Dell unveils its new XPS 13, including a model with a detachable screen

Dell unveils its new XPS 13, including a model with a detachable screen

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After causing a stir with an XPS 13 Plus with a new design, Dell is renewing its classic XPS 13 and its 2-in-1 model, which now adopts a detachable format.

In recent months, Dell has announced a small refresh of its XPS 15 and 17 flagships, but above all an XPS 13 Plus with a very original design that completely shakes up the series and that we were able to take in hand. Expected over the next few weeks with a little delay, it will not be released on its own, since two new XPS will land in stride this summer: the “classic” Dell XPS 13 and the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 convertible into a tablet .

The Dell XPS 13 changes mostly internally

For this model, do not expect major changes to the chassis, which remains thin, aluminum and offers a screen with ultra-thin borders. It is rather the interior that will undergo upheavals with a much more extensive miniaturization of components. The motherboard is almost half the size, according to the manufacturer, which makes the PC thinner and lighter while leaving room for better speakers. A priori, good points which should shine during the test of the computer, which we will realize as soon as we have received it in the lab.

The new motherboard is tiny.  © Dell

The new motherboard is tiny. © Dell

It is of course renewed with 12th generation Intel processors and can therefore carry a Core i5-1230U or a Core i7-1250U in addition to 8 to 32 GB of DDR5 RAM and up to 1 TB of SSD storage.

It is expected today in the United States starting at $1000 and should therefore be released soon in Europe.

The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 gets a makeover

Until now, the manufacturer’s 2-in-1 models were laptops with 360° swivel screens intended for use in tablet or tent mode. This version adopts a detachable format, like Microsoft’s Surface Pro or Huawei’s MateBook E.

The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 on its keyboard.  © Dell

The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 on its keyboard. © Dell

We will therefore find a tablet with thin borders in 3:2 format with a definition of approximately 3K (2880 x 1920 pixels) accompanied by its detachable and magnetic keyboard, as well as a stylus. We will discover two UBS-C ports on the edge, the other components being the same as those of the classic XPS 13.

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In any case, it will be interesting to see how these new chassis behave in terms of heating, as well as the performance delivered by these processors that we have not yet been able to test. The XPS 13 2-in-1 is expected to release sometime this summer, but its starting price is unknown at this time.

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