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.
|Category||XPS 13 (9300)|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home or Pro
Full HD, 4K
|Processor||10th Gen Intel Core
Intel Iris Plus
|Memory||4, 8, 16, or 32GB LPDDR4X (3733MHz)|
|Storage||256GB, 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB PCIe NVMe SSD|
|Front Camera||HD 720P (top bezel)|
|Security||Windows Hello IR camera (face)
Windows Hello fingerprint (power button)
|Connectivity||Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX500-DBS
|Ports||2x Thunderbolt 3
1x 3.5mm headphone
Type-C to Type-A converter included
|Audio||2x 2.5W (4W peak) stereo|
|Dimensions||Height: 14.8mm (0.58") x Width: 295.7mm (11.64") x Depth: 198.7mm (7.82")|
|Weight||1.2kg (2.64lbs.) for non-touch
1.27 kg (2.8 lbs.) for touch
|Colors||CNC 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.
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.
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.