The Dell XPS 13 (9315) launches with a very lightweight chassis and 4K 16:10 touchscreen
After releasing the XPS 13 Plus in January with a somewhat contentious design that includes touch-sensitive function keys and an invisible touchpad, the latest generation of the more affordable XPS 13 now follows a similar design language, although the more traditional function keys and touchpad are more reminiscent of last year's model.
The aluminum chassis is just 1.4 cm (~0.55 in) thick and has a low weight of only 1.17 kg (~2.58 lbs). Buyers can choose between the Intel Core i5-1230U and the Intel Core i7-1250U, which means there are at least two performance and eight efficiency cores. 8 to 32 GB of LPDDR5-5200 RAM and a PCIe-4.0 SSD with 256 GB to 2 TB rounds off the system.
A 13.4-inch 16:10 display with a 1920 x 1200 native resolution comes standard on the Dell laptop and a touchscreen option with a resolution of 3840 x 2400, a brightness of 500 nits, and a contrast ratio of 1650:1 can be configured for a premium.
The ultrabook includes a 51-Wh battery, which can be charged at up to 45 watts via USB-C. The port selection is very limited, however, and there are only two Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C) ports available, meaning the included dongle is required to access a headphone jack.
Price and availability
The Dell 13 2022 (9315) is available in the US starting from 999 USD (~934 Euros) with details regarding the prices and availability in other regions expected to become available within the coming weeks.