RE: Dell XPS 13 laptop battery swollen and touchpad lifted.
It's not unusual for a lithium ion battery to need replacement every two years or so - the design life is 18-24 months. And one downside to thin and light systems is that they leave no room for steel-cased batteries - so replacing them before they swell and damage the system is critical. This is common and has been for years in the Mac world. It's new to PCs.