Dell announces a new XPS 13 with Intel's 10th-gen Comet Lake CPUs

Dell announced a new XPS 13 today, even though the previous model is just over seven months old. The big change for this generation is that it includes Intel's 10th-generation processors. However, they're not the same 10nm Ice Lake chips found in the recently-announced XPS 13 2-in-1. Instead, the clamshell XPS 13 will use the 14nm Comet Lake chips that Intel announced today.

The four CPU options are the entire set that Intel announced, including the Core i3-10110U, Core i5-10210U, Core i7-10510U, and the new hexa-core Core i7-10710U, which is the first hexa-core U-series chip. It's worth noting, however, that the hexa-core option won't be available until October.

Left: XPS 13, Right: XPS 13 2-in-1

Other than that, things are pretty much the same as the previous generation model. Dell put its tiny 2.25mm webcam above the display, which is small enough to not compromise on bezel size. The machine is offered with up to a 13.3-inch 4K InfinityEdge display, offering Dolby Vision for HDR support. It comes with the rest of Dell Cinema as well, including Waves MaxxAudio and Killer Wi-Fi.

It's available with up to a 2TB SSD and up to 16GB RAM. It's 11.6mm thin at its thickest point, and it's just 302x199mm in size, a small footprint for a 13.3-inch laptop. The XPS 13 weighs in at 2.7 pounds. As usual, you can purchase it with Windows 10 or you can get it with Ubuntu, although the fingerprint sensor and Waves MaxxAudio won't be supported with the latter.

The new Dell XPS 13 will be available on August 27, starting at $899.99.

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