Dell XPS 13 vs. Lenovo X1 Carbon - 10 Things That Should Influence Your Decision

Dell XPS 13 vs. Lenovo X1 Carbon – 10 Things That Should Influence Your Decision

Dell XPS 13 and Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon both are excellent products to buy in Dubai, it is only your choice, why and how you prefer your laptop.  Some users prefer Lenovo X1 Carbon for its efficiency and doing production work, including Adope Photoshop, MS Office, etc., and some user prefers Dell XPS more for entertainment, including watching movies, gaming, or listening to music in the UAE.  The Dell XPS offers high-quality speakers and contains higher graphics cards. Where as Lenovo is famous for its portability and it has long-lasting battery life.

Mostly, users look for ultra thin with high-performance, and enduring battery life in a perfect versatile utility notebook. But, it is difficult to find the best one from the huge range of choices and brands that are available on the market. Here you can find two best products among many others and compare the two ultrabooks, Dell XPS 13 vs. Lenovo X1 Carbon so that you can decide which one is best for your requirements.

Both these ultrabook brands boast ultra-thin portable laptops without compromising on computing power.  In general both these brands have focused more on portability as it is one of the most important feature in this competent world.

Lets Talk Design and Build of XPS 13 and Lenovo X1 Carbon:

The fact is, both ultrabooks offers the best and latest design for their individual product lines.  The Lenovo X1 Carbon comes with high-quality design and it is considered as the manageable and travel-friendly device.  As the Lenovo X1 Carbon has striking black carbon and magnesium, fiber chassis that offers durability.

The Dell XPS 13 has striking aluminum and silver magnesium cover chassis that offers the strong feel and it is much better than the soft feel toughened plastic coating of Lenovo X1 Carbon. The XPS 13 also comes with a little thinner shape than Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon at 0.65inches and 0.6inches accordingly. Though, the Lenovo X1 Carbon is a bit lighter as it is just 2.6 pounds, whereas, the Dell XP 13 is just a point more, it has 2.7pound chassis.


Dell XPS 13’s USB-C port can be used for Ethernet Connector or it can be used for video input through an Adapter. The Lenovo X1 Carbon contains a high range of ports. Lenovo X1 Carbon left side chassis contains a mini DP (display port), Docking port + One link USB3.0 port and connector and the right side of ThinkPad X1 contains two USB3.0 ports, 3.5mm Audio Jack, and an HDMI connector and on the back side it has MicroSD card reader.

Touchpad and Keyboard:

The Lenovo X1 Carbon keyboard is the most popular one on the market; it is famous for its Chiclet Island-style LED-backlit keyboard. The Dell XP13 is also famous for its full-sized Chiclet-style LED backlit keyboard and the touchpad and keyboard are solid. The Lenovo X1 Carbon keyboard and the touchpad are perfect and this market-leading keyboard has the perfect line of keys, amazing feedback, and travel and it feels good to use.

Screen and Speakers:

The Dell XPS 13 QHD + display comes with an outstanding thin bezel. The Lenovo X1 Carbon comes with 14inch IPS with FHD resolution, and it also offers QHD resolution with the anti-glare IPs panel. The Dell XPS 13 contains a 13.3inch FHD resolution with IPS display.


The Lenovo X1 Carbon comes with a smaller display than Dells XPS and offers better image lucidity.


The Dell XPS 13 contains a DNCWT5128B battery and it offers a long-lasting battery life than Lenovo X1 Carbon 20BSCTO battery, XPS offers around 15hs battery life.

Memory (RAM):

Both Dell XPS 13 and Lenovo X1 Carbon contains the same quantity of RAM storage space.


The Dell XPS is slightly thinner and weighs less than the Lenovo X1 Carbon.

Overall Memory:

Both Dell XPS and Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon have the same quantity of storage space and performance is also similar in both the laptops with multiple applications.  Also, it is possible to extend memory to both devices.

Connectivity in both Devices:

  • Micro USB
  • HDMI
  • MCP (Microphone Combination port)/Headphone
  • USB 3.0
  • (MDP)Mini Display Port


Dell XPS 13 has its own plus points but Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon wins the race by a very small margin. In Dubai, if you are looking to carry a good Business Laptop, X1 Carbon is the way to go.