Dell has refreshed some of its XPS laptops as it prepares for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2024, scheduled from January 9 to January 12. The company says its XPS 13 clamshell and XPS 14 notebooks have been updated with Intel’s latest Meteor Lake processors and a new Neural Processing Unit (NPU). This NPU is said to increase support for the inbuilt AI-backed features on Windows 11.
The XPS 13 is still the same premium-looking machine I reviewed earlier this year. Its chassis is CNC-machined out of aluminum, with the top deck being made from Gorilla Glass NBT to protect against scratches and other damage. It’s available in black or white, with the latter being a new color option introduced with this refresh. In addition to the more robust color, this refresh includes a new carbon fiber composite wrist rest that Dell claims is “durable and feels great.” The XPS 14 remains the lighter of the two options at 1.19kg. Its sleek 13.4-inch IGZO display is available in FHD+, QHD+, and 3K+ resolutions with InfinityEdge or OLED touch panel options. It can be configured with up to an Intel Core i5 125H or a Core i7 165H processor, depending on your chosen version.
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The XPS 13 and XPS 14 feature Dell’s Adaptive Performance technology that automatically adjusts computing power between the processor, GPU, and NPU for better battery life or faster performance. They both have a low-power AI engine designed to perform specific tasks, such as photo editing in Adobe Lightroom, much faster than before while preserving battery life.
Dell has also paired these new models with Copilot in Windows 11, which uses generative AI to improve productivity and creativity. It’s like an intelligent assistant that helps you get things done, and it’s built into the system, so you don’t have to install any third-party apps or open an app to access its functionality.
Lastly, the XPS 14 and XPS 16 come with ExpressCharge, which lets you recharge your laptop to 80% capacity in just 60 minutes. They also have a quad-speaker design that supports Dolby Atmos immersive audio and 3D stereo surround sound from MaxxAudio Pro by Waves. Both machines also feature a Windows Hello-compliant fingerprint scanner embedded in the power button. Starting today, you can purchase one of the refreshed XPS laptops from Dell’s online store. Pricing varies depending on specs, but you can expect to spend around $800 for a fully configured model. More details can be found in this Dell blog post. Dell hasn’t yet outlined when these laptops will be available in stores or other retail outlets. You can watch for further details from the company as CES draws closer.