Dell freshens the XPS 13 with new processors and minor design tweaks
At CES 2018 final yr, Dell gave its common XPS 13 pocket book an intensive refresh, updating it with new processors, cooling system, and a redesigned chassis. It was a stable pocket book however there was room for enchancment.
For 2019, the XPS 13 will get up to date once more, with smaller however no much less essential enhancements.
The new XPS 13 nonetheless comes with Dell’s signature InfinityEdge show with loopy slim bezels. But for this yr, they’ve managed to reposition the internet digicam to above the show. This was achieved due to an excellent small digicam module that’s solely 2.25mm thick. Unfortunately, you do lose the potential to make use of Windows Hello logins with the smaller digicam.
Inside, the new XPS 13 is powered by Intel’s latest eighth era Whiskey Lake processors. Users will get a selection of Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 processors, which might be paired with as much as 16GB of RAM and as much as 2TB PCIe SSD. The new processors are mentioned to have the ability to ship as much as 21 hours of battery life.
The different large change is the new Frost end, which is a elaborate manner of claiming white. The Frost XPS 13 will come with the similar arctic white woven glass fiber palm relaxation as the rose gold mannequin. For people preferring one thing extra reserved, there’s additionally a platinum silver mannequin with a black carbon fiber composite palm relaxation.
Connectivity choices stay the similar. You have three USB-C ports in complete, two help Thunderbolt Three whereas the third helps USB 3.1 Gen 1. You even have a microSD card reader.
The Dell XPS 13 might be accessible in the US starting at the moment with costs ranging from US$899.99. No phrase but on native availability and pricing however we are going to replace this text as soon as we’ve extra information to share.