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XPS 13 Lifecycle

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Hi there,

 

I've been considering an XPS 13 for when I start photography next September at university. Just wondering if you guys know when the new model tends to come out as I'll probably wait for that - I've heard from some places it tends to be the beginning of each year.

 

Was considering the 4K screen, 16GB memory and i7 model as well, which should be enough horsepower for running Photoshop and Lightroom right?

 

Thanks for reading!

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Can't say when a new generation will be announced because it was just a few months ago that the 70 series came out.

 

For the xps 13 though I for sure wouldnt get a 4k display. Windows scaling sucks and you'll be left not being able to read anything because of display size : resolution 

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8 hours ago, Edwired said:

4K screen

Why. 13 inch is already small. Moreover UHD display kills battery life

8 hours ago, Edwired said:

which should be enough horsepower for running Photoshop and Lightroom right?

What's your preferred weight for laptop?

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12 hours ago, GeneXiS_X said:

Why. 13 inch is already small. Moreover UHD display kills battery life

What's your preferred weight for laptop?

4K just for the sake of nitty gritty detail in photos.

 

Weight doesn't concern me too much, I'd rather just have a laptop that can do what I need it to and if that's what I'll have to carry around I'll live with it.

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15 hours ago, Edwired said:

Weight doesn't concern me too much, I'd rather just have a laptop that can do what I need it to and if that's what I'll have to carry around I'll live with it.

Then which one you prefer, regular laptop/Ultrabook or gaming/performance laptop?

 

May I know where are you from? Max budget> Preferred max weight in kg/lbs and min battery life in hours?

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The XPS 13 is a solid choice!

 

It comes out usually during CES.

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On 12/21/2018 at 7:33 PM, Edwired said:

Hi there,

 

I've been considering an XPS 13 for when I start photography next September at university. Just wondering if you guys know when the new model tends to come out as I'll probably wait for that - I've heard from some places it tends to be the beginning of each year.

 

Was considering the 4K screen, 16GB memory and i7 model as well, which should be enough horsepower for running Photoshop and Lightroom right?

 

Thanks for reading!

As @Kunker_ said, they usually are shown off and announced at CES. However the differences between this current generation and the new generation will not be huge in terms of performance. Intel Whiskey Lake, which the new XPS 13 will likely use, is a very marginal performance improvement over Kaby Lake Refresh. 

 

If you can find the current gen XPS 13 at a good price/at a discount then I would buy it now. If the current XPS 13 isn't on sale then I'd say don't buy it and just wait until the new one is announced and released.

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Thanks for the answers @AluminiumTech and @Kunker_, looks like I could save £200 off sticker if I bought now. But then again if I take a gap year I might just wait anyway and buy whatever the next new version is in a years time.

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On 12/23/2018 at 7:34 AM, GeneXiS_X said:

Then which one you prefer, regular laptop/Ultrabook or gaming/performance laptop?

 

May I know where are you from? Max budget> Preferred max weight in kg/lbs and min battery life in hours?

I've never had a laptop tbh so I have no experience with how long my working day would be or what type I'm looking for. With most of my day being spent actually taking photos 5 hours seems like a decent amount of time - it's not like I'd be slaving away typing for most of my day. My main goal is to have a laptop that comfortable handles Photoshop and Lightroom exports (the rest of the functions of Lightroom I know are throttled by your drive speed).

 

I'm from the UK, budget would have to be under £2,000 which should be plenty. Weight wise all I know is I don't want to be carrying around a big thick gaming laptop and however much they weigh.

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On 12/26/2018 at 5:03 AM, Edwired said:

Weight wise all I know is I don't want to be carrying around a big thick gaming laptop and however much they weigh

So what's the max weight you prefer? (give a range in kg/lbs)

Also, any preference on battery life?

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