Dell refreshes its XPS 13 and XPