Ahead of next week’s 2020 CES, Dell has introduced a new version of the XPS 13 laptop, the Dell XPS 13 9300 Series, with Intel’s 10th generation Core “Ice Lake” processor. The new XPS 13 will provide higher graphics performance than the Intel Comet Lake processor, but the latter will provide more CPU cores. At the same time, Dell has upgraded the display for the new version of the XPS 13, including a 16:10, higher resolution display. Overall, the XPS 13 versions of Ice Lake and Comet Lake will coexist on the market.
The Dell XPS 13 9300 series of laptops are targeted at consumers who want the best performance in a fairly unique 13.4-inch form factor, so in addition to the Intel Ice Lake CPU with built-in Iris Plus graphics, up to 32 GB’s LPDDR4X-3733 memory and PCIe SSD up to 2 TB. To cool the processor and ensure its stability at high loads, Dell uses a new cooling system with two fans, two heat pipes and multiple air intakes. As for connectivity, the system features a 2×2 Killer Wi-Fi 6 plus Bluetooth 5.0 adapter, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, a microSD reader and a 3.5mm audio jack.
The Dell XPS 13 9300 series of laptops features two 13.4-inch displays, a 1920×1200 panel with full sRGB coverage, or a 90% DCI-P3 color gamut and HDR 400 certified 3840×2400 Ultra-HD plus panels. Both panels are also Dolby Vision Certified.
To make the XPS 13 a larger panel, Dell is working to reduce the borders around the panel and expand the overall size of the laptop. The body is made of aluminum made of black or white CNC, with a thickness of 14.8 mm and a weight of 1.2 kg to 1.27 kg.
The new XPS 13 features fairly advanced multimedia features, including a 720p webcam, a 2W stereo speaker with WavesXAudio Pro enhancements, and a remote-field microphone array that supports Microsoft Cortana with Windows in the power button Hello compatible fingerprint reader. The new XPS 13 will be equipped with a 52 Wh battery with a Full-HD plus display with a rated battery life of 19 hours.
Dell’s new XPS 13 will be available in the U.S. and some European countries on January 7 at $999.99. Elsewhere, it will be launched in February. In addition to the new XPS 13 version of Pre-installed Windows 10, Dell will also offer a pre-installed version of Linux.