Hey, how’s it going? Dave2D here And this is a review of the brand new XPS 13 for 2018.
So this thing’s been redesigned It’s got a fresh new look, and the original XPS 13 Or I should say the previous generation of XPS 13,
that style has been around since 2015 It’s been around for a while. The
design has gotten a little bit old And they finally refreshed the whole thing,
so this thing now comes in a new design It’s thinner, it’s lighter and it’s significantly smaller
than the previous generation I think it’s something like 24 percent smaller
than the previous generation which is very noticeable See, on camera, or just, if you look at it on pictures
and stuff like that, you can’t really tell But when you hold it in person, especially
when you are comparing it with the old one, right beside it, it’s a very noticeable difference. In weight and in size. And I think it’s a really nice looking device. So, one of the best things about the XPS lineup is that they don’t copy MacBooks. They just kinda make their own thing. And it’s distinctly, a very XPS-looking machine and I think it looks quite good. The big change though in terms the aesthetics
is this new glass fiber weave And it looks awesome so, the original XPS 13 and 15 had this black carbon fiber material.
That looks really good Honestly, I think this looks better,
so the one difference though is that this material is, it doesn’t have that rubber finish that the XPS 13 and 15 had from last generation. It was almost like a soft touch material This feels just kind of like a regular- I want to say plastic, it’s not plastic, but it feels kind of like a smoother and harder finish which isn’t as inviting to use. It’s more
of a technical material But it does look really good Now, this material does have some kind of stain resistance to it I tried putting some pen on it. It doesn’t stain,
like you can just wipe it off pretty easily It’s supposed to look fresh, and it does.
I think it looks really really good So they’ve matched the white interior with a
rose gold metal for the top surface They call it rose gold, but it’s much less pink than a lot of rose gold materials from other companies And I’m rocking a dbrand skin
on mine because seriously, this looks super fly. Marble top,
gold trim, white interior. I mean This is fresh AF! One of the few complaints ahead about the previous XPS 13 was the power supply So this finally uses a USB-C port to charge it I know the old one could use USB-C, but it included
a barrel plug as like the AC adapter I like USB-C much more for 2018 Now, the rest of the USB ports are all USB-C as well And they have a microSD. I like the USB-C’s and they include an adapter for USB-A connections,
but I don’t love the microSD slot I feel like it’s something that not a lot of people will use,
but it is there in case you want it Now, in terms of the Thunderbolt 3 ports,
they support four lanes of PCIe And it’s something that bothered some people with the previous generation They only supported two lanes of PCIe for external
GPU connections. Now you get all four The webcam on this laptop has been updated and
now supports Windows Hello for secure logins Now, it’s still located at the bottom so
the camera looks up your nose and the image quality isn’t amazing or anything, it’s
kind of your standard webcam for an ultrabook, but, it does keep the bezels really thin One thing, I don’t like though is that, the
white trim, like on the white model That black camera cut out is a bit of an eyesore So if you don’t use your camera very often or if you just want a more secure camera thing, you can get some privacy stickers from dbrand, cover it up and it looks a lot cleaner. The bezels on the previous XPS 13
are already really thin These are even thinner, I think it’s like 23% thinner It’s just a more immersive experience
when you’re using this screen The screen itself is covered in Gorilla Glass 4 And I’m running a 1080p panel, and it’s
bright with decent color accuracy It does come in a new 4K panel
with a hundred percent sRGB if you need something for color accurate work Now the performance on this thing is good as
you expect because it’s 8th gen CPU For multi-core applications, these 8th gen CPUs can fly. I tried to run Intel XTU on this laptop It does throttle. it’s kind of expected considering
the size and everything on this laptop But I had big dreams. So the thermals on
this system have been changed So this is now running a new thermal management
thing called Gore thermal material, and I’m not sure exactly what it is But it’s supposed to be some advanced material that
they use in space programs and stuff It’s a good thermal solution But it’s not amazing like, if you’re hoping to go full turbo on all four cores for an extended period of time, It’s not going to happen. It will throttle The good thing is that the fans are
really quiet on idle and on full load Gaming performance isn’t amazing It’s running an Intel UHD 620 So we’re gonna get some pretty mediocre frame rates unless you’re playing some really light games The keyboard feels really similar to
the previous generation to me It’s a little bit different visually like the keys are a little bit larger and the layout’s changed a bit. Page Up, Page Down have their own keys But the typing experience feels
really similar to the old one I think a lot of people will enjoy using this keyboard The trackpad is… I think it’s identical, I mean They might be using the exact same one It feels good. Windows Precision, glass surface.
It’s a good trackpad Okay, let’s take a look at the internals It’s a fast drive, PM961, user-replaceable.
The Wi-Fi card looks to be built on board But it can run the Intel 8265 so if you want a good Wi-Fi card, I’d go with that one The battery is 52 watts. It’s smaller than before,
the previous generation had a 60 watt battery, but remember, it’s a smaller chassis You kind of expect it to have a smaller battery as well But the good thing is though, the
battery life is still really, really good I’m getting around 11 hours of battery life
on this thing with the screen at 250 nits Alright, the speakers They’re mounted on the side, so they’re
positioned reasonably well, I prefer them to be kind of on the keyboard facing up But this is a decent location. It does have new software But I feel like the actual audio quality and clarity sounds pretty much exactly the same as the
previous generation which is good, but not great The coil whines, so people that are interested
whether or not this thing has coil whine I have one unit, it’s review unit so…
this unit did not have it But the responsible thing for me
to say is that I can’t tell yet I feel like I would need hundreds of XPS 13’s to be able to tell you whether or not
this thing has an issue or not but this particular unit did not have it Overall, great laptop. I think that Dell did a
really good job this year, and honestly, There’s so little to dislike about this thing, but there’s one thing I want to get off
my chest. This was a redesign They had an opportunity to make something completely brand new in aesthetics and in appearance And they went with something that is just- it feels too familiar to the old one, so the old one was a good design, but if you didn’t
know that this was a new version and you had the black version, particularly
like the black and silver version of this You wouldn’t be able to tell immediately
that it was a new version, there was a new updated version of the XPS 13 because it looks so similar. It is thinner,
smaller, lighter, all that stuff But… I mean, you could’ve done something crazy, Dell! You could’ve made something like completely fresh Now, I know Dell’s a more conservative company They’re kind of like business oriented,
enterprise oriented, so I get it, But me personally, I would love to see something Just completely different, visually But it’s a fantastic product. If you’re
looking for a thin and light laptop, this thing should be near the top of the list. Okay, hope you guys enjoyed this video! Thumbs if you liked it, subs if you loved it! See you guys next time!

