Amazon Launches Marketplace, Dell Partners with Microsoft

Etsy has long been known as the biggest name in the market for handmade goods. But it’s now facing some huge competition thanks to a new handmade marketplace from eCommerce giant Amazon. And that’s not the only way that Amazon broke into the news this week.

Read on for a full list of small business related headlines in this week’s Small Business Trends News and Information Roundup.

Retail Trends

Amazon Takes Aim at Etsy with Handmade

Watch out Etsy, Amazon is issuing a challenge for the handmade market space with a new store featuring only artisan made products. Named Handmade at Amazon, the new store is tailored for factory-free handmade items. Amazon says it already features more than 80,000 handcrafted products from artisans in more than 60 countries.

44 Percent of Shoppers Go to Amazon First – Are You There?

Here’s one reason why your small business should consider selling products at Amazon.com. According to a new study from BloomReach, 44 percent of American consumers go directly to Amazon before using search engines like Google (34 percent) or a retailer’s site (21 percent) to search for products.

Technology

Dell and Microsoft Partnership Creates Onramp to the Cloud for Small Businesses

At Dell World 2015, the annual Dell customer convention this week in Austin, the big buzz was about Dell’s acquisition of cloud computing provider EMC, and the announcement of the Dell Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft. Both are primarily of interest to larger enterprises.

Your Turn to Try Dropbox Paper – A New Collaborative Writing Tool

About six months ago, Dropbox quietly announced Notes — a collaborative note-taking tool — launching it as an invite-only beta version for a few select people to play with. Back then, Dropbox said Notes was “a new way for teams to write together.” However, now Dropbox has officially rebranded Notes to Dropbox Paper and its beta-testing phase is expanding significantly.

Google Will Provide Yahoo with Search Services, Search Ads

Former search heavyweight Yahoo has entered into an agreement with current champion Google. Yahoo will gain access to Google’s Web and Image search results services along with search advertisements under the deal. The Google Yahoo deal is not a bad setup for either party.

Relaunch of Wix Music Platform Adds Distribution, Concert Promotion

Wix has relaunched and added additional components to its Wix Music platform, which debuted in March. It was mainly positioned as a platform allowing musicians to upload their recorded music directly to their new Wix site and sell it immediately. Initially, Wix also offered specialty site themes.

NASA Says It Will Start Licensing Technology to Startups

Could NASA be looking for funding to gear up for a trip to Mars? Public interest in manned missions to Mars has been a fantasy for decades and is slowly becoming a reality. Riding the wave of enthusiasm, NASA has tentative plans for missions to Mars and the asteroid belt.

Amazon Space Needle Will Provide Analytics, Data Transfer

Amazon is announcing a service called Space Needle to help clients of its Amazon Web Services leverage the amount of data now available from their customers. The quantity of data now available to businesses large and small especially gathered from online traffic and customer behavior is vast.

Andy Rhodes of Dell: View IoT as an Opportunity, Before it Becomes a Threat

At this week’s Dell World event, as the case at last month’s Dreamforce event, some of the main focus was around the Internet of Things (IoT).

Employment

Square Snatches Yahoo Chief Development Officer Jacqueline Reses

Square Inc. CEO Jack Dorsey has lured a top Yahoo executive away from CEO Marissa Mayer. Jacqueline Reses had been Yahoo’s chief development officer and her move to Square is viewed as a blow to Yahoo, sources told BloombergBusiness. Yahoo has lost a handful of top executives recently.

Finance

Big Bank Lending Up, Says Biz2Credit Index

Institutional lenders reached an all-time high in the number of small business loans they approved, as did big banks, the latest Biz2Credt Small Business Lending Index reveals. Small banks, however, reached an all-time low in total number of approved small business loans.

Marketing Tips

More Sales & Better PPC ROI with The Bing Ads Holiday Planning Guide

If you’re in the mood for holiday cheer and a little inspiration for your PPC and online marketing plans, look no further than our holiday planning guide for digital marketers.

Small Biz Spotlight

Spotlight: Future Solutions Media Repairs Online Reputations

Online reviews have the potential to make or break your company’s reputation. But even companies with great products and services can see sales suffer due to just a few negative comments. That’s where Future Solutions Media comes in.

Social Media

Get Customer Feedback Fast with New Twitter Polls

Twitter has unveiled Twitter Polls, a new feature that allows for the collection of feedback in a more straightforward way than previously possible on the service.

