Dell XPS 13 Plus: Is that a… touch bar? 👀


Dell’s new XPS 13 Plus launched today, with a starting price of $1,199. It looks similar to the previous XPS 13 on the outside - but open it up, and you’ll find a new haptic touchpad, a depressed keyboard, and a “capacitive touch function row” that is, according to Dell, totally not a touch bar. There are new processors, better speakers, and an OLED display option. We’ll find out how well this new package works when the device launches worldwide in the spring.

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  • The Verge
    The Verge16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    What do you think about Dell adding the touch bar?

  • Tom Pike

    Tom Pike

    13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    It's a terrible idea. Even Apple abandoned the touch bar on their new macbook pro.



    13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    No one will buy this. Touch Bar? Dell you failed

  • Emil-Marian Trifu

    Emil-Marian Trifu

    14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Awful 🤮

  • krush


    14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    @2hief Touchbar is way better than this, even better after Apple moved the escape key to a dedicated physical button

  • Edward Yin

    Edward Yin

    14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    It’s like copying homework from someone who doesn’t have the right answers

  • Taylor James
    Taylor James16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    “depressed keyboard” - finally, a laptop I can relate to

  • Anupam Bharti

    Anupam Bharti

    12 วันที่ผ่านมา


  • Manuel R.

    Manuel R.

    14 วันที่ผ่านมา


  • Inscriptor


    16 วันที่ผ่านมา


  • Thaddeus Gros
    Thaddeus Gros16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    didn't think someone could make the Touch Bar concept worse....

  • Sacher Khoudari

    Sacher Khoudari

    16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    @Thaddeus Gros Why do think it's so different? I still have my old XPS around, but only know about the new one what has been presented so far. All I see is that they now cover more keys.

  • Thaddeus Gros

    Thaddeus Gros

    16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    @Sacher Khoudari Not even remotely close. The design is true to its era, and nothing about it ties to this concept other than the use of touch. We can agree to disagree though.

  • Sacher Khoudari

    Sacher Khoudari

    16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    @Thaddeus Gros It's not the same, but very close. In 2007 they had fewer buttons, but the same position and same concept. I hope they didn't skip the haptic feedback this time.

  • Thaddeus Gros

    Thaddeus Gros

    16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    @Sacher Khoudari that isn’t the same thing lol…

  • Sacher Khoudari

    Sacher Khoudari

    16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Dell already had this in the 2007's XPS M1330.

  • SK
    SK16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Apple: Removes the touch bar after five years of trying and failing Everyone: Good Riddance! Dell: Presenting the "capacitive touch function row" (definitely not a touch bar!)

  • EscapeVelocity


    10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    @Ashyyy k The Touch Bar was good for regular users (it provides an easier way to access things like emojis and also serves as media control), but for power users that actually use the function keys (and escape key), it's terrible. Apple should've kept it as a MacBook Air feature instead of putting it on the MacBook Pro, but because it was flashy and fancy, it had to be on the higher-end, more expensive MBP rather than the cheaper, more popular MBA.

  • Victor Martino

    Victor Martino

    12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    perfect logic

  • Baconface McGee

    Baconface McGee

    13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    @Ashyyy k My brother- in law has the M1 MacBook Pro and it has the touch bar. I prefer it.

  • AsianUtopian


    13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    @Ashyyy k I think it's interesting and feels more "futuristic", but it's 'meh' for me. I don't mind having it, but I also only use my laptop for casual use. I think I would find it frustrating if I needed it for professional use.

  • Thisath Ranawaka

    Thisath Ranawaka

    14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    @Ashyyy k I adore mine. It's actually stupidly useful.

  • Joeri Sebrechts
    Joeri Sebrechts15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I can’t even imagine why they would prototype this, let alone ship it. That capacitive function row has the same problems the touch bar did, but lacks its flexibility, so it is indeed not a touch bar but worse. They key spacing is so narrow that you won’t be able to feel for key edges, making it hard to type blind. The invisible trackpad will be hard to find leading to many misses. And they didn’t fix the stuff people wanted fixed, like the 720p webcam and the lack of inverted T arrows. This is a laptop for people buying purely on looks and not intending to actually use it.

