Dell has launched the revised XPS 13 and unveiled the upcoming convertible tablet, both powered by Intel’s latest Alder Lake processors.
New XPS 13 is currently on sale (Opens in new tab) The Developer Edition starts at $ 999 on the Dell website in the US and Canada. The The difference between the two (Opens in new tab) While the developer edition includes Ubuntu 20.04, Base XPS 13 runs on Windows 11 (Home or Pro). Dell claims that the developer edition is also for sale, but it is not currently found on the company’s website.
Availability issues aside, one of the most important aspects of the XPS 13 is its size. It is 0.55-inches thick and weighs an initial weight of 2.59 pounds. Dell claims to have created the smallest motherboard ever made to fit inside the slender XPS 13. But this size comes at a very substantial price: the XPS only has 13 Two Thunderbolt 4 ports For power and output video.
No earphone jacks. True, the XPS 13 supports Bluetooth 5.2 for wireless headphones and comes with a 3.5mm headset adapter from USB-C. So there are ways around the missing port (as long as you lose the adapter).
Hardware-wise, you have three options for the Alder Lake 10-core CPU (i5-1230U or i7-1250U), RAM (8GB, 16GB and 32GB) and two SSD variants (512GB or 1TB). Intel’s Iris Xe graphics card is the only GPU available for the XPS 13. All this power is displayed on a 13.4-inch full HD + screen, which features anti-glare technology.
At its most power-efficient, the Dell XPS 13 claims a maximum of 12 hours of battery life. Other important features include a new woofer on the speakers and a fingerprint reader on the backlit keyboard.
XPS 13 2-in-1
Not much is known about the XPS 13 2-in-1, the aforementioned convertible tablet. Its price tag is still pending and will be released this summer.
Dell claims that the convertible XPS is the first in its line to offer 5G connectivity. It will be too eSIM Tech is installed. Dell claims that you can travel to other countries with this particular model and connect to their network providers without much hassle. Like the base XPS 13, the convertible has only two ports with a single headphone adapter.
Unlike the Alder Lake CPU, the hardware specs are unknown. Dell has revealed that the 2-in-1 tablet has a 3K resolution screen, and is thinner and lighter than the base model (0.29-inch thick and 1.6 pounds).
The XPS 13 comes in Sky Blue or Umber Brown. The 2-in-1 model has the same sky blue and darker slate. If you are interested in shopping for a new laptop, Tecroder a List of top options for 2022.