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XPS 13 laptop drops to $799 during Dell’s semi-annual sale

Valentina Palladino
Commerce Editor
Engadget

If you've been eyeing the XPS 13 laptop, now's the time to grab it. As part of Dell's semi-annual sale, the company lowered the price of its flagship laptop to $799. This particular model includes a 10th-gen Core i5 processor, a 13.3-inch 1080p touchscreen, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage.

XPS 13 laptops rarely dip below $1,000, and if they do, it's usually the base models you'll see on sale. While this isn't quite as powerful of a model that was on sale last month on Amazon, it's not the base XPS 13 either (which has a measly 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage).

The Dell XPS 13 has been one of our favorite laptops since 2015. We gave the most recent model (2019, the 2020 version isn't yet available) a score of 93 for its updated design, which includes a webcam at the top of the display. It also now supports Dolby Vision, making the entertainment experience better. We only wish the XPS 13 fared better with ports: it only has three USB-C ports, a microSD card slot, and a lock slot.

The closest competitor to the XPS 13 is the HP Spectre 13 laptop, which often gets overshadowed by its convertible cousin, the HP Spectre x360. If you need a convertible, Dell also offers the XPS 13 convertible, but it's much more expensive than the laptop model offered in this deal.

Nevertheless, the XPS 13 remains one of the best flagship ultraportables you can get. As mentioned above, the newest XPS 13 laptop is due out soon as well, so you won't be getting the absolute newest model if you snag this deal. The 2020 version includes a 16:10 aspect ratio screen and a new IR camera.

As a heads-up, this deal was already over 50-percent claimed when our story was published, so don't be surprised if this one sells out quickly.

Buy the XPS 13 Touch from Dell - $799