Dell's XPS 13 (9360) Refreshed With Intel Kaby Lake Takes It Up A Notch
Kaby Lake Core series processor technology powering the experience. Asus actually snuck in under the wire ahead of Dell with the ZenBook 3 we looked at recently, but Dell was close behind with its venerable XPS 13, refreshed and tweaked-up with Kaby Lake and - wait a minute, we lied - now also adorned in a Rose Gold finish.
|Processor Options||7th Gen Intel Core i7-7500U (4MB Cache, up to 3.5GHz)
||13.3" QHD+ (3200 x 1800) 276ppi IGZO IPS InfinityEdge touch display, 400 nits, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 72% color gamut|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 620|
||8GB LPDDR3 1866MHz (On board)
||256GB PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive|
||Killer™ 1535 Wireless-AC 2x2 + Bluetooth 4.1|
||Power/DC-in Jack; Thunderbolt 3 (USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C); USB 3.0; Battery Gauge Button, Headset Jack, speaker|
||Noble Lock Slot; Power Button, USB 3.0 w/ PowerShare, 3-in-1 SD Card Reader, Speaker|
||Widescreen HD (720p) webcam with dual array digital microphones|
||Windows 10 Home 64-Bit|
|Battery||4-cell Lithium Ion (60 WHr)|
|Dimensions||Height: 0.33-0.6” (9-15mm) / Width: 11.98” (304mm) / Depth: 7.88” (200mm)
||2.9 pounds (1.29kg) with Touch Display, 2.7 pounds (1.2kg) Non Touch
||1 Year Limited Hardware Warranty with Onsite service after remote diagnosis
|Pricing||$1,649.99 as configured with Rose Gold ($1599 standard silver)|
The other notable internal change, beyond its Intel 7th Gen Core series processor, is a slightly beefed up battery, which is now at 60WHr, whereas the previous generation weighed in at 56WHr. In addition, the XPS 13 is also enabled with a Rivet Networks Killer 1535 Wireless AC 2x2 + Bluetooth 4.1 WiFi NIC, which adds a bit of QoS mojo for bandwidth and app prioritization. Feel free to read up on that right here if you like. We should also note that we have the high res 3200x1800 IGZO IPS touch display in our machine, though a 1080p non-touch display option is available as well.
As configured, and in Rose Gold, the machine we're looking at here today is priced at $1649, though the Core i5-7200U with 1920X1080 non-touch display retails for $1149. That's relatively competitive, when you consider the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with a last gen Intel Skylake Core i5 processor and 2560X1600 Retina display retails for $1499.
Let's flip up the lid and have a closer look around...