Dell announces new XPS 13 and XPS 13 2-in-1 laptops

Dell’s previously released XPS 13 Plus, which has been praised for its “futuristic redesign,” is now available on e-commerce platforms. Dell isn’t slowing down its efforts to restructure its XPS lineup either, announcing new XPS 13 and XPS 13 2-in-1 laptops.

Dell has made a new design for the new generation of XPS 13 notebook computer (9315) this time, with a thickness of only 13.9mm and a weight of 1.17kg, both of which are reduced compared to the previous generation.

In addition, Dell has redesigned the internal structure. It is said to use the smallest motherboard Dell has ever built, and it is also its first device to use LPDDR5 package-on-package memory. The SSD measures only 11.4 x 13 mm and uses a single-fan cooling system.

In terms of configuration, the new device is equipped with Intel’s 12th-generation Core low-voltage processor (Core i5-1230U or Core i7-1250U), LPDDR5-5200 memory with a maximum capacity of 32GB, and a 1TB SSD. It uses a 16:10 13.4-inch micro-frame display (FHD to 4K touch screen optional) and the power button integrates fingerprint recognition, but only provides two Thunderbolt 4 ports. In addition, its battery capacity is 51WHr, with a nominal battery life of 12 hours.

This time, the XPS 13 2-in-1 laptop is equipped with the same platform as the XPS 13, using LPDDR4x memory, and the screen is a 3:2 13-inch touch screen with a resolution of 2880 x 1920. It is equipped with a stylus that can be attached to the top and supports 5G networks. Its thickness is only 7.4mm, and the weight is about 725g.

The XPS 13 laptop (9315) is currently available in the US and Canada, starting at $999 and $949 for Windows 11 or Ubuntu 20.04 versions, respectively. The XPS 13 2-in-1 will be available later, with prices announced closer to launch.