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XPS 13

Dell impressed us so much with its XPS 13 laptop when we first reviewed it that we bestowed upon it the coveted title of Best Laptop at last year's TrustedReviews Awards.

Since then there's been a decent refresh to keep the laptop up to date, and now Dell is preparing to release the latest version of the XPS 13 – and it looks like it's going to be a good'un.

First up, the laptop will be getting Intel's latest 7th generation Kaby Lake processors, which should ensure the device can compete with other laptops that have appeared in recent months.

You'll have a choice between Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 configurations, with the option to add 4GB, 8GB, or 16GB of RAM and 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB of flash storage.

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XPS 13

There's also Intel's HD Graphics 650 handling the visuals and the Killer 1535 AC hardware should bring improved Wi-Fi to the range.

What's more, the company has introduced a new Rose Gold colour option, which is fast becoming a standard offering on devices such as this.

The laptop will also come with the same display options as previous iterations, with a choice between a Quad HD+ touchscreen or Full HD display.

Dell claims the Full HD offering will allow the laptop to hit 22 hours of battery life, while the QHD+ version is apparently capable of lasting for 13 hours.

That's thanks to a new larger 60WHr battery which should ensure improved performance, even if it's not quite up to Dell's claims.

The refreshed XPS 13 is available in the UK today at £1,329.

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Will you be investing in a new XPS 13? Let us know in the comments.

godafoss

September 15, 2016, 10:12 am

Have the fixed the crappy colour gamut on the QHD+ model, this ruled it out for photographers, you had to buy the XPS with UHD screen to get the best colour gamut.

BoBoBolinski

September 15, 2016, 2:10 pm

If you're a pro photographer you'd be using a Mac anyway, they have far and away the best colour handling, why do you think pro designers and photographers all use Macs?

BoBoBolinski

September 16, 2016, 6:17 pm

Yep, obviously not a professional, better stick to your plastic PC laptop and your toy camera.

BoBoBolinski

September 17, 2016, 6:54 am

>Translation< "I work on the help desk in PC World"
Nice one buddy.

Skip

December 27, 2016, 8:48 am

>>why do you think pro designers and photographers all use Macs
Because they are photographers and/or designer who don't know much about technology and let uninformed people tell them how to piss into a toilet.

A pro photographer is not defined by the logo on the computer. A skilled person can make just as good photo retouching or color correction on a Mac as on Windows. If you can only produce good results on a particular equipment with a particular logo, maybe you need to re-evaulate your qualifications.

Ansel Adams was a pro photographer. He didn't need a computer to color correct or retouch his photos.

There are also countless designers who don't have a platform preference. They can produce good and consistent output regardless.

And of course there are people who stuck with a logo because they don't know better.

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