The new Dell XPS 13 series is equipped with a 12th generation Intel processor

Today, Dell Releases XPS 13 Revision 2022 with Intel’s Latest 12th Gen Alder Lake CPUs adding more cores and a hybrid architecture, while claiming that the new version is the thinnest and lightest 13-inch XPS ever. The new laptop is 13.9mm thin and weighs just 1.17kg, compared to its predecessor’s starting weight of 14.80mm and 1.2kg for a non-touch screen model. The new XPS 13 is available today in the United States and Canada, with Windows 11 or $949 for a Developer Edition equipped with Ubuntu 20.04 – no information about the launch in France at this time.

The XPS 13 went from a glimpse into the future of laptops when Dell introduced the InfinityEdge thin bezel design in 2015, to something mundane a few years later. Either way, it should be everything a Windows laptop should be.

To avoid accusations that the lineup isn’t scaling, Dell has an XPS 13 Plus model that started the year with a Touch Bar, flat keyboard and slightly more powerful P-series CPU options, as well as a new 2022 XPS 13. 2-in-1 today announced that it will replace the old slim, foldable design with a tablet + keyboard.

From the outside, the new model XPS 13 (9315) resembles the XPS 13 (9310) powered by an 11th-gen CPU that debuted in 2020 before adding an OLED display option last year, but the differences should show up as soon as you open it.

Dell claims to haveunnecessary steps eliminated, fewer finishes and materialson the new laptop drawing a line under the contrasting interior to showcase the “sleek, premium” CNC-machined aluminum that is now the star of the laptop inside and out. It’s a familiar look, but fairly clean in the gray or brown tinted aluminum finish, and hopefully it keeps the sturdy design, as well as the solid keyboard and trackpad seen in 2020. fingerprint/power button and Thunderbolt 4 ports on either side. remain unchanged, but there is no headphone jack on the laptop this year

The best under the hood

The most notable changes are inside and fix some of the weaknesses of its predecessor. The internal layout has been redesigned to accommodate Dell’s smallest motherboard, which is 1.8 times smaller than the previous model, leaving room for larger speakers and other technology. The spec sheet lists the use of this space for a larger battery. It also has a single fan instead of two.

At launch, Dell offers two choices of 10-core processors, i5-1230U or Intel’s i7-1250U with the Iris Xe graphics card8, 16 or 32 GB RAM and 256, 512 or 1 TB SSDs. According to Dell, the most energy-efficient i5 model can stream Netflix for 12 hours or 11 hours in the i7 configuration. , and up to 6 hours on a model equipped with the i7 chip, 16 GB of RAM, a 1 TB SSD and a 4K display.

Different screen options, but no OLED

As for displays, there is no new OLED-equipped version available right now, with choices such as: a 4K UHD+ (3,840 x 2,400 pixels), or full HD+ (1,920 x 1,200 pixels) touchscreen in touch or non-touch configurations† This year it will support Wi-Fi 6E, but built-in 5G is reserved for the upcoming 2-in-1 version. The aluminum chassis is low-carbon to reduce its carbon footprint, while this year’s model comes in new packaging made from “100% recycled or renewable materials”.

The webcam has also been updated, separating the infrared and RGB sensors in a way the company claims will help you be seen better in low light, and while Dell finally got the camera in the right place a few years ago, it’s still limited to 720p. True or not, this model also adds Dell’s ExpressSign-In technology that uses a proximity sensor in conjunction with the Windows Hello webcam with facial recognition to detect when you’re sitting in front of the laptop and log in automatically. like locking when you walk away or dimming the screen to save battery while watching something else.

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