The Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook is apparently set for a refresh, getting sixth-generation Intel Skylake processors, more RAM, a larger SSD and more.
Intel's latest Skylake processors are a great hit with both manufacturers and consumers and are expected to power more systems in the near future. The Dell XPS 13 is one of them, as a brief listing on the company's website has suggested.
For now, the Dell XPS 13 uses Intel's fifth-generation processors, aka Broadwell, but should get a notable bump in specs soon enough.
Liliputing reports that the official Dell site briefly listed the Dell XPS 13 with upgraded specifications, but has pulled the listing in the meantime. Nevertheless, the publication managed to get a look at the new specs ahead of the official announcement.
While the design will remain virtually the same, with the much-touted InfinityEdge display that is virtually borderless (see image above), the Dell XPS 13 will boast notable improvements under the hood. Aside from the sixth-generation Intel Skylake processors, the ultrabook will reportedly get double the amount of RAM at 16GB, as well as new SSD options of up to 1TB. The current XPS 13 models top out at 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD.
Other additions reportedly include a more powerful battery, upgraded from 52 Wh to 56 Wh, as well as a USB Type-C port to complement the couple of USB 3 ports. The display options are expected to remain unchanged, meaning that customers will be able to choose between a standard full HD resolution or a higher-end 3,200 x 1,800 touchscreen option.
Needless to mention, choosing the high-resolution touchscreen variant with 16GB and a 1TB SSD, i.e. the top configuration, will likely require quite a hefty investment.
No pricing or availability details are confirmed at this point, but German site WinFuture claims that the refreshed Dell XPS 13 should hit the market sometime in November, starting at roughly €1,149 for the cheapest model with Core i5 Skylake, 4GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD and full HD, non-touch display. That would translate to about $1,288 based on conversion rates, but the Dell XPS 13 is expected to be cheaper in the U.S. than in Europe.