The option I got, the one without a touchscreen, tips the scales at 2.6 lbs (1.17 kilos), while the touchscreen model is about 0.2 lbs heavier.
That’s about 1 lbs less than my older X220 and sure makes a difference while on the road.
They created a compact and light laptop with a 13 inch display, fast hardware, good keyboard/trackpad and long battery life, and on top of all these, a laptop with very little flaws.
Despite the compact footprint though, there’s nothing really missing from this laptop.
It offers a proper keyboard with full-sized keys, placed high enough on the body to allow room for a spacious trackpad and palm-rest area.
You’ll notice this compact body the moment you first take the device out of the box.
But you’ll acknowledge it more once you lift the screen cover, as the bezel around it is strikingly tiny.
BTW, the device sits firmly on the desk with this kind of feet and I doubt they would peel-of in time, like it happens with other designs.
The belly is fairly simple, with the feet, some cooling grills and that standard XPS cover that hides the laptop’s Service Tag and other details and keeps the design clean.If you do, well, you’ll probably have to lean back the screen a bit so it will catch your face properly, but really, that’s such a minor inconvenience I really doubt anyone would nag about it, especially when considering what we gain because Dell took this particular approach.Anyway, let’s take a step back and have a better look at this thing.Aside from the Microsoft Store that offers Signature Edition models, like the one we have here, most other versions will include some preinstalled software on them.At the same time, Dell’s website does offer more models and there are coupon codes you could use, so there’s a fair chance you will get this cheaper from them or other third party stores like Amazon or Best Buy.But after actually using this XPS for a while, I’ve decided it is a good replacement for my veteran Lenovo Think Pad X220.