  • Sean Vigent

    Sean Vigent

    15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    And I would even go as far to say that it doesn’t even really look better than the previous model. I just really wish dell would focus on fixing the issues with the current model (of which there are many) instead of completely redesigning something that didn’t need to be redesigned.

  • Rafael Françoso
    Rafael Françoso16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    In 2010 I had an HP laptop with a capacitive button row, it even allowed swipe gestures to change the volume. It was cool. But it still had the traditional function keys though.

  • ベン


    13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    @Ben Anthony lol

  • Ben Anthony

    Ben Anthony

    13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Impossible! Apple invented that and it was groundbreaking first of its kind reeeeeeee!!

  • ベン


    13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    @AANation360 yup

  • AANation360


    13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Pavilion right?

  • ベン


    14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I still use mine

  • imRlyUnoriginal
    imRlyUnoriginal16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Dell's laptops were great, I feel like they're just changing things for the sake of changing things, there was nothing wrong with the old keyboard and trackpad, why would they change it?

  • cellular device

    cellular device

    9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    i love my 7480's keyboard. nothing ive used comes close to that. (the dedicated pgup and pgdw

  • MysticalKO


    12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    @imRlyUnoriginal like LEDS around it

  • Abscon Ditus

    Abscon Ditus

    15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Because if you actually used the trackpad on your laptop (and not a mouse as I bet you do), you'd know a haptic feedback is way better for long sessions, especially since there is no click pressure curve along the surface. Only apple had good laptops, dell finally catches up. It's an excellent move, you're just a tech boomer.

  • chidorirasenganz


    16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    @imRlyUnoriginal keyboards are one of the most important parts of a keyboard

  • imRlyUnoriginal


    16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    @3d Pixel Right, because the invention of the car is the same as changing the type of keyboard used in a laptop

  • Pedro Semeano
    Pedro Semeano16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    One of the most popular laptops for developers now has a capacitive ESC key... 🤦‍♂

  • Arvi


    11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    What were they thinking 🤣🤣🤣

  • Prajwal Chavadi

    Prajwal Chavadi

    12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Even the function keys are gone... Disaster for devs 💀

  • OldCountryman
    OldCountryman16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    This just shows you how insanely long this things been in the design phase.

  • EscapeVelocity


    10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    @Blue At this point, I wouldn't be surprised if Apple says "sike" and puts the headphone jack back on the iPhone, leaving its Android competitors looking stupid for removing it in the first place. Apple has been doing some very un-Apple-like things in the last year (bigger thicker MacBook Pro, iPhone self-repair program with parts), especially now that it has an industry-leading consumer laptop (MacBook Air) and one of the top smartphone flagships (the iPhone is now top or competitive in battery, camera, processing power, display, etc.). Even iOS is gradually becoming more open with each iteration while Android closes up with each new version.

  • Blue


    15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Yep, probably since 2015 when they got their "insider" knowledge about 2016 MacBook Pro's Touchbar + USB-C Only and tried to copy the whole damn thing, not suspecting Apple would pull the Uno-Reverse card in 2021.

  • Afnan Husain
    Afnan Husain16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Tbh this looks beautiful and futuristic in looks. Idk about the keyboard feel but it looks great without the key space and I've used Dell Inspiron 1525 from 2009, it had capacitive buttons back then and it worked well for me.

  • Caden Churchill
    Caden Churchill16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I am so surprised that Apple wasn’t the first large company to remove the headphone jack on a laptop. Really hope this doesn’t become a trend, but now that many tablets no longer have one I wouldn’t be particularly surprised. 😕

  • H3erobrine Notch
    H3erobrine Notch16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I’ve had the dell XP’s 13 for 2 years now, and it’s been reliable and fast, however the material (laptop keyboard top) has chips and easily wears off quickly and the stainless steel cover lid has many scratches for day to day use, overheats sometimes and has some occasional fan noise. But overall it’s a good laptop !

  • Peter


    8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Don't forget, the battery life is abysmal. I love the laptop's design and being someone that puts it through the ringer (After Effects + Photoshop and like 10 chrome tabs open) it holds up decently performance wise. But the $1500 I paid in 2020 was just too much. It feels more like a sub $1,199 laptop.