Social Media Usage Nearly 10 Times Higher Than a Decade Ago

With the Internet increasingly available to the public, reaching out to the rural areas, social media usage has been on the rise. This has created a forum that enables small businesses to reach target customers more easily. The Pew Research Center has released a study that looks for social media usage trending by different groups. The study suggests U.S.

Did You Know 45 Percent of Pinterest Users are Outside the U.S.?

Nearly half of Pinterest users are from abroad. The revelation may come as a surprise to small business owners and other marketers that have been under the impression that they were targeting a primarily domestic audience. The report comes from Marketing Land. Pinterest recently crossed the big boys line — 100 million monthly active users.

Startup

HelloGiggles by Zooey Deschanel Acquired by Time Inc. for $20 Million

Time Inc. has acquired HelloGiggles, an online platform dedicated to upbeat coverage of young women’s topics and issues. The small site — founded in 2011 by actress, musician and TV personality Zooey Deschanel, Molly McAleer and Sophia Rossi — was nabbed for a purchase price of around $20 million, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Legal

Jury: Apple Used Patented Tech in iPhone, Could Owe $862 Million

Apple could face a stiff penalty after a jury found it violated patent laws by using certain technology in its iPhones. A jury in a U.S. District Court in Madison, Wisconsin, has ruled against Apple in a patent infringement case filed in February 2014 by Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) regarding patent 5,781,752.

TPPA Has Serious Implications for Content Creators

Internet service providers (ISPs) and their customers could soon be subject to a takedown and potential criminal penalties similar to the DMCA request process. According to a chapter of the final version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TTPA) leaked by Wikileaks, several new criminal penalties will be enforced in the countries that are part of this deal. These include the U.S.

Are Fiverrs Running Scared From Amazon Fake Reviews Lawsuit?

Less than a week after Amazon cracked down on fake reviews by filing a lawsuit, the sale of fake reviews at Fiverr.com still seems to be occurring.  And people still appear to be buying the services. But it’s put a dent in the activity. Amazon sued 1,114 reviewers in Washington state court on October 16, 2015.

Mobile Technology

Newest Toshiba DynaPad is 2-in-1 with Stylus

There’s a new 2-in-1 tablet coming to market from Toshiba, in collaboration with Microsoft. The company recently introduced its newest dynaPad, a Windows 10 tablet. With boasts that dynaPad is not only a notebook but also can be held and written on the way people write on paper, this one’s for the note takers.

BLOCKS Smartwatch Has Modules, Each Capable of Its Own Function

Smartwatches are trying to find their audience, and even Apple is having a hard time of it as the segment continues to evolve. So, what is the best way to increase the adoption rate of smartwatches? If you ask the people at BLOCKS Wearables, they will tell you they have the answer. It is a modular smartwatch that gives the user more control of the options they want.

HTC One A9 Smartphone Boasts Power and Beauty

In case you are experiencing phone fever with all the new models being announced, here is one more to get your interest up. HTC recently unveiled its newest smartphone, the HTC One A9. And this one is setting itself up as not only a beautiful option but powerful, too. HTC is putting an emphasis on the beauty of the One A9.

Try Out the Latest Android Google Search App – It’s In Beta

Google now has a beta channel for testing the latest features on the Android Google Search app. If you want to test Google Play’s beta service, click here. Testers will receive a testing version of the Google app, Google announced, adding, “Please note that testing versions may be unstable or have a few bugs.

Meet Marshmallow, Newest Android System (Where Do They Get These Names?)

Android 6.0 Marshmallow began rolling out this month and is set to displace Lollipop as the latest Android operating system. But you may not notice too many changes at first glance. Here is a look at some of the more interesting new features. In appearance, there is little change between Marshmallow and it’s sugary predecessor. That’s because Android 6.

