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Dell XPS 13

Dell XPS 13  ·  Source: Dell

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If you’re a non-Mac user seeking a compact laptop, the new Dell XPS 13 could be worth investigating. It’s a lightweight but well-constructed design that combines all the basics into a performance-oriented package. Powered by the latest 12th-Gen Intel chips, you have all the options needed to configure this machine to meet tasks like location recording or editing on the go.

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What’s inside the new Dell XPS 13?

You have a choice of two basic systems:

  • 12th-Gen Intel Core i5-1230U (starting with 8GB LPDDR5 RAM)

OR

  • 12th-Gen Intel Core i7-1250U (starting with 16GB LPDDR5 RAM)

From here, you can make your selection of OS: Windows 11 Home, Windows 11 Pro, or Ubuntu Linux 20.04 LTS.

These configurations will support up to 32 GB LPDDR5 RAM and a 1 TB SSD for storage. In addition to this, there is the touch display option – which only sets you back an extra $100.

The 13.4 FHD+ (1920 x 1200) Anti-Reflective display should be able to offer decent performance in outdoor environments, and the aluminium casing is rugged enough for the road. It is a little short on ports, with only two Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C) connections – one on either side.

However, the included USB-C to USB-A 3.0 and USB-C to 3.5mm minijack adaptors might save you the trouble of ordering more peripherals.

Dell XPS 13

The 2022 XPS 13 is thinner than ever.

Pricing and availability:

The new Dell XPS 13 is available in two colours from the official Dell online store, starting at $989.

Overall, it’s a well-built compact machine, perfect for travel. In this price range, you can’t really expect a production powerhouse but it will certainly perform well doing simple tasks. If you do require more expansion, Dell does have optional accessories like the WD22TB4 Thunderbolt 4 Dock and the DA310 USB-C Mobile Adapter which suffice for most small audio setups.

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2 responses to “The new Dell XPS 13: a powerful and affordable mobile system”

    Every buyer wants to know about their favorite laptop, your article made this thing happen. Thanks for sharing such a detailed review of the Dell XPS 13. Keep sharing more stuff!!

    MBProKeys says:
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    Nice review! Very helpful for those people who are planning to buy this Dell XPS 13 laptop!! Thanks for sharing!!

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