Dell reinvents XPS 13 to Emphasize Simplicity as the New Premium

Introducing XPS 13 Plus and a new UltraSharp monitor that takes collaboration and visual experiences to a new level

The new XPS 13 Plus is Dell’s most powerful yet[1], particularly because it was inspired by Gen-Z – a group that knows who they are, where they want to go and demands the horsepower they need to get there.

Modern and stylish, yet approachable and efficient – simple and intentional are the new definition of premium. Redesigned from the ground up with more performance than ever before, the XPS 13 Plus enables users to do everything they love to do in style.


“While beautiful designs and powerful technology innovations are crucial, there’s so much more beneath the surface,” said Donnie Oliphant, Senior Director of XPS, Dell Technologies. “And when it comes to creating your own world, a better tomorrow or whatever it is you love to do, there’s no better companion than the XPS 13 Plus.”


Meet the new XPS 13 Plus


The XPS 13 Plus is the first XPS 13 designed to a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ 28W processor (up from 15W on the prior gen), supported by larger fans that provide 55% better airflow without increasing noise or temperature


Performance, design and packaging; from top to bottom, Dell streamlined the XPS 13’s features to deliver a complete, seamless experience. Simplified interiors help users focus on the creative experience, with best-in-class edge-to-edge displays that bring visions to life. Additionally, its leading battery technology ensure users can go the distance without disruptions. And with Express Charge 2.0 that gets the laptop to about 80% battery life in less than an hour, it’s easy to charge it on the fly. With its light and thin design, this laptop provides more power, without weighing one down.


Distraction-free, beautifully clean design



Capacitive touch function row, seamless glass touchpad with haptics and zero-lattice keyboard maximize user interfaces for a streamlined interior design


The XPS 13 Plus is designed to be minimalist and modern. The sleek keyboard, function row, touch pad and palm rest deliver a clean, iconic appearance that is light to the touch and complemented by curved, comfy edges throughout. There’s no wasted space – the modern, edge-to-edge interfaces simplify the overall design to deliver a clean, harmonious surface.

The XPS 13 Plus is available in timeless colors, a light (Platinum) and dark (Graphite) with an enhanced surface finish that is premium and serene. Dell eliminated distractions by creating cohesive tone-on-tone design details for a unified appearance. The overall experience is a modern aesthetic that is intentionally crafted to emanate the pinnacle of simplicity.

Apart from the aesthetic appeal, the device also delivers a more ergonomic feel. Designed with larger keycaps (also known as zero-lattice), the keyboard is comfortable, smooth and efficient with every keystroke. The top row of the keyboard is now cleaner, thanks to a new capacitive touch experience that allows users to switch between media and function keys easily. And speaking of clean and simplified, the traditional trackpad has been replaced by a seamless glass touchpad that provides haptic responses to the touch.


Heightened senses for heightened creativity


Up to 4K+ resolution or vivid true-to-life color on an OLED display with Eyesafe® that reduces harmful blue light and an improved quad speaker design


Since senses drive the creative process, Dell enhanced both sight and sound in the new XPS 13 Plus. Dell’s pioneering 4-sided InfinityEdge display continues to deliver a virtually borderless viewing experience, reducing the number of layers from the display screen to improve clarity and reduce weight. When it comes to creating content or consuming it, users can enjoy louder sound and broad dynamic range with an improved quad speaker design. Two up-firing speakers are hidden underneath the keyboard, while down-firing speakers are on the base, resulting in incredible sound for music, movies and conferencing.


Mindful manufacturing and packaging


First XPS made using hydro-power renewable energy sources, significantly reducing the carbon footprint of the aluminum and is 100% recyclable so it can be reused in new PCs, delivering on Dell’s 2030 Goals

“Our mindful minimalist approach extends beyond design to encompass both production and packaging process. We’ve created a simpler, more efficient manufacturing process that honors our longstanding commitment to be kind to the environment,” Oliphant said. “By removing steps and reducing finishes and materials – but elevating the ones that remain – we’ve decreased scrapped parts and our overall carbon footprint. All-new packaging is made from 100% sustainably sourced or renewable materials with paper documentation that increases its recyclability.”


Collaborative and Visual Experience


1st monitor in its class with IPS Black panel technology[2]. Also features an intelligent webcam with a 4K HDR Sony STARVIS™ CMOS sensor for light adjustments, AI auto framing capability, integrated smart security features and enhanced visual clarity.


With the world more digital than ever before, the right collaboration tools are key. This is why Dell continues to invest in the ecosystem around the PC. For example, the newly crowned CES Innovation Award Honoree – the new Dell UltraSharp 32 4K Video Conferencing Monitor, features Dell’s category-defining UltraSharp Webcam, echo cancelling dual array microphones and 14W speakers, this monitor provides the best collaboration and visual experience possible.


Groundbreaking IPS Black technology and VESA DisplayHDR 400 lets users view content in greater detail with 4K resolution, contrast and color – while ComfortView Plus reduces harmful blue-light emissions and retains color accuracy.


Video conferencing capabilities have also been significantly enriched. The new UltraSharp is certified for Microsoft Teams and comes with privacy and productivity features – letting users easily come on and off mute, enable/disable the camera with SafeShutter and quickly sign-in and out.


The sophisticated design complements both home and office spaces with its platinum silver finish. The aesthetics are kept clean to conceal all visible mess without compromising its functionality, and its extensive ports and connectivity options allow users to transform the monitor into a productivity hub.



Finally, users can easily move important and hard-to-replace data and files from any Windows-based PC[3] to their new XPS device through Dell Migrate.


Check out Dell’s official CES 2022 press kit here for more information on each of the announcements. Follow and stay connected with us on TwitterInstagramFacebookYouTube and LinkedIn.


Pricing and availability

  • XPS 13 Plus is available worldwide Spring 2022, with Windows 11 or Ubuntu 20.04 on the Developer Edition. Pricing to be confirmed nearer to shipping date.
  • Dell UltraSharp 32 4K Video Conferencing Monitor (U3223QZ) is available worldwide on March 29. Pricing to be confirmed nearer to shipping date.

[1] Based on internal analysis, December 2021.

[2] Based on Dell analysis of desktop monitors with built-in speakers, microphone and webcam, Aug 2021.

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