  • Shreyam Taneja
    Shreyam Taneja14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The capacitive touch bar reminds me of an old Vaio laptop I had that ran Windows Vista. It was very futuristic for the time and honestly worked great, looking forward to this new design

  • Android19
    Android1916 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I'm glad they're shipping some with Ubuntu. I was thinking that haptic trackpad was going to be a nightmare on Linux but they might have worked with Ubuntu to include the drivers. 👍 Thanks dell.

  • BlindMango
    BlindMango12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Missed opportunity with the function row, they had the opportunity to let you customize the icons on the function row and let you change the icons and control what happens when you press them too! Say I wanted to make a button on the function row that opened file explorer or another button that opened Steam. You could choose from a ton of icons to represent what you program the buttons to. But sadly they didn't do anything like that. With it just simply being basic function row icons, it's harder to "sell" the fact that keyless would be better.

  • Phani krishna Narra
    Phani krishna Narra16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Dell has had capacitive touch bar equipped laptops in the past. Dell Studio XPS 1340 for one which is the same form factor as the XPS 13 plus. I used to have one in the past. They were built solid but they had poor thermals. Hopefully this is improved in all areas 🤞🏽

  • Sacher Khoudari

    Sacher Khoudari

    16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    @Phani krishna Narra Luckily the 3-year next-day on-site full-service thing was on sale when I bought mine, and it was definitely worth it 😁 Two mainboards (with a soldered Nvidia GPU) would have been very expensive. But I assume it was that Nvidia GPU, you could literally feel the hot spot. It was known for it's poor power management and one of the technicians told me that he replaced approx one of these motherboards per week - most of them with a dead GPU.

  • Phani krishna Narra

    Phani krishna Narra

    16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    @Sacher Khoudari Phew! Two motherboards in 3 years? And these things happen right after manufacturer’s warranty expires. Luckily my 1340 wasn’t riddled motherboard problems but it had a very very poor thermals. Mine had a core2duo chip inside and it was dumping heat like it was nobody’s business. Unrelated, but after 3 years the backlight gave up. I had to replace the whole top half of the laptop because they didn’t sell the backlight separately. I’d be lying if said that I didn’t think of selling it and getting an XPS Studio 15 with i5 at that time. But, I stuck with it for 3 more years and bought a Lenovo flex 15.

  • Sacher Khoudari

    Sacher Khoudari

    16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The XPS M1330 had these as well. I hated these capacitive buttons. My M1330 also ate through mainboards like nothing. I got two replacements during 3 years, after that i had to get it soldered because something broke. I thought the M1340 was better... Was it as bad as mine?

  • lccgfilm
    lccgfilm16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I'm not sure about the touch pad, but this thing looks really futuristic.

  • Thomas Alex
    Thomas Alex16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    They basically made a touchbar but much worse 😂 And how are we supposed to know where the trackpad ends if it doesn't have any edges. This has got to be the stupidest thing I've seen 😂

  • User


    16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    People already disliked the Touch Bar despite the functionality it added, due to the lack of tactility. To the level it made the most stubborn tech company turn the ship around. And now Dell adds zero functionality over a normal function row but with that same loss of tactility.

  • rlndsgn


    16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    my exact thought… did i understand correctly? it HAS a touchpad but not from edge to edge… and they dont indicate where it ends? awesome! time to buy more apple stocks

  • LZ
    LZ16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Love the design on the keyboard and touchpad. I want that everywhere.

  • disekjoumoer
    disekjoumoer16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    It looks amazing, but that keyboard.... I think that it going to be a showstopper for many current XPS owners.

  • Jay
    Jay16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Dell somehow ruining a good thing.

  • Flying Squirrel
    Flying Squirrel16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Interesting, I didn't know Dell wanted to enter the toys business. Considering that this thing is completely useless, it's pretty overpriced though!

  • Lashan
    Lashan16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    It looks really, really futuristic, but... I'm not sure how it would feel day to day. Would've been cool as hell if the entire bottom of the laptop was a touchpad

  • Paper Melon

    Paper Melon

    16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    exactly my thoughts, was a bit of a letdown

  • Krzysztof Dudek

    Krzysztof Dudek

    16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Well if their palm rejection software is as bad as on the XPS line for the pass 3 years, let's say that you will be always bringing a mouse with you.

