Climb to the top of the laptop mountain and you’re going to find the Dell XPS 13 reigning over them all. Dell has stepped up that design for the new XPS 13, offering an even better model that is sure to keep competitors vying for second place.
The XPS 13 debuted its thin bezels back in 2015, and now those bezels are getting even thinner. In fact, the new version cuts out the bottom bezel. Removing that bezel allowed for a larger screen, bringing tis measurements up to a 13.4-inch display. That display grants the laptop a 91.5 percent screen-to-body ratio. And speaking of ratios, the XPS 13 display has a 16:10 aspect ratio, which will come in handy when reading documents, editing photos, and pretty much every other function you can think of, with the exception of viewing 16:9 content (those videos will have a bit of letterboxing). The laptop is configurable with both FHD and 4K panels, both of which are capable of HDR and a 500 nits peak brightness. Along with a bigger screen, Dell added in a larger keyboard to the XPS 13, which is accomplished by having the keys reach all the way to the sides. The bigger keyboard allows for keys that are 9 percent larger. Even with these increases in size, though, the new XPS 13 is 2 percent smaller than previous models.
For computing power, the XPS 13 relies on 10th, 10-nanometer Intel processors. It also comes with improved cooling for those higher workloads. You can opt to get 4GB of RAM all the way up to 32GB. The laptop also comes with options for storage, ranging from 256GB SSD to 2TB. The XPS 13 offers USB-C ports as well as two Thunderbolt 3 ports. There’s also a headphone jack and a MicroSD card slot. For the battery, Dell went with a 52Wh version that offers up to 19 hours of use. The SPS 13 is available now, and is listed at a starting price of $1,000.