There are plenty of reasons why I’ve been so protective of my 2015 XPS 13 over the past 11 months. As the only member of Expert Reviews to flatly refuse a MacBook Pro, the XPS 13 is still my definition of the nigh-on–perfect Windows laptop. The thought of swapping it for something else genuinely never crossed my mind. Well, not until now.

I didn’t expect Dell to improve on it with its latest refresh. But I was wrong. Put the two models side by side, and there’s barely a jot of difference between them. But for the fact that the new, improved XPS 13 is varnished in a warm rose gold, rather than the gunmetal-grey finish of my own, I’d have been left playing an almost-impossible game of spot the difference.