Advertisement

Mobility News

Head-To-Head: Dell XPS 13 Vs. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Kyle Alspach

Price & Bottom Line

Dell's XPS 13 is available in less expensive configurations than Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon, with a starting price of $800 for the XPS 13 versus $1,100 for the X1 Carbon. However, the entry-level model of the XPS 13 includes a slower processor and less RAM than the entry-level X1 Carbon. For an apples-to-apples comparison, the XPS 13 will run $1,000 for a configuration that's similar to the $1,100 entry-level X1 Carbon--so the XPS 13 is still the less-pricey of the two.

From there, many configurations of both laptops are available with different processors, storage and RAM amounts, and displays. Notably, adding the WQHD display on the X1 Carbon adds $70 to the price, while getting the QHD+ touch screen on the XPS 13 adds $350.

Ultimately, a decision between the X1 Carbon and XPS 13 will most likely come down to design preferences, since both laptops offer fast performance, long battery life, and a highly portable form factor. The XPS 13 is certainly the sleeker of the two laptops, but the X1 Carbon is more rugged, has a larger display and is a bit lighter, too. Our choice would be the X1 Carbon due to these factors – and the inclusion of the extra ports and properly placed webcam doesn't hurt, either.

 
Advertisement
Advertisement
Sponsored Post
Advertisement
Advertisement