Dell has announced new updates to its XPS 13 and XPS 13 2-in-1. Both are powered by Intel's 11th generation Tiger Lake processors and will be available October 1st in the US and Canada (and additional 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 on stage earlier this month at the launch of Intel Tiger Lake.
The upgrades mostly look like special bumps. In addition to the new processors, both models have received a memory update: They are now running LPDDR4x at 4,267 MHz instead of 3,733 MHz. Like many other Tiger Lake flagships, they also support Thunderbolt 4 and Intel's integrated Xe graphics.
The 2-in-1 also received a similar redesign as the XPS in early 2020. What you're most likely to notice is the new screen-to-body ratio. According to Dell, the convertible display is 7 percent larger than that of the previous generations. You can notice that the bezels, especially the top and bottom, have gotten smaller.
The XPS 13 2-in-1 has a new processor and design.
Dell also announced a "Developer Edition" of the XPS 13. It is a Linux-based device and the first laptop with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS pre-installed. Dell also offers an Ubuntu 20.04 LTS download for anyone who has an XPS 13 and wants to convert their system, regardless of whether they have a Developer Edition.
The new XPS 13 systems have two color options: "Platinum silver with black carbon fiber interior" or "Frost with arctic white woven glass interior". The portfolio is part of Intel's Evo program.
According to Dell, the entire XPS 2020 line comes in “sustainable” packaging that contains recycled, ocean-bound plastics.
Update September 29, 5:24 p.m. ET: Updated to reflect that the announced models will feature Platinum Silver and Frost colors, that the line is part of Intel's Evo program, and that Dell will release new XPS systems on September 30th changed (as previously announced) to October 1st.