Dell’s updates its XPS Lineup before CES 2024: Latest Intel 14th Gen, Bigger, Better, and Beautiful

Dell XPS lineup, long-standing favorites among high-end laptop users with desire for great looks. There were already reports of early 2024 launch of updated Dell XPS series launch. The company has now updated its XPS lineup. This change, while not the largest in the series’ history, marks a substantial shift in Dell’s strategy, positioning the brand to more directly compete with industry giants like Apple.

The update comes just before the start of CES 2024. At CES 2024, Dell will be showcasing more about the laptops.

Dell XPS 2024 updated lineup –

  • XPS 13
  • XPS 14
  • XPS 16

Specifications at a Glance

  • XPS 14
    • Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050 Graphics Option
    • Up to Intel Core Ultra 7 165H CPU
    • Up to 64GB RAM
    • Up to 4TB SSD
    • 69.5WHr battery
    • 60W (standard), 100W (with discrete graphics) charger
    • Weight: 3.8 pounds (with OLED)
  • XPS 16
    • Up to Intel Core Ultra 9 185H processor
    • Up to 64GB of RAM
    • Up to 4TB SSD
    • Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 with 8GB of GDDR6
    • 99.5WHr battery
    • 130W USB-C charger
    • Weight: 4.8 pounds (with 16.3-inch 4K OLED)
  • XPS 13
    • Intel Meteor Lake processors
    • Integrated Graphics
    • Up to 64GB RAM
    • Up to 4TB SSD
    • Price starting at $1,299
SpecificationXPS 13XPS 14XPS 16
Screen Size13-inch14-inch16-inch
ProcessorIntel Meteor LakeUp to Intel Core Ultra 7 165HUp to Intel Core Ultra 9 185H
GraphicsIntegratedNvidia GeForce RTX 4050 (Optional)Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 with 8GB GDDR6
RAMUp to 64GBUp to 64GBUp to 64GB
StorageUp to 4TB SSDUp to 4TB SSDUp to 4TB SSD
ChargerStandard60W (standard), 100W (with RTX 4050)130W USB-C
WeightStandard3.8 pounds/1.72 KG (with OLED)4.8 pounds/2.1 KG (with 16.3-inch 4K OLED)
Starting Price$1,299$1,699$1,899
Special FeaturesTouch bar standard (Touch display optional)Touch bar standard (Touch display optional)
Copilot key for Windows 11Copilot key for Windows 11
Specification comparison table – Dell XPS 13, 14 and 16

Design and Build: A New Era for XPS

The most notable change in Dell’s lineup is the introduction of new sizes: 14-inch and 16-inch models. This shift aligns Dell more closely with the latest of Apple’s MacBook Pro offerings, reflecting an industry trend towards larger, more capable machines.

The XPS 13 design remains relatively unchanged in this refresh, but Dell has renamed it from XPS 13 Plus to XPS 13

The new XPS designs take a minimalistic approach, giving a premium look. The portfolio is made of CNC machined aluminum and Gorilla Glass 3, and tone-on-tone colors (available in Graphite and Platinum).

Performance and Power: A Step-Up

XPS 14

The 14-inch XPS boasts significant upgrades in battery life and power, thanks to its larger chassis. The inclusion of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050 graphics option and a beefier battery are indicative of Dell’s commitment to meeting the demands of power users.

XPS 16

The 16-inch model, replacing both the 15-inch and 17-inch versions, strikes a balance between screen size and portability. The introduction of the Intel Core Ultra 9 185H processor and the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 graphics card in this model positions it as a powerhouse for professionals needing high-end performance.

XPS 13

While the XPS 13 design remains relatively unchanged in this refresh. It does offer Intel’s new Meteor Lake processors. Targeted at business users, it doesn’t offer discrete graphics, but Its continuity in the lineup provides a familiar option for those seeking the classic XPS experience.

The gorgeous immersive Display & Enhanced Battery

The refreshed XPS laptops have three new display options to choose from (including FHD+, QHD+ touch and 3K+ OLED touch). Each new XPS laptop features InfinityEdge panels with variable refresh rates, high-resolution options, stunning color and Dolby Vision® for rich detail.

Additionally, the touch bar, previously seen in the XPS Plus, will now be a standard feature across all models, though touch display remains optional.

Coming to battery, the XPS lineup according to Dell has improved longer battery backup compared to previous generation. Thanks to use of the latest Intel 14th and AI features. All XPS laptops feature ExpressCharge to recharge 80% of battery life in just 60 minutes

AI everywhere – XPS with dedicated AI copilot Key

A key innovation across the lineup is the inclusion of a dedicated Copilot key for Windows 11, hinting at a broader trend towards more integrated AI functionality in laptops.

The lineup also brings in new AI-enabled features, with AI acceleration built into the device thanks to Intel Core Ultra processors and Windows 11.

Use of Intel Core Ultra processors, bring a built-in AI acceleration engine with the addition of a neural processing unit (NPU). This means the PC no longer needs to rely solely on the CPU or GPU for processing and performance.

The addition of the NPU automatically leverages the right compute engine for your workload—in this case, letting you edit images faster than before while preserving battery life.   

The AI features were also one of the highlights of recent announcement of updated LG Gram 2024 series.

The laptops all come with Copilot in Windows 11, harnessing the capabilities of AI to make the things you do every day easier, faster and effortless. The portfolio also features a Copilot key designed to make it even easier to get things done and stay in the flow of work. Now, with the press of a key, you can have quick access to your everyday AI companion.  

Pricing and Availability

  • XPS 13, starting at $1,299 (US)
  • XPS 14: Starting at $1,699 (US)
  • XPS 16: Starting at $1,899 (US)

Dell has not yet confirmed the release dates, but should be more clear in a few days as we approach CES 2024.

Dell’s revamp of the XPS lineup reflects a broader industry shift towards larger, more powerful laptops and AI. By aligning more closely with competitors like Apple, Dell is signaling its intent to remain a significant player in the high-end laptop market.

The inclusion of AI-specific features like the Copilot key indicates the growing role of AI in personal computing.

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