Dell XPS 13 is now available with Snapdragon X Elite!

Dell XPS 13 9345 Price Nepal
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There was a buzz going around that Dell was planning to update its Macbook competitor with the Snapdragon X series processor. And, update they did — to five of their lineups! However, in this article, we will only discuss the Dell XPS 13 9345 along with its potential price in Nepal.

Dell XPS 13 9345 Overview

I mentioned that the Snapdragon X-powered laptop would go with the 9345 code number when I covered the rumours on this laptop. And it rumour stands true, however, the company does not outright mention it. You can see it on their website slug though.

Meanwhile, the laptop is only available in a single configuration as of now. But it appears, the company will be shipping it in more variants in the future. That being said, let’s get into further details about the Dell XPS 13 with the Snapdragon X processor.

Design and Display

The latest update of the Dell XPS 13 does not deviate much from its Intel counterpart. It is still as light, compact, and premium as ever. The seamless glass touchpad is still there, and so is the function row with touch controls. This laptop is crafted with machined aluminium and ships in a single graphite colour option.

Dell XPS 13 9345 Design

On the front, this laptop has a 13.4-inch InfinityEdge screen. In other words, display with minimal bezels. The panel stretches FHD+ in resolution, offers a 30 – 120Hz dynamic refresh rate, and a peak brightness of 500 nits. The panel option right now appears to be IPS only with no touch support and an anti-glare finish. The company does mention OLED with up to 3K resolution in their overview portion, so we can expect some variant of the laptop to feature the panel. Apart from that, the Dell XPS 13 9345 also dons Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on the screen for added protection.

Performance

Previously, there was confusion about which Snapdragon X processor the American laptop maker would go with. But now we know. It is the Snapdragon X Elite X1E-80-100. It is the second weakest chip available in the series. Regardless, it allows you to run AI tasks more efficiently with NPU performance of 45 TOPS and there is a whole suite of it. Other than that, this silicon has 12 cores, 42MB total cache, and a dual-core boost of 4.0 GHz.

Snapdragon X Elite

As expected, the Dell XPS 9345 ships with 16GB memory. It is an LPDDR5x RAM with 8,448 MHz frequency baked into the board. Hence, there will not be any upgrades on this laptop. In terms of storage, you get a 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD while the system boots on Windows 11 for Arm. Hopefully, more configurations like its Intel variant will soon be available.

Battery and the rest

In the tank, it has a 3-cell 55Wh battery and ships with a 60W charger in the box. Likewise, the port options are rather limited with just two full-function USB4s with data transfer speeds of up to 40Gbps. In the meantime, you get WiFi 7 and Bluetooth v5.4 support for wireless connectivity.

Dell XPS 13 9345 Specifications

  • Design and Build: CNC Aluminium body and Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Dimensions: 295.40 mm x 199.10 mm x 14.80–15.30 mm
  • Weight: 1.18 kg and above
  • Display: 13.4”, IPS, non-touch, anti-glare (matte) finish, 500 nits typical brightness, 30–120 Hz refresh rate
  • Resolution: FHD+ (1,920 X 1,200)
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite X1E-80-100
  • Graphics: Integrated Adreno GPU
  • RAM: 16GB LPDDR5X 8448 MT/s
  • Storage: 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
  • Operating System: Windows 11 Home or Pro (on Arm)
  • Webcam: 1080p @30fps FHD RGB camera
  • Audio: Quad-speaker (2x 2W Main + 2x 2W Tweeter) with Qualcomm WSA8845 + Dual-array microphones
  • Keyboard: Full-size, Backlit with fingerprint reader, capacitive touch function row, seamless glass haptic touchpad
  • Ports: 2x USB 4 (Type-C) with 40Gbps transfer speed, DisplayPort, and Power Delivery
  • Connectivity: Qualcomm FastConnect 7800 2×2 (WiFi 7) + Bluetooth v5.4
  • Battery: 3-cell 55Wh Integrated Battery
  • Charger: 60W via USB Type-C
  • Colour Options: Graphite

Dell XPS 13 9345 Price in Nepal and Availability

This laptop was expected to launch around August or later, however, they were announced on 20 May 2024. While we did get its availability wrong, we did hit a bull’s eye on the pricing. That being said, it is available for pre-order at USD 1,299. When this laptop eventually makes its way here, we expect the Dell XPS 13 9345 price in Nepal to be NPR 207,999.

Dell XPS 13 9345 Price in the USA (Official) Price in Nepal (Expected)
X1E-80-100, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 13.4” IPS FHD+ USD 1,299 NPR 207,999

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