CES 2015 | Dell launches new XPS 13 notebook, updates the old XPS 15 to QHD
The new XPS 13 Ultrabook from Dell places a lot of emphasis on the display. Although the panel still measures 13 inches across the diagonal like with the previous XPS 13, the bezels around the display of the new model measure just 5.5 mm. This means that although the new XPS 13 is a 13-inch notebook, it has the dimensions of a 11-inch notebook.
The base model comes with a 1920 x 1080 IPS display. The top-end version, which launches later in the year, will come with an ultra-crisp display running a resolution of 3200 by 1800 pixels. Both are power-saving IGZO panels from Sharp. The processing power is offered by the new range of Intel Core i processors from the Broadwell generation (Core i3, i5, and i7 options all available in the US). Users can also configure up to 8GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of SSD storage.
As far as the battery is concerned, Dell says that the Core i3 version with a fullHD display will have a battery life of roughly 15 hours, a bold claim that we're eager to put to the test. Depending on the exact configuration, prices range from $799 to $1,899 in the United States.
Dell also updated the XPS 15, but the update isn't as big as is the case with the new XPS 13 model. The manufacturer only added a version with a 3840 x 2160 display on top of the pre-existing qHD display option.