New Dell XPS 13 Series Has 12th-Gen Intel, No Headphone Jack


Photo of someone typing on a Dell XPS 13

The Dell XPS 13 has been round for years as top-of-the-line laptops with Home windows, and now Dell has up to date it with two distinct fashions for 2022 — proper on the heels of Apple’s new MacBook Air.

Identical to with previous generations, Dell is promoting two variations of the XPS 13. There’s the common XPS 13, with a conventional laptop computer design, and the XPS 13 2-in-1 that can be utilized like a pill.

Dell XPS 13 (9315)

First up is the common XPS 13, which goals to compete with the Apple MacBook Air, Microsoft Floor Laptop computer, and different ultrabooks. This up to date mannequin has a “fifth era” InfinityEdge 13.4-inch show, with minimal bezels across the display screen and three selections for the panel: a 1920 × 1200 non-touch display screen, a contact display screen with the identical decision, and a 4K (3840 × 2400) contact show with DisplayHDR 400. Above the display screen is a 720p webcam, and beneath that could be a backlit keyboard with a key journey of 1mm.

Dell will promote the XPS 13 with Intel Core i5-1230U or Core i7-1250U processors, 8-32 GB of RAM, and both 256 GB of 1 TB of SSD storage. All the laptop computer has a depth of 13.99 mm (0.55 inches), making it only a bit bigger than the brand new M2 MacBook Air (11.3 mm/0.44 inches).

The laptop computer has two Thunderbolt 4 ports that double as USB Sort-C connectors, so you may plug in absolutely anything, and both port can be utilized to cost the laptop computer with the included 45W energy adapter. Sadly, these are the one ports on the laptop computer — there’s no USB Sort-A for connecting older equipment (or most keyboards/mice), no SD card slot, and never even a headphone jack. That’s fairly foolish, particularly contemplating the brand new M2 MacBook Air has two Thunderbolt ports, a headphone jack, and MagSafe for charging.

XPS 13 9315 from the side
XPS 13 9315 Dell

Dell additionally consists of Bluetooth 5.2, Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E 1675, and a fingerprint reader for Home windows Hiya login. The laptop computer shall be offered with both Home windows 11 or Ubuntu Linux 20.04.

Pricing begins at $999 ($1,249 CAD) for the Home windows 11 mannequin, or $949 ($1,199 CAD) for the Ubuntu model. You’ll be able to order it starting today from Dell’s online store — it doesn’t appear to be out there at Amazon, Greatest Purchase, and different retailers but.

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (9315 2n1)

Dell’s earlier XPS 13 2-in-1 laptops weren’t all that totally different than the common XPS 13, with the principle distinction being a hinge that allowed the display screen to flip round 180 levels. This time round, it’s a totally totally different pc — the keyboard is removable, and it appears extra like a Microsoft Floor pill than anything.

The XPS 13 2-in-1 is actually a 13-inch 3K (1280 × 1920) Home windows 11 pill, with a removable ‘XPS Folio’ keyboard. The pill/display screen will be positioned at three totally different angles (100°, 112.5°, or 125°), and the magnetic XPS Stylus means that you can draw on the display screen. Each the keyboard and stylus are offered individually, once more like Microsoft’s Floor tablets (and iPads, and Galaxy tablets, and so forth).

Regardless that the design is totally totally different than the common XPS 13, the inner {hardware} is generally the identical. You’ll be able to select between an Intel Core i5-1230U or Core i7-1250U processor, with 8-16 GB RAM. There are three SSD storage choices out there: 256 GB, 512 GB, and 1 TB. You additionally get the identical two Thunderbolt 4/USB Sort-C ports, with no headphone jack or different ports.

XPS 13 2-in-1 from front and back with keyboard and stylus
XPS 13 2-in-1 Dell

The XPS 13 2-in-1 may also assist 5G connectivity with eSIM, so that you’ll give you the chance to enroll in a mobile knowledge connection from supported carriers with out ready for a bodily SIM card or going to a bodily retailer. That is the primary XPS pc with 5G assist.

Dell hasn’t revealed pricing for the XPS 13 2-in-1 but, however it will likely be out there someday this summer time.

Supply: Dell Blog

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