  • Matt Baillargeon

    Matt Baillargeon

    16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Hope it would have had good palm rejection if the bottom was a touchpad. Otherwise sounds like a nightmare

  • HorizonR2
    HorizonR216 วันที่ผ่านมา

    How to ruin a laptop 101, brought to you by Dell.

  • Arnold K
    Arnold K16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I'm just wondering why...thanks for the heads up Verge! Also, are customers really asking for laptops to be thinner? serious question.

  • Arnold K

    Arnold K

    15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    @Luke great point! Thanks for mentioning

  • Luke


    16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I mean we are talking about a 13 inch laptop after all - so portability is a selling point

  • Sean Moran
    Sean Moran14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Honestly, I'd buy this immediately if they released a Chrome OS version. Super clean and modern.

  • haporg10
    haporg1011 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I remember when Lenovo tried a similar concept with their Carbon laptops, it didn't function that well and aged horribly... Maybe Dell learned from Lenovo's mistakes?

  • Biondi Wiyono
    Biondi Wiyono16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The XPS 13 is already very expensive. Now they're adding "plus" in the name, bet it's going to be even more insane.

  • fogeshan
    fogeshan16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Not being able to feel the edges of the trackpad and keys is going to be a terrible user experience. Not to mention capacitive keys are usually awful. But hey it looks nice so who cares right?

  • Alejandro Ferrari
    Alejandro Ferrari16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I still got a 10 years old XPS with a capacitive function row (multimedia controls, volume, eject DVD) So I guess this is not new to the XPS line.

  • Lewis in the UK
    Lewis in the UK15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I think it looks amazing. Dell continue to lead the industry in aesthetics at least. The keyboard reminds me of the Surface Pro 3 keyboard, which I had. There were no gaps between the keys and I hated if for that. Ir was so easy to mis-key and the introduction of island keys on the next generations was a huge improvement. As a 9510 owner, I'm looking forward to seeing what these are like.

  • Patrick Fung
    Patrick Fung16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    It IS a Touch Bar! Don't you need to "touch" it to use it? Butterfly feel as well? Is Dell trying to do what Apple is trying to move away from? Why do you think that Dell could make this work what Apple couldn't? Interesting.

  • User


    16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    @Agiver Reviga Nobody liked it, which is why you don’t see it implemented across the board on every Dell XPS today. It was just a compromise to fit in with the narrow 2in1 chassis.

  • Shokha Takhirov

    Shokha Takhirov

    16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    And they are trying to copy the MacBook’s trackpad technology but not sure if it has Haptic feedback like MacBook has using Taptic Engine.

  • Shivam Kapoor

    Shivam Kapoor

    16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    windows idk.

  • PrograError


    16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    well at least apple's is more impressive for other uses... than this ...

  • El Tostado

    El Tostado

    16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    they're probably using old overstocked apple hardware to save money

  • NightWing
    NightWing14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I'm gonna say it again.... I like the touch bar on the MacBook pro. It doesn't take anything away and for the apps I use, there is some added functionality that I ended up using.

  • behroz ahmed ali
    behroz ahmed ali2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I think I will go for the MacBook Air M2. Dell should quickly release an XPS with an ARM processor that can compete with the M series processors of Apple, otherwise they will keep losing their market share in ultrabook to Apple.

  • S H
    S H16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    This seems to unnecessary, the Dell XPS 13 has looked the same for a couple years and I never heard anyone complaining about it. Now that it's even thinner it means worse battery life and worse thermals generally

  • Bo Rerun
    Bo Rerun16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The new design looks amazing

  • Anubhav Solankey
    Anubhav Solankey14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    This is beautiful. Sad it is limited by its software and the SoC!

  • Mehdi
    Mehdi12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Damn they really messed this laptop up. They didn’t fix the issues like the webcam that the last XPS 13 and 15 had, and they added more issues. Dell really seemed to have dropped the ball on this one. Hopefully they’ve sorted their quality control issues, but I doubt it. Huge missed opportunity imo

  • Vincent Veak
    Vincent Veak16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Time will tell if this design will last years of daily use, but dang that's a pretty device

  • Ba Dinh Nguyen
    Ba Dinh Nguyen16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Apple admitted the touchbar is a mistake and bringback the physical F-row, why did Dell put "not-a-touchbar" in its laptop?

