Back at CES, Dell updated the XPS 13 with an improved webcam that eventually brought it back to where it belonged, and at Computex 2019 it announced it would bring the same improvement as its XPS 15 and XPS 13 2-in 1 models – also with a complete redesign for the XPS 13 2-in-1.
The new design for the XPS 13 2-in-1 is the highlight here: Dell has overhauled the device with Intel & # 39; s long-awaited 10th Gen Ice Lake processors, a new screen and an updated keyboard.
First, the processor: Intel & # 39; s new 10 nm Ice Lake chips, which now come from the more powerful U-series line instead of the fanless Y-series models found in the older XPS 13 2 -in-1. That means that Dell has had to add fans for this model, but it should be a meaningful consideration: the company promises that the new chips will offer two and a half times better performance.
The screen is now a 13.4-inch, 16:10 panel that is 7 percent larger than the old model. It is also larger, giving the updated 2-in-1 a larger footprint than before, but Dell is using that space for good use with a larger keyboard and touchpad. And just like the old model, Dell offers both FHD + and 4K options for the screen.
The keyboard has also been redesigned and has adopted the maglev key technology from Dell & # 39; s XPS 15 2-in-1 that the company released last year. Dell has also modified a few other aspects of the design: there is more metal than the older version and the fingerprint sensor is placed in line with the keyboard, instead of being clumsy underneath. Oh, and there is the webcam: the same ultra-thin hardware that Dell introduced earlier this year with the regular XPS 13.
The update to the XPS 15 is slightly less exciting in comparison. In addition to the best-placed webcam, Dell offers Intel & # 39; s latest 9th Gen Core processors (with an i5, i7 and i9 option available), NVIDIA & # 39; s new GTX 1650 GPU and up to 64 GB RAM. There is also a new option for a 4K OLED panel that looks great on a personal level.
Availability for both products has yet to be announced. but the regular XPS 15 starts at $ 999.99, while the OLED version starts with a dazzling $ 1,899.99.