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Dell has refreshed its XPS 13 notebook, with a number of significant internal improvements, as well as a few superficial ones. The most important of these is a new CPU, which sees Intel's seventh gen core processors pulling duty. They will be available in i3, i5 and i7 variants, but precisely which one of these will arrive locally, remains to be seen. The i3 option has been detailed in part though, featuring 4 GB of RAM, a 128 GB SSD and 1080p 13" display for an estimated $799 Stateside.

The exact specifications for Intel's other 7th Gen chips are not known at this stage, Engadget notes that they do promise improvements on both processing speed and battery life compared to their predecessors. The latter sees an estimated 22 hours of battery life when working from apps, as well as 13 hours when strictly web browsing or streaming video.   

Christened by Dell as the smallest 13" notebook in the world (measures 9mm at thinnest part of wedge design), the XPS 13 also sports a new rose gold colour option for consumers, should the normal grey or silver options prove to plain.

Dell has not mentioned when the refreshed XPS 13's will arrive in South Africa, but the improvements should stand them in good stead, when they do. 

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