For the past 3 years or so, I've been a Mac girl. [Both the makeup and the electronics ;)]
Well, I've always had an iPhone from the moment they came out, but about 3 years ago I purchased my first MacBook and I haven't looked back since. So you can imagine that I was extremely hesitant when I was recently contacted to review the new Dell XPS UltraBook. Would I even remember how to use the Windows operating system? Could I ever stop using my beloved MacBook?!
I started to read more and more about the XPS and I was slowly won over. First of all, it's sooooo thin and light. Plus some models have a 15 hour battery life. (Ones with a touchscreen have a battery life around 11 hours, but still come on that's amazing!) And with the Dell Power Companion, you get an additional 7 hours. That alone was reason enough for me to switch. I've said this in YouTube videos before, but I am always on the go. From my consulting work to being at my salon, I'm not usually sitting behind a desk all day long. Plus I travel quite extensively throughout the year. So ease of portability is a big one for me. After reading all the reviews, I finally decided to accept the laptop and give it go. You all know, I never ever work with brands unless the products are things that I will actually use and can support. Another thing that really drew me in was the aesthetics. If you've been following me for a while now, you know that I love clean and simple lines. This laptop is so chic and sleek. The Dell XPS 13 is the smallest 13-inch laptop on the planet….it fits a 13.3-inch display in an 11-inch laptop. And the display is so beautiful because it has an infinity display (the technical term is the edge-to edge Corning® Gorilla Glass NBT™ infinity display) but basically it's rimless. And are you guys ready for this….it weights only 2.6 pounds! It's so thin and light! It is a high performance laptop with a 5th generation Intel processor. If you're like me, and not really sure what that means on a practical everyday level, let me tell you this: I've been playing around with it and it is FAST!
I've decided to replace my MacBook with the Dell XPS Ultrabook for the next couple weeks. I'm so excited to see how this goes! But being the Mac girl that I am, the transition may not be seamless. I know that I will, of course, love how thin it is (it's been said to be as good as or even better than the MacBook air!) Speaking of which, the Dell XPS has Quad HD+ infinity touch display with 5.7 million pixels which is I am going to use the XPS for everything from blogging, to my actual work, to even watching a little Netflix. I am slightly concerned about switching back to a PC interface, but here's hoping that's just like riding a bike ;) I'll check back in with y'all at the end of the month with a report of how it went!