Dell’s thin and light XPS 13 laptops are getting an upgrade from Intel’s 11th-gen Core processors, known as Tiger Lake. On Monday, Dell unveiled the new XPS 13, XPS 13 2-in-1 and XPS 13 Developer Edition. All three models will come with Intel’s Tiger Lake chips, which should deliver faster speeds for everything from word processing to streaming online games.
In addition to Tiger Lake chips, Dell also worked in some other improvements. The XPS 13 gets an edge-to-edge keyboard with larger keycaps and a larger touchpad, Dell said, while both the XPS 13 and XPS 13 2-in-1 feature 13.4-inch “InfinityEdge” displays that allow for a 16:10 aspect ratio. Dell also touted the battery life on all three models, saying the XPS 13 and XPS 13 Developer Edition are targeting over 18 hours hours.
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Dell has announced new refreshes to its XPS 13 and XPS 13 2-in-1. Both are powered by Intel’s 11th Gen Tiger Lake processors and will be available in the US and Canada on September 30th (and more countries in the coming weeks). The XPS 13 starts at $999; the 2-in-1 starts at $1,249. The new XPS was first teased onstage at Intel’s Tiger Lake launch earlier this month.
The upgrades mostly look like spec bumps. In addition to the new processors, both models have received a memory update: they’re now running LPDDR4x at 4,267MHz, rather than 3,733MHz. Like many other Tiger Lake flagships, they’ll also support Thunderbolt 4 and Intel’s Xe integrated graphics.
The 2-in-1 has also gotten a similar redesign to one that the early-2020 XPS received. What you’re most likely to notice is the new screen-to-body ratio. Dell says the convertible display is 7 percent larger than those