Dell XPS 13 review

If you need a thin, light, and compact Windows laptop with premium-level aesthetics, this could be the one for you

Dell XPS 13 9315 (2022)
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The latest Dell XPS 13 ultraportable is going to appeal to those who want a polished, premium laptop they can take everywhere with them. It scores highly in terms of its design and screen, though it's not powerful enough to cope with the most demanding tasks, falling short on the most intensive photo and video editing tasks.


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    Excellent design and finish

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    Screen is great for the size

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    Decent level of performance


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    Limited number of ports

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    Low-resolution webcam

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    Occasional battery worries

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The latest Dell XPS 13 – it's the model number 9315 that we're reviewing here – comes with a lot of heritage as one of the best Dell laptops. The XPS 13 has topped lists of best photo-editing laptops and best student laptops for many years and with good reason. The most recent refresh has a very high standard to live up to.

This time around, the late-2022 version of the laptop has upgraded internals and an even thinner chassis. As is the norm for Dell, you can pick this up in a variety of configurations and colors, but we've explained the review model we were given in detail below as well as the other options available.

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David Nield

Dave is a freelance journalist who has been writing about all kinds of tech for more than two decades, covering everything from laptop reviews to data security news to guides to how to use the latest apps. When he's not busy trying to hit a specific word count and deadline, he enjoys long walks in the countryside, movies, and the occasional football match. He's based in Manchester, UK.