As far as product refreshes go, the new Dell XPS 13 is a pretty minor one. This updated laptop, which Dell launched at the end of last year as the successor to early 2015’s completely revamped Dell XPS 13, includes just a handful of improvements: a new Skylake CPU, a USB Type-C port that supports Thunderbolt 3, and the option to get the laptop in gold. That’s about it.
But considering the Broadwell-based Dell XPS 13 was my favorite laptop of 2015, I just had to get in the new model and see if it’s still a class-leading device. The release of the Skylake variant also presented a great opportunity to see how the high-resolution touchscreen model compares to the standard 1080p variant, which I had previously looked at last year.