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Dell has pulled the lid off the latest pair of laptops in its XPS 13 line, in the hopes the new designs, refreshed internals, and an unmistakably Apple-like aesthetic of its 2-in-1 approach can give them a boost in a sputtering PC market.  Both new machines are total redesigns, which is in line with Dell's plans to revamp its …

  1. elsergiovolador Silver badge

    Not a fan

    No information about fans, so I guess there is nothing to brag about.

    Dell should be bundling the laptop with a pilot cap, so that you can feel like a fighter jet pilot when opening a more demanding app, as the fans will signal you are ready to take off...

    1. druck Silver badge

      Re: Not a fan

      It's a Dell not a HP!

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    UK Spec

    Just had a look on the Dell UK site and there appears to be an XPS 13 Plus which includes the touch option, QHD and 32Gb RAM :)

  3. snowpages

    Can someone explain what "1.8x smaller" actually means? Does it mean just over half the size (ie not quite 2x smaller) or something else?

    xx% is generally more useful

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      This answer is 1.8x less incorrect than 95% of other random guesses !!! :)

      "Can someone explain what "1.8x smaller" actually means? Does it mean just over half the size (ie not quite 2x smaller) or something else?

      xx% is generally more useful"

      What it really means is that the 'Motherboard' is appoximately the same size in 2 dimensions BUT almost half the thickness !!!

      :)

    2. Solviva

      If something is twice the size, you could say it's 200% (2x) the size, or 100% (1x) larger.

      So conversely, if something is half the size you could say it's 50% (0.5) the size or 50% (0.5x) smaller.

      100% (1x) smaller would be 0, i.e. you've taken away 100% of what you had.

      1.8x smaller would be therefore be an imaginary -0.8x the size of the original.

      1. Michael Wojcik Silver badge

        I suppose what's actually meant is "previous size divided by 1.8", but it's an impressively terrible use of the English language.

  4. keith_w

    Whether the XPS-13 2-in-1 looks like a Mac, i have no opinion, but it sure looks like a Surface to me.

  5. Michael Wojcik Silver badge

    Not a fan

    I can't think of a single Apple design idea in their laptop range which I appreciate seeing in non-Apple laptops. Shiny, slippery case surfaces instead of matte, grippy ones: stupid. Horrible chiclet keyboards instead of decent ones: awful. Getting rid of useful devices and ports in favor of some idiotic quest for thinness: just mind-bogglingly stupid and awful.

    I've always been impressed at Dell's ability to make abysmal design decisions on their own, for every single Dell machine I've used. Kind of sad to see them just following the abysmal-design leader.

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