  • FaerieDust
    FaerieDust11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Oof, I'm nervous... I was super close to buying an XPS 13 2021 but wanted to see if the 12th gen intel processor is a significant change... The design changes here, though... Idk. I don't like a non-button function row, and the whole "invisible trackpad" seems far more about cool aesthetics than anything even resembling practicality. The laptop barely had any ports already, but now they've removed the headphone jack on top of everything else? Yeah, I'm concerned. The XPS 13 was such a winning concept, I'm definitely not sure these "updates" were a good idea at all.

  • Christian
    Christian16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Dell and Lenovo making Apple‘s 2018 mistakes lol

  • Dev1lm4n


    15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    @chrisak49 Asus already did that on last year's ZenBook

  • chrisak49


    16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Dell went even further. They removed headphone jack…on a laptop…

  • Dev1lm4n


    16 วันที่ผ่านมา


  • Stephen Ho
    Stephen Ho12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Although i love the simplicity design, i cannot sacrifice my user experiemce just for the beauty.

  • Tenzin Wangchuk
    Tenzin Wangchuk16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Thats literally a touchbar 😂. Dell are best at ruining their best stuffs.

  • mario billy
    mario billy15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    they could have easily put some sort of backlit border around the trackpad, or some sort of subtle indentation/markings

  • gtd
    gtd14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    In my experience capitance buttons are awful especially if the computer responds slowly to the "press". Your left wondering whether the computer registered the touch or maybe you pressed in the wrong area. Having that tactile feedback is better, imho.

  • Nick Post
    Nick Post16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    HP had a capacitive touch row way back in like 2006 on my college GF laptop.

  • chaosinmybreath
    chaosinmybreath14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    It's stunning. Give me a 15 or 17 inch version of this and I'm in!

  • Martin Durkáč
    Martin Durkáč15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I hope they are still doing "basic" dell xps 13 with the new processor and internals.

  • Ashutosh Jha
    Ashutosh Jha15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    What beautiful laptop, well most laptop from most manufacturers looks fantastic

  • bingus
    bingus14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Lenovo already tried this touchbar idea years ago and reverted back to Function keys the following year. Just seems like a bad idea

  • Yash Patel
    Yash Patel16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Laptop looks amazing. But macbook air would be a better choice because of the processor.

  • BoomerBoi
    BoomerBoi15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I absolutely love how the Verge is literally trolling Dell with Touch Bar in the comments, the title and even the description. It’s not like they didn’t do a bit in the video itself lmao

  • Laurenz Fähnrich
    Laurenz Fähnrich16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    So Apple finally dropped the TouchBar, the butterfly-keyboard and gave the keys some space to feel them better, and we all went: "FINALLY, thank you for listening to the users." Well, apparently Dell didn't get the memo. My Powerbook 12 had an edge to edge keyboard, and you know what - it is a terrible design, because you cannot pick it up and hold it properly without pressing a key. So...who wants to start the year with a big fuckup? Dell: "Hold my beer".

  • User
    User16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Touchbar: No physical buttons... Keyboard: Less distinct buttons... These are not benefits.

  • Dan Robinson
    Dan Robinson9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Don't know if anybody else has noticed this, but among longtime Dell users, the design of the XPS 13 Plus is familiar. In short, its keyboard looks almost exactly like the Adamo 13 -- and its capacitive touch row looks exactly like that on the old Adamo, whic had volume and audio/video control icons lit up above the keyboard.

  • Saksham Sharma
    Saksham Sharma12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Wow, Touchbar is not the worst implementation of function row anymore. 😂

  • Hojjat
    Hojjat15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Dell XPS was popular with programmers. I can't imagine any self respecting programmer uses this thing! Touch bar instead of function keys, touch Esc key, horrible keyboard? Why would they do that? Is it marketed to teenagers? Edit: I'm happy that they still ship with Ubuntu.

  • Big WhiteDwarf
    Big WhiteDwarf15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    i got to say, this thing looks really nice. but im not sure if its better practically . have to try it. i just hope that not touch bar thing is not bad... i can imagine if those button gives a bit vibration, then it might just work. have to try it before purchase. but overall, it looks quite sleek. im interested.

