Dell unveils new XPS 13 ahead of CES

Dell unveils new XPS 13 ahead of CES

According to Dell, the new tiny XPS 13 powerhouse is "smaller, thinner, and lighter" than its predecessor, and delivers much more performance, thanks to its 8th Generation Core processor from Intel and its brand new "spacecraft-grade" GORE Thermal Insulation. Although that definitely helps.

The design of the new XPS 13 is perhaps the most radical improvement on offer, with Dell boastfully claiming that it's the first company to use woven glass fibre in a laptop to achieve an alpine glass weave, whatever that means. Also known as the "Infinity Edge Display", the screen offers a clear viewing experience because of its wide viewing angle which offers nearly no reflection at all. Second, it now packs Intel's latest 8th gen Core processors just like nearly every other new laptop that will be coming out at CES.

They should hopefully see a Middle East launch (and prices) later this year. The new XPS 13 is available today for $950 with Ubuntu and $1,000 with Windows.

It's hard not to be impressed with the sort of headway Dell has made with its Ultrabook-class computer, the XPS 13. Yes, Dell is completely ditching all the Type A ports on the device in favor of the new Type-C ports, but you will likely be able to purchase dongles that bring back the Type-A ports.

"Technology has become an expression of style for those who use it, though fashion can be fickle", Dell Vice-President and General Manager Frank Azor, who's in charge of the company's XPS, Alienware and Dell Gaming businesses, wrote January 4 in a blog post.

Dell today announced a big update to its popular XPS 13 laptop.


A healthy array of ports are on offer, including two Thunderbolt 3 connections, a microSD card reader, a USB Type-C input with DisplayPort support, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Be that as it may, another, ostensibly more down to earth new element is the Windows Hello-prepared unique mark sensor inserted into the XPS 13's energy catch.

Inside the XPS 13 is the same basic 8th-generation Core i7 quad-core that Dell refreshed with the previous XPS 13 that debuted a few months ago.

Owing to its prolonged presence in the market as the best choice for a laptop, the Dell XPS 13 has, for a long time, been offering low-end configurations for tight budgets. Dell claims that models with the 1080p screen can sustain up to 19 hours and 46 minutes of use on a single charge, while ones with the 4K screen option can last over 11 hours.

It's impossible to cover everything there is to know about this notebook, so we'd recommend hitting up the official website to learn everything you need to.

The main downside here is that the new XPS 13 loses its USB 3.0 ports.

Dell is coming to CES 2018 with its next-gen XPS 13 (model 9370) which is an impressive computing device packaged in a sleek body and featuring its famous InfinityEdge borderless display.

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