XPS 13 (2018) Review – The World’s Smallest 13″ Laptop!
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100 thoughts on “XPS 13 (2018) Review – The World’s Smallest 13″ Laptop!

  • January 5, 2018 at 7:38 pm
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    The white glass fiber weave looks awesome. I'm a big fan of white colored tech but what do you guys think? Is the white color better than the black/silver? Thanks for watching!

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  • August 17, 2018 at 2:54 am
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    1:59 IT LOOKS FRESH AF

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  • August 18, 2018 at 4:48 pm
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    Is the SSD upgradable?

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  • August 22, 2018 at 2:27 am
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    should i get this or the 13" macbook pro?

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  • August 22, 2018 at 1:27 pm
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    Can i have your old laptop? I badlyy need it for High school 😅

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  • August 23, 2018 at 7:11 am
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    Dave has cold….

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  • August 24, 2018 at 12:44 pm
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    WHY AM I HERE. 😀 APPLE EVERYTHING… I WOULDN'T TAKE THIS PC FOR FREE LOLOLOL..

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  • August 24, 2018 at 4:49 pm
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    Really true? Only 73% RGB and 59% Adobe RGB? Is this model FullHD or 4K?

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  • August 28, 2018 at 6:48 am
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    You convinced me to buy this over a MacBook pro

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  • August 29, 2018 at 4:04 am
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    Is this good for video editing?

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  • August 31, 2018 at 6:17 pm
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    You should compare this to the yoga 920 4K model.