  • EpicRive
    EpicRive16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Lenovo is breathing a sigh of relief now that XPS 13 took ThinkPad Z's crown of the most controversial laptop of the CES

  • diego rodriguez
    diego rodriguez16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The touchbar response looks awful 😞

  • M R

    M R

    16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Relax. It's for gaming.

  • Gianfranco
    Gianfranco 12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I understand that now it's not easy to bring aesthetic innovations to these laptops, but for to do that, removing fisical fuction keys and also island keys it's could be a great idea...

  • Gianfranco


    12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    *it's not could be a great idea

  • Maksim Martynov
    Maksim Martynov13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Wow Even apple moved away from touch bar, they even started that move away from giving us back physical ESC key, but nah, Dell just copied the worst stuff from apple they could: really short key travel and the touch bar, which is not just copy of the touchBar, it is even worse. Thanks Dell, bye

  • DankEvie
    DankEvie16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    that keyboard gives me massive Surface 3 Type Cover vibes

  • neelsn007


    16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Same and that can’t be a good thing lol

  • VisualCody
    VisualCody16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    First thoughts looking at this is how useless it would be for any pro user A lot of programs especially with terminal emulators need F1-F12 I already hated having to switch between function keys and hotkeys on most modern laptops. Removing the function keys seemingly entirely makes this laptop useless for anyone that does more than just browse the web

  • Bradavon
    Bradavon7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    It's not a touch bar though. Dell haven't changed the functionality of the Function Keys. The touch bar removed function keys which people disliked.

  • KeeeeenW
    KeeeeenW16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I hate the touch bar but I will take it any day over this capacitive touch function row.

  • BPEK Supra Interactive
    BPEK Supra Interactive16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Don't really care about the capacative touch stuff, but I am more in awe of the haptic touchpad that seems to span the entire palm area!

  • User


    16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    It’s all in the implementation. Right now and for a long time in the past, Apple has been regarded as making the best trackpads. It’s the software, as well as glass surface, and with Force Touch, the ability to click anywhere. If Dell wants to do that they need to respect some ergonomic basics such as the fact you can clearly tell where the MacBook trackpad ends and palm rest begins as well as using glass for the trackpad for a smoother feel and to avoid the bald wear spot plastic trackpads get, but leave solid aluminium on the sides.

  • User


    16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    @Viet-Anh Tran exactly palm rejection is a massive issue, it’s why phones are going backwards from the “future” of phone design which was super curved waterfall screens that are usability nightmare.

  • Viet-Anh Tran

    Viet-Anh Tran

    16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    That would be a usability nightmare. Path rejection would have to cover the whole palm area and has to be perfect, so that it doesn't register movement.

  • Shino Kuchiki
    Shino Kuchiki16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I LOVED the XPS 13 line up but considering the changes they're making, this makes the upcoming MacBook Air more enticing and I'm not even a huge Apple fan...

  • Michael Baldwin

    Michael Baldwin

    16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    That's good, as the macbook air doesn't have a fan 🙂

  • Ben Chen
    Ben Chen16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Sorry a couple of questions: How is the screen size ? Does XPS 13 + mean 13.9 inch ? Do they introduce 2k resolution to XPS line ?

  • dinckelman
    dinckelman16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    You know what else will make the audio quality better? Not having downward firing speakers

  • Patrick Tam
    Patrick Tam16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    My gateway laptop from 2009 had this... Though with function keys as well

  • August
    August14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Did Dell not learn anything from Apple? Power users and professionals don't want a touch bar. It's a fun gimmick and might seem cool in theory, but in practice it slows down your workflow.

  • Lance Is Late Again
    Lance Is Late Again16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Wait... is the Esc key capacitive too? Big nope. Also, I thought the whole bottom would be one giant track pad, which would have been a bold move, but if the track pad is just "hidden", that's also a big nope.

  • Lucky 8s
    Lucky 8s16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Seems worse than my 2018 XPS 13. I'll pass.

  • Davis Fang
    Davis Fang15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The keyboard gives me Adamo vibes, and that was the nicest keyboard I've ever used!