Verizon Says It’s Added 1.3 Million Wireless Customers

The growing mobile market got a boost when the nation’s largest wireless carrier, Verizon, reported it had enlisted an additional 1.3 million wireless customers during its third quarter.
Image: Amazon

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Black Friday Deal Offers Dropbox Pro Subscription at 40 Percent Off, Free $25 Dell Gift Card

Black Friday Deal Offers Dropbox Pro Subscription at 40 Percent Off, Free $25 Dell Gift Card
HIGHLIGHTS
Dropbox Pro 1TB annual subscription costs $99
Under this deal, you can get it for just $59.99 for a year
Dell will also give you a $25 eGift card for online purchases
Following the Thanksgiving Day in the US, comes Black Friday, bearing plethora of offers and discounted deals for the buyers. While Black Friday is over in the US, a lot of companies are still offering various discounts and freebies. Amid many Black Friday deals, Dropbox is also offering a good discount on its Pro plan, which comes with 1TB of storage. Additionally, you can also get a free Dell gift card to further sweeten the deal.

Dropbox is one of the highly utilised cloud storage services worldwide. The Dropbox Pro subscription generally costs $99 (roughly Rs. 6,800) annually for 1TB of cloud storage, whereas the monthly bill cycle incurs $9.99 per month. This Black Friday, Dropbox is giving 1TB of backup cloud space at just $59.99 for 1 year. It is worth mentioning that the Dropbox Pro subscriptions are only for a single user, but you can use its sharing tools for file-sharing to give read-only access to others. Pro accounts also come with unlimited file recovery and version history, which means you can go back to any version of the file in the past. Free users can only go back 30 days.

The Dropbox deal is available via Dell, which is also offering a $25 (roughly Rs. 1,700) Dell Promo eGift card along with the Dropbox deal. This eGift coupon will be automatically added to your cart when you’re about to check out to purchase Dropbox Pro 1TB storage. This eGift card can be used to Dell accessories like keyboards, mice, gaming consoles etc. or can be used to make partial payment towards a bigger purchase.

If you’re looking for a good cloud storage solution, then this deal is too good to be missed. For all other deals and offers, you can check our compilation of Black Friday deals. If you are based in India and want to grab Black Friday deals, fret not as we have got you covered in our simple guide on how you can purchase and import your items straight from the US.

Tags: Black Friday, Black Friday Deals, Dropbox Pro, Dropbox, Dell, Internet

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Amazon Launches Marketplace, Dell Partners with Microsoft

handmade amazon

Etsy has long been known as the biggest name in the market for handmade goods. But it’s now facing some huge competition thanks to a new handmade marketplace from eCommerce giant Amazon. And that’s not the only way that Amazon broke into the news this week.

Read on for a full list of small business related headlines in this week’s Small Business Trends News and Information Roundup.

Retail Trends

Amazon Takes Aim at Etsy with Handmade

Watch out Etsy, Amazon is issuing a challenge for the handmade market space with a new store featuring only artisan made products. Named Handmade at Amazon, the new store is tailored for factory-free handmade items. Amazon says it already features more than 80,000 handcrafted products from artisans in more than 60 countries.

44 Percent of Shoppers Go to Amazon First – Are You There?

Here’s one reason why your small business should consider selling products at Amazon.com. According to a new study from BloomReach, 44 percent of American consumers go directly to Amazon before using search engines like Google (34 percent) or a retailer’s site (21 percent) to search for products.

Technology

Dell and Microsoft Partnership Creates Onramp to the Cloud for Small Businesses

At Dell World 2015, the annual Dell customer convention this week in Austin, the big buzz was about Dell’s acquisition of cloud computing provider EMC, and the announcement of the Dell Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft. Both are primarily of interest to larger enterprises.

Your Turn to Try Dropbox Paper – A New Collaborative Writing Tool

About six months ago, Dropbox quietly announced Notes — a collaborative note-taking tool — launching it as an invite-only beta version for a few select people to play with. Back then, Dropbox said Notes was “a new way for teams to write together.” However, now Dropbox has officially rebranded Notes to Dropbox Paper and its beta-testing phase is expanding significantly.

Google Will Provide Yahoo with Search Services, Search Ads

Former search heavyweight Yahoo has entered into an agreement with current champion Google. Yahoo will gain access to Google’s Web and Image search results services along with search advertisements under the deal. The Google Yahoo deal is not a bad setup for either party.

Relaunch of Wix Music Platform Adds Distribution, Concert Promotion

Wix has relaunched and added additional components to its Wix Music platform, which debuted in March. It was mainly positioned as a platform allowing musicians to upload their recorded music directly to their new Wix site and sell it immediately. Initially, Wix also offered specialty site themes.

