The Dell XPS 13 (2022) Teardown: Is This The 13″ Laptop We’ve Been Waiting For?

Way back in 2020 we fell in love with the Dell XPS 15. The XPS 15 was a sleek and incredibly modular machine that scored a 9 out of 10 on our repairability scale. But not all of us wanted a 15-inch machine. Some preferred the smaller form factor XPS 13. Now, the 13” inch model didn’t have all of the repair benefits the 15 inch model had, but with its easily removable battery and removable SSD it did have enough going for it to earn our seal of approval.

This new version of the XPS is slightly thinner and lacks many of the ports we loved in the previous version, and most of the time when we see manufacturers making the move to fewer ports and thinner devices, it means the device is going to be way less repairable. But, we won’t know for sure until we tear it down.

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Check out the Dell XPS 15 video we did back in 2020!

00:00 Intro
01:03 Back Case Removal
01:19 Battery Removal
01:30 Fan and Heat Sink Removal
01:46 MotherBoard Removal
02:30 DaughterBoard Removal
02:39 Display Removal
02:48 Final thoughts and Conclusion

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