  • Christopher Liang
    Christopher Liang13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Like the design but it feels like form over function so far

  • Tahsin Faiyaz
    Tahsin Faiyaz16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Spaceless keys in a high end laptop, wtf? All keyboards the tablet keyboards that look like this are the worst. Makes me respect the surface laptop 4 even more.

  • deadlight446
    deadlight44616 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Just a way to cut costs, if it’s not broken don’t fix it🤷‍♂️

  • /\
    /\16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Correct, it's not a touch bar. At least the "emoji bar" made a lot of kiddies happy. This capacitative bar has only downsides with no benefits. At least Dell could have learned from Apple and given back the esc key FFS.

  • Jaeger
    Jaeger16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    So… XPS line is more expensive than other same spec laptops because of lame gimmicks?

  • Martyn Drake
    Martyn Drake15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Replacing the function keys with anything other than function keys is a bad, bad, bad, bad, bad idea. Us Mac users have only just got our function keys back on the new M1 Pro/Max MacBook Pros,. Having owned a Dell XPS 13 in the past (and loved it - even if it was Windows), this capacity touch row would definitely not make me buy it. In fact, Dell's changes have made us change to Lenovo at work because their laptops are just not as good anymore.

  • Rex H
    Rex H16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Might be time to get a used XPS.

  • Raveen Bikha
    Raveen Bikha16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Idk Apple trackpad is just one of the best in the industry especially haptic feedback

  • Yannick
    Yannick16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Looks cool, given the bad rep for captive touch surfaces on laptops from over a decade ago, I'd have to give this a try first though. Is it just me or does it sound like the mic sounds like its covered, the audio is so "mumbled"?

  • Will Solis
    Will Solis16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    It feels like a 2020 laptop made in 2022

  • SeattleDude
    SeattleDude16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I like the video, but I don't like this XPS 13. Making new names for subtle changes, sounds still like a gimmick

  • Amit Shani
    Amit Shani15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    My XPS 15 9500 still has wobbly track pad which is barely usable on non stable surface (i.e my lap)

  • AMH
    AMH16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Congratulations to Dell on losing customers, market share and profit this year. They can compensate some by firing all those who came up with this mess.

  • MrGateKing
    MrGateKing16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Didn't Lenovo have a oled touch bar on their Thinkpad x1 carbon gen 2 and everyone hated it?

  • N1t3m4r3
    N1t3m4r316 วันที่ผ่านมา

    well maybe dell didn't like people calling it a touch barTM because they have had these capacitive touch controls since the vostro 13xx line of computers from circa 2007 and now everything remotely similar is apple property

  • Tim R.
    Tim R.16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Just like with better vibration motors in Smartphones, it's so funny how manufacturers now, literally half a decade later, notice that good haptics ARE in fact important and so they now try to copy the Taptic Engine in both Smartphones and Laptops. I personally always hated keyboard that have no real space between each key. It's just bad to type on those - on both hardware and software keyboards. Keyboard just NEED a bit of space between each key...

  • GreeniusGenius
    GreeniusGenius16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    No app integration tied in with the OS, [almost certainly] requires some utility that might not work with future versions of Windows, and no headphone jack on a laptop?

  • JOMA
    JOMA15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Enjoyed this review

  • Gianera John
    Gianera John6 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I have a 6yo xps13 that is begging to be retired.. bust trackpad, battery and hinge.. though it still runs perfectly. I’m considering jumping to mac book pro for the first time in my life but now I’m like wait hold that thought

  • Rich B
    Rich B16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Wow, they were like, how can we make a MacBook but like not make it as good as a MacBook 😂

  • Vignesh Raja
    Vignesh Raja16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    They didn't learn anything from Apple's touchbar I guess.. seems they've no clue why they got rid of it in favour of physical keys again.

  • D. Kürşad
    D. Kürşad15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    How can a multibillion dollar company straight up lag behind in copying design elements off its competitor? They're committing into mistakes that Apple left behind a year ago, wow.

  • Bahtiyar Ali ALHAS
    Bahtiyar Ali ALHAS16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I think this capacitive button row has some lag issue.

  • Cliff Gerardo
    Cliff Gerardo15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I... will stick to my HP Spectre x360 since I can't afford Dells top of the line anymore