The striking Dell XPS 13 Plus is now available, starting at$1,299

The striking Dell XPS 13 Plus is now available, starting at$1,299 ...

Dell has just announced that their impressive XPS 13 Plus is now available. The laptop is a futuristic remake of the popular XPS 13, one of the finest ultrabooks you can purchase right now.

Dell removed the space between individual keys to make the keyboard sit flush with the chassis, allowing each key to be slightly larger. At the top, there''s a slew of capacitive buttons that can be displaying either media controls or traditional function key labels depending on whether the Fn key is toggled. Finally, the touchpad is seamlessly integrated into the chassis and does not physically click in, thereby reproducing the feeling.

The Dell XPS 13 Plus comes with either a Core i5-1240P or i7-1260P, a 32-GB LPDDR5 RAM, and a 2TB PCIe Gen 4 storage. The screen measures 13.4 inches, including a Full HD+ or Ultra HD+ LCD, or a 3.5K OLED. These displays have 16:10 aspect ratios, and all but the lowest-end feature touch support.

Dell has decided to remove the headphone jack, despite allowing only two Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports. Other features include a dual stereo speakers, a 720p camera with an IR sensor for Windows Hello, and a 55Wh battery.

The Dell XPS 13 Plus can be purchased in either Platinum or Graphite colors and costs $1,299 with a Windows 11 license included. However, if you prefer Linux, the Developer Edition includes Ubuntu 20.04 pre-installed and starts at $1,249.

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