CES begins in just a few days – most of the keynotes have been announced – but a few companies simply cannot resist announcing their new fancy laptops and quantum-powered monitors before the chaos of CES kicks in.
Dell, though, made a mistake; they have accidentally revealed their surprise. The XPS 13 is now a convertible, but remains as gorgeous as ever.
Unfortunately for us, the accidental leak isn’t very descriptive; we have nothing but a photo to gawk at – for now – but it does tell us a few things.
Same but better
The new Dell XPS 13 has the same vibe as the old one – the bezel remains remarkably tiny, and gives most of the real estate to a screen; the screen, by the way, doesn’t appear to be 16:9 any longer.
It appears from the photo, that the screen is now a bit more square – perhaps 3:2, much like Microsoft’s Surface Book.
The display now also folds back, making the XPS 13 a convertible; the 2016 XPS 13 had a few configuration options, one of them lacking the touchscreen. It’s probably safe to assume that the 2017 XPS 13 won’t be giving this option.
The XPS 13 and 15 were one of the best laptops of 2016; Dell doesn’t seem to want to lose that title in 2017.
Since the laptop has suddenly emerged on Dell’s website – it’s safe to assume that a reveal is imminent at CES.
The 2016 XPS 13 started at the price of $799; we know very little about the new XPS 13 at the moment, but if the price remains same – Dell might have a winner, once again.
You can check out the schedule for all major keynotes – leading up to CES, during CES, and after CES – over here. CES might not be the Microsoft-dominated event that it once was, but it still is exciting for the Microsoft ecosystem.