Dell XPS 13 features Intel’s Kady Lake chips, longer battery life, rose gold finish

Dell is refreshing its XPS 13 with new hardware, and yes, you can get it in rose gold. The Dell XPS 13 is perhaps one of the most popular devices when it comes to Windows 10 laptops. It’s all because Dell is one of the few computer manufacturers to offer great hardware along with sleek design.

The new updated version of the XPS 13 sports latest Intel’s 7th generation Kady Lake processors, better Wi-Fi performance, and longer battery life.

While the laptop features Dell’s signature exterior design, the new model is now available in rose gold — just because the “rose gold” is the new trend. Thank you Apple. However, if you’re not a fan, you can still get the traditional silver aluminum color.

As always, you can choose between a Quad HD+ touch-enabled or Full HD 1080p infinity display with optional touch. The company also claims that the XPS 13 2016 model can hold up to 22 hours on a single charge. Although when watching video and browsing the web, the company claims up to 13 hours of battery life.

You can also do some casual gaming on this laptop, as the new model includes Intel’s Iris level integrated graphics, but it’s not as good as a dedicated graphics chip.

Dell XPS 13 2016 tech specs

ComponentDescription
Dimensions304 x 200 x 9-15 mm
11.98 x 7.88 x 0.33-0.6-inch
Weight2.7lbs
DisplayScreen: 13.3-inch InfinityEdge Display on a 11-inch frame
Resolution: 1920x1080 or 3200x1800
ProcessorIntel Core i3-7100U
(2.4 GHz dual-core 15W)
Intel Core i5-7200U
(2.5-3.1 GHz dual-core 15W)
Intel Core i7-7500U
(2.7-3.5 GHz dual-core 15W)
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 620 (24 EU)
Memory4GB dual-channel LPDDR3-1866
8GB dual-channel LPDDR3-1866
16GB dual-channel LPDDR3-2133
Storage128GB SATA SSD
256GB SATA SSD
512GB SATA SSD
1TB PCIe SSD
NetworkingRivet Networks Killer 1535 802.11 2×2 Wi-Fi + BT 4.1 controller
Battery60WHr battery
Up to 22 hours on Full HD
Up to 13 hours on QHD+
PortsThunderbolt 3 x 1 (Type-C)
USB 3.0 x 2
Headset
SD Card Reader
BodyAluminum, carbon fiber and Corning Gorilla Glass
Price$799
$1499 (rose-gold)

The new XPS 13 will be available on October 4th, and pricing starts at $799 for the base model without touch or Quad HD+, this is also the price for the old silver aluminum color. If you want the rose gold model, you’ll have to spend $1499.99, which includes all the bell and whistles.