Dell Xps 13 Plus 2022 MainSource: Windows Central

Dell has today announced a brand new XPS 13 "Plus" at CES 2022, featuring a reinvented simplistic design with extremely thin bezels, a large haptic trackpad, function touch keys, and more. It's a major redesign of the Dell XPS 13, one of Dell's most popular products and indeed the king of laptop design.

This new design features a keyboard deck that spans the entire width of the laptop, with larger keycaps which provide a comfortable smooth and effecient typing experience. Additionally, Dell has replaced the top row where the function keys would normally be with capacitive touch buttons instead.

While capacitive keys may seem gimmicky, Dell tells us they did it for a good reason: It gave them more room for thermals, which lets them run Intel's new 28-watt P-series chip with 14-cores and 20-threads. Users can toggle betwen Function and Media keys in Dell's software.

Category Dell XPS 13 Plus
Operating System Windows 11 Home
Windows 11 Pro
Display 13.4 inches
16:10 aspect ratio
Processor Intel Core i5-1240P
Intel Core i7-1260P
Intel Core i7-1270P
Intel Core i7-1280P
Graphics Intel Iris X Graphics
Memory 8GB LPDDR5
Storage 256GB PCIe 3
512GB PCIe 4
1TB PCIe 4
2TB PCIe 4
Front Camera 720p
Security Windows Hello Face and Fingerprint Unlock
Connectivity Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E 1675 (AX211) (2x2)
Bluetooth 5.2
Ports 2x Thunderbolt 4 USB-C
Audio Quad speakers
Battery 55Whr battery
Dimensions 0.60 x 11.63 x 7.84 inches (15.28mm x 295.3mm x 199.04mm)
Weight 1.24kg (2.73 lbs.)
Colors Platinum

Dell Xps 13 Plus 2022 Macro KeysSource: Windows Central

Dell has also updated the trackpad design, placing it under a long pane of glass below the keyboard which gives the appearance of an invisible trackpad. It's also powered by haptics, meaning it doesn't move yet still provides a satisfying click when you press down on it.

Everything about the XPS 13 Plus focuses on design. It has a 4-sided InfinityEdge 13.4-inch display with up to 4K resolution and OLED options available, two hidden upward firing speakers underneath the keyboard deck, and two down firing speakers for an excellent audio experience. It's available in both Platinum and Graphite color options too.

Even the webcam is improved (though still 720P). Dell now has two cameras (one RGB, one IR), which gets better quality/resolution. Previously, the IR/RGB was combined into one camera resulting in about 20% loss of the pixels used for the IR portion and Windows Hello.

On the inside, we have Intel 12th-Gen i5 or i7 chips at 28W, making the XPS 13 Plus the most powerful XPS 13 ever. It also has up to 32GB RAM, 2TB PCIe storage, 2x Thunderbolt 4 ports, and ships with Windows 11 Home or Pro, or Ubuntu if you opt for the XPS 13 Plus "Developer Edition."

Pricing has not yet been announced, with availability expected sometime in the Spring.