Dell has introduced a new variant of its ultra-portable XPS 13 series of laptops during the ongoing CES 2020. The new Dell XPS 13 laptop series comes with a higher graphics performance than its predecessors that are powered by Intel’s Comet Lake processors, but the previous laptops are more efficient when it comes to the general purpose. This necessarily makes for a choice for the users as they can decide as to what kind of performance they want with their laptop and choose accordingly. Well, let’s take a look at the new Dell XPS 13 machines and find out what they have in store for us.
Dell Unveils the New Dell XPS 13 Laptop: Price, Specifications, and Features
The new Dell XPS 13 laptop comes at a starting price of $999.99. They will be available in the US, and select European countries come January 7. In the other regions, however, the laptops will begin selling in February.
Coming to the specifications of the laptops, the Dell XPS 13 9300-series laptops feature a unique 13.4-inch display with a 16:10 aspect ratio. The aspect ratio itself is enough to tell us that the laptops have thin bezels all around. The company is offering two panels under the Dell XPS 13 series – a 1920 x 1200 panel which has full sRGB coverage and a 3840 x 2400 Ultra HD+ panel, which has support for 90% of the DCI-P3 space. The latter is also HDR 400 certified. As a matter of fact, both the screens are Dolby Vision certified too. The former comes in two options – with or without touch, while the latter has touch support. Lastly, both the displays are protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection (in the touch-enabled variants).
The laptop comes in two colour variants – Black and White. Both of them feature a CNC-machined aluminium chassis. The overall thickness of the laptop is 14.8mm, and it weighs in at 1.2 kg (for the non-touch variant) and 1.27 kg (for the touch variant).
The Dell XPS 13 series laptops are powered with Intel’s Ice Lake CPU with built-in Iris Plus Graphics, coupled with up to 32 GB LPDDR4X-3733 of RAM (the base variant has 4GB of RAM) and up to 2 TB PCIe SSD storage (256 GB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD, 512 GB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD, 1 TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD, 2 TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD).
For cooling the laptop during high load conditions, Dell has incorporated a new cooling system that includes two fans, two heat pipes, and multiple air inlets. For multimedia, the Dell XPS 13 sports a 720p webcam, a Microsoft Cortana-capable microphone array, and 2W stereo speakers. As far as the battery of the laptop is concerned, the Dell XPS 13 comes with a 52Wh battery, which is rated for up to 19 hours of usage on a single charge. Connectivity features include a 2×2 Killer Wi-Fi 6 + Bluetooth 5.0 adapter, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, a microSD card reader, and a 3.5-mm audio jack.
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