A fresh breeze is blowing in the air, the days are getting longer and the leaves are changing color. That means one thing and only one thing: new laptop chips. (Okay, maybe it means a few other things.) Today Dell updated its popular XPS 1
Starting September 30th, customers will be able to configure the standard XPS 13 laptop with 11th generation Core i3, i5 and i7 processors powered by Intel’s updated Xe integrated graphics platform and version 4 Thunderbolt USB ports feature. The laptop’s RAM is also upgraded to 4267 MHz, which corresponds to an increase of around 15%. Dell doesn’t say how much it will cost.
The convertible XPS 13 2-in-1 gets the same specification boost as well as a new infrared camera for Windows Hello Face Unlock and a slightly optimized design language. The carbon fiber (black) or fiberglass (white) palm rest now looks like the standard XPS 13. The updated 2-in-1 starts at $ 1249 on September 30th.
Dell also wants people to know that Developer Edition laptops are still going strong. The XPS 13 Developer Edition now ships with Ubuntu Linux version 20.04 LTS, and XPS 13 users can download a pre-configured version of Ubuntu to toggle if needed.
The XPS 13 is one of the best Windows laptops out there, and these changes only seem to improve it. You can read our review of the 2020 version of the laptop here.