Which Laptop to Buy?

Aug 20, 2018
1
0
10
0
I have a bit of a conundrum on my hands.

I've been looking for a slim, portable 13-inch laptop to use at school and home, and shaved my list down to two main choices:

1) The Asus Zenbook 13 (i7 8550U, MX150, 16GB LPDDR3, 256GB SATA, 1920x1080 13.3'')
*AU$1600 / US$1200

2) The Dell XPS 13 9370 (i5 8250U, 8GB LPDDR3, 256GB SATA, 1920x1080 13.3")
*AU$2100 / ~US$1500

Whilst I realise the Asus blows the XPS out of the water performance-wise, I've heard the build quality leaves a lot to be desired.
Do you guys think the extra performance of the Asus is worth trading off the Dell's rigidity and superior portability? And if you have any alternatives to suggest, let me know!
 

2sidedpolygon

Proper
Jul 1, 2018
106
0
160
33
If you're just using it for things like school and home, which I presume means light workloads like just browsing the internet and whatnot, I'd go with build quality/screen
 

2sidedpolygon

Proper
Jul 1, 2018
106
0
160
33
If you're just using it for things like school and home, which I presume means light workloads like just browsing the internet and whatnot, I'd go with build quality/screen
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
keyboard_broken_broken Laptop General Discussion 3
J Laptop General Discussion 0
AtomoDelFinal Laptop General Discussion 5
S Laptop General Discussion 0
T Laptop General Discussion 2
R Laptop General Discussion 1
aleon1220 Laptop General Discussion 0
A Laptop General Discussion 2
Ali Soheili Laptop General Discussion 3
nbartolo7 Laptop General Discussion 3
T Laptop General Discussion 5
ashurao Laptop General Discussion 1
Matiseli Laptop General Discussion 4
algibertt Laptop General Discussion 0
Shalna Laptop General Discussion 1
A Laptop General Discussion 2
AceGoku007 Laptop General Discussion 0
V Laptop General Discussion 4
D Laptop General Discussion 1
A Laptop General Discussion 3

ASK THE COMMUNITY