The Dell XPS 13 Plus is now orderable with its futuristic invisible trackpad, capacitive function keys and an OLED touchscreen
Dell has finally made the XPS 13 Plus available to order on its webshop, having unveiled the machine in January at CES 2022. To recap, the XPS 13 Plus contains Intel Alder Lake processors, along with a design that builds on the XPS 13 9310 and its predecessors. However, the XPS 13 Plus has no visible function keys or a trackpad.
Instead, Dell has equipped the XPS 13 Plus with capacitive function keys that are actually touch-sensitive LEDs. Also, the machine's keyboard sits almost flush with the chassis, unlike other XPS models. Similarly, Dell has left no space between each key, which may take some acclimatisation if you own an XPS 13 9310.
Moreover, Dell has opted for an invisible trackpad, making it impossible to determine its edges. Separately, the XPS 13 Plus only comes with two Thunderbolt 4 ports (USB Type-C), a downgrade from the XPS 13 9310. Currently, the XPS 13 Plus starts at US$1,299 in the US with a Core i5-1240P processor, 8 GB of LPDDR5-5200 RAM, 512 GB of storage and a non-touch display. Unsurprisingly, Dell offers plenty of configuration options, including four displays and two processors, among others.