At the launch event of the Inspiron 13 2-in-1 and Inspiron 15 today, Dell also announced the Malaysian availability of the new Dell XPS 13 – the one equipped with Intel’s latest 8th generation processors. Set to arrive in Malaysia next month, the new XPS 13 is said to be 44% more powerful than its predecessor.
Beyond the new choice of processors, the new XPS 13 isn’t all that different from previous generations. It retains the very same design, including the impressive InfinityEdge display. Aside from that, the laptop also comes with a slew of different configurations – four of them, in fact.
Let’s start with the most affordable RM4,999 XPS 13. It features a 13.3-inch Full HD non-touch display, an Intel Core i5-8250U processor paired with 4GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD, as well as Intel HD graphics; all variants of the XPS 13 does not come with any discrete GPU.
A tier up is the RM5,999 model, which offers double the RAM and SSD storage of the previous variant. Of course, this particular model also comes with a higher resolution QHD+ touch display. And then we have the third option: retailing at RM6,899, this XPS 13 adds a Core i7-8550U processor along with a QHD+ display, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage.
Last but definitely not least is the top-of-the-line XPS 13. Packed with a very generous 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD, this model goes for RM7,399.
The new Dell XPS 13 will be available in Malaysia from 6 October onwards. The XPS 13 is definitely not an affordable product, but it’s certainly one of the best premium-tier laptops money can buy; you can check out our review of the first generation XPS 13 here.