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Dell XPS 13 vs Microsoft Surface Book vs Asus Zenbook UX305 vs Lenovo Yoga 900: The ultrabook showdown

Ultrabooks are offered by several companies such as Dell, Asus, Microsoft, etc. Four of the most popular Ultrabooks on the market today are Dell XPS 13, Microsoft Surface Book, Asus Zenbook UX305 and Lenovo Yoga 900.

Here's a quick comparison of these four Ultrabooks.

Screen and Display

The Asus Zenbook UX305 has a 13.3-inch LED-backlit display with IPS technology. The device has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

The Dell XPS 13 comes with a 13.3-inch UltraSharp infinity display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 or 3200 x 1800 pixels.

The Lenovo Yoga 900 sports a 13.3-inch screen, which has QHD+ IPS Display. The device has a 3200 x 1800 pixel resolution.

The Surface Book has a 13.5 inch screen with a resolution of 3000 x 2000 pixels.

Processor and RAM

Customers have the option to get the Asus Zenbook UX305 with up to Intel Core m7 for its processor and 8GB of RAM.

The Dell XPS 13, Yoga 900 and Surface Book are customizable up to the 6th generation Intel Core i7 for their processor and up to 16GB of RAM.

Form Factor

The Dell offering measures 12.75 x 8.89 x 0.49 inches and weighs between 2.7 lbs and 2.9 lbs.

The Asus Ultrabook measures 12.75 x 8.89 x 0.48 inches and is of 2.65 lbs.

The Lenovo Yoga 900 measures 12.75 x 8.86 x 0.59 inches and the starting weight of the device is 2.8 lbs.

The Microsoft Surface Book measures 12.30 x 9.14 x 0.51 to 0.90 inches; its weight starts at 3.34 lbs.


Customers buying the Asus, Dell or Lenovo Ultrabooks may customize their device to get up to 512 SSD.

However, the Surface Book is also available with up to 1TB of SSD.


The Dell, Lenovo and Asus Ultrabooks have a 720p HD webcam. However, the Surface Book boasts of a 1080p front as well as rear-facing cameras.

Operating System

The Dell XPS 13, Microsoft Surface Book, Asus Zenbook UX305 and Lenovo Yoga 900 run on Windows 10 Home or Pro editions.


All the Ultrabooks have Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.


Dell's XPS 13 has a starting price of $799.99 while the Lenovo Yoga 900 is worth $1199.99. The Asus Zenbook UX305 is currently available for $599. The Surface Book has a starting price of $1499.