Much like the XPS 14z was able to fit a 14â€ screen inside a 13â€ chassis, Dell has fit a 13â€ screen inside the XPS 13â€™s 12â€ chassis. The result is a notebook with a design that feels like it maximizes the space available to it, with a full-sized keyboard and a large screen with a small bezel. Some may complain about the 13â€ screenâ€™s low 1366×768 resolution, but at that size the resolution is perfectly reasonable.
And reasonable is what sells, I’m sure. In terms of displays, the absolute minimum requirement for a high-end 13-inch ultrabook is 1440×900, with solid vertical viewing angles, 300+ nits, and decent colors. The XPS 13 doesn’t cut it.