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Dell New XPS 13 Touch (Intel 8th Gen Core) Laptop Review (Page 4)

Steven Bassiri | Nov 28, 2017 at 10:45 am CST - 1 min, 1 sec time to read this page
Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Dell

Software and BIOS

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Pressing F12 on boot up will bring you to a boot menu where you can do many things such as diagnose problems, flash your BIOS, recover the OS, or enter the BIOS. The UEFI BIOS has a mouse, but keyboard control is also present, and the BIOS/UEFI looks more like a Windows program than a BIOS/UEFI.

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You can monitor battery level and health and easily configure boot options. Although, you can't really add in any other internal storage device.

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Everything from audio control to keyboard lighting and the ability to disable the touchscreen is available.

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Secure boot is enabled by default. There isn't much software installed on the notebook, but you do get WAVES MaxxAudio Pro software.

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Dell Update compliments the rest of the notebook's software. Dell Customer Connect allows you to reach out to Dell, or rather for Dell to reach out to you.

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Dell Power Manager allows you to control your battery and charging options. You also have Dell Digital Delivery where the software you purchase from Dell shows up.

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Steven went from a fledgling forum reader in 2003 to one of the internet's brightest tech stars by 2010. Armed with an information systems degree, a deep understanding of circuitry, and a passion for tech, Steven (handle Sin0822) enjoys sharing his deep knowledge with others. Steven details products down to the component level to highlight seldom explained, and often misunderstood architectures. Steven is also a highly decorated overclocker with several world records.

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