Laptops are laptops. In 2018, you know what to expect, and you know what you’re going to do with one — at least on the tech side, there aren’t many surprises good or bad. Sounds boring! You won’t hear any complaints from us, though, because the technical parity among laptops has prodded hardware makers into creating machines that are as much fashion statements as gadgets.
As we learned when smartwatches first came out, tech companies getting into design doesn’t always go smoothly. But hey, they’re trying! At least in the world of laptops, we’ve seen a greater variety of materials and colors in recent years, along with increasingly thin and sleek designs. The Dell XPS 13 has been a great example of that for years now, and that continues into this year. They’ve announced their 2018 model ahead of CES, and it’s coming in a rose gold-and-white colorway that looks super clean. Almost too clean! But don’t worry, they’ve planned for that.
We’re not at the show this year, but we’ve been able to look over the details of Dell’s latest — here’s what we like and what we don’t!