Dell XPS 13 2018 (9370) vs 2017 (9360) – Which should you buy?
Reviewing the late 2017 model, so let's discuss the differences between the two and find out what the newer version has to offer. I haven't used the newer 2018 model myself, so my thoughts are based purely on the differences between the two, with the perspective of having only used the late 2017 model. As there were some things I didn't like. I can talk about how the newer version seems to improve on those shortcomings. The biggest difference is probably the change in size. The 2017 model was thirty point four centimeters in width, twenty centimeters in depth and one point: five centimeters high and weight. One point two: nine kilos with the touch screen, while the 2018 model is thirty point two centimeters in width, nineteen point: nine centimeters in depth; one point one: six centimeters in height and weighs one point: two one kilos so it's slightly smaller and weighs a little less. The bezel on the 2018 version is also slightly thinner at just four millimeters, from the already great bezel on the 2017 model, which was five point two millimeters. These changes do seem to come at the expense of the battery, though, where the old 2017 model came with a 60 watt hour battery, the newer 2018 one has a fifty to one hour battery. Instead, specs are mostly the same, although while the 2017 version was available with either seventh or eighth generation Intel CPUs, the 2018 model only comes with the new eighth generation option, which is nice to see.
I didn't have many issues with the 2017 version when I tested it. The main problem for me was that the webcam was down the bottom left corner, which was basically the worse spot possible for it. The 2018 model rips the webcam into the center. So, while it's still not ideal, it's, definitely an improvement, and I understand that it would be a challenge to fit it up. The top of the screen with such a small bezel that's, a trade off the cameras, also been upgraded with infrared support to work with Windows. Hello in the 2018 model, the screen of the 2018 model also supports up to a 4k resolution, while the 2017 model goes up to qhd at 3200 by 1800, which personally, I thought was already high enough for a 13 inch screen, especially considering more pixels means more Battery power, another interesting change is the io. The USB type a ports are completely gone in the 2018 model and are replaced by USB type c, only seemingly, because even type a ports were too thick from the new model. Additionally, the new version is powered by a USB type c port, which i think is a good change compared to the previous option and the full size SD card reader on the 2017 version has also been changed to a micro, SD reader on the 2018 version. Perhaps most importantly, for some, the newer model is also available in white and black, rather than black, only with the 2017 model, because you know colors are important.
Overall, there are some nice changes which I think improved. The 2018 model slightly it's a very incremental, upgrade full of small changes. Personally, I was happy with the size and weight of the 2017 model, so is a little disappointed to hear that the 2018 model cut these down further at the expense of battery life. If you've already got the 2017 model, there's no real reason to upgrade, and if I was looking at buying today, then I'd – probably still lean towards the 2017 model. As I don't need. The high resolution screen I'd prefer the full size, SD card reader and the larger battery, but this will of course depend on your personal needs, but keep in mind. The older model may go on sale so which of these two laptops. Would you pick be sure to let me know your thoughts down in the comments and leave a like on the video if you found the information useful thanks for watching and don't forget to subscribe for future tech.