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Updated January 10, 2024·

The ASUS Zenbook Flip S13 offers a higher display resolution and is lighter and thinner than the Dell XPS 15, making it more suitable for portability. However, the Dell XPS 15 has better graphic capabilities and newer processing power, which may make it a better fit for more demanding tasks like 3D rendering, machine learning or engineering software. Moreover, the Dell XPS 15 has a larger screen and longer battery life for extended work sessions, but it's heavier and therefore less convenient to carry around. If your priority is a versatile, high-resolution display in a more portable form, opt for the ASUS. Choose the Dell for better performance in resource-intensive applications, despite the added weight. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the ASUS Zenbook Flip S13
  • Excellent portability
Advantages of the Dell XPS 15
  • Very good for general use
  • Very good for software development
  • Very good for content creation
  • Very good overall build quality
  • Best in class speakers
  • Excellent keyboard

Key differences

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General Use

7.7
Zenbook Flip S13
XPS 15
8.2
3840 x 2160
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
372.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
606.0 nits
10.5 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
10.0 Hours
7.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
9.0/10
9.3/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
7.7/10
The Dell XPS 15 is very good for general use, while the ASUS Zenbook Flip S13 is good.

Content Creation

7.8
Zenbook Flip S13
XPS 15
8.3
5.5/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.0/10
3840 x 2160
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Dell XPS 15 is very good for content creation, while the ASUS Zenbook Flip S13 is good.

Screen Quality

7.9
Zenbook Flip S13
XPS 15
7.4
13.3in
SIZE
15.6in
3840 x 2160
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
372.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
606.0 nits
The ASUS Zenbook Flip S13 has a better screen than the Dell XPS 15 for general use, gaming and AI, and engineering and design, while the Dell XPS 15 has a better screen for content creation, and software development.

Portability

Excellent
Zenbook Flip S13
XPS 15
Good
13.3in
SIZE
15.6in
2.6 lbs
WEIGHT
4.2 lbs
0.5in
THICKNESS
0.7in
The ASUS Zenbook Flip S13 has excellent portability, while the Dell XPS 15 has good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

7.8
Zenbook Flip S13
XPS 15
8.5
The Dell XPS 15 has very good build quality, while the ASUS Zenbook Flip S13 has good build quality.
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Key similarities

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Gaming and AI

6.4
Zenbook Flip S13
XPS 15
6.8
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.7/10
3840 x 2160
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
6.5/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
9.1/10
The Dell XPS 15 and ASUS Zenbook Flip S13 are both only fair for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

7.3
Zenbook Flip S13
XPS 15
7.8
5.5/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.0/10
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.7/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Dell XPS 15 and ASUS Zenbook Flip S13 are both good for engineering and design.

Software Development

7.6
Zenbook Flip S13
XPS 15
8.1
5.5/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.0/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
3840 x 2160
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
7.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
9.0/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Dell XPS 15 to be very good for software development, while the ASUS Zenbook Flip S13 is good.

Battery

10.5 Hours
Zenbook Flip S13
XPS 15
10.0 Hours
The ASUS Zenbook Flip S13 has 10.5 hours of battery life. The Dell XPS 15 has 10 hours of battery life.

Cost

$1,400
Zenbook Flip S13
XPS 15
$1,425
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$500

$1,000

$1,500

$2,000

$2,500

The ASUS Zenbook Flip S13 has a price of $1,400 and the Dell XPS 15 costs $1,425.

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How the ASUS Zenbook Flip S13 and the Dell XPS 15 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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ASUS Zenbook Flip S13Dell XPS 15
ASUS Zenbook Flip S13Dell XPS 15

GENERAL

Price
$1,400
$1,425
Release Date
August 1, 2021May 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
12'' x 8.3'' x 0.51''13.6'' x 9.1'' x 0.71''
Weight
2.65 lbs4.21 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-1165G7Intel i7-13700H
Graphics
Iris Xe G7 Arc A370M (50 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
45

BATTERY

Battery Life
10.5 Hours10 Hours
Battery Capacity
67 Wh86 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
13.3"15.6"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
3840 x 21601920 x 1200
Refresh Rate
60Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
372 nits606 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.8/108.5/10
Portability Score
9.3/107.8/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
6.5/109.1/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteWhite
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
7/109/10
Speaker Quality Score
7.5/1010/10
Webcam
720p720p
Fingerprint Reader
NoYes
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
YesNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
10
USB-C ports
23
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
33
Thunderbolt Version
44

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ASUS Zenbook Flip S13

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Tom's Hardware

Charles Jefferies | January 2023
"The Asus Zenbook S 13 Flip is an ultra-sleek 2-in-1 convertible. A gorgeous OLED screen and lightweight magnesium chassis make this convertible a traveller’s dream. Its SSD isn’t fast, but it won’t hold you back in everyday use. Its battery life also isn’t class leading, but it’s hardly off the pace. Overall, the Zenbook S 13 Flip OLED holds its head high in the premium convertible category and is a smaller alternative to the Spectre x360 13.5 and the Yoga 9i Gen 7."

Dell XPS 15

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PCMag

Matthew Buzzi | May 2023
"The 2023 Dell XPS 15 is more or less exactly what you'd expect from the company flagship. Its fresh components deliver measurably superior power and longevity, while the machine's premium build and design remain intact. It may not be overly exciting, but XPS loyalists and upgraders should be more than happy."

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About ASUS

ASUS, a Taiwanese electronics brand, is one of the largest personal computer vendor by market share. The majority of their laptops are targeted towards personal use or gaming. Their most popular product lines include the budget-friendly VivoBook, more premium ZenBook, and their TUF and ROG gaming laptops, the latter of which has a reputation for excellent gaming performance.

About Dell

Dell is a highly recognizable American technology company, and is one of the largest personal computer vendor by market share. Their laptops are very popular for both personal and professional use, and they also own the Alienware brand which makes mid to high end gaming laptops. Their premium XPS range of laptops offer great build quality and portability, while Latitude and Precision laptops are known for reliability, repairability and performance for business users.

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