Dell XPS 13 (9315) announced with Alder Lake CPUs, radical new design

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Dell has announced the XPS 13 (9315) notebook which sits as a cheaper alternative to the XPS 13 Plus. It sports a slimmer and lighter profile, as well as the newest Intel Alder Lake CPU. So, let’s have a look at the specifications, features, availability, and expected price of the Dell XPS 13 (9315) in Nepal.

Dell XPS 13 (9315) Overview:

Design and Display

As aforementioned, the XPS 13 9315 brings a slim and lightweight design measuring 0.55-inch and weighing 1.17kg (2.59lb). The ultrabook has a machined (CNC) aluminum, which as per Dell provides it a durable and minimal profile. Likewise, it is available in Sky and Umber color options. 

Dell XPS 13 (9315) Design and Display

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The XPS 13 flaunts a 13.4-inch IPS LCD display with Full HD+ resolution and an anti-glare coating to minimize reflections on the screen. It should also be bright enough to gaze at, with a brightness of 500nits. The notebook has a full-sized backlit keyboard with a fingerprint reader to unlock the device. 

Performance

In terms of performance, the XPS 13 comes with two CPU options: the Core i5-1230U or the Core i7-1250U. These are a couple of 15W processors from Intel’s Alder Lake series.

This is paired with 8 GB, 16 GB, or 32 GB of soldered LPDDR5 RAM, all of which run at 5200 MHz in dual-channel mode. The storage configuration includes 512 GB or 1 TB of NVMe SSD storage. Similarly, Iris Xe iGPU handles graphics.

Rest of the specs

Furthermore, the laptop is powered by a 3-cell 51Whr battery that is charged via a 45W USB Type-C AC adaptor.

Dell XPS 13 (9315) Ports

There are just two Thunderbolt 4 ports and no USB-A or 3.5 headphones jack for wired communication. In any case, it does provide a reliable wireless connectivity option, since it supports Wi-Fi 6 with 2×2 MIMO and Bluetooth 5.2.

It sports a dual-speaker configuration with a total output of 4W for audio. Likewise, the laptop has a 720p infrared HD camera.

Dell XPS 13 (9315) Specifications:

  • Design and Build: CNC-machined Aluminum chassis
  • Display: 13.4″ FHD+ IPS panel, Anti-glare, 500 nits brightness
  • Keyboard: Backlit chicklet
  • Graphics: Iris Xe (integrated)
  • RAM: Up to 32GB soldered LPDDR5 (5200MHz)
  • Storage: Up to 1TB NvMe SSD 
  • Battery: 3-cell 51 Watt-hours
  • AC Adapter: 45W Type-C
  • Webcam: HD 720p with IR sensor
  • Audio: Dual-Speakers (2x 2W, 4W peak)
  • Connectivity: Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX211 (2 x 2), Bluetooth 5.2
  • Ports: 2x Thunderbolt with DisplayPort and PowerDelivery

Dell XPS 13 (9315) Price in Nepal and Availability

The XPS 13 (9315) is available on the market in the United States, with prices starting at USD 999 for the Core i5 model with a 512GB SSD. The 1TB storage and 32GB variant with a Core i7 CPU cost USD 1,499. If and when the Dell XPS 13 (9315) is released in Nepal, we expect the price to start around 135,000.

Dell XPS 13 (9315) Price in the US Price in Nepal (Expected)
Core i5 (8/512GB) USD 999 NPR 135,000
Core i5 (16/512GB) USD 1,249 NPR 167,000
Core i7 (16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) USD 1,349 NPR 180,000
Core i7 (32GB RAM, 1TB SSD) USD 1,499 NPR 198,000