The Dell’s XPS 13 is about to step up the ladder this 2018 with a change in its design and performance hardware too. Dell is definitely cooking up something big for its XPS users this year as it is making improvements on its already existing XPS 13.
Who thought that the legendary two-year-old flagship and one of Dell’s best laptop brands on the market would be receiving an upgrade. The XPS 13 is expected to get a new makeover and we excited to see the new changes.
The new upgrade could go for about $999 (3,641,355 Uganda Shillings) with it being readily available for users once it is dropped on the market. These are some of the changes we expect in the new XPS 13 remake;
1. A slimmer beautiful design
The previous models never disappointed when it came to design. They were lighter, smaller and compact. However, Dell is taking it to another step this time around by making the laptop design even way slimmer.
By that we mean more than 24 percent of the laptop volume has been toned down using the next-generation Infinity Edge bezel. Dell shaved 3.4mm from the thickness compared to the previous model giving it a thin 11.9 x 7.8 x 0.46 inches.
2. Better display & resolution
The new XPS 13 display will include an optional 4K UltraHD resolution screen with a 100 percent sRGB color rating and a maximum brightness of 400 nits. For those that don’t need this feature, they can opt for the standard 1080p display.
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3. More performance
Don’t expect anything less. Under the hood, the XPS 13 rocks a revamped 8th-generation Core i7 quad-core with an upgraded cooling system compared to its previous predecessor.
On top of that, Dell claims that this is the “most powerful 13-inch laptop in its class.” According to Dell, their new XPS 13 beats the HP Spectre x360 13t, Microsoft Surface Book 2 and MacBook Pro due the redesigned cooling system which gives it a major performance advantage over current 8th generation Core i7 laptops.
The XPS 13 is getting all beefed up with a 11 hours battery Core i7, 16GB LPDDR3 memory, 1TB SSD (Solid State Drive) and 4K panel. The alternate 1080p version comes with a Core i5, 4GB of LPDDR3, 128GB SSD and can max 19 hours according to Dell.
The new models also include two Thunderbolt 3 ports, plus a USB-C port. You even get a 45-watt USB-C charger too. There’s also a microSD card reader and a Noble lock port.
The bad news
The downsides to these new models is that the popular USB Type-A wasn’t included so as to save space according to Dell. However, at least they retained the usual analog combo headphone jack or we could have ended up with another Apple story.
The Dell XPS flagships have been able to leave a remarkable mark when it comes to sleek and powerful Windows laptops in the past years and now that Dell has redesigned the XPS 13, we anxious to see if it will live up to its reputation.
Allan Bangirana is a freelance writer for Newslibre and Spur Magazine. He is also the co-founder of the Innovware project.
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