CES 2018 is around the corner, and Dell has just introduced its latest iteration of the much beloved Dell XPS 13. Adopting a sleeker design and a new colour scheme, the redesigned XPS 13 adds – and removes – several neat upgrades.
The most noticeable difference between the new XPS 13 and its predecessor is the new gold-and-white colour option, which looks pretty good. If you’re concerned the white palm rest will stain, don’t worry too much about it – Dell claims you can wipe off stains on the white surface within a week without any issue.
Of course, if you don’t quite fancy the new colour option, you can still get the XPS 13 in the familiar black-and-silver colour scheme.
And then we have the updated ports of the XPS 13, which switches all of the USB 3.0 connections for USB-C ones. On top of that, the SD card reader has been replaced with a microSD card reader too – we imagine photographers won’t be too thrilled about this. The awkward webcam positioning on the bottom left of the older XPS 13 has also been moved to the middle now, though it’s still on the bottom bezel.
Other specifications of the new XPS 13 are what you’d expect from a 2018 Ultrabook. These include a 13.3-inch 4K InfinityEdge touch display – alternatively, there’s also option for a more power-efficient 1080p touch or non-touch display – eight generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors paired with up to 16GB of RAM, and SSD storage ranging from 128GB to 1TB.
Interestingly, the new XPS 13 is said to be the world’s first laptop to be built with “GORE Thermal Insulation,” which lowers the operating temperature of the laptop. This, in turn, should boost the performance of Dell’s latest Ultrabook.
The new Dell XPS 13 is currently available in the US starting from $1,000, which comes up to about RM4,015. The updated XPS 13 will likely arrive in Malaysia, although Dell has yet to confirm its availability here.