Dell’s newest iteration of the XPS 13 has been revealed and it greatly alters the previous model’s bezels to reposition PC’s camera.
The 2018 version of the XPS 13 was already very impressive. It was so impressive that it beat out all the competitors and took home Videomaker’s Best Mobile Workstation of CES 2018 award. However, there was criticism about the placement of the PC’s camera. The critics claimed the PC had terrible webcam placement because of its tiny bezels, which forced Dell to put the camera underneath the screen. Well, that’s has been fixed with the 2019 model.
Reworking the webcam
The XPS 13’s screen borders have been significantly reduced. This has allowed Dell to place the Webcam at the top of the display. Many already seem very happy with the placement. Users will no longer have to suffer from unflattering upwards views of their faces during calls.
However, the placement of the webcam isn’t the only improvement that’s been made to the webcam. In fact, Dell says it’s been working for over two years on this updated model. What has Dell changed? They’ve shrunk the camera down to be just 2.25mm. The XPS 13 has lost Windows Hello support because of the webcam’s new size, however, but it still has the optional fingerprint reader for fast unlocking.
Any other adjustments?
The laptop still has its 4K display that is surrounded by a thin 4mm bezel and offers Dobly Vision support for HDR video. Dell reportedly has adjusted the display’s color reproduction. Other than that, not much else has been added to the award-winning system.
Here is a quick rundown of the PC’s base specs:
- CPU: Intel eight-gen Core i3, Core i5 or Core i7
- RAM: 4GB to 16GB
- Display: 1,920 by 1,080, 1920, by 1080-pixel touchscreen or 3,840 by 2,160-pixel touchscreen
- Graphics: Intel UHD 620
- Storage: 128GB to 2TB
Pricing and availability
The 2019 version of the XPS 13 starts at $899 and is out now.