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  • September 3, 2018 at 1:37 pm
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    Fresh AF* 😂

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  • September 4, 2018 at 5:00 pm
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    "It's fresh AF"…Whoa, Dave calm down. 🙂

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  • September 6, 2018 at 7:13 pm
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    i think this version looks too feminine. i would've loved a black version aswell

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  • September 9, 2018 at 5:22 pm
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    Expect designer to go 'completly crazy' when updating an existing product is so fucking gay and stupid …

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  • September 12, 2018 at 4:32 pm
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    I love how you change your intro everytime

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  • September 12, 2018 at 11:53 pm
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    anyone have experience using premiere pro cc on this machine with proxy files? how many tracks were you able to load onto a timeline? adjustment layers? thanks.

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  • September 15, 2018 at 7:32 am
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    this laptop . compatible to visual basic?

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  • September 15, 2018 at 8:50 am
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    Is it normal for the XPS 13 to heat up? Especially while charging? I just bought mine.

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  • September 16, 2018 at 5:55 am
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    This guy is never satisfied. He is a woman

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  • September 26, 2018 at 4:56 pm
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    YEAH, STEAM and BNET~! 2:46

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  • September 29, 2018 at 4:47 am
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    Please make video about dell precision 5530.

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  • September 29, 2018 at 8:41 pm
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    Good for programming ?

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  • October 1, 2018 at 5:32 pm
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    You should compare this with the Huawei Matebook X Pro.

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  • October 8, 2018 at 9:38 pm
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    4:23 "a lot of people will enjoy using this keyboard"
    really?
    How about Page Down/Page Up keys located closely to Left, Right? Or Home/End located near Delete?

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  • October 13, 2018 at 11:04 pm
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    If i don't play games ..i will still buy MacBook…the build quality is the best when saw the internal of xps

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  • October 14, 2018 at 12:15 pm
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    Is this good for premiere pro 2018? Please send help

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  • October 14, 2018 at 7:07 pm
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    Their gor tech is an insolation technique. So even if your laptop is internally hot you won’t feel it. But it’s not intended to help components, but it works for what it is intended to do. You won’t feel it running hot even if it is
    Edit: Might have shred gor syntax I don’t know how to spell it…

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  • October 14, 2018 at 7:23 pm
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    Is the ram user replacable? (maybe under that black flap right side of the heatsink)
    Thanks in advance 🙂

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  • October 20, 2018 at 6:40 am
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    awesome review. Thanks.

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  • October 23, 2018 at 2:00 pm
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    dell product, apple video presented in it, case closed

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  • October 23, 2018 at 11:21 pm
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    nice review, thanks 🙂

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  • October 24, 2018 at 7:09 am
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    1:59 "fresh AF"….why you gotta curse like that Dave! #demonetized XD

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  • October 27, 2018 at 3:47 am
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    This is fresh af. – Dave Lee, 2018

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  • November 1, 2018 at 6:53 pm
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    The environment he used for the Video blends with the Aura and Alphine White color of the Laptop, even his Cloth blends with the Milky Atmosphere, I love it!

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  • November 2, 2018 at 12:44 pm
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    How will fortnite run on it?

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  • November 3, 2018 at 3:56 am
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    What type-c HDD did you use?

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  • November 3, 2018 at 8:14 pm
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    Computer friends! I‘m a photographer, looking to buy a new laptop! Adobe CC needs to run fluidly and a good screen is important. Considering a brandnew xps 13 (not sure about the configuration yet), vs a 2016 or 2017 macbook (pro).

    Thoughts?

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  • November 5, 2018 at 9:28 am
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    Great review but the complaint about the minimal redesign is totally unnecessary because it's a beautiful design. And you know the saying "if it's not broke, don't fix it"

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  • November 7, 2018 at 7:12 am
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    I'm trying to smoothly run Protools 10 on a windows computer. 4k for games wouldn't hurt either. Please comment computers I can check out, I'm not very familiar with a large variety of brands. Thanks!!

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  • November 7, 2018 at 9:29 pm
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    "This thing is fresh AF "

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  • November 8, 2018 at 3:39 pm
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    Do you think that this is the best of the best 13/14 inch Windows laptop of the year? Looking for one right now.

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  • November 9, 2018 at 6:36 pm
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    Fan of yr awesome videos,none have such a great Clearity as u have in yr Videos fantastic.

