Good luck finding the newest Dell XPS 13 Canada – it’s still so new it isn’t available anywhere, except for Dell Canada’s website, and sometimes from BestBuy! It’s an upgrade in every way over the 2019 model, and it’s the most popular laptop in Canada right now.
Find the Dell XPS 13 Canada from these retailers:BestBuy.ca Dell.ca
XPS 13 Options and Price in Canada
The XPS 13 is fully customizable, appealing to everyone from students to work professionals. If the i3 isn’t fast enough, you can upgrade to a faster i5 or even i7 CPU. The intro RAM level is 8GB, but you can double, or even quadruple that up to 32GB or RAM! And for storage, you can upgrade the 256GB solid state drive for a 1 TB monster. That’s a lot of power in the small Dell XPS 13 Canada!
In addition to computing power, there are 3 different display options – the base 13.4″ FHD+ anti-glare screen, the same display with a touch screen, or an upgraded 13.4″ UHD 4K touch screen.
Exterior case comes in a frost white with a composite fiber palmrest, or platinum silver finish with a carbon fiber palmrest.
Approximate Cost of Upgrades for the Dell XPS 13 Canada
- Upgrade from Intel Core i3 to Intel Core i5 – add $150
- Upgrade to Intel Core i5 with FHD+ touch screen – add $350
- Upgrade from Intel Core i3 to Intel Core i7 – add $350
- Upgrade to Intel Core i7 with FHD+ touch screen – add $500
- Upgrade to Intel Core i7, 512 GB SSD hard drive, 16 GB RAM, UHD+ 4K Touch Screen – add $650
- Upgrade to Intel Core i7, 1TB SSD hard drive, 32 GB RAM, UHD+ 4K Touch Screen – add $1300
Dell XPS 13 9380 vs XPS 13 9300 – 2019 vs 2020 model
The differences between the 2019 and 2020 models of the XPS 13 start with what’s visible. The screen size has increased from 13.3 inches, to 13.4 inches.
While that isn’t a large change, the overall width of the machine got smaller. The slightly larger screen fills more of the overall ‘lid’ of the laptop, making it look huge! There is really no bezel at all around the screen – there is, but it’s tiny. Plus, the large bezel section at the bottom of the screen is almost completely gone.
The smaller bezel makes room for a larger display, and an increase in resolution for a clearer picture. The aspect ratio changed from 16:9 to 16:10, so it’s definitely an overall better viewing experience on the Dell XPS 13 Canada!
The keyboard has also been stretched to give more typing room. Now the keyboard reaches almost to the edges of the case. All the while, Dell has managed to still fit a fingerprint scanner, and keep the webcam on the XPS 13 laptop too!
On the inside, Dell has upgraded to use Intel 10th Gen Ice Lake processors that has higher-performance integrated graphics. It also comes with Wi-Fi 6 connectivity which helps make it future proof. The XPS 13 is also part of Intel’s Project Athena, which means it has been optimized for battery life, charging speed, and wake speed.
Dell XPS 13 Reviews
CES2020 ranked the Dell XPS 13 as the #1 on their list claiming it was the 'Best Laptop in Show' in their product review.
At the Consumer Electronics Show in 2020, the XPS 13 was awarded the 'Best in Show' laptop award.
TheVerge ranked the Dell XPS 13 as the #1 on their list claiming it was the 'The best laptop you can buy' in their product review. [June 2020]
Excels at productivity and even has enough power for light gaming
PC Mag ranked the Dell XPS 13 as the #6 on their list claiming it was the 'Best for style-conscious bleeding edge dwellers' in their product review. [June 2020]
Excellent ultra-portable laptop with power for everyday tasks
Laptop Mag ranked the Dell XPS 13 as the #1 on their list claiming it was the 'Best overall laptop you can buy' in their product review. [May 2020]
A serious workhorse, perfect if you're looking for the total package
CNET ranked the Dell XPS 13 as the #1 on their list claiming it was the 'Best Windows Ultraportable' in their product review. [June 2020]
Dell made it even smaller, making the screen larger, and increasing performance
Tom's Guide ranked the Dell XPS 13 as the #1 on their list claiming it was the 'Best laptop you can buy' in their product review. [June 2020]
Hard to improve on near-perfection, but they made it even better
T3 ranked the Dell XPS 13 as the #2 on their list claiming it was the 'The best premium laptop' in their product review. [June 2020]
Beautiful design and a hardware powerhouse with a luxe 4K screen
Dell XPS 13 Laptop History
The Dell ‘Extreme Performance System’ laptops date back to 2007, and were first called the XPS M1330. In 2008, after buying Alienware, Dell changed the name to the Dell XPS 13.
Since then, it’s evolved with the computer industry, and each year keeps improving on the past. With faster processors, more RAM, better hard drives, and thinner display bevels, the XPS 13 keeps getting smaller and lighter, while having more computing power and a slick design, all the way up to the most-current model – the XPS 13 9300.
In 2020, at the Consumer Electronics Show, the XPS 13 received the ‘Best in Show’ award in the laptops category.
What do the different model numbers mean like XPS 13 9300?
Over the years, Dell has used a model number to signify what model year of XPS 13 it is.
In 2015, they used the model number 9350 for the XPS 13″ model. In 2016, it was the XPS 9360. Dell skipped a year in 2017, so in 2018 it is was the XPS 9370 and in 2019 it was the XPS 9380.
The latest model, in 2020, is the Dell XPS 13 Canada model number is 9300, while the 2-in-1 model is designated as the 7390.