A few days back at CES, Dell launched a new updated version of its popular laptop, the Dell XPS 13. What does the update hold? This time around, the new XPS 13 has a higher resolution 4k display, and also the latest 8th generation Intel Processors which brings to users enhanced performance and efficiency with up to 11 hours of battery life.
The new Dell XPS 13 will be available in two colours; Silver and Rose Gold. The silver model has a darker grey-coloured palm rest and keyboard while the outer shell is silver. The Rose Gold colour variant has a gold-pinkish lid, while the rest of the laptop has a white colour.
The new Dell XPS 13 also has slimmer bezels and a new infrared camera for Windows Hello authentication. It also came with four integrated microphones for voice recognition and Cortana capabilities. The laptop follows the new trend of putting web cameras below the display, this may not be okay for people who do a lot of video conferencing.
Dell XPS 13 Specifications
CPU: 1.8GHz Intel Core i7-8550U (quad-core, 8MB cache, up to 4.0GHz)
Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620
RAM: 16GB DDR3 (2,133MHz)
Screen: 13.3-inch, Ultra HD (3,840 x 2,160) UltraSharpInfinityEdge touch display
Storage: 1TB PCIe SSD
Ports: 2 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), 1 x USB-C 3.1, micro SD card reader, headset jack
Connectivity: Killer 1435 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1
Camera: Widescreen HD (720p) webcam with 4 array digital microphones
Weight: 2.67 pounds (1.21kg)
Size: 11.9 x 7.8 x 0.3-0.46 inches (3.02 x 1.99 x 0.78-1.16cm; W x D x H)
Dell XPS 13 Price and Availability
Moving away from the normal pricing plan, Dell is offering the 2018 Dell XPS 13 at a price of $949 ((£1,269, about AUD2,190), not the $799 it was for the non-4k version. The sad part is that the Rose Gold colour is a bit higher in price than its standard Silver colour, as it costs an extra $50 regardless of its configuration. Another sad news is that the Rose Gold colour option is not yet available outside the United States as at the moment I am writing this post.