Computer of the Year: Dell XPS 13 Laptop – Yahoo Tech

So much for the much-hyped Post-PC era. Rather than serving as the final days of the laptop, 2015 brought us some of the best laptops ever created, with an eye toward beautiful design. And at the top of the heap was Dell’s fantastic XPS 13. Yes, dude, Dell just got best laptop of the year.

With its stunningly lightweight and beautiful design, the Dell XPS 13 absolutely blew away the competition. That’s because the XPS 13 crams a 13-inch display into the body of an 11-inch laptop. Heck, this thing makes Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Air look like a giant.

If you’ve got the cash ($1,600) you can outfit the XPS with a slew of impressive features, including a powerful Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, a super-fast 256GB solid-state drive, and a gorgeous 3200-by-1800-pixel touchscreen display.

You don’t have to spend that much on the XPS 13, though. Dell offers an $800 version that, while less powerful, is still every bit as attractive. Oh, and did I mention it runs Windows 10?

Yes, this Dell is fantastic.

The runners up

Dell blew away its competitors this year, but that doesn’t mean it was the only great laptop out there. In fact, none other than Microsoft created one of the most interesting and versatile laptops of 2015 with its Surface Book.

Part laptop, part tablet, the Surface Book has a detachable display that turns into a 13-inch slate for watching movies or using as a clipboard with the $60 Surface Pen stylus. With a starting price of $1,500, though, the Surface Book is anything but cheap.

You can’t make a best laptops list without mentioning Apple’s incredible MacBook Pro 13-inch. Though the notebook received largely minor updates for 2015, Apple did add its new Force Touch touchpad to the mix, which could eventually provide a new way to interact with apps and programs.

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