The 2020 version of Dell’s venerable XPS 13 ultraportable laptop has a slightly larger display in a redesigned chassis that’s minutely more compact than its predecessor’s. It also boasts a significantly more futuristic design. With CNC-milled aluminum and ultra-thin screen bezels, the XPS 13 (model 9300) has a striking look in line with its high price tag. (It starts at $999.99 and is $1,749.99 as tested, a few hundred dollars higher than competing systems with Intel Core i7 processors and full HD screens.) Our current midrange ultraportable pick, the Dell Inspiron 14 7000, is a better value, and part of the reason the 2020 XPS 13 sees a drop from 4.5 stars in its last iteration: It now has competition from both inside and outside the house. But, the value equation aside, the XPS 13 is way cooler than the Inspiron. It's the best high-end, clamshell-style ultraportable you can buy, and the clear choice for Windows users who want to make a statement.