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  • November 10, 2018 at 4:04 pm
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    That Scorpion intro!

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  • November 11, 2018 at 1:55 pm
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    The withe is very clean =D

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  • November 12, 2018 at 6:45 am
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    Jeez, is this guy happy? Ever 😶

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  • November 14, 2018 at 4:06 pm
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    Dave, i like your reviews but can you not put a skin when you do the review. For me when I want to see something new I like to see it without anything that covers the design (showing some clips with no skin, are not enough) thanks

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  • November 16, 2018 at 1:22 am
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    I've had mine for about 6 or 7 months and I love ittttttt

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  • November 16, 2018 at 10:59 am
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    What kind of watch is that? Is nice

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  • November 17, 2018 at 5:53 pm
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    You are beautiful without a watch

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  • November 18, 2018 at 2:51 am
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    How can you get this with an Intel WiFi card? Everytime I spec one out of the website I keep getting stuck with only being able to get the shitty Killer card

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  • November 20, 2018 at 1:32 pm
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    This laptop is almost perfect, all it needs is a 27w AMD 2700u

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  • November 21, 2018 at 8:29 am
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    great laptop, not so great operating system

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  • November 22, 2018 at 10:05 pm
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    Hi David! Great review. I just bought the white version based on your review. I was wondering if you have recommendations on what I should do or test when I get my laptop? I just want to make sure to set up the new laptop right and make sure everything works properly. Thanks!

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  • November 23, 2018 at 9:47 pm
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    ur reviews are true af! 🙂

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  • November 24, 2018 at 3:20 am
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    I traded in my surface pro for the Dell XPS 13" i7 with 16 gigs and 512 and this baby flies!! I love it!!!

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  • November 25, 2018 at 3:51 am
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    Love it

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  • November 25, 2018 at 3:47 pm
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    Can you game on this

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  • November 25, 2018 at 7:03 pm
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    Dave Lee is it good for video editing? What is render timing

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  • November 28, 2018 at 6:07 am
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    Can it become a hackintosh?

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  • December 1, 2018 at 8:53 am
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    I just wanna kno if i can do my thesis on it

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  • December 7, 2018 at 10:07 pm
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    I actually like last year black/silver version with bigger battery

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  • December 11, 2018 at 3:48 am
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    am i missing something? are you complaining about the inclusion of an sd card reader?

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  • December 19, 2018 at 2:33 am
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    That XPS 13 should have 4x thunderbolt 3 ports & a Dell dongle

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  • December 19, 2018 at 6:52 am
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    I think your the best laptop reviewer on YouTube! Keep up the great work dude!

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  • December 25, 2018 at 5:27 pm
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    Braun Stroman…

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  • December 30, 2018 at 12:32 pm
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    Ok goo cause that’s the laptop I got for Christmas and I thought it was bad by the looks

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  • January 1, 2019 at 9:14 pm
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    Lenovo Thinkpad looks the same for 25 years
    Apple Macbook looks the same for 13 years

    XPS 13 "This design is old, it's from 2015"
    What?!?!?!

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  • January 3, 2019 at 3:53 pm
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    2028 – The design is exactly the same, but they added the red color and there's 1 mm thinner bezels

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  • January 8, 2019 at 7:29 pm
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    I dont understand how battery works, my Dell 5379 have same specs as this XPS 13, same screen size and all with battery of 42WH but it lasts 4 hours maximum on browsing and stuff while this xps 13 just 10WH more battery than mine and last for 11 hours…

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  • January 20, 2019 at 6:09 pm
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    Dude.. I was looking for mk11 vids…mistakenly clicked on this and my…😹😂😂intro just killed me

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  • February 7, 2019 at 10:19 pm
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    Please review the new Dell Vostro 5481 with the new generation I5 8265U. Thanks !

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  • February 15, 2019 at 5:04 pm
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    Dave review the latest xps 13 9380 and compare it with 9370

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  • February 18, 2019 at 8:22 pm
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    Why do yall keep recommending this pos when you know the Quality Control is horrible and 7 times out of 10 the buyer will get a defected laptop????

