Dell announces redesigned Dell XPS 13 (9300) with Ice Lake processors and a taller display

Dell XPS 13
Dell XPS 13 (Image credit: Dell)

What you need to know

  • Dell announced the refreshed Dell XPS 13 ahead of CES 2020.
  • The laptop has a four-sided InifinityEdge display with a 16:10 aspect ratio.
  • The refreshed laptop runs Intel's Ice Lake processors.
  • The Dell XPS 13 will be available on January 7, 2020 starting at $1,000.

Updated January 2, 2019: This post now includes more details regarding the XPS 13's battery life.

Dell announced a refreshed XPS 13 (9300) ahead of CES 2020. The laptop features a refined design that includes a four-sided InfinityEdge Display. The laptop runs on Intel's Ice Lake processors. The Dell XPS 13 will be available on January 7, 2020 from $1,000.

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CategoryXPS 13 (9300)
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home or ProUbuntu 18.04
Display13.4-inches (16:10)Full HD, 4KDolby Vision
Processor10th Gen Intel Corei3-1005G1i5-1035G1i7-1065G7
GraphicsIntel UHDIntel Iris Plus
Memory4, 8, 16, or 32GB LPDDR4X (3733MHz)
Storage256GB, 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB PCIe NVMe SSD
Expandable StoragemicroSD
Front CameraHD 720P (top bezel)
SecurityWindows Hello IR camera (face)Windows Hello fingerprint (power button)
ConnectivityKiller Wi-Fi 6 AX1650Bluetooth 5Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX500-DBS
Ports2x Thunderbolt 31x 3.5mm headphoneType-C to Type-A converter included
Audio2x 2.5W (4W peak) stereo
DimensionsHeight: 14.8mm (0.58") x Width: 295.7mm (11.64") x Depth: 198.7mm (7.82")
Weight1.2kg (2.64lbs.) for non-touch1.27 kg (2.8 lbs.) for touch
ColorsCNC machined aluminum (outer)Black carbon fiber (interior)Arctic white woven glass fiber (interior)

The latest XPS 13's display has a taller 16:10 aspect ratio that's surrounded tiny bezels. Most notably, the bottom bezel of the device is much smaller. The device has a 91.5 percent screen-to-body ratio and is 13.4-inches. There are options for both FHD+ and UHD+ displays on the laptop. The display supports Dolby Vision HDR with CinemaColor. On the audio side of things, the Dell XPS 13 supports Waves MaxxAudio Pro with CinemaSound.

Dell XPS 13

Source: Dell (Image credit: Source: Dell)

The keyboard of the XPS 13 now has nine percent larger key caps, and the trackpad is 17 percent larger.

The refreshed Dell XPS 13 is a Project Athena device which focuses on battery life and instant-on capabilities. Dell stated that the new XPS 13 gets up to 19 hours of battery life.

Dell XPS 13

Source: Dell (Image credit: Source: Dell)

Intel's Ice Lake processors are on the inside of the device, along with Iris Plus Graphics if you opt for the Core i7 model. There are variants of the XPS 13 ranging from the Intel Core i3 to the quad-core Intel Core i7. There is not an option for a six-core Intel chip.

In addition to the Windows version of the Dell XPS 13, there's a Developer Edition that runs Ubuntu. The Developer Edition starts at $1,200 and comes out on February 4, 2020.

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