Dell’s New XPS 13 Shows the Price of Going Too Thin

Simple repairs and upgrades will be difficult due to its creative engineering.

Since 2008, when Steve Jobs unveiled the original MacBook Air from a manilla envelope at the MacWorld Expo, the MacBook Air has been a hit.

The laptop industry has been vying for the title of thinnest and lightest design.

While the MacBook Air has remained a white whale, one Windows notebook, the Dell XPS 13, has become almost as well-known.

However, the new Dell XPS 13 (9315) is a significant upgrade over its predecessors.

While the XPS 13 as an ultrabook was first in 2012, the XPS 13 as a tablet was released in 2015, marking the first time the business used their "InfinityEdge" display to reduce bezels.

The laptop became an emblem as a result of this, as well as a robust metal shell and relatively comfortable keyboard.

The XPS 13 was pursued by other laptop manufacturers in the same way that the MacBook Air was pursued by Apple.

So I took notice when the XPS 13 became so thin that it was nearly completely unrepairable or upgradeable by users. What would Dell be willing to give up to trim 0.03 inches off the previous model?