The Dell XPS 13 is widely (though not generally) considered one of the best available Windows computers, thanks to its sleek design and affordable price. Dell's gentle review of the laptop continues in 2019, especially with the most requested change.
Dell lowered the curtain on CES's latest update and added a headline feature to viewers: the camera is now exactly where it's expected to be. Earlier iterations searched for the thinnest screen fades possible. This was achieved by gluing the webcam under the main bezel. This inelegant design spiral was quickly called a "nose cam" because it was accustomed to looking directly into the user's nostrils. Thanks to a redesigned module and a soldered ribbon cable instead of the usual plug, the 720p pinhole can be pressed into the top panel with just a tiny and quite extra space.
Elsewhere The changes to the XPS 13 are harder to spot. I still think of a carbon fiber sandwich, with the patterned carbon on the keyboard top and palm rest on the lid and bottom surrounded by machined aluminum. It still looks good, either in white or black, and the base configuration ($ 900 this year) still starts with just 4GB of RAM. (And yes, we still recommend the RAM buffer, even if you try to keep the price low.) The only other sore spot are the speakers, which remain tiny grids on the left and right edges and are something like you. & # 39; I would see it on a cheap tablet. If you decide to upgrade, the fingerprint reader is now cleverly hidden in the on / off switch. Otherwise, it's the same design that you all know and love many of you.
The most expensive configurations include brilliant 13-inch 4K touchscreens, although of course, a conventional 1080p screen is also available, which is preferable for those who have a battery life in mind. Dell says the notebook is charged for up to 21 hours, which seems optimistic at best. Oddly enough, online configurations currently have a maximum of 16GB of RAM and 256GB of memory. I / O includes three USB-C ports for power, data, and Thunderbolt video (it does not fit old-fashioned USB-A ports), a headphone jack, and a MicroSD card reader.
Note At the time of writing, the new model (9380) uses the same Intel Core 8th Generation processors as last year's design. They are likely to be replaced by Intel during the upcoming product cycle, with no other major changes to the case. XPS fans who are looking to upgrade might want to wait, or look for a deal with the 9370 design and trim their nose hairs before making any important Skype calls. Ready to press the trigger? Dell is now accepting orders for the 2019 machine.