07 January 2020
Dell has once again updated its best laptop in the portfolio with better design and specifications. The upgraded XPS 13 (model number 9300) has smaller and thinner form factor with reduced InfinityEdge borders. Dell has officially announced it ahead of CES 2020 but expect it to be showcased at the event as well.
Talking about its design, the new XPS 13 is crafted with machined aluminum, carbon fiber, woven glass fiber, and hardened Corning Gorilla Glass. Dell claims the new XPS 13 has 25% brighter InfinityEdge display with 16:10 aspect ratio and it delivers a 13.4-inch display in an 11-inch form factor. It is 2 percent smaller overall than its predecessor.
The new XPS 13 (9300) comes with 10nm-based 10th-gen Intel Core Ice Lake processors. So, you can expect better performance than the previous models. With Core i3, i5, or i7 options, you can choose the configuration options – 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB RAM options, including the 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB SSD storage. There are also three display options available – a standard one with 1920x1200 pixels resolution, an FHD Plus display with a touchscreen and a 4K 3840x2400 pixels with HDR 400.
Dell not only touts the bigger display but also the long battery life of its XPS 13 2-in-1 notebook. Dell claims the XPS 13 (9300) can deliver up to 19 hours of battery life. There is an edge-to-edge keyboard, larger trackpad, and almost negligible bottom bezel. It either runs Windows 10 or Developer Edition featuring Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
The price of the XPS 13 starts at $999.99 and it will be available on January 7 in the US, Canada, Sweden, UK, Germany, and France. It will go global on February 4.