Earlier this year Dell launched an XPS 13 thin and light laptop with super-slim bezels around the display, allowing the company to fit a 13.3 inch screen into a laptop closer to the size of a typical 11 or 12 inch model.
Now Dell is getting ready to update the XPS 13 family, and new models with use 6th-gen Intel Core “Skylake” chips instead of 5th-gen “Broadwell” processors.
The new model looks a lot like the like its predecessor, but under the hood the new Dell XPS 13 9350 features a choice of Intel COre i3-6100U, Core i5-6200U, or Core i7-6500U processors.
Like the existing models, the new XPS 13 will be available with a choice of a 1920 x 1080 pixel matte, non-touch display or a 3200 x 1800 pixel glossy touchscreen.
Dell will also offer the laptop with up to 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB of storage, which is twice as much memory and storage as you can get with a Broadwell model, although you may need to opt for a model with the QHD+ display in order to get 16GB of memory or 1TB of storage. Don’t expect that model to be cheap.
The laptop’s battery has been upgraded from 52 Wh to 56 Wh and the new notebook features two USB 3.0 ports and a Thunderbolt 3/USB Type-C port.
Pricing and availability haven’t officially been announced yet, but German website WinFuture reports that the new Dell XPS 13 9350 should be available in November, with European prices starting at about 1139 Euros. I wouldn’t be surprised if US pricing is much lower: an entry-level Dell XPS 13 with a Broadwell processor sells for about $799.