Dell updates XPS 13 line of premium compact notebooks with thinner design and infinity edge display

Dell updates XPS 13 line of premium compact notebooks with thinner design and infinity edge display

New line of Dell XPS 13 notebooks brings the largest display on the market for a 13 "notebook and a renewed and lighter design

THE Dell pre-launched the line update XPS 13 of compact premium notebooks this Wednesday (08). The new notebooks bring a thinner and lighter design, with aluminum chassis and screens with infinite edge, which guarantee the largest display on the market for a notebook in this category, according to the company.

The new line consists of three models, the difference of which is only in the configuration. The entry model brings more modest processor, storage and RAM, while the top of the line is equipped with a more powerful processor and has more storage and RAM. In addition, the screen of the entry model Full HD without touch, while the top of the line 4K Ultra HD with touch.

The new generation notebooks of the line XPS 13 will be manufactured in Brazil, at the Dell unit in Hortolndia (SP). According to the company, this guarantees a reduction of up to 30% in the value of the devices compared to the previous generation, which is imported.

Also according to Dell, national production also guarantees more agility in delivery, which will now take seven days (before it could reach 45 days). The company said that these estimates are for deliveries in the state of So Paulo.

“Brazil is the only country (from the Americas) to produce notebooks of the XPS 13 from Dell. it is the only company in the country that will have local production of devices. ”

Diego Puerta, vice president for End Consumer and Small Business at Dell Brazil

Dell also reported that during the pre-sales period for new XPS 13, which runs from July 14 to 21, users who purchase a notebook from the line on the company's website will receive a 24-inch Dell Full HD monitor, a 6-in-1 USB-C mobile adapter from the company and a year of Premium Support service Plus, which eliminates virus removal, accident repair and PC optimization.

Design and canvas

New XPS 13 from Dell Infinite Edge optimizes display of Dell's new XPS 13

To update the line XPS 13, Dell rethought the design of notebooks, making them thinner and lighter. According to the company, the idea was to emphasize and improve the features with which users interact more frequently with the screen and keyboard, in addition to making other elements less invasive. Also according to the company, the devices are the smallest in the category of premium compact notebooks.

Exclusive technology Infinity Edge ensures that the devices are the only ones in the category to have an infinite border on the four sides of the screen, according to Dell. Also according to the company, the 16:10 ratio of the display is the largest for a 13.4-inch device, 6.8% greater than the line's predecessors.

The new notebooks from Dell offer two screen options: one with Full HD resolution and no touch and the other with Ultra HD 4K resolution and touch. All feature protective Corning Gorilla Glass 6 technology and offer 25% more shine compared to previous models.

“The models have a 13.4 inch screen in a format that offers the maximum possible use of the display and is much more immersed in any activity. It combines power and performance with great mobility. ”

Fernando Faria, Product Manager for End Consumer at Dell Brazil

New XPS 13 from Dell Dell's new XPS 13 has edge-to-edge keyboard and carbon fiber finish

Still in relation to the screen, the new notebooks XPS 13 they feature exclusive Dell Cinema technology, which combines image, sound and streaming capabilities to deliver a more immersive experience when watching videos, movies and series.

Now in terms of composition, the devices also bring “premium materials”. Among them are carbon fiber (in the hand support area), which was inspired by the aerospace model, woven fiberglass (for the screen and touchpad) and precision machined aluminum (for the chassis). In addition, Dell said that notebooks incorporate 100% recycled plastic.

The keys are 9% bigger and the touchpad is 17% bigger, compared to the previous generation of the line XPS 13. In addition to the larger keys, the keyboard has an improved backlight system and an edge-to-edge design, which makes it take advantage of the entire space of the device.

Performance and battery

The three new models in the line XPS 13 from Dell bring hardware and features that ensure high performance for both day-to-day work (remote or off) and entertainment. Check out the main components of the notebook configuration below:

  • Input model: Intel Core i5 processor, Full HD Non touch screen, 512GB of internal storage and 8GB of RAM;
  • Intermediate model: Intel Core i7 processor, Full HD Non touch screen, 1TB of internal storage and 16GB of RAM;
  • Top of the line model: Intel Core i7 processor, 4K Ultra HD Touch screen, 1TB of internal storage and 16GB of RAM.
New XPS 13 from Dell Dell's new XPS 13 is thinner and more powerful

All processors in the Intel that equip the notebooks are of the 10th generation. In addition, the devices have a battery of four Li 52WHr integrated cells, which can withstand more than 18 hours of continuous use (or 12 hours, on the touch model), Windows 10 or Windows Pro factory installed and graphics with Intel Ice Lake and Intel Iris Plus Graphics (for i7).

