Dell Launches New XPS Laptops [UPDATED]

Dell has new XPS laptops that are launching soon and will be the first Intel® EVO™ platform-based Dell systems powered by 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors. Specifically new XPS 13 and XPS 13 2-in-1 models which  were briefly featured onstage during Intel’s recent Tiger Lake launch event.

New features on XPS 13 2-in-1:

  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors and Xe graphics
  • Thunderbolt 4 
  • Memory update to 4267MHz LPDDR4x (From 3733MHz)
  • IR camera with Windows Hello capability
  • Updated design ID — machined aluminum in platinum silver with black carbon fiber or frost with arctic white woven glass fiber palm rest (previously available in platinum silver and arctic white)
  • Available in the U.S. and Canada starting Sept. 30 and across participating European and Asian countries throughout the next few weeks starting at US $1,249.

NOTE: At this time, the XPS 13 in frost machined aluminum with arctic white woven glass palm rest will NOT be available on Sept. 30 and will launch at a later date. 

New features on XPS 13:

  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors and Xe graphics
  • Thunderbolt 4 
  • Memory update to 4267MHz LPDDR4x (From 3733MHz)
  • Available in the U.S. and Canada starting Sept. 30 and across participating European and Asian countries throughout the next few weeks starting at US $999.

New features on XPS 13 Developer Edition:

  • The new Linux-based XPS 13 Developer Edition is the first 11th Gen Intel® Core™ laptop to come pre-loaded with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
  • Thunderbolt 4 
  • Memory update to 4267MHz LPDDR4x (From 3733MHz)
  • New Ubuntu Desktop free download!
    • Based on input from our developer community, we have also added functionality to allow XPS 13 (Windows) users to switch their system from Windows OS to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS with a free software download — even if they did not originally purchase the Developer Edition. Both operating systems can run on XPS 13 side-by-side, or Ubuntu OS can take over.  
  • Available in the U.S. and Canada starting Sept. 30 and across participating European countries throughout the next few weeks.
  • Starting price TBD.

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UPDATE: I have an update to the availability of all XPS systems with the Intel Tiger Lake refresh. That will now go on sale Dell.com on Thursday, Oct. 1. Thus to be clear:

Available in the U.S. and Canada on Oct. 1:

  • XPS 13, XPS 13 Developer Edition and XPS 13 2-in-1 will be available.
  • Available colours for XPS 13, XPS 13 Developer Edition, and XPS 13 2-in-1 will now include both platinum silver with black carbon fiber interior AND frost with arctic white woven glass interior.
  • Also, I can now confirm that the new XPS portfolio is indeed a part of Intel’s EVO program.

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