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Dell xps 13 plus 2022

Dell Makes its Intentions Clear with New XPS 13 Plus

Simple, yet intentional. The Dell XPS 13 has always showcased the best in Windows-based laptops and the brand looks to turn up the ante with a redesigned system built around 12th Generation Intel Core. We had our hands on the XPS 13 2-in-1 at the start of last year and were supremely impressed with the overall design, build quality, and power from such a usable form factor. This new XPS 13 builds on these pillars of modern stylish XPS models and presents the most powerful XPS 13 Plus yet.

Here’s a quick look at the performance specifications for the XPS 13 Plus for 2022.

Dell XPS 13 Plus Specifications
Operating system
  • Windows 11
Processor
  • 12th Generation Intel Core i5-1240P (up to 4.4 GHz, 12MB cache)
  • 12th Generation Intel Core i7-1260P (up to 4.7 GHz, 18MB cache)
  • 12th Generation Intel Core i7-1270P (up to 4.8 GHz, 18MB cache)
  • 12th Generation Intel Core i7-1280P (up to 4.8 GHz, 24MB Cache)
Graphics
  • Intel Iris Xe graphics (up to 96 EUs)
RAM
  • 8GB dual-channel DDR5 5200MHz
  • 16GB dual-channel DDR5 5200MHz
  • 32GB dual-channel DDR5 5200MHz
Storage
  • 256GB PCIe 4 SSD
  • 512GB PCIe 4 SSD
  • 1TB PCIe 4 SSD
  • 2TB PCIe 4 SSD
Price
  • from approx. $1200 USD

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Making Intentions Clear

Dell understands that the needs of customers no longer conform to traditions. In designing the XPS 13 Plus they stripped back all the unnecessary gadgets and gizmos to understand exactly what the market is asking for. Seamless in its experience, the interior of the new laptop showcases a new simplified design starting with the best-in-class edge to edge display that brings video, multimedia, photos, and editing software to life. Moving down the interior, a sleek keyboard, function row (not touch screen, thankfully), touchpad, and comfortable palm rest take the strain out of the equation when exercising a hybrid working environment. The keyboard itself features larger keycaps (zero-lattice) that allow smooth transitions between strokes and the top row is now clear and more functional with capacitive touch for quick media access. A seamless glass trackpad finishes off the interior beautifully.

Underneath the skin, the latest battery technology sees Express Charge 2.0 that offers 80% battery life in less than an hour.

Sight and sound have been greatly improved to increase the creative process when using the Dell XPS 13 Plus. The borderless viewing experience courtesy of the 4-sided InfinityEdge display has been increased with a reduction in layers – improving clarity and weight. On the sound spectrum, the speakers are louder with a broader dynamic range thanks to down-firing speakers with solid bass hidden under the keyboard.

Pricing and Availability

The Dell XPS 13 Plus will be available worldwide from Spring 2022 (United States) with Windows 11.

Pricing will be confirmed nearer to the shipping date.

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Dell XPS 13 Plus Full Specifications
Display
  • 13.4-inch FHD+ (1920 x 1200) InfinityEdge non-touch, 500-nit, anti-reflective
  • 13.4-inch FHD+ (1920 x 1200) InfinityEdge touch, 500-nit, anti-reflective
  • 13.4-inch UHD+ (3840 x 2400) InfinityEdge touch, 500-nit, anti-reflective
  • 13.4-inch 3.5K (3456 x 2160) InfinityEdge OLED touch, DisplayHDR 500, 400 nits, 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut, anti-reflective, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
Audio
  • Quad stereo speakers (8W total output)
  • Dual-array microphones
Webcam
  • 720p HD camera
Biometric Authentication
  • 8GB dual-channel DDR5 5200MHz
  • 16GB dual-channel DDR5 5200MHz
  • Fingerprint reader
  • IR camera
Battery
  • 60Whr battery
Ports
  • 2 Thunderbolt 4 (USB Type-C) ports
  • USB Type-C to Type-A adapter included
Connectivity
  • Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (2×2), Bluetooth 5.2
Colours
  • Platinum
  • Graphite
Weight
  • from 1.24kg (2.73 lb)

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Ben McKimm

Ben lives in Sydney, Australia. He has a Bachelor's Degree (Media, Technology and the Law) from Macquarie University (2020). Outside of his studies, he has spent the last decade heavily involved in the automotive, technology and fashion world. Turning his passion and expertise into a Journalist position at Man of Many where he continues to write about everything that interests the modern man. Conducting car reviews on both the road and track, hands-on reviews of cutting-edge technology and employing a vast knowledge in the space of fashion and sneakers to his work. One day he hopes to own his own brand.