iFixit’s Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Teardown Reveals High Repairability Score

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The new Dell XPS 13 isn’t just the smallest 13-inch laptop on the planet, it also has the world’s first virtually borderless infinity display with optional touch. When a laptop has been made with such compact design, we will guess that it will have very poor repairability score. From Microsoft Surface to Apple iPad, all those slim devices are impossible to repair at home. But Dell has done a great job of making XPS 13 easily repairable. Recently in the iFixit teardown, it was revealed that XPS 13 is surprisingly easier to repair.

Dell XPS 13 Repairability Score: 7 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair).

  • Service manuals are available online, for free. Thanks, Dell!
  • Once you manage to take off the bottom cover, all the parts are pretty easily replaceable.
  • Screws and connectors are labeled, aiding reassembly.
  • Moderate adhesive—except for the display assembly, no heat is required to disassemble.
  • The layering could be improved to make certain components easier to remove, but overall the modular design makes repairs cheaper.
  • Soldered RAM means you’ll never be able to upgrade when things get slow.

Read more about it here.

Key Features of Dell XPS 13:

  • The XPS 13 delivers an incredible 5.7 million pixels on its UltraSharp QHD+ display—that’s 4.4 million more pixels than HD+ and 2.5 times that of Full HD. What you get is a view that’s always precise, clear, and eye-poppingly lifelike. Movies jump off the screen. Presentations shine. And photos and videos can be edited with pinpoint precision.
  • Premium craftsmanship and design make this laptop a real head-turner. Its all-aluminum body is strong, durable, and stylish, while its carbon-fiber base is tough and thin like aluminum but cooler to the touch. And since it’s ultra-thin and weighs just 2.6 pounds, it’s a breeze to carry wherever you’re headed.
  • Leave your charger at home. With an industry-best 15 hours* of battery life, the XPS 13 keeps you powered up for full days of work and long nights of play.
  • The powerful fifth-generation Intel Core i processor is 30% more efficient than previous models and uses less power while enabling much longer battery life. And with smart features like Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, you get full processing power exactly where and when you need it.

Unlike other premium Ultrabooks in the market, Dell XPS 13 is available in variety of SKUs ranging from $899 to $1899. The $899 Dell XPS 13 comes with 13.3-inch Full HD infinity display, Intel Core i5-5200U, 4GB memory/128GB SSD and 15 hours battery life.

Order it here from Microsoft Store.

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