Review Dell XPS 13 (9300) Review: More Screen, Less Bezels

svan71

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Haven't recommended Dell for sometime now, their screens on sub $500 laptops are not as nice as hp micro edge displays and you usually get stuck with 1366 x 768. Unless they are on sale you simply pay too much.
 

kaalus

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At a huge price, you have a choice of laughably low resolution of 1920x1200 or massively too high at 4k. I don't like Apple, but they got the resolution right back in 2011: 13 inch should be 2560x1600. Perfect for 200% scaling. Why can't PC manufacturers get their screens right for nearly 10 years escapes me.
 

cknobman

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At a huge price, you have a choice of laughably low resolution of 1920x1200 or massively too high at 4k. I don't like Apple, but they got the resolution right back in 2011: 13 inch should be 2560x1600. Perfect for 200% scaling. Why can't PC manufacturers get their screens right for nearly 10 years escapes me.
LOL anything 1080p or above, especially on a 13 inch screen, is more than enough resolution.
If you scale to 200% then you are just effectively reducing the usable resolution anyways.
 
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You might mention that you can get the 9300 with Ubuntu pre-installed (instead of Windows), and save some bucks. Since I just ordered one I'll let you know how it goes.
 

kaalus

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"If you scale to 200% then you are just effectively reducing the usable resolution anyways"

At 200% your text is the same size, but twice as sharp. The photos and games are twice as sharp too. So are the movies. I'm not sure why you call it "reducing usable resolution".
 

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