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The new, 2019 version of the XPS 13 sports its redesigned webcam. We love thin-bezel displays. The thinner, the better. Yet there is one issue that has plagued this otherwise awesome design innovation. The webcam. Dell, the pioneer of thin-bezel laptops, opted to place the webcam below the display. The result was an unflattering “nose-cam” that felt like a hold-over for a real fix to the problem. The latest version of the XPS 13 finally introduces that fix. The engineers and technologists at Dell have shrunken camera to make it fit in a miniscule bezel. Doing it required years of work and forced Dell to consider many solutions, including a smartphone-like notch. THE LEGACY OF THE NOSE-CAM. The nose-cam of the XPS 13 was its Achilles heel. It was the butt of jokes by other manufacturers and PC enthusiasts alike... Full story

12 January