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Dell’s XPS 13 now comes with an OLED touch display option

Dell’s XPS 13 now comes with an OLED touch display option


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The Dell XPS 13 seen from the left side on a white background. The screen displays a blue, white, and orange marbled pattern.
Gaze upon it.
Image: Dell

Dell has unveiled a new XPS 13 option with an OLED touchscreen that is available for purchase today. The feature will cost an extra $300 over FHD models. (Note: This isn’t a brand-new XPS. It’s just an OLED version of the 9310 that came out last year.)

XPS 13 models start at $999.99 and range as high as $2,199.99, though you can often find them discounted. They can be equipped with up to an 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, 32GB of RAM, and 2TB of PCIe SSD storage.

The Dell XPS 13 seen from the left side, half open.
Thin, light, and OLED.
Image: Dell

The Dell XPS 13 is consistently one of the best 13-inch laptops you can buy. It’s currently number six on our best laptop list, and I had very few complaints in my most recent review of the device. It has an excellent, spacious 16:10 display; a solid keyboard and touchpad; great battery life; a compact chassis; and some of the best performance you can find in a 13-inch model.

Three XPS 13 models in a row on a white background. The far left is in reverse clamshell mode, the middle is in clamshell mode, the far right is in tent mode. All three screens display a close-up image of a fir tree branch.
Here’s the XPS 13, XPS 13 2-in-1, and XPS 15 2-in-1.
Image: Dell

You can currently configure the XPS 13 with a 3840 x 2400 touch display, a 1920 x 1200 touch display, or a regular 1920 x 1200 non-touch panel. The new OLED touch model will have 3456 x 2160 resolution (3.5K). Dell says it will reach 400 nits of brightness and will cover 100 percent of the DCI-P3 color gamut.

Six Dell Inspiron models sit in a line, open, with their lids facing the camera, on a table in a retail store.
Here’s what Dell calls the “Inspiron Family”
Image: Dell

Dell also announced a number of new additions to its lower-priced Inspiron line. These include an Inspiron 14 2-in-1 that will support both Intel 11th-Gen and AMD Ryzen 5000 mobile processors, and Inspiron 16 Plus workstation with a 3K 16:10 display. The Inpsiron 14 2-in-1 will be available in North America on May 4th starting at $729; the Inspiron 16 Plus hits shelves on June 3rd starting at $949.99.