I’m a big fan of the MacBook Air. It’s light, peppy, and starts up fast. But, if you’re a PC support fan and want to find a comparable alternative to the Air, I’ve got the computer solution for you!
Dell’s XPS 13 has all the specs of the MacBook Air and is $300 cheaper at $999.
Let’s get right to the specs:
- 13.3-inch 1,366 x 768 display
- Less than 3 pounds
- Intel core i5 1.6GHz processor
- Intel high-definition graphics
- 128GB solid-state hard drive
- 4GB RAM
- Back-lit keyboard
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit operating system
- Battery lasts up 8+ hours
- 1 USB 3.0 port
- 1 USB 2.0 port
- 1 mini display-port
- 1.3 megapixel webcam
- dual-array digital microphones
The only drawbacks of the XPS 13 is that is lacks an HDMI port and SD card slot, two features that would allow you to easily work with multimedia, specifically being able to input camera media cards and connect to TVs.
Head to head, the XPS 13 matches the MacBook Air on all the specs except for the screen resolution. The Air goes a notch ahead with 1,440 x900 pixels compared to the XPS’ 1,366 x 768 pixel resolution.
Here’s a head-to-head breakdown of the Dell XPS 13 and the MacBook Air:
The other plus with going with Dell is the Dell support you receive. Instead of lugging your MacBook Air into the Apple store for Mac help, you can choose from different computer support warranty options, including onsite or mail-in support. The onsite computer service is great. Dell sends a dispatched local tech out to you by the next day and fixes your Dell laptop issue on the spot. Of course, if you buy your Dell from a third-party store, you’ll need to verify what the limited warranty entails.
Overall, if you’re a Windows user and need a portable, light-weight laptop, this Dell XPS 13 ultrabook is the ticket. It doesn’t cost a fortune and has all the features you’ll need.