan favorite XPS 13 has dropped its old Intel Core i3 CPU for the far superior Core i5-10210U. Add in 4GB RAM and a 128GB SSD and you have yourself a capable machine. Check it out!

Dell has quietly upped the price of its award-winning XPS 13 laptop by $30, in exchange for a well-deserved upgrade just in time for Amazon Prime Day.

The notebook, which is universally loved by consumers and businesses alike, swaps the dual-core Intel Core i3 CPU that has long held it back for the far more capable Intel Core i5-10210U - a quad-core processor with 6MB cache, eight threads and a clock speed of up to 4.2GHz.

At $729.99, it comes with 4GB of RAM, a 128GB PCIe SSD, the gorgeous InfinityEdge display (13.3-inch, full HD and touch capable), as well as Wi-Fi 6/Bluetooth 5.1 courtesy of Intel Killer.

The tiny 13-inch form factor and durable aluminum chassis make this a convenient ultrabook that can take a fair few knocks too.

Other notable features include a 12-month subscription to McAfee LiveSafe, three Thunderbolt 3/Type-C connectors, a backlit keyboard, fingerprint reader, 52Whr battery and four (yes, four) digital microphones.

That said, despite being effusive about this particular XPS deal, we’d urge you to spend a bit more on the next model up, with twice the memory and twice the onboard storage. At $881.99 (an extra $152 or 20%), the investment is well worth it.

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Desire Athow
Managing Editor, TechRadar Pro

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website builders and web hosting when DHTML and frames were in vogue and started narrating about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium.