The XPS series has been one of the most exciting notebook lineup from Dell in recent time. Without fail, Dell has been delivering premium XPS devices on a yearly basis, and this year is no different. Dell has released an improved version of the XPS 13 2-in-1 as well as the XPS 15, both built with CNC machined aluminum.
Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 Compact, Nimble, Yet Premium
Coming in a number of variations, the base model of the XPS 13 2-in-1 packs a 10th generation Intel Core i3. There are also variants sporting the Intel Core i5, and i7, both of which are 10th generation. This Windows 10 notebook also have LPDDR4x RAM options of 4 / 8 / 16/ 32 GB, with SSD storage of 256 / 512 GB and also the top tier of 1TB. Meanwhile, graphics are handled by Intel UHD Graphics, or Intel Iris Plus Graphics. Performance can be expected to be up to 2.5x better than its predecessors thanks to the latest chips from Intel.
Known for their InfinityEdge display, the latest XPS 13 2-in-1 packs a 13.4-inch FHD+ touch display while the most premium variant comes with a display of similar size but its an UltraSharp 4K Ultra HD+ display. The display has been refined, allowing it to be a 7% larger 16:10 one. Both come with Eyesafe protection, which minimises blue light without affecting the colour quality of the display. While rather small, the laptop still maintains a number of ports, including 2x Thunderbolt 3 ports, 1x microSD card reader, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Other features include an improved MagLev keyboard, and a 19% larger touchpad. Also, it features an extremely small webcam, coming in at just 2.25mm. Keeping the lights on is a 51WHr battery which is expected to deliver up to 16 hours of battery life on a single charge.
The XPS 15 is packed to the brim with hardware, with 9th generation Intel core processors being the powerhouse. Options available are i5 / i7 / i9, while DDR4 RAM is also part of the package with options of 8 / 16 / 32 / 64GB available to users. It comes with the same storage options as the XPS 13 2-in-1, though the top-end variant packs 2TB of SSD storage. When it comes to graphics, users can opt for either Intel UHD Graphics 630 or a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 with 4GB of DDR5 RAM.
Fronting the XPS 15, is a 15.6-inch InfinityEdge display, with three options to choose from. There’s FullHD, UltraSharp 4K Ultra HD, and an OLED 4K Ultra HD. All displays come with EyeSafe protection as well as anti-glare. There is also an optional touch display. Stereo speakers tuned with Waves MaxxAudio Pro is also part of the package. Battery options of 56WHr or 97WHr are available, which is meant to last up to 20.5 hours. An array of ports are included, such a Thunderbolt 3 port, 2x USB 3.1, a HDMI port, a SD card reader, and also a headphone jack.
Both laptops are priced at $999 for the base model, but local availability and price have yet to be announced.