Despite its foibles, Dell’s 2015 redesign of its XPS 13 Ultrabook was our favorite PC laptop for a long time.
Its super-thin bezel was visually striking and dramatically reduced its footprint, and it was solidly built.
It had a good keyboard, Microsoft Precision Touchpad, included USB-C/Thunderbolt 3, and it performed well to boot.
But all designs age.
For premium laptops like these, longevity is less about nailing the basics and more about offering all the bells and whistles you can.
As we’ve gotten deeper into the Windows 10 era, we’ve come to expect more from PCs that approach and surpass the $1,000 line.
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