Dell XPS 13 vs. MacBook AIR vs. Asus ZenBook 13
The ZenBook 13, Dell XPS 13 and MacBook Air are three uniquely designed laptops with superb functionalities. Choosing which of these laptops is the most suitable for you would primarily be dependent on your needs. You could choose the ultra-slim bezels of the XPS 13 or the hard-as-a-rock build quality of the MacBook Air or the mesmerizing Royal Blue ZenBook 13.
I have gathered everything you need to know about the features of these three amazing laptops:
2019 DELL XPS 13 boasts of 13.3-inch displays with compact designs. It is uniquely crafted with an aluminum lid and carbon fiber palm rest. It measures 11.98 x 7.88 x 0.6-inch, weighs 2.7 pounds and comes in silver or rose gold and “frost” exterior.
The XPS 13 prides itself with a non-touch 1080p display that can be upgraded to a touch screen, though that particular configuration is not currently available. Additionally, the XPS 13 16:9 aspect ratio is what makes it more suited for videos. Two Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, a standard USB-C port, and also throw in an SD card slot for good measure.
MacBook Air boasts of 13.3-inch displays with unibody aluminum construction. The Air measures 11.97 x 8.36 x 0.61-inch and weighs 2.7 pounds. It comes in gold, silver, or space gray and due to the variable torque hinge, it features an easy to open top lid.
The MacBook Air comes with a non-touch Retina display with 2,560 x 1,600 pixels. It is designed with limited connectivity with two Thunderbolt 3 over USB-C ports for power, data transfer, connecting peripherals, and handling display output, along with a single headphone jack.
ZenBook 13 has 13.3-inch display enclosed in a beautiful lid. The chassis is really gorgeous but does attract fingerprints. The ZenBook 13 measures at 11.89 x 7.44 x 0.67 inches and weighs 2.69 pounds.
The ZenBook 13 is uniquely designed to be versatile with one USB 3.1 port, one USB Type-C port, one USB 2.0 port, an HDMI 1.4 port, a microSD card slot, and a headphone jack.
The 2019 DELL XPS 13 is designed with Intel’s 8th-gen processors and 1.6GHz base clock speed with options quad-core eighth-generation Intel Whiskey Lake. It possesses 8GB or 16GB of memory, and storage ranges from a 128GB solid-state drive up to 2TB.
The XPS 13 is equipped with Intel’s UHD Graphics 620 and feature stereo speakers, the speakers are located on the sides of the XPS 13. Additionally, Hello fingerprint scanner is an optional feature on select XPS 13 configurations.
MacBook Air is designed with Intel’s 8th-gen processors, 1.6GHz base clock speed and it uses a dual-core Intel processor. MacBook Air comes with either 8GB or can be upgraded to 16GB of memory, and storage ranges from a 128GB solid-state drive up to 1.5TB.
MacBook Air comes with UHD Graphics 617 and features stereo speakers which uses an upward-firing design with speakers placed on either side of the keyboard. Furthermore, it designed with a Fingerprint-based Touch ID for security.
ZenBook 13 is designed with Intel Core i5-8265U processor, an Intel UHD 620 GPU, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD, a 1080p display and a black sleeve to put the laptop in. The ZenBook has a glossy, 1080p, non-touch display. It also comes with an optional anti-glare and currently has only one configuration. The ZenBook 13's touchpad is on the small side, at 3.9 x 2.1 inches, but it features a digital Numpad built-in
Ultimately, the ZenBook 13, Dell XPS 13, or MacBook Air are uniquely designed and stylish machines that give you value for your money. All mentioned laptops are very good sellers despite high price tags. Your decision to buy any of three devices would boil down to your preference and budget.