Dell has unveiled the new Dell XPS 13 at CES 2018. Available in two colorways, it comes in regular platinum silver and black, and the new rose gold and alpine white.
I guess by now we should all be familiar with the platinum silver model. It has a silver chassis and a palm rest made out of black carbon fiber. Next to the new rose gold model, it looks more reserved and subdued, and certainly less flashy.
The new rose gold and white Dell XPS 13 is definitely the flashier of the two. Rose gold notebooks are quite common these days, but none of them have a palm rest made out of white woven glass fiber. The white glass fiber is soft to the touch and also helps keep the laptop cool.
Here is a closer look at the white glass fiber palm rests and keyboard surrounds. From certain angles, depending on how the light falls on it, it appears pearlescent. The white glass fiber components have also been specially coated to resist UV light and stains, so that they will look sparkly white throughout the notebook's lifespan.
The InfinityEdge display now supports 4K resolution, up from the QHD+ (3200 x 1800) of the older XPS 13. It looks stunning with very punchy and vivid colors.
Yup, the bezels of the display are infinitesimal. This allows the Dell XPS 13 to have a smaller footprint, which explains why it is so compact and portable.
Because the bezels are almost non-existent, Dell has to position the web cameras at the bottom of the display (just like in the older XPS 13). We have dual cameras here that are Windows Hello-compliant.
To achieve the XPS 13's thinness, they had to sacrifice full-size USB Type-A ports. Instead, the XPS 13 has three USB-C ports. The two of the left supports Thunderbolt 3. Note also the handy battery life indicator and the Noble lock slot.