Dell XPS 13 (2018) : CES 2018

Dell updated its one of the laptop from premium series XPS 13 towards the end of 2017, but that’s not stopping the PC maker to rebuild it for 2018.

With the update version of XPS 13 dell revamped chassis in addition to 8th Gen Intel CPUs and claims of even longer battery life with it’s new verity of white color.The changes aren’t immense, and you might struggle to tell the difference between a new and old machine placed side-by-side. In fact, the XPS 13 is just adopting the design that Dell used on the XPS 13 2-in-1 — a convertible version of this laptop with a touchscreen — that was introduced last year.

The laptop’s webcam has been moved from the incredibly awkward spot on the lower left side of the bezel to the slightly less awkward spot in the middle of the lower bezel. The XPS 13 now includes three USB-C ports.The downside is that, in switching to USB-C, the XPS 13 loses both of its USB 3.0 ports, so you’re going to need adapters. Photographers will be frustrated too — the laptop’s SD card reader has been replaced with a MicroSD card reader, which is a lot less useful.

Otherwise, this year’s update is a pretty typical step forward for the XPS 13. It can be configured with either an i5 or i7 8th generation Intel processor, a 1080p or 4K display, 4 to 16GB of RAM, and 128GB to 1TB of storage. Dell says the processor can actually run faster this year because of a new cooling system, so that should add to the performance boost too. The new model goes on sale today, with pricing starting at $1,000. (A “developer edition” running Linux will also go on sale for $50 less.)


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