Another important feature related to connectivity. The new Dell notebooks are equipped with the Killer AX1650 (2 × 2) card, integrated with the Intel WiFi 6 Chipset. The Dell Power Manager controls energy efficiency to optimize the CPU and maximize device performance.

The new notebooks come with two Thunderbolt inputs with power supply and DisplayPort, a card reader (microSD), a 3.5mm headphone and microphone input and a USB-C input.

An interesting feature is Dell Mobile Connect, which is already embedded in the new notebooks of the line XPS 13 and can be installed on the user's smartphone (Android and iOS). The software allows integration between the user's computer and smartphone, displaying phone calls, messages and notifications on the computer screen.

Security

New XPS 13 from Dell Dell's new XPS 13 has a digital sensor and facial recognition

Another novelty present in the keyboard of the new generation of notebooks of the line XPS 13 the fingerprint sensor, built into the power button. Using the security features of Windows Hello, users can unlock the notebook using the fingerprint reader or facial recognition, using the device's infrared camera technology.

The thermal system of the new generation of the line XPS 13 has also been improved. The devices now feature two separate fans to spread the heat over a larger area, and a heat pipe designed with an evaporator and a double condenser, which dissipate the heat through the hinges.

Another feature of the system is the GORE thermal insulation, which provides lower levels of thermal conductivity than air in a thin and flexible format, which helps to keep the components cool. According to Dell, this new design of the thermal system ensures better performance for the next generation of notebooks XPS 13.

Prices and availability

Dell's new XPS 13 in the box New XPS 13 from Dell cost from R $ 8,999

The new notebooks of the line XPS 13 from Dell will be available in Brazil only in silver color with black carbon fiber interior. See below the prices suggested by Dell for each model:

  • Input model: R $ 8,999;
  • Intermediate model: R $ 10,499;
  • Top of the line model: R $ 11,499.

The pre-sale of the new models starts on July 14th and the launch occurs on July 21st. The notebooks will be available at Dell's online store and at other company retailers.

Technical specifications for Dell's new XPS 13 notebooks

Model Input
Dimensions 14.8 x 295.7 x 198.7mm
Screen 13.4 ″ Infinity Edge16: 10Full HDNon-touch
Processor 10th Generation Intel Core i5
Graphics Intel IceLake
Storage 512GB SSD
RAM memory 8GB
Camera HD WebCam
Drums 52WHr
Appetizer 2 3.5mm Thunderbolt and DisplayPort1 USB-C1 microSD1 for headphones / microphone
Connectivity Wi-Fi 6 (Killer card integrated with Intel Chipset) Bluetooth 5
Color Silver with black interior
Price R $ 8,999
Model Intermediate
Dimensions 14.8 x 295.7 x 198.7mm
Screen 13.4 ″ Infinity Edge16: 10Full HDNon-touch
Processor 10th Generation Intel Core i7
Graphics Intel Iris Plus Graphics
Storage 1TB SSD
RAM memory 16 GB
Camera HD WebCam
Drums 52WHr
Appetizer 2 3.5mm Thunderbolt and DisplayPort1 USB-C1 microSD1 for headphones / microphone
Connectivity Wi-Fi 6 (Killer card integrated with Intel Chipset) Bluetooth 5
Color Silver with black interior
Price R $ 10,499
Model Top of the line
Dimensions 14.8 x 295.7 x 198.7mm
Screen 13.4 ″ Infinity Edge16: 104K Ultra HDTouch
Processor 10th Generation Intel Core i7
Graphics Intel Iris Plus Graphics
Storage 1TB SSD
RAM memory 16 GB
Camera HD WebCam
Drums 52WHr
Appetizer 2 3.5mm Thunderbolt and DisplayPort1 USB-C1 microSD1 for headphones / microphone
Connectivity Wi-Fi 6 (Killer card integrated with Intel Chipset) Bluetooth 5
Color Silver with black interior
Price R $ 11,499

Source: Dell Brazil