Dell's newest XPS 13 laptop brings new technology and eye-catching color schemes to shoppers starting today.
The XPS lineup is known for its premium carbon fiber and metal build, which continues with this iteration. The most visible addition to the high-end ultraportable, however, is the white and rose gold color option, another example of what seems to be a returning trend of white laptops.
The white glass fiber finish is stain resistant, made to fend off yellowing and markings, but you can also get the new laptop in a black and silver color scheme.
The new XPS 13 is thinner, lighter, and smaller than the previous model (24 percent decrease by volume), and is available now starting at $999.99 with multiple configuration options.
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That includes Intel's eighth-generation processors. You can opt for an i5 or an i7, both of which include four cores for improved multitasking and media performance. There's a new internal thermal solution centered around a dual heat pipe and fan solution to keep the increased power running cool in a slimmer chassis.
The 13.3-inch display is available in two resolutions, either HD (1,920 by 1,080) or 4K (3,840 by 2,160). Both are InfinityEdge designs, meaning razor-thin bezels (4mm thick), while only the 4K version is a touch display. The 4K model also boasts 100 percent sRGB coverage and a 1,500:1 contrast ratio. All screen types are covered edge-to-edge with Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Screen resolution influences battery life, so Dell claims up to 19 hours with the HD screen and 11 hours on the 4K model.
Storage comes in the form of an SSD, which you can order in a 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB capacity. Ports include two USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 3 ports, another USB-C port, and a microSD slot. All three USB-C ports are capable of DisplayPort connection for external displays. The power button has a built-in fingerprint reader.
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