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Dell’s New XPS 13 with OLED Puts Premium Precision in a Tiny Frame

Front view and top-down view of new Dell XPS 13 with OLED laptop on white textured background
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Dell’s latest update to its wonderful XPS 13 series laptops is here, and with it comes with a four-sided InfinityEdge display, premium components, upgraded tech specs, and a stunning OLED display option. The laptop is tiny yet plenty mighty.

The XPS line has long been among our favorite laptops, as they always manage to pair an impressive list of hardware with great performance, solid battery life, and a stylish, portable design. This iteration addresses most of our grievances with last year’s model. It offers an improved OLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass, and even upgraded the flimsy-feeling body to a two-part CNC machined aluminum body cut from a single block of aluminum.

The new XPS 13 boasts 11th generation Intel Core processors, ranging from the i3-1115G4 (6MB cache, up to 4.1GHZ) to the i7-1185G7 (12MB cache, up to 4.8GHz, 4 cores), along with options for 8, 16, or 32GB of LPDDR4x Dual Channel SDRAM, which should be more than enough to handle most day-to-day tasks. You’ll also be able to choose from 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB of SSD storage.

Left-side and right-side view of new Dell XPS 13 laptop, with view of ports and 3.5mm headphone jack

You’ll enjoy watching videos on the laptop, as well. The 13.4-inch display has a cool four-sided InfinityEdge design that fits a 13.4-inch display into an 11-inch size laptop. There are FHD+ options, but the OLED touch display promises the best view and the most functionality. However, the OLED model only offers 400-nit brightness, where all the others give you 500 nits.

It has two Thunderbolt 4 (USB Type-C) ports with DisplayPort and PowerDelivery, a microSD reader, and a 3.5mm headphone jack, far field-capable Cortana, plus a USB Type-C to USB A v3.0 adapter included in the box, which should make it easy to connect your favorite peripherals. The laptop even has a fingerprint reader embedded in the power button and a Windows Hello camera in the upper bezel for a cleaner-looking and more secure design.

The laptops are now available to purchase, and Dell stated that it’ll cost $300 to upgrade from the base FHD+ model to OLED touch screen model.

New Dell XPS Laptop

Dell XPS 13 with OLED

Upgrade the laptop you use for school or for your home office with this powerful portable laptop.

Source: Dell

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