CES 2018: Dell’s new XPS 13 is much smaller than before
The most awaited announcement from Dell’s camp at the CES 2018 is the new XPS 13. It looks slimmer (11.6mm) and a lot smaller than its predecessor. Dell has utilised the space more judiciously, doing away with the wide plastic bezels around the screen, resulting in a more immersive and edge-to-edge experience for users while watching movies.
The outer shell is made of aluminium and has stain-resistant coating atop, while the palm rest is made of woven glass fibre creating a unique fabric-like appearance.
The XPS 13 will be available in Intel’s 8th Gen core i7 and Core i5 processors with 4GB RMA and 128GB SSD in the try-level variants, while the higher variants will have up to 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD. The 13-inch screen packs a resolution of 1,920x1,080p in all variants, expect the top variant which has a touchscreen and offers 4K (3,840x2,160p) resolution. Dell has added Gorilla glass 4 on top to protect it against any scrapes.
To keep the notebooks cool, Dell has used a Gore’s thermal insulator which uses silicon aerogel to dissipate heat and keep the laptop cool under prolonged and heavy usage.
The new Dell XPS 13 is already available in the US at a starting price of $999 (approximately Rs63,601), while the higher variant with touch support will set you back by $2,049 (approximately Rs1,30,470).
The new XPS 13 is competing with the new Acer Switch 7, which starts at $1,699 (approximately Rs1,07,538), looks a lot thinner (8.9mm) and offers a slightly bigger 14-inch screen with thinner bezels around it. It comes with built-in SIM card and supports 4G LTE networks.
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