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  • February 22, 2019 at 7:45 pm
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    in Iraq some people selling this laptop now 1300$

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  • February 28, 2019 at 9:33 am
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    Left one was 4k

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  • March 2, 2019 at 3:36 pm
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    I totally wanted this laptop and got super excited until I realized it was 1,000 dollars.

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  • March 10, 2019 at 10:36 pm
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    Can I play Fifa 19 without potentially damaging the GPU on Dell XPS 13 9370, Corei7, 16 RAM, Intel UHD 620?
    Thanks Dave!

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  • March 18, 2019 at 2:37 pm
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    Best intro everrrrr "get over here"

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  • March 21, 2019 at 4:17 am
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    When I click the very top/tip of the screen with my finger it does a little clicky sound, like it is not 100 percent stable. It is very subtle and not that noticeable but is that normal? I was guessing it is from constantly closing the laptop. It only does it when I click/ put pressure on the top of the screen, and not any other sides

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  • March 22, 2019 at 9:12 pm
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    the material on the hand rests absorbs oil like mad. and stains it.

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  • April 11, 2019 at 12:11 am
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    Could it run dota with an egpu?

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  • April 29, 2019 at 4:22 am
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    Can you please do the lenovo y7000p?

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  • May 5, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    Worst laptop of 2018…
    Belongs in the garbage!

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  • May 21, 2019 at 2:10 pm
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    Still worth to get this in 2019? The new version isn't available here yet, and I don't know when it will be. Will be using it for media, coding and light photo editing

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  • May 21, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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    I don't get the hate that the look of the XPS laptops get. IMO It's the best looking laptop I've ever seen and it doesn't look at all like a Macbook clone like 90% of high end ultrabooks do.

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  • May 22, 2019 at 10:29 pm
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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Frost-White-DELL-XPS-13-9380-13-3-UHD-Touch-i7-8565U-16GB-RAM-512-SSD/303162920300?pageci=ca6c133d-a9e0-4561-b3ac-9f87983156cc

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  • May 29, 2019 at 12:44 am
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    Check out this laptop. It's offered at a super cheap price and it's right out the box. Don't miss out on this AWESOME deal!!!!!

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Frost-White-DELL-XPS-13-9380-13-3-UHD-Touch-i7-8565U-16GB-RAM-500-SSD/303170351205

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  • June 14, 2019 at 2:11 pm
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    dell xps is perfectly fine laptop. if someone doesn't like the design, they can choose other companies. refreshing a product doesn't need a completely new design. we like consistency.. If they keep a good design alive, the repairability increases for the previous generation. I am using the 2nd gen xps. i am loving it. and i am not concerned about the battery or other hardware.. i know after 1-2 years, I will be able to replace them(replaceable ones) because of their availability.

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  • June 23, 2019 at 8:10 pm
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    Hi Dave, would you recommend xps13 for photo editing like lightroom?

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  • June 24, 2019 at 3:46 am
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    If its the smallest then where did the zenbook 13 stand?

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  • June 26, 2019 at 11:54 am
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    Hello Dave
    I have to replace my old computer and you reviews are helpful. Thanks

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  • June 30, 2019 at 2:07 am
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    The most beautiful laptop till now!! Please keep a giveaway!!!

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  • July 2, 2019 at 4:33 pm
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    I’ve read an article on digital trends that 4k display had less colour accuracy than the fhd one….is it true ?

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  • July 11, 2019 at 9:45 am
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    My boiiiii Dave is in the building

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  • August 16, 2019 at 1:04 am
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    XPS 13 (2018) or Yoga C930? XPS looks more aesthetic but i kinda like 2-in-1 factor in C930. Both are going for almost the same price over where I live.

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  • October 2, 2019 at 9:41 pm
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    The super  price  Dell XPS 139370

    https://amzn.to/2nWeS8D

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  • October 6, 2019 at 10:44 am
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    I'm gonna buy this one

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  • October 11, 2019 at 12:39 pm
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    1:55 to 2:00 Hands down best Dave 2D moment.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 7:20 am
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    The laptop is white in colour and easy to acess while sitting on chair or travelling to somewhere bcoz for light weight and easy to handle

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