Dell XPS 13 (2018) is the latest, 2018 refresh of Dell’s popular, highly portable 13-inch laptop. This “CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree” (a.k.a. Dell 9370) comes with an 8th generation Intel processor, an edge-to-edge display and looks to retain its status as one of the best ultra-portables available.
Dell XPS 13 (2018) Key Specs & Features
- 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5, i7 processor
- Intel® UHD Graphics 620
- Windows 10 Home 64-bit, Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
- 13.3-inch FHD Infinity edge Diplay (1920 x 1080), 13.3 4K Ultra HD Infinity edge touch Display (3840 x 2160)
- 4GB RAM, 8GB RAM, 16GB RAM
- Widescreen HD (720p) webcam with 4 array digital microphones; Windows Hello compliant infrared camera
- 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB,2TBPCIe Solid State Drive
- USB Type C with PowerShare, DC-In & DisplayPort
The Dell XPS 13 (2018) has a reputation of housing a 13-inch laptop in the an 11-inch body. It continues that trend here. You have in this one a notebook that is more than 3mm slimmer at roughly 11.6 mm in thickness. Dell XPS 13 (2018) has also shed some weight, coming in at only 1.2 kg.
This one shows solid construction with a sleek, durable aluminium finish. It seems to have titanium oxide coating that improves the polish. Dell boasts the XPS 13 (2018) is the first laptop to feature woven glass-fibre deck.
The Dell XPS 13 (2018) again crams a 13.3-inch display in the body of an 11-incher. The improved InfinityEdge screen boasts Ultra HD 4K resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels for immersive viewing experience. It spreads from edge to edge with minimal size bezels.
Expect vibrant sharp images and amazing colour reproduction. There is a ‘CinemaColor’ technology in the mix to improve colours and deliver deeper blacks.
The Dell XPS 13 (2018) promises robust performance as its predecessor, coming with Intel Core i5 or i7 processor. It even gets better considering what you get here is a quad-core chip belonging to the latest eighth generation. The processor gets backing from up to 16 GB of RAM. There is up to 1 TB of SSD available.
Power management is better. The ultra-portable comes with a cooling system that feature two fans and heat pipes. This ensures heat doesn’t bog down performance.
Other Specs and Features
In terms of ports and interfaces, the Dell XPS 13 (2018) comes with two Thunderbolt 3 ports and a USB Type-C port with DisplayPort functionality, amongst others. It offers an IR camera that works with Windows Hello. There is optional fingerprint reader as well.
According to Dell, the battery on the laptop will last you up to 21 hours in Full HD mode, but just 11 hours in Ultra HD mode.
Dell XPS 13 (2018) Price and Availability
Dell XPS 13 (2018) is not yet available in Nigeria, Ghana, or Kenya. When available, you can buy the Dell laptop at leading online stores in your country. The 2-in-1 laptop will be starts at $899.99.
Dell XPS 13 (2018) price in Nigeria is expected to start at around 350,000 Naira, depending on your location and the configuration of the 2-in-1 laptop. The 2017 models are currently available at online stores starting at around 420,000 Naira for the Intel Core i7 and 8GB RAM configuration.
Dell XPS 13 (2018) Specs
Here are a few specs of the Dell XPS 13 (2018):
- OS: Windows 10 Home 64-bit, Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
- Processor: 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5, i7 processor
- GPU: Intel® UHD Graphics 620
- Memory: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB RAM
- Colours: Platinum Silver with Black carbon fiber palmrest
- Dimension: 11.6 x 302 x 199 mm
- Weight: 1.21 kg
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 13.3FHD Infinity edge Diplay, 1920 x 1080, 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) InfinityEdge touch display
- Keyboard: Full size, backlit chiclet keyboard; 1.3mm travel
- Pointing Device: Precision touchpad, seamless glass integrated button
- Built-in Storage: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB,2TBPCIe Solid State Drive
- Optical Storage: –
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam:Yes, Widescreen HD (720p) webcam
- USB Ports: Yes, USB-C 3.1 with PowerShare
- HDMI: –
- Thunderbolt Ports: 2 Thunderbolt™ 3 with PowerShare & DC-In & DisplayPort
- DisplayPort: Yes
- VGA: Yes
- Ethernet (RJ-45): Yes
- SD Slot: –
- Mic/Headphone: 4 Digital Array Microphones
- WLAN: wi-fi 802.11ac
- Bluetooth: Yes
- NFC: –
- Docking Connector: –
- Mobile Broadband: –
- CNC machined aluminum in platinum silver with black carbon fiber palm rest with soft touch coating
- CNC machined aluminum in rose gold with alpine white woven glass fiber palm rest (UV-resistant and stain resistant coating) Available with Windows only
- Edge-to-edge Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4
- Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader in power button
- card reader
- Noble lock slot
- Stereo speakers professionally tuned with Waves MaxxAudio
- 4 Digital Array Microphones; Far Field Cortana Capable
- Microsoft Office 30 Day Trial
- Battery: 52WHr
- Use Time: up to –