Companies may be producing more premium convertibles than regular laptops, but Dell is giving its less-flexible XPS 13 some love ahead of this year's Consumer Electronics Show. The company announced an updated version of the XPS 13 laptop which features a new white-and-gold finish, a slimmer frame, 8th-generation Intel CPUs, and other upgrades. Dell released the XPS 13 2-in-1 last year, but this is the most significant update the XPS 13 laptop has seen in some time.
The new laptop comes in a black and silver configuration, but the white and rose gold model is totally new for Dell. Over the past year or two, we've seen PC OEMs embrace the lighter side of hardware design with cream and soft gold accents, but Dell has been a holdout until now. The new white and rose gold model features a woven glass palm rest that has a slight texture to it, differentiating it from the black model's smooth palm rest. It's finished with a titanium oxide coating for shine, and the anti-stain coating should protect the palm rest from turning yellow.