Dell is retooling considered one of our favourite productiveness laptops, the XPS 13, with extra highly effective {hardware} packed right into a thinner and lighter profile than any earlier iteration. That’s saying one thing as a result of one of many issues we like a lot concerning the XPS 13 is that it is a svelte laptop computer. The newest model is much more so, with a tiny 0.55-inch waistline and tipping the scales at a mere 2.59 kilos. That’s down from 0.58 inches and a couple of.64 kilos for final 12 months’s mannequin.
“In the past, you’ve seen XPS reimagine the front-of-screen experience with our trademark InfinityEdge design that propelled the industry to adopt thinner bezels and offer a greater viewing experience in the same or smaller footprint. In the spirit of pushing boundaries, or shrinking boundaries, our engineering team journeyed inwards with the same mission to get the XPS 13 as compact as possible for customers who prioritize mobility. This time, our engineers had to rethink the architectural layout under-the-hood,” Dell explains.
Shown above is a comparability of the earlier era XPS 13 9305 (2021) on the left and the retooled XPS 13 9315 (2022) on the best. To make the most recent model even thinner and lighter, Dell mentioned it opted to “miniaturize” the motherboard to be 1.8x smaller. It’s really the tiniest motherboard ever created and fitted for a Dell PC.
“This engineering marvel created the architectural space needed to pack in a tapestry of new technologies and enlarge the speaker enclosures. The end result is an XPS 13 that is thinner and lighter, yet better sounding, high performing and long lasting,” Dell says.
Though small, the XPS 13 swings usually swings a giant efficiency punch in our expertise. For this era, you may equip one with a twelfth Gen Intel Core i5-1230U or Core i7-1250U Alder Lake processor, each of that are 10-core/12-thread CPUs (2 P-cores and eight E-cores) with 12MB of L3 cache. The distinction primarily comes right down to the clocks—the Core i5-1230U incorporates a 4.4GHz max turbo frequency for the P-cores and three.3GHz for the E-cores, whereas the Core i7-1250U kicks these as much as 3.5GHz and 4.7GHz, respectively.
Users also can elect for as much as 32GB of LPDDR5-5200 reminiscence (twin channel), together with as much as 1TB of PCIe 4.0 SSD storage. Incidentally, that is the primary Dell system make use of LPDDR5 package-on-package (POP) reminiscence, which primarily means it’s stacking parts.
There are three 13.4-inch show choices. The highest finish of the bunch is a 4K (3840×1200) contact panel with 500 nits brightness, DisplayHDR 400 certification, and 90% protection of the DCI-P3 shade house. Alternatively, the opposite two are each 1080p screens (1920×1200) with 500 nits brightness and 100% protection of the sRGB shade house, one with contact help and the opposite with out it. Sadly, there is not any OLED choice, at the least not but.
As for the port choice, you are taking a look at two Thunderbolt 4 (USB Type-C) with DisplayPort and energy supply. Dell additionally features a USB Type-C to USB Type-A adapter within the field. And then rounding out the spec sheet you may discover Killer Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 wi-fi connectivity, a 720p webcam with Windows Hello help, full-size backlight keyboard with 1mm of key journey, and a 51WHr battery.

Dell XPS 13 2-In-1 Goes The Detachable Route

The new XPS 13 is out there now beginning at $999.
Dell additionally launched a brand new XPS 13 2-in-1 that trades its convertible type issue for a removable one, just like the Surface Pro. So it is primarily a souped up pill, if you wish to name it that.
“The XPS 13 2-in-1 lets you transition freely and fluidly from consumption to full productivity mode by attaching the magnetic XPS Folio, providing a complete laptop experience that supports three angle adjustments (100°, 112.5°, 125°) for flexibility and comfort. Express your creativity with a natural writing and inking experience with the XPS Stylus, comfortable for both left- and right-handed users, turning the device into a state-of-the-art sketchpad to bring your latest creative visions to life,” Dell says.
This is the primary XPS with optionally available 5G help. It additionally comes geared up with Wi-Fi 6E, regardless if choosing the 5G mobile radio.
The specs are much like the XPS 13, simply with fewer choices. For instance, you may equip the removable with a Core i7-1250U or Core i5-1230U processor and as much as 1TB of storage, however the RAM tops out at 16GB of LPDDR4x-4266. There’s additionally a single show choice, a 13-inch 2880×1920 contact panel with 500 nits brightness and DisplayHDR 400 certification.
Dell says the XPS 13 2-in-1 might be obtainable someday this summer time at a worth but to be decided.