The new Dell XPS 13 series has 12th generation Intel and no headphone jack

Photo of the person typing on the Dell XPS 13

The Dell XPS 13 has been around for years as one of the best laptops with Windows, but now it’s two different models for 2022, following Apple’s new MacBook Air. It has been updated with.

Like its predecessor, Dell sells two versions of the XPS 13. There is a regular XPS 13 with a traditional laptop design and an XPS 132-in-1 that can be used like a tablet.

Dell XPS 13 (9315)

First, the regular XPS 13 is aimed at competing with the Apple MacBook Air, Microsoft Surface Laptop, and other ultrabooks. This updated model has a “fifth generation” InfinityEdge 13.4 inch display, a minimal bezel around the screen, a 1920×1200 non-touch screen on the panel, a touch screen of the same resolution, 4K. There are three options (3840). × 2400) Touch display with Display HDR400. At the top of the screen is a 720p website, below which is a backlit keyboard with a 1mm keystroke.

Dell sells the XPS 13 with an Intel Core i5-1230U or Core i7-1250U processor, 8-32 GB of RAM, and 256 GB of 1 TB of SSD storage. The overall depth of the laptop is 13.99 mm (0.55 inches), which is slightly larger than the new M2 MacBook Air (11.3 mm / 0.44 inches).

Your laptop has two Thunderbolt 4 ports that double as USB Type-C connectors, so you can plug in almost any plug, and both ports can charge your laptop with the included 45W power adapter. Unfortunately, these are the only ports on your laptop. It doesn’t even have a USB Type-A, SD card slot, or even a headphone jack for connecting older accessories (or most keyboards / mice). This is pretty ridiculous, especially considering that the new M2 MacBook Air has two Thunderbolt ports, a headphone jack, and MagSafe for charging.

XPS139315 from the side
XPS 13 9315 Dell

Dell also includes Bluetooth 5.2, Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E 1675, and a fingerprint reader for Windows Hello login. Laptops will be sold on either Windows 11 or Ubuntu Linux 20.04.

Prices start at $ 999 ($ ​​1,249 CAD) for the Windows 11 model and $ 949 ($ 1,199 CAD) for the Ubuntu version. You can order today from Dell’s online store. It doesn’t seem to be available at Amazon, Best Buy, and other retailers yet.

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

Dell’s previous XPS 132-in-1 laptop wasn’t much different from a regular XPS 13, but the main difference is the hinge that allows you to flip the screen 180 degrees. This time it’s a completely different computer. The keyboard is removable and looks more like a Microsoft Surface tablet than anything else.

The XPS 13 2-in-1 is basically a 13-inch 3K (1280 x 1920) Windows 11 tablet with a removable “XPS Olio” keyboard. The tablet / screen can be placed at three different angles (100 °, 112.5 °, or 125 °) and can be drawn on the screen using the magnetic XPS stylus. Both the keyboard and stylus are sold separately, like Microsoft’s Surface tablets (and iPads, Galaxy tablets, etc.).

The design is completely different from the regular XPS 13, but the internal hardware is pretty much the same. You can choose from Intel Core i5-1230U or Core i7-1250U processors with 8-16GB of RAM. There are three SSD storage options available: 256 GB, 512 GB, and 1 TB. It also has the same two Thunderbolt 4 / USB Type-C ports, no headphone jack or other ports.

From the front and back using the XPS 13 2-in-1 keyboard and stylus
XPS 132-in-1 Dell

The XPS 13 2-in-1 also supports 5G connectivity with eSIM, allowing you to connect to cellular data from supported carriers without having to wait for a physical SIM card or go to a physical store. You can sign up. This is the first XPS computer to support 5G.

Dell hasn’t yet disclosed the price of the XPS 132-in-1, but it will be available sometime this summer.

Source: Dell Blog

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