Dell has unveiled a redesigned Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition for 2020.

Having sported the same overall look for the past few years Dell is using this opportunity to make a redesign. The new Dell XPS 13 is thinner and lighter than the models it replaces, yet remains built by the same core materials: aluminium, carbon and glass fibre.

Famed for its stunning displays, the latest entrant in the XPS 13 line boasts a 13.4-inch “InfinityEdge” screen with thinner bottom bezel. This latter reduction means this device, as noted by Neowin, boasts a fantastic 91.5% screen-to-body ratio.

Smaller bezels have allowed Dell to use a 16:10 aspect ratio screen in both FHD and UHD+ and touch and non-touch variants. This slightly roomier screen size provides more vertical height, which should be useful when working on documents or surfing the web.

The XPS 13’s keyboard is wider with larger key caps, and the touchpad has been increased by 17% — good news for those with big hands, I guess!

Specifications are also marginally improved here too. The new Dell XPS 13 swaps Intel’s Comet Lake processors for Intel Ice Lake ones across i3, i5 and i7 SKUs — with the latter integrated Iris Plus graphics, too.

Uniquely, the Developer Edition (the one available with Ubuntu) will be available with up to 32GB RAM — the first Sputnik laptop to get the honour — and a working fingerprint reader!

The new Dell XPS 13 (with Windows 10) goes on sale on from January 7 in the USA where it’s priced from $999.99. The Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition (with Ubuntu) goes on sale February 4, priced from $1,199 (more expensive because the config is different).

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