The new Dell XPS 13 looks the most futuristic and beautiful Ultrabook that we’ve seen so far at CES 2022.
The most noticeable thing about the Dell XPS 13 Plus is that it doesn’t seem to have a touchpad as it merges with the rest of the palm rest. While the keyboard is also perfectly flush with the rest of the lower half of the laptop. The top row of capacitive function keys also remains hidden until you press the function key.
Dell XPS 13 Plus
The new Dell XPS 13 Plus looks like something out of the movie oblivion between all of that and the stark white paintwork of the laptop.
Now you might think that using an invisible touchpad that isn’t any different from the rest of the glass palm rest would be terrible, but you can quickly find out where the edge of your pointing device is.
The other hidden elements of the laptop also work better than you think. Using the capacitive touch array feels responsive, and the fact that they only work as a fixed set of functions and you have to hold a button to activate means it’s not as cumbersome as the touch bar on older ones MacBook Pro models. Meanwhile, I appreciate the mesh-free, borderless keyboard because you get bigger keys, and while key travel is limited to just 1mm, you get a satisfactory click.
But it’s not just looks that make the Dell XPS 13 Plus so impressive. Intel’s new 12th generation processors power this sleek machine, and it’s even 28W chips that should be faster and ready to handle more strenuous tasks. The new processor is also paired with DDR5 memory and up to 2 TB of SSD storage space.
The virtually frameless 13.4-inch screen is the other big treat of this ultrabook, and there are options to add a bright 4K display or a vibrant 3.5K OLED panel.
The Dell XPS 13 Plus is currently slated for the Spring 2022 release date and pricing starts at $ 1,199.
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