Reinventing legacy with Dell’s new XPS 13 and XPS 13 2-in-1

On the heels of its marquee XPS 13 Plus launch, where the system has been praised for its ‘futuristic redesign’, Dell continues the streak with its rollout of the reimagined XPS portfolio with today’s launch of the iconic XPS 13 and the reveal of the upcoming XPS 13 2-in-1.

Today’s hybrid and mobile world mean that your tools have to meet you wherever you are. Versatility and multi-tasking with ease are paramount, and Dell’s XPS 13 and XPS 13 2-in-1 deliver each in spades.

Dell’s thinnest and lightest 13-inch XPS laptop, the XPS 13 is now available

The XPS 13 (available with Windows 11) is your ultimate on-the-go companion – artfully thin, light and compact with up to 12 hours of long battery life, it slips seamlessly into your backpack, bag or purse, while still delivering the premium performance you need with 12th Gen Intel® CoreTM processors to multitask with ease.

True to the XPS aesthetic, it features Dell’s fifth-generation, 4-side InfinityEdge display and enhanced sound for an immersive entertainment experience whether you are streaming music, video-chatting friends or watching the latest blockbuster. High brightness, improved clarity, precise detail and vivid colour bring your content to life, while larger speakers enable louder sound, deeper bass and a better overall audio experience. Eyesafe® technology intelligently manages light energy at the source, reducing harmful blue light without compromising the visual experience.

Expertly crafted from premium materials, the XPS 13 delivers an inclusive approach to expressive colour, with unified tones inside and out that embody Dell’s mindful, minimalist approach. Available in a softened shade of Sky, the tinted CNC machined aluminium is curated and premium.

Same charter, a new blueprint

With XPS, Dell’s design charter is to simplify the user experience so that the technology almost blends into the background and the device serves as an extension of the user.

In the past, the XPS reimagined the front-of-screen experience with Dell’s trademark InfinityEdge design that propelled the industry to adopt thinner bezels and offer a greater viewing experience in the same or smaller footprint. In the spirit of pushing boundaries or shrinking boundaries, Dell’s engineering team journeyed inwards with the same mission to get the XPS 13 as compact as possible for customers who prioritise mobility. To achieve this, the engineers at Dell had to rethink the architectural layout under the hood.

XPS 13 9305 (left) compared to new XPS 13 9315 (right)

This kickstarted a long and ambitious journey to “miniaturise” the motherboard to be 1.8x smaller than the one found in the previous XPS 13 (2021). In fact, it is the smallest motherboard ever created and fitted for a Dell PC. This engineering marvel created the architectural space needed to pack in a tapestry of new technologies and enlarge the speaker enclosures. The end result is an XPS 13 that is thinner and lighter, yet better sounding, high performing and long-lasting.

Taking versatility to new heights, the XPS 13 2-in-1 is launching in July 2022

As the lines continue to blur between work, life and learning, the XPS 13 2-in-1 reflects just that. This XPS device provides the ultimate flexibility allowing users to effortlessly transition between streaming, working creating and sharing content, and connecting with whatever else moves them.

Enjoy premium performance anywhere with the first XPS device to offer 5G connectivity, which enables faster downloads, like WiFi speeds, but for mobile broadband. Streaming, downloading files, rich video content – all happens a lot faster with the speed of 5G, so you can be productive and entertained no matter the location. The new XPS 13 2-in-1 also features eSIM technology, which allows users to go to different countries and connect to global carriers without having to switch SIM cards.

The XPS 13 2-in-1 lets you transition freely and fluidly from consumption to full productivity mode by attaching the magnetic XPS Folio, providing a complete laptop experience that supports three angle adjustments (100°, 112.5°, 125°) for flexibility and comfort. Express your creativity with a natural writing and inking experience with the XPS Stylus, comfortable for both left- and right-handed users, turning the device into a state-of-the-art sketchpad to bring your latest creative visions to life. The custom XPS Stylus magnetically attaches to the top to charge and can provide up to 50 days of run time on average from a full charge. Both the XPS Folio and Stylus are sold separately.

Designed around an intuitive, landscape-first viewing mode, the stunning display panel delivers high brightness and precise detail with up to 3K resolution and vivid colour, making content as dynamic as your ideas. The high-resolution 1080p front-facing webcam offers a crisp and clear image and is placed horizontally for practical and productive video calls. Additionally, the 4K world-facing camera empowers users to capture high-fidelity photos and edit content all on one versatile device.

Light and versatile, featuring an optional magnetic XPS Folio and custom XPS Stylus

The XPS 13 2-in-1 offers two connectivity options, standard WiFi 6E or 5G with WiFi 6E, each featuring a sleek, minimalist design. The standard WiFi 6E model is constructed of machined aluminium, just like the XPS 13 and is available in the subtle blue Sky colour. Unique to the 5G model, the back is made from Gorilla Glass 7 to optimise connectivity and eliminate signal interference. It is available in a darker Slate hue.

Delivering on our commitment to sustainability

In line with Dell’s longstanding commitment to reducing its environmental impact, the XPS 13 and XPS 13 2-in-1 chassis are crafted from low-carbon aluminium, produced using hydro-powered renewable energy sources, which offer a 70% reduction in carbon emissions compared to aluminium chassis produced in traditional coal-powered facilities. The XPS 13 and XPS 13 2-in-1 are EPEAT Gold registered, and both ship in 100% renewable or recycled packaging.

And remember, with Dell Migrate, you can move important and hard-to-replace data and files from Windows-based PCs to your new XPS device – so you can get up and running fast.

Pricing and availability

The XPS 13 (Windows 11, Sky) is available in stores from MYR $4,743 while the XPS 13 2-in-1 (WiFi, Sky / 5G, Slate) will be released from July 19 onwards.