Slim and lightweight
The Infinity Edge display looks wider even at 13.4-inch screen
High-end processor, great for multitasking
Only best for light gaming
Mediocre stereo speakers
Uneven battery performance
Here’s a workhorse of an above-average Dell laptop ideal for work or play as well as students who don’t mind paying top dollars. At just 1.2 kg, the laptop is slim and lightweight enough to carry around in your backpack - an extra advantage for those who frequently on the move regardless of studying in a café or co-working space.
Despite its compact-sized 13.4” screen, the bezel-less Infinity Edge display gives you the illusion that the laptop looks wider and easy on the eyes. The latter even helps to protect your eyes from hazardous blue light, thanks to the company’s Eyesafe technology. And given its Ultra HD+ resolution with the max brightness at 500 nits, you can expect sharp and vivid colours as well.
The Intel’s 10th-generation processor equipped in this laptop is built with productivity in mind, making it suitable for multitasking purposes. When it comes to typing, the keyboard has that nice yet clicky feel.
Light gaming is sufficient here, as this laptop lacks the dedicated graphics card (read: Nvidia) since it only uses integrated Intel UHD/Iris Plus variety. Even if you insist on playing high-end gaming titles (though not recommended), you might want to tweak the laptop on low settings.
In terms of the integrated stereo speakers, they aren’t the top of its class, where the sound tends to get distorted if you crank up the volume. Thus, audiophiles and fussy listeners may have to make do with the speakers’ moderate audio quality (you might want to hook up an external speaker).
The battery performance is erratic, particularly if you max it out at Ultra HD+ resolution (approximately 8 hours top). But most reviewers who use the Dell XPS 13 (2020) laptop at 1080p Full HD manage to stretch the battery life up to 12 hours in normal usage.
All in all, the Dell XPS 13 (2020) remains a good everyday laptop mainly for productivity purposes.