Dell has revealed new updates to its 2-in-1 XPS 13 and XPS 13. Both are powered by 11th Generation Tiger Lake processors from Intel and will be in the US and Canada (and more countries in the coming weeks). The XPS 13 starts at $999; the 2-in-1 starts at $1.249. As Intel’s Tiger Lake launch earlier this month, the latest XPS was first teased onstage.
The improvements always look like bumps of the specification. Both models have undergone a memory upgrade in addition to the latest processors: running LPDDR4x at 4,267MHz, rather than 3,733MHz. Like many other Tiger Lake flagships, they will also support Thunderbolt 4 and Intel’s Xe integrated graphics.
The 2-in-1 has also received a similar upgrade to one gotten by the early-2020 XPS. The latest screen-to-body ratio is what you are most likely to note. The convertible display is 7% larger than those of earlier generations, Dell says. You can see that the bezels have gotten smaller, particularly those on the top and bottom.
The 2-in-1, which initially came in platinum silver and arctic white, there are now new colors. Dell defines the new choices as “platinum silver with composite palm rest of black carbon fiber” or “frost with arctic white glass fiber palm rest.”
Dell also revealed a ‘Developer Version’ of the XPS 13. It’s a Linux-based computer and, with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, the first laptop to come preloaded. Dell also provides everyone who owns an XPS 13 and wishes to turn their device over, instead of whether they have a developer version, with a free Ubuntu 20.04 LTS update.
Dell says the entire XPS 2020 range will appear in environmentally sustainable packaging that uses recycled ocean-bound plastics.