Why the new Dell XPS 13 outperforms the MacBook Air in an impressive way

BY - Akkas Molla

The 2022 Dell XPS 13 marks a sharp turn in the history of this iconic laptop.

Dell has pivoted the standard XPS 13 into an extremely value-based offering.

Its aim seems focused on undercutting the M1 MacBook Air. 

The crazy thing? Dell just may have pulled it off.

The MacBook Air’s continuing success.

The M1 MacBook Air is now two years old.

Just consider this: no comparable Windows laptop has come out in the past two years.

That competes with the M1 MacBook Air in terms of performance, battery life, and surface temperature.

In many ways, even Apple itself hasn't known quite how to follow up the M1 MacBook Air.

By pricing the M2 MacBook Air higher and keeping the M1 MacBook Air in the lineup, Apple will have a true successor.

It's the $999 price for the M1 MacBook Air that makes it such a value.

It's incredibly rare that a two-year-old piece of tech still comes highly recommended.

But Dell has spent the past two years finding a way.

And between the XPS 13 Plus and the standard XPS 13, the solution just may have arrived.

Dell's new XPS 13 laptop can compete with the M1 MacBook Air but costs $400 less. 

It has a 9-watt Core i5-1230U or Core i7-1250U processor and comes with 512GB of storage instead of 256GB.