XPS 13 Justin Lyles

Originally unveiled as part of their CES line-up, the new remastered Dell XPS 13 for 2020 – designated as the XPS 13 9300 – is now available for purchase in Malaysia. With prices starting from RM6,899, it comes with 10th Gen Intel Core processors, a stunning 13.4-inch InfinityEdge display and an incredibly stylish and light chassis hewn from a single block of aluminium.

XPS 13 9300 angled

We’ve had plenty of experience with the Dell XPS 13 series and year after year, Dell continues to refine and enhance it in measured steps. Bar the one time they relocated the webcam down at the base of the display, resulting in some rather bizarre video calls for users, the XPS 13 series has retained its pride of place as the de facto choice for those looking for a no-compromise, high-performing ultraportable.

XPS 13 9300 hero shot

Dell XPS 13 9000 Series (Model 9300) notebooks are now available in Malaysia

The latest generation of the XPS 13 makes the bezels on the display even thinner than before and stretching out to all four directions while retaining the webcam in its proper place just above the display. The new 4-way InfinityEdge display measures in at 13.4-inches diagonal which is 6.8% more than its immediate predecessor while having a humongous 91.5% screen-to-body ratio. 

XPS 13 9300 display

Dell XPS 13 9000 Series (Model 9300) non- touch notebook computer, codename Modena.

It’s not just a specifications upgrade here as the boffins behind the XPS 13 9300 have managed to shave the size of the notebook down without compromising performance such that it’s 14.8mm thin while being 2% smaller than the 2019 model. 

How much is the Dell XPS 13 9300 in Malaysia?

Prices vary depending on configuration with four broad variants with price tags clocking in from RM6898.99 and up for the entry-level model all the way to the highest end variant which retails at RM7,798.99. The entry-level variant gets you a13.4-inch FHD+ non-touch display with 8GB DDR4 RAM and an 10th Gen Intel Core i7-1065G7 processor with a 512GB SSD as well as Intel Iris Plus Graphics as standard.

The top of the line variant of the XPS 13 9300 maxes things out with a 13.4-inch UHD+ Infinity Edge touchscreen which effectively means you’re getting an ultra compact 4K touchscreen with 500-nits brightness that you can shove into your backpack, double the amount of RAM at 16GB DDR4 RAM and a huge 1TB SSD.

XPS 13

An example of the craftsmanship that goes into creating the XPS 13 series with the chassis crafted from a single block of aluminium

Aesthetically speaking, the XPS 13 9300 for Malaysia is available in a shade of machined aluminium with matte platinum silver palm rests done up in carbon fiber, though you can also score it in an incredibly sexy shade of white with Frost white palm rests too (though the latter colour variant is only available for the highest end variant of the XPS 13). To peruse the XPS 13 on their official page saunter on over here.

XPS 13 9300 Justin Lyles in black and white

The new XPS 13 9300 continues the illustrious pedigree of its predecessors with a premium finish and carbon fiber as well as a four-sided Infinity Edge display

While at CES, we also had an exclusive  interview with Justin Lyles, Vice President, Consumer Design of the Dell Experience Design Group and the man behind the sleek design of the XPS 13 series, to discover the thought process behind Dell’s wunderkind.