CPU performance is not going to be significantly better over the Broadwell models, but graphics performance with the Intel HD 520 embedded chip will improve by double digit numbers, which means that the XPS 13 9350 will handle light-gaming more smoothly, video editing and also video playing, as the Skylake chips include an embedded video decoder, thus can easily run 4K content now and support the HEVC codec.You’ll find more about the Skylake platform from this article.A 720p webcam is placed under the screen, just like on the XPS 13.
More USB slots would have been nice though, considering this is a 15-incher with plenty of space on those edges, but Dell will supposedly offer an USB 3.1 docking-station that could go well with this laptop, for those of you that need extra connectivity. Disconnect the touch pad cable connector on the motherboard and unplug the cable. STEP 17 Push the CD/DVD drive to the right side with your thumb. STEP 18 Remove three screws securing the plastic cover. STEP 20 The power jack is hidden under the metal bracket. Lift up the modem card to disconnect it from the motherboard and unplug cable from the side. STEP 15 Remove two screws securing the top cover assembly. The following guide will explain how to disassemble a Sony Vaio PCG-K series laptop. I created this guide while taking apart a Sony Vaio PCG-K25 model but I think you can use the following disassembly steps for all models in the PCG-K line. Some sources report the new XPS 13 is taller than the previous version, but judging by the available pictures, that’s not true. On the other hand, the new model is marginally heavier, with the non-touch version weighing 1.2 kilos (2.64 lbs) and the touch variant weighing 1.29 kilos (2.84 lbs).Of course, the major change here is the new hardware, which has been bumped to Core i3-6100U, Core i5-6200U and Core i7-6500 U Skylake platforms.The laptop is going to be 0.67-inch thick and only weigh 3.9 lbs (1.78 kg), which makes it one of the lightest 15-inchers out there.The touchscreen version weighs 4.4 lbs though, but also includes a larger battery. Dell plans to bundle the XPS 15 with a 4K (3840 x 2160 px) IPS IGZO touchscreen, but a matte non-touch 1920 x 1080 px option is also available for the lower-end configurations.The Skylake model, called the XPS 13 9350, is on a first look identical to its predecessor.It’s still compact, it’s still made of a mix of thick metal on the exterior and rubbery carbon-fiber on the palm-rest and still packs a chiclet backlit keyboard.