NASA Says It Will Start Licensing Technology to Startups

Could NASA be looking for funding to gear up for a trip to Mars? Public interest in manned missions to Mars has been a fantasy for decades and is slowly becoming a reality. Riding the wave of enthusiasm, NASA has tentative plans for missions to Mars and the asteroid belt.

Amazon Space Needle Will Provide Analytics, Data Transfer

Amazon is announcing a service called Space Needle to help clients of its Amazon Web Services leverage the amount of data now available from their customers. The quantity of data now available to businesses large and small especially gathered from online traffic and customer behavior is vast.

Andy Rhodes of Dell: View IoT as an Opportunity, Before it Becomes a Threat

At this week’s Dell World event, as the case at last month’s Dreamforce event, some of the main focus was around the Internet of Things (IoT).

Employment

Square Snatches Yahoo Chief Development Officer Jacqueline Reses

Square Inc. CEO Jack Dorsey has lured a top Yahoo executive away from CEO Marissa Mayer. Jacqueline Reses had been Yahoo’s chief development officer and her move to Square is viewed as a blow to Yahoo, sources told BloombergBusiness. Yahoo has lost a handful of top executives recently.

Finance

Big Bank Lending Up, Says Biz2Credit Index

Institutional lenders reached an all-time high in the number of small business loans they approved, as did big banks, the latest Biz2Credt Small Business Lending Index reveals. Small banks, however, reached an all-time low in total number of approved small business loans.

Marketing Tips

More Sales & Better PPC ROI with The Bing Ads Holiday Planning Guide

If you’re in the mood for holiday cheer and a little inspiration for your PPC and online marketing plans, look no further than our holiday planning guide for digital marketers.

Small Biz Spotlight

Spotlight: Future Solutions Media Repairs Online Reputations

Online reviews have the potential to make or break your company’s reputation. But even companies with great products and services can see sales suffer due to just a few negative comments. That’s where Future Solutions Media comes in.

Social Media

Get Customer Feedback Fast with New Twitter Polls

Twitter has unveiled Twitter Polls, a new feature that allows for the collection of feedback in a more straightforward way than previously possible on the service.

Social Media Usage Nearly 10 Times Higher Than a Decade Ago

With the Internet increasingly available to the public, reaching out to the rural areas, social media usage has been on the rise. This has created a forum that enables small businesses to reach target customers more easily. The Pew Research Center has released a study that looks for social media usage trending by different groups. The study suggests U.S.

Did You Know 45 Percent of Pinterest Users are Outside the U.S.?

Nearly half of Pinterest users are from abroad. The revelation may come as a surprise to small business owners and other marketers that have been under the impression that they were targeting a primarily domestic audience. The report comes from Marketing Land. Pinterest recently crossed the big boys line — 100 million monthly active users.

Startup

HelloGiggles by Zooey Deschanel Acquired by Time Inc. for $20 Million

Time Inc. has acquired HelloGiggles, an online platform dedicated to upbeat coverage of young women’s topics and issues. The small site — founded in 2011 by actress, musician and TV personality Zooey Deschanel, Molly McAleer and Sophia Rossi — was nabbed for a purchase price of around $20 million, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Legal

Jury: Apple Used Patented Tech in iPhone, Could Owe $862 Million

Apple could face a stiff penalty after a jury found it violated patent laws by using certain technology in its iPhones. A jury in a U.S. District Court in Madison, Wisconsin, has ruled against Apple in a patent infringement case filed in February 2014 by Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) regarding patent 5,781,752.

TPPA Has Serious Implications for Content Creators

Internet service providers (ISPs) and their customers could soon be subject to a takedown and potential criminal penalties similar to the DMCA request process. According to a chapter of the final version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TTPA) leaked by Wikileaks, several new criminal penalties will be enforced in the countries that are part of this deal. These include the U.S.

Are Fiverrs Running Scared From Amazon Fake Reviews Lawsuit?

Less than a week after Amazon cracked down on fake reviews by filing a lawsuit, the sale of fake reviews at Fiverr.com still seems to be occurring.  And people still appear to be buying the services. But it’s put a dent in the activity. Amazon sued 1,114 reviewers in Washington state court on October 16, 2015.

Mobile Technology

Newest Toshiba DynaPad is 2-in-1 with Stylus

There’s a new 2-in-1 tablet coming to market from Toshiba, in collaboration with Microsoft. The company recently introduced its newest dynaPad, a Windows 10 tablet. With boasts that dynaPad is not only a notebook but also can be held and written on the way people write on paper, this one’s for the note takers.

