- Dell unveils new XPS models that will be showcased at the CES 2024 to be held in Las Vegas from January 9 to 12
- The flagship laptops will come in three sizes: 13-inch, 14-inch, and 16-inch, which are aptly named the XPS 13, XPS 14, and XPS 16
- Dell’s XPS will be the first Windows laptop to feature a Copilot key that can be used to launch Copilot AI assistant on Windows 11 directly from the keyboard
Dell has revealed the latest generation of its XPS lineup of laptops ahead of the CES 2024. This year, the flagship laptop also adds two new and larger models – 14-inch and 16-inch – with AI capabilities.
The new models are successors to last year’s XPS 13 Plus. However, for 2024, Dell is removing the “Plus” moniker, simply calling it the XPS 13. Meanwhile, the larger variants of the laptop will be called the XPS 14 and XPS 16.
The XPS 16 will be the replacement for both the 15-inch and 17-inch XPS’, while the XPS 13 is set to take over from the XPS 13 Plus. Dell said it will retain the 15-inch XPS with limited upgrades for another year.
Dell Announces Three XPS Models For 2024 – XPS 13, XPS 14, and XPS 16
Similar to the critically acclaimed XPS 13 Plus, the new design is defined by minimalism. At first glance, the machines are all polished aluminum and glass, dominated by the ultra-thin “Infinity Edge” OLED screen with touch options, variable refresh rates, high-resolution options, and Dolby Vision.
The fancy touch function row above the keyboard, which contains both media controls and function keys, is here to stay. As is the case with the glass touchpad that blends seamlessly with the rest of the body.
Last year, Dell went a little overboard with the minimalistic approach for the XPS 13 Plus. This resulted in the laptop getting just two USC-C ports while completely getting rid of the headphone jack.
The new XPS 13 will be similar in design to the XPS 13 Plus but the bigger XPS 14 and 16 will both feature a headphone jack, three Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports, and a microSD card slot.
The higher-end versions of the XPS also come with a USC-C to USB-A cable and HDMI adapters in the box, which won’t be available with the smaller XPS 13.
Dell Targets Professional Users With The XPS 14 And XPS 16
Each of the new XPS machines gets FHD+ screens with variable refresh rates, ranging from 30Hz to 120Hz. They can be equipped with OLED panels as well. Customers can also go with the optional 3K OLED screens that deliver a maximum refresh rate of between 60Hz and 120Hz on XPS 13 and 14.
Meanwhile, the new high-powered entry to the XPS lineup, the XPS 16, gets a 4K OLED panel that hits between 90Hz and 120Hz. It runs on the Intel Core Ultra 9 185H processor, with NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX GPU with 8GB of GDDR6, 64GB of RAM, and 4TB of SSD.
According to NVIDIA, the 16-inch bad boy XPS has been officially evaluated for 3D rendering, video editing, and live streaming.
The XPS 14 is also capable of performing in the same range as the XPS 16 as they both are aimed at professionals and have similar specifications, with only the form factor being the key difference.
Dell says customers can spec the XPS 14 with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050, up to 64GB of RAM, 4TB SSD, and an Intel Core Ultra 7 165H CPU. The power adaptors for both laptops also get a bump from the standard 60W charger 100W.
XPS Laptops Will Get A Dedicated Key For Activating Copilot On Windows 11
Intel’s new Meteor Lake processors also sport a dedicated neural processing unit (NPU) for better handling of AI-related workflows.
Another small but important addition can be found on the XPS’s keyboard. There is a new dedicated Copilot key for activating Microsoft’s generative AI assistant, Copilot, on Windows 11. Other manufacturers are expected to add the Copilot key to their PCs this year.
Dell is one of the first companies to introduce the Copilot key on Windows-powered PCs. It will be placed beside the right-side ‘alt’ key and is set to replace the ‘menu’ key that was introduced alongside the ‘Windows’ key decades ago.
Dell says the XPS lineup will be available soon, assuming that it means sometime between February and April 2024. The XPS 13 will start at $1,300, the XPS 14 at $1,700, and the XPS 16 at $1,900 in the United States.