Dell's new XPS 13 features Broadwell CPUs, stunning edge-to-edge high-res displayBy Shawn Knight
Dell has refreshed its XPS 13 notebook at this year's Consumer Electronics Show and based on some early feedback from attendees, it looks to be one of the best yet.
Perhaps the biggest change with the new XPS 13 is the 13.3-inch display and its bezel, or lack of. The original shipped with a paltry 1,366 x 768 resolution but for 2015, buyers have the option of equipping the machine with an impressive 3,200 x 1,800 high-resolution touchscreen panel.
Going for the infinity look, Dell has shrunk the top and side bezels down to just 5.2mm. Combined with its aluminum and carbon fiber chassis, the system tips the scales at just 2.6 pounds (2.8 pounds if you opt for the touchscreen display). All things considered, Dell is calling it the smallest 13-inch laptop on the planet.
Under the hood is the latest 5th generation Intel Core series processors (from an i3 up to an i7) alongside your choice of either 4GB or 8GB of RAM. That new processor is good for some seriously awesome battery life - up to 15 hours with an i5 and the 1080p display, Dell claims.
Elsewhere, you'll find a full-sized backlit keyboard and a precision trackpad with glass button, up to 512GB of solid state drive storage and an SD card slot should you need even more room.
Pricing starts at just $799 for an entry-level XPS 13 with a Core i3 and climbs to nearly $2,000 if you want all of the bells and whistles. Systems are shipping today in the US.