BLOCKS Smartwatch Has Modules, Each Capable of Its Own Function

Smartwatches are trying to find their audience, and even Apple is having a hard time of it as the segment continues to evolve. So, what is the best way to increase the adoption rate of smartwatches? If you ask the people at BLOCKS Wearables, they will tell you they have the answer. It is a modular smartwatch that gives the user more control of the options they want.

HTC One A9 Smartphone Boasts Power and Beauty

In case you are experiencing phone fever with all the new models being announced, here is one more to get your interest up. HTC recently unveiled its newest smartphone, the HTC One A9. And this one is setting itself up as not only a beautiful option but powerful, too. HTC is putting an emphasis on the beauty of the One A9.

Try Out the Latest Android Google Search App – It’s In Beta

Google now has a beta channel for testing the latest features on the Android Google Search app. If you want to test Google Play’s beta service, click here. Testers will receive a testing version of the Google app, Google announced, adding, “Please note that testing versions may be unstable or have a few bugs.

Meet Marshmallow, Newest Android System (Where Do They Get These Names?)

Android 6.0 Marshmallow began rolling out this month and is set to displace Lollipop as the latest Android operating system. But you may not notice too many changes at first glance. Here is a look at some of the more interesting new features. In appearance, there is little change between Marshmallow and it’s sugary predecessor. That’s because Android 6.

Verizon Says It’s Added 1.3 Million Wireless Customers

The growing mobile market got a boost when the nation’s largest wireless carrier, Verizon, reported it had enlisted an additional 1.3 million wireless customers during its third quarter.
Image: Amazon

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Dell XPS 13 Review

Dell XPS 13 Review

Dell XPS 13 Review

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Dell XPS 13 sports a gorgeous 13.3-inch InfinityEdge display
  • Performance is good but the Core i7 version tends to heat up a bit
  • The flagship model of the laptop costs Rs. 1,33,990

Dell’s XPS laptop models have often been most covetable ultrabooks, and it seems as though that tradition is still going strong. The company did a refresh of its XPS 12 and XPS 13 laptops in March and today, we have flagship 13-incher in our test labs.

As per Dell India’s website, this is currently the only SKU available in the country that comes with a Core i7 CPU and a gold finish, and it will cost you a premium. Its dominance in this space is challenged by the likes of the HP Spectre 13, EliteBook Folio G1 and the Lenovo Yoga 900 – three excellent ultrabooks that have more than proved their mettle.

Let’s see if the XPS 13 has what it takes to snatch the crown in the premium ultrabook space.

Dell XPS 13 design and build
Dell has changed up the design from its previous XPS offerings, which, personally, we’re not too fond of. It feels a bit chunky with sharper lines and edges, although it retains the tapering chassis of the older model. It’s also a bit heavy at nearly 1.3kg for the touchscreen model, which means you are going to feel the heft compared to some of today’s other models. Build quality is still excellent thanks to the aluminium chassis with carbon fibre for the palm rest area.

For connectivity, we have a USB Type-C port that supports Thunderbolt 3, so you can have video-out and LAN connections through adapters that are sold separately. You also get two standard-sized USB 3.0 ports, a headphones and microphone combo socket, and an SD card slot. A dedicated HDMI or even a Micro-HDMI port is sorely missed here. There are status LEDs on the side that show you how much charge the battery has left, and the Dell XPS 13 comes with two speakers, one on each side.

What really takes your breath away is the display, not due to the 3200×1800 resolution, but the way in which it is mounted in this laptop, with a bezel that’s just 5.2mm thick. Dell calls it an “InfinityEdge” display, and thanks to the lack of border space, a 13.3-inch panel fits into a frame that would usually house a much smaller one. The IPS panel ensures rich colour reproduction and very good viewing angles, which makes it a joy to work on. The glossy touchscreen is prone to picking up fingerprints and reflections, however this can somewhat be dealt with due to the high brightness levels. The only downside to this design choice is that the webcam has had to be placed below the display, which results in an awkward angle for video chatting.

The keys on the keyboard have just the right amount of travel for typing, and there’s absolutely no flex around the keyboard area. The chiclet keys have good spacing, and the backlighting is pretty even across them. The glass trackpad works very well with tracking and Windows 10 gestures. There are two rubber strips on the bottom of the XPS 13 that act as feet to help prop the laptop up to keep the intake vents unobstructed.

Dell XPS 13 specifications and features
The flagship version of the XPS 13 that we have ships with a Skylake-generation Core i7-6560U processor, which is a bit different from the i7-6500U that is more commonly found in ultrabooks. It has a slightly lower base clock and turbo frequency but packs in a bit more oomph in the graphics department. Instead of the integrated HD 520 graphics, it features Intel’s Iris 540 graphics, promising better performance.

You also get 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD, an HD webcam, Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, and Bluetooth 4.1. We feel a little short-changed here on the storage front as most flagships ultrabooks around this price point (or even lower) now offer 512GB of storage. It’s disappointing to not get that much despite the premium.

The laptop ships with Windows 10 Home 64-bit along with a 12-month subscription to McAfee LiveSafe, Office 2016 Home and Student Edition, and a bunch of Dell utilities for driver updates.

Dell XPS 13 performance
The XPS 13 performs as you’d expect a flagship ultrabook to. Boot times are quick, as are loading times for apps in general. The SSD puts on a good show here delivering really fast read and write speeds. We got 860MB/s for sequential read bandwidth and 663MB/s for write. It’s still not as fast as the HP Spectre 13 but it’s better than most others. Graphics benchmarks showed an improvement in frame rates, as the 3DMark Fire Strike test suite returned 1203 points which is higher than the three-digit scores that other ultrabooks usually achieve.

The palm rest area does stay cool during gaming but the same cannot be said for the bottom of the laptop. The XPS 13 runs fairly cool if you’re doing things like editing a document and surfing the Web, but once you fire up a video or do anything graphically intensive, it gets really hot. At first we thought it was the due to the vents getting blocked but placing it on a table didn’t seem to help. Thankfully, the exhaust fans aren’t too noisy, and most of the hot air is expelled through a vent on the right, near the hinge.

Multimedia playback is excellent, mostly thanks to the display. The laptop can handle high-resolution files with ease, and streaming movies and TV shows on the laptop is real treat. The built-in speakers are pretty loud, and Dell uses the Waves MaxxAudio software suite for sound enhancement. We didn’t find much use for the touchscreen though, since stretching out a hand to use it isn’t the most comfortable posture and the laptop doesn’t flip or bend so that it can be used in different positions.

The 56WHr battery delivers decent life, and we managed to get nearly six hours of real-world usage. This included a lot of video streaming using Netflix plus some Web surfing, music playback, and Office document work. The Battery Eater Pro benchmark lasted 2 hours and 24 minutes while PCMark 8’s benchmark test also resulted in a similar time.

Verdict
The new Dell XPS 13 is every bit as good as it looks on paper, but it isn’t the best ultrabook on the market anymore. Heating is a bit of a concern with the Core i7 model we tested, and it gets uncomfortable after a point if you’re using it on your lap. We feel a bit disappointed when it comes to onboard storage, which ideally should have been 512GB rather than 256GB. We also could have used either a Micro-HDMI port or an adapter bundled in the box.

If you’ve set your heart on the InfinityEdge display, then you’re probably better off with a Core i5 variant of the XPS 13, which sells for for about Rs.1,10,990 and should hopefully run cooler, though potentially at the cost of graphics performance. Other than the CPU, the rest of the specifications are pretty much identical to those of the Core i7 model.

However, if you want to go all out then we recommend either the HP Spectre 13 or the Lenovo Yoga 900 at this price.

Price (MRP): Rs. 1,33,990

Pros

  • Striking design and excellent build quality
  • Beautiful InfinityEdge display
  • Good SSD and graphics performance
  • Decent battery life
  • Speakers get quite loud

Cons

  • Gets hot quickly
  • Odd placement of webcam
  • Low storage for the price
  • Video-out adapter not bundled

Ratings (Out of 5)

  • Design: 4
  • Display: 4.5
  • Performance: 4
  • Software: 4
  • Value for Money: 3
  • Overall: 4
Tags: Dell XPS 13, Dell XPS 13 review, Dell XPS 13 Gold Edition, Dell XPS 13 specifications, Dell XPS 13 price, Dell XPS 13 price in India, Dell, XPS 13, flagship Ultrabook
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