Skip to main content

Dell's next XPS 13 teased with stunning white design

Dell only just recently updated its XPS 13 lineup with Intel's latest processors, but it's already starting to tease what's next for the popular laptop. The PC maker recently showed off what it's working on for the next XPS 13 to the folks at Hot Hardware, and the design tweaks on deck are sure to catch some eyes.

Most notably, the XPS 13 model teased by Dell sheds the line's typically black interior for a starkly white finish. Setting concerns about dirt and dust aside, the white interior certainly looks impressive. Interestingly, Hot Hardware notes that Dell used a woven glass fiber material for the palm rest and keyboard deck. Dell explained the change of material was due to the difficulty in achieving a quality result when painting hybrid carbon fiber.

Dell XPS 13 White

Another notable change is the position of the camera, which has moved from below the left corner of the display to the middle. It's also now much more prominent when placed against the white of the bezel.

Oh, and there's now facial recognition for Windows Hello instead of a fingerprint reader.

Hot Hardware was also able to confirm the array of ports on board, which include three Thunderbolt 3 ports and a microSD card reader. A battery status indicator is also present on the side of the laptop, displaying remaining capacity with 5 LEDs when you press a button. Accessories included in the box include a white power adapter, a while USB-C to USB-A adapter, and a white sleeve for storage.

There's no word from Dell on when to expect the next XPS 13, but it looks like fans will have something to look forward to. In the meantime, you can get the current XPS 13 starting at $799.99 at Dell.

See at Dell (opens in new tab)

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to

  • Ew
  • I literally said the same thing when I saw the picture. 
  • Love white laptops. I think this looks great. Glad they did a redesign and that's a Windows Hello camera
  • They looks great for the first few days. After half a year of use you can barely call them white 😉
  • Agreed Daniel....That looks awesome...and with the rose gold top...WOW.   Now,  I prefer the grey/carbon version for myself,  but for my wife,  it's that white and Rose gold.  I have a white acer 7720 and it's almost 10 years old.  Other than 2 keys on the white keyboard turned slightly yellow,  it's all still white.  I used that bugger ALOT.  Still do.  Works like a charm!  I am replace the keyboard with a black one,  swapping 8gb of ram in,  and adding a faster processor to speed it up a bit.  Already SSD'ed so that made things faster!
  • looks stunning imho
  • Looks cool doesn't best HP's new white spectre though
  • HP's sure looks good. I'm on the fence about this Dell's. :-/
  • Yuck lol this doesn't look pretty at all in my opinion!! Looks cheap and outdated.
  • Looks much better. The current one, although nice, feels kinda cheap and plasticky.
  • I'm not one of those negative people who criticize everything, but I personally think the computer looks seriously bad and cheap. Might think different once I see it in real life. I hope Dell comes out with a second color.
  • Looks good except for the white. Hope they have black version still.
  • white is far worse than alcantara. I've owned white in the past as well as a number of friends and all the machines are stained. We also have a white all-in-one Dell desktop at work (a business office) that is only 6 month sold and that machine is filthy, especially the white mouse.
  • You must be bathing in grease if your computers are turning color after 6 months.   I have a 2007 macbook in white,  as well as my acer 7720 which is white,  both are STILL white.   NO stains, marks etc.  Do you not regularly clean your devices?  or just work on your car then use them?  
  • I need a finger print reader, sorry.
    Lenovo Yoga 9XX will have my money when icelake is out