Dell's new XPS 13 (9370) is now up for preorder

XPS 13
XPS 13

Dell preempted the upcoming hustle and bustle of CES 2018 by announcing its latest update to the XPS 13, and now you can step in line to get one as soon as they ship. The redesigned laptop is now up for preorder at both Dell and Microsoft, starting at $999.

The XPS 13 has been rebuilt for 2018, bringing new ports and some shakeups to the design. Top of the list is that Dell's already-thin bezels on the XPS 13 are now even thinner than, and the display itself can now be equipped with up to a 4K display with an anti-reflective coating and 100 percent sRGB coverage. The port selection has also been updated to include USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3. The full-size SD card reader has also been dropped in favor of a microSD reader.

Additionally, the XPS 13 is now available with an alpine white carbon fiber interior and gold exterior. That's in addition to the riginal silver exterior and carbon fiber interior. The web cam has also been relocated to the middle underneath the display, and it now includes Windows Hello facial recognition. A fingerprint senseor can also be added on the power button. This is all rounded out by Intel's latest eighth-generation processors, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 1TB of SSD storage.

For more on the new XPS 13 (9370), be sure to check out our initial impressions. And if you're ready to dive in, you can preorder the laptop now from Microsoft and Dell, starting at $999. Units are set to start shipping in late January.

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