Dell's refreshed XPS 13 has the same great looks with beefed up specs

XPS 13
XPS 13

The XPS 13 launched initially back in January at CES where the near bezel-less Infinity Display took our breath away. Visually, this latest model remains the same, so the Infinity Display remains as does the 13-inch size in an 11-inch form factor. The big changes are inside.

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As you'd expect from a new laptop launching at this point in the year, the refreshed XPS 13 gets a range of Skylake CPUs from Intel, and is available with Core i3, i5 and i7 variants. As with before there will be two choices of display to include a 1080p non-touch and a QHD+ (3200x1800) touch screen.

RAM and internal storage options have increased for this latest model, with 4, 8 and 16GB of RAM now available as well as up to 1TB of PCIe SSD storage. The external ports are about the same with two full sized USB 3.0, a 3.5mm headset jack and full sized SD card slot, this time around joined by a Thunderbolt 3/USB-C port.

Construction is still the aluminum/Carbon Fiber harmony we already know and the precision trackpad also makes a return. It's essentially the same exact machine but given a bump with 2016 ready specs. And that's just fine with us.

The latest XPS 13 will be available in the U.S. from October 8 at with prices starting at $799.

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  • The new Dell XPS lineups are amazing.
  • No Hello?
  • I would like to know this too.  Was chatting with Dell.  The agent was trying to find out for me, but we got disconnected.  I waited 20 min before we got disconncted.  The website says nothing about it, leaving me to believe, no Real Sense.  It would be a selling feature.  I was waiting for the new Dells' to get this feature.  This is a deal breaker for me.
  • Thunderbolt 3/USB-C port makes up for that.
  • Did they fix the trackpad?
  • What's wrong with the trackpad? Precision trackpad on mine has worked flawlessly
  • On Amazon there are lots of complaints on trackpad and some reviewers are complaining as well, like here:
  • I would take Amazon reviews seriously by a grain of salt. 
  • How can I remove this comment? Sorry.
  • Did you see the "x" icon on the top right corner of your message?
  • Thanks. I guess there is a time limit so I don't see it right now, I'll try it next time.
  • Almost the same price as Surface Pro 4.
  • I love my Inspiron 15 more