Asus and Dell are apparently planning to launch updated versions of their thin-and-light laptops, with the new models sporting Intel 6th-gen “Skylake” processors.
Both of these laptops appear to be updated versions of existing products offered by Asus and Dell, and I suspect there will be multiple versions of each model with specs and prices varying by region.
That said, here’s what we know about each notebook so far.
The Asus Zenbook UX303UB will be available with a 13.3 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display, an Intel Core i7-6500U processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of solid state storage, and both Intel HD graphics and NVIDIA’s GeForce GT 940M graphics.
Dell’s new XPS 13, meanwhile, is expected to be available with a 13.3 inch, 3200 x 1800 pixel touchscreen display, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB solid state drive. It has a 56 Whr battery, a backlit keyboard, Thunderbolt port, a USB 3.0 port, a mini DisplayPort, and a headset jack but no Ethernet or HDMI ports.
The new Dell XPS 13 with Skylake should measure about 12.4″ x 8.1″ x 0.7″ and weigh about 3 pounds. It sounds like the new Dell XPS 13 will be a little thicker and heavier than Broadwell version I reviewed earlier this year… but it’s still pretty compact fro a 13 inch laptop.
It’s not yet clear if Dell will offer a cheaper model with a non-touch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display again, like it did with the Broadwell version.
via Notebook Italia