Hands-On: Dell's XPS 13 2020 Edition Featuring Four-Sided InfinityEdge Display And Ice Lake CPUs

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Yesterday morning, we first brought you word of Dell's latest XPS 13 ultraportable, which has been completely redesigned for 2020. Dell has hit it out of the park this time around with a device that is smaller, thinner, and lighter while at the same time packing in a slightly larger 13.4-inch 16:10 display.

Needless to say, we were eager to get our hands on the new laptop, and we've got video footage of the XPS 13 in its full glory embedded below:

It's one thing to see the XPS 13 in renders, but the real-life footage gives you a good idea at how tiny the bezels are with the “Four-Sided” InfinityEdge display. Even with the extremely tiny bezels all around, Dell was still able to fit a Windows Hello camera above the display. And speaking of biometric authentication, there's also a fingerprint reader incorporated into the keyboard deck.

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As before, there are a number of materials to choose from for the XPS 13's design including CNC machined aluminum, carbon fiber and woven glass fiber. That results in a device that is just 2.64 pounds for base systems, and was highly portable in our brief hands-on time with the laptops.

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The XPS 13 family is powered by Intel's 10th generation, 10nm Ice Lake processors (up to a Core i7) and can be outfitted with up to 32GB of LPDDR4x memory and up to a 2TB PCIe NVMe SSD. Display option include touch/non-touch FHD+ and touch 4K+ panels, while the usual assortment of Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity is standard equipment.

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Dell is also quoting up to 19 hours of battery life with the FHD+ display option. Choosing the 4K+ option will dig into those runtimes, but Dell didn’t quote runtimes in that configuration.

Dell says that the XPS 13 is shipping next week with a price tag starting at $999.