Dell Updates XPS 13 with Intel’s Kaby Lake, Killer Wi-Fi, Now Also in Rose Gold

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Dell on Thursday upgraded its XPS 13 ultra-slim laptop computer with Intel’s lately launched Kaby Lake-U processors. The new notebooks retain the chassis and exhibit panel choices, but activity more rapidly CPUs, speedier memory, a Killer 1535 802.11ac WiFi card, as well as a better-capability battery. Dell plans to present new XPS 13 notebooks in rose gold, gold and silver colors starting from Oct 4, 2016.

Since Intel’s seventh era Main i-series Kaby Lake-U processors are drop-in suitable with platforms supporting the Skylake-U chips, the new Dell XPS 13 utilizes particularly the exact chassis as the Dell XPS 13 launched a year in the past and centered on the former-gen CPUs. That indicates, we are talking about devices built of machined aluminum and carbon fiber, which are 9 – fifteen mm thick and weigh 1.2 – 1.29 kilograms. Display screen panels of the XPS 13 also remained the exact: consumers can opt for among a QHD+ (3200×1800) panel and an FHD (1920×1080) panel with or without touch help.

Meanwhile, the new seventh era Intel Main CPUs operate at better frequencies s as opposed to their predecessors, feature noticeably improved movie encoding/decoding motor, refined graphics as well as Speed Change v2 technological know-how. As a final result, the upgraded XPS 13 will provide better overall performance and superior responsiveness at the exact electricity than the predecessors. To further velocity up the devices, Dell utilizes LPDDR3-2133 memory for its new quality XPS 13 with 16 GB of memory, rather of LPDDR3-1866 in circumstance of the former-era. Types with 4 or 8 GB of RAM will retain making use of LPDDR3-1866.

But an additional improvement of the upgraded Dell XPS 13 is Rivet Networks’ Killer 1535 802.11 2×2 Wi-Fi + BT 4.1 controller that promises to include some practical capabilities with the aid of refined application.

Finally, the 2016 XPS 13 also will come with a sixty Wh battery, up from 56 Wh battery on the former-era design. Dell claims that thanks to the new battery and electricity optimizations of the platform, the FHD edition of the XPS 13 will operate for up to 22 several hours and the QHD+ machine will operate for up to 13 several hours on 1 demand.

Dell XPS 13
  XPS 13
2015
XPS 13
2016
CPU Intel Main i3-6100U
(2.three GHz twin-main 15W)

Intel Main i5-6200U
(2.three-2.8 GHz twin-main 15W)

Intel Main i5-6300U
(2.4-three. GHz twin-main 15W)

Intel Main i7-6500U
(2.five-three.1 GHz twin-main 15W)

Intel Main i7-6600U
(2.six-three.4 GHz twin-main 15W)

Intel Main i3-7100U
(2.4 GHz twin-main 15W)

Intel Main i5-7200U
(2.five-three.1 GHz twin-main 15W)

Intel Main i7-7500U
(2.seven-three.five GHz twin-main 15W)

GPU Intel Hd 520 (24 EU) Intel Hd 620 (24 EU)
Memory 4-16 GB twin-channel LPDDR3-1866 4-8 GB twin-channel LPDDR3-1866
16 GB twin-channel LPDDR3-2133
Display screen 13.three” 1920×1080 sRGB
13.three” 3200×1800 sRGB
Storage 128 GB SATA SSD, 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB PCIe SSD
Battery 56 Wh sixty Wh
Wi-fi Connectivity Intel 8260 802.11 2×2 Wi-Fi + BT 4.1 controller
Dell 1820A 802.11 2×2 Wi-Fi + BT 4.1 controller
Rivet Networks Killer 1535 802.11 2×2 Wi-Fi + BT 4.1 controller
Ports Thunderbolt three x 1 (Kind-C)
USB three. x 2
Headset
SD Card Reader
Dimensions 304 x 200 x 9-fifteen mm
11.ninety eight x seven.88 x .33-.six inches
Weight 1.2 – 1.29 kg
2.seven – 2.9 lbs
Selling price $799+

Other specs and capabilities of the new Dell XPS 13 are the exact as those people on the 2015 design: PCIe SSD on better-close types (the entry-level 1 continue to carries a 128 GB SATA generate), 1 Thunderbolt three port (consequently, 1 USB Kind-C receptacle), two USB three. ports, an SD card reader and audio connectors.

Dell will commence to offer its XPS 13 in silver, gold and rose gold colors on Oct 4 starting at $799. Historically, the enterprise will also present XPS 13 Developer Edition centered on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS starting at $949. 

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