In a few days, Dell will present his model XPS 13 (model 9370) at CES 2018. An iconic machine from the American brand which without revolutionizing its image knows how to renew itself from one generation to the next.
The reputation of the XPS 13 is well established. Compactness, good performance, general quality of manufacture and beautiful design, the XPS 13 plays in the court of HP Specter 13 and others Lenovo Yoga 920 all of which offer high-quality screens integrated into solid machines with a well-designed design.
Dell claims that its XPS 13 2018 is “more compact, thinner and lighter” than its predecessor, notably by its aluminum and carbon fiber design, in addition to being more efficient thanks to the adoption of the new Intel processors from 8th generation (Kaby Lake-R). Thus its thickness passes to 1.16 cm against 1.5 cm previously. Same refrain for the weight that loses 80 grams. Not a big difference here, but we salute the effort.
In the range of major innovations, we note the appearance of a thermal insulation coating from the aeronautical industry, but also facial recognition via the webcam or the installation of a biometric sensor on the ignition button. .
Obviously, interested buyers will have the choice between i5 or i7 processors, the integrated graphics card being an Intel UHD graphics 620. The RAM can go up to 16 GB and the storage in SSD up to 1 TB. Infinity edge display (without edge), the panel can be matt or shiny, with a 4K option on the shiny model and touchscreen at the customer’s request.
Regarding autonomy, Dell says that its XPS 13 is able to hold 19:45 in video streaming. A time measured on a Full HD panel. Going into 4k, the battery fails after 9 hours under the same conditions.
Available today on the Dell site, the new XPS 13 is displayed from 1349 euros. Only its black version is available at launch. The white livery is a little late, says the manufacturer.
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