14 May 2020
Dell has refreshed its XPS 13 and XPS 13 2-in-1 laptops with the new 11th-generation Intel Tiger Lake processors. These are upgraded versions of the XPS 13 models that arrived with 10th Gen Ice Lake processors earlier this year. Both the laptops are pretty much the same in terms of design but do feature improved specifications for increased pricing.
Both Dell XPS 13 and XPS 13 2-in-1 offer a choice between 11th Gen Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors. There are new Intel Xe graphics that are said to be more powerful than previously available integrated graphics. The RAM capacity remains unchanged (up to 32GB) but the clock speed has been boosted to 4267 MHz from 3733 MHz. The new models also support Thunderbolt 4 standards.
The base model comes with a 1080p display panel but there is an option for a 4K touchscreen panel too. The high-end model offers 2TB of SSD storage but that will also increase the pricing significantly. Dell has even announced developer editions where the laptop will boot Ubuntu 20.04 LTS out of the box. The developer edition is essentially a Linux-powered variant with no changes to specs and other features.
With new upgrades, the Dell XPS 13 and XPS 13 2-in-1 will start at $999 and $1,249 respectively. Both of these will go on sale starting October 1st in North America and Canada. The team has not announced global pricing and availability details yet.