Both the Apple Macbook Air and Dell XPS 13 are smart, slim, stunning and super amazing but they both have their differences and that is what we are going to find out. Both device were launched in the same year (2020).
Dell XPS 13 (2020) vs MacBook Air (2020): DESIGN
The first thing that you are going to observe is that; Dell didn’t really change the design of the XPS 13 (2020). The dell XPS 13 has a Frost White anodized aluminium chassis with the Arctic White glass-fiber weave interior. The 2020 Dell XPS 13 seems to be smaller than the previous model which makes it to be among the list of smaller ultra-portable computers in the market. This time dell brought the infinity-edge design on all the bezel and an edge to edge keyboard and a larger touch-pad without minding the size of the laptop.
While the Mac-book Air maintains the same size and dimension as its previous model but Apple steps up its design this time.
The Mac-book Air is made from Gold anodized aluminium and it weighs 2.8 pounds just as the XPS.
Dell XPS 13 (2020) vs MacBook Air (2020): PORTS
Both laptops don’t have many ports. The XPS 13 also has a pair of Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports and a headphone jack, but it also has a micro-SD card in case you want additional storage.
While the Air only has only two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports and a headphone jack.
Dell XPS 13 (2020) vs MacBook Air (2020): DISPLAY
The XPS 13 is a 13.4-inch laptop with 1920 x 1200 touchscreen display with a 16:10 aspect ratio into an 11.6-inch chassis that is 6.8% larger than the panel of its previous model.
despite the tiny bezel on the laptop dell still succeeded in adding a webcam on the top of the screen. all thanks to dell.
While the MacBook Air is a 13.3-inch, 2560 x 1600 Retina display. It has the true tone technology that has the ability to automatically adjust the colour temperature based on your environment and also make your screen colour bright.
Dell XPS 13 (2020) vs MacBook Air (2020): KEYBOARD
Dell XPS 13 comes with a large key-cap which makes typing easy and are well spaced not minding the size of the keyboard.
While the MacBook Air uses magic keyboard which uses traditional scissor switches. and enhances your comfort while typing which makes it better than the previous model. With its 1-millimetre key travel, the keys have the capability to deliver firm feedback.
Dell XPS 13 (2020) vs MacBook Air (2020): PROCESSING POWER
The dell XPS 13 comes with the Intel 10th generation Ice Lake processor with a speed 1.3-GHz and 16GB of RAM and 512GB SSD of storage.
The XPS 13 has an integrated Intel Iris Plus GPU and its quite unfortunate that this powerhouse is not really designed for gaming but has the capability to do light editing and watch a high-quality video.
While the MacBook Air is also an Intel 10th generation Ice Lake processor that has 1.1-GHz Intel Core processor and 8GB of RAM and also a 512GB SSD of storage.
MacBook Air also has an integrated Intel Iris Plus GPU and it’s not also for gaming.
Although the 2 laptops have many similarities with some performance test, it seems like Dell XPS 13 has greater power.
Dell XPS 13 (2020) vs MacBook Air (2020): BATTERY LIFE
Dell XPS 13 is truly a powerhouse. the battery has the capacity to last for up to 12 straight hours.
While the MacBook can last for about 9 hours and 30 minutes.
KEY FEATURES OF DELL XPS 13 (2020) VS MACBOOK AIR (2020)
XPS 13 (2020) VS MacBook Air (2020) KEY FEATURES
|1.3-GHz ice lake processor||1.1-GHz ice lake processor|
|Intel 10th Generation||Intel 10th generation|
|13.4 inches (19201200)touch screen||13.3 inches (25601600)Retina Display|
|Integrated Intel Iris Plus GPU||Integrated Intel Iris Plus GPU|
|Windows 10 OS, Ubuntu OS||Mac OS|
|Can last up to 12hrs||Can last up to 9hrs and 31min|
|2.8 pounds||2.8 pounds|
They both have 2 thunderbolts 3(USB-C) and a 3.5mm headphone jack but the XPS 13 has a slot for MicroSD slot
|0.58 inches||0.63 inch|
|$1,249 – $1,299||$999 – $1,399|