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New Dell XPS notebooks come with Intel Core Ultra driven AI

By Ken Wong - on 4 Jan 2024, 7:13pm

New Dell XPS notebooks come with Intel Core Ultra driven AI

The XPS 16. Image source: Dell.

For CES 2024, Dell is adding three new models to its XPS series of notebooks, the XPS 13, XPS 14, and XPS 16.

Dell says that the new models “take a minimalistic approach that elevates the brand” to eliminate distractions and focus on productivity. They come made of CNC machined aluminium, Gorilla Glass 3, and tone-on-tone colours (available in Graphite and Platinum). They feature a touch function row to switch between media and function keys easily, which calls to mind the old MacBook Touch Bar. The glass touchpad comes with with haptic feedback and from the pictures supplied (below), looks to be as long as the palm rest. 

The XPS 16. Image source: Dell.

Each new XPS laptop features InfinityEdge panels with OLED touch options, variable refresh rates (VRR), high-resolution options, and comes with Dolby Vision as well. In terms of audio, the new models use a quad-speaker design and have support for both Dolby Atmos and 3D stereo surround from MaxxAudio Pro by Waves.

For the new AI-enabled features, the XPS notebooks have Intel Core Ultra processors and a built-in AI acceleration engine with the addition of an NPU (neural processing unit). This means the PC no longer needs to rely solely on the CPU or GPU for processing and performance. Dell says that this will automatically leverage the right compute engine for the workload.

The new XPS models all come with Copilot in Windows 11, so that users have access to generative AI to make the things they do every day easier and faster.

The XPS 14. Image source: Dell.

The new XPS series can also deliver performance when on the move. For example, all of the new XPS notebooks feature ExpressCharge to recharge 80% of battery life in just 60 minutes. Finally, for video calls, there is also a new intelligent FHD 1080p webcam.

The XPS 16 is the frontrunner of the portfolio and is designed for complex workloads. It comes with the latest Intel Core Ultra processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs (up to the GeForce RTX 4070 GPU). Dell claims that the new XPS 16 can achieve up to 80W of sustained performance which Dell says is good for editing videos or testing the latest AI software, to achieve a smooth and fast experience.

The XPS 14 is 21% lighter than the XPS 16 weighing in at 1.74kg (for the OLED model) compared to the XPS 16's 2.2kg (also OLED). With optional NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs (up to the GeForce RTX 4050 GPU, it is an NVIDIA Studio-validated system meaning it can perform demanding creative tasks such as 3D rendering.

The new XPS 13 is Dell’s thinnest and lightest XPS and has three display options to choose from (including FHD+, QHD+ touch and 3K+ OLED touch). The OLED version of the XPS 13 weighs just 1.17kg.

Pricing and availability

The XPS 13. Image source: Dell.

Dell says that its new XPS 13, XPS 14, and XPS 16 will be available on dell.com.sg as well as at Dell-exclusive stores in Singapore but has yet to release any pricing information or availability dates. We will update this article with more information when we receive it.

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