Dell certainly has garnered a reputation for being terrible with covering its tracks because apart from accidentally unveiling the specifications of its updated XPS 15, it looks like the features of the updated XPS 13 model have also been leaked and it is going to be much different than its predecessor.
Dell’s Canadian Website Leaks Out a 2-In-1 Design for Its Upcoming XPS 13 – Could Be Unveiled at CES 2017
With several 2-in-1 products sporting a display with a fair percentage of bezels, the XPS 13 shown in the image below will have a reduced number of bezels, thus adding to the aesthetic value of the product. Normally, machines that tout touchscreens force manufacturers to incorporate a display with a smaller level of brightness compared to an actual notebook, but we hope that this isn’t going to be the case with the upcoming 2-in-1. Keep in mind that while the image has been leaked on Dell’s Canadian website, there is no mention of the hardware present in the machine, so everything you read here must be taken with a pinch of salt, at least till Dell makes an official announcement on the internals.
With Intel having announced its notebook lineup of Kaby Lake processors, we are under the impression that the updated XPS 13 will be powered by these chips, resulting in better performance and efficiency. What I am personally hoping for is the machine ships out with an actual Thunderbolt 3 port. A single Thunderbolt 3 port can turn the tide in versatility and though you will still need an adapter or dongle to match the port of a display, storage peripheral or a different product, you still cannot deny the amount of flexibility this port brings to the table.
We doubt that the XPS 13 2-in-1 will come with a stylus, but we’ll update you on whatever information Dell reveals during the official unveiling. Till then, Dell can certainly keep itself from leaking important information to the public.