Dell releases new stylish, smaller and lighter laptop with woven glass fibre design

The new 13-inch laptop, available in rose gold, has improved design and thermal regulating technology.


Dell is announcing today the latest addition to its XPS laptop line – the new smaller and lighter XPS 13 with white woven glass fibre. With rose gold and white accents, the new 13-inch (11-inch frame) Ultra HD laptop comes the latest 8th Generation Quad Core processor and thermo regulating technology.

At 3.4mm thin and lighter (starting at 2.7 pounds) than the previous XPS 13, with almost 20 hours of battery life, Dell has made significant improvements to this XPS 13 since the original launched in 2015.

Design

The new XPS 13 features a white palm rest which uses a crystalline silica material with a white colour woven into nine composite layers – like an intricate fabric. The white glass fibre weave has titanium oxide coating for a pearlescent sheen, and rest assured, stain-resistant protection to prevent yellowing over time. Dell says you can simple wipe away pen marks from the extra cool glass fibre.

It also has built-in GORE Thermal Insulation – material that directs heat out of the device, which has been used as insulation on the Mars Rover among other space technology, according to Dell.


Performance

The laptop is powered by the latest Intel 8th Generation Quad Core processor, with fast boosting SSDs up to 1TB.

Dell also says the XPS 13 has the longest battery life of any 13-inch laptop, with almost 20 hours on FHD, and up to 11 on UHD.

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 Display

The XPS 13 has 2.5 million more pixels with 4K Ultra HD, compared to the previous QHD+.

Dell has developed a power manager so you can customise the balance of battery life, charging, thermals and acoustics and Dynamic Power Mode. This promises to help with video rendering apps and advanced spreadsheets, “while intelligently monitoring and managing system temperatures”.


Pricing and Availability

The new XPS 13 is available today from Dell and John Lewis, starting at £1,269.

Dell is also offering an Ubuntu-based developer edition with Linux preloaded starting at £1,319 beginning today on Dell in the US and Europe.

The rose gold edition will be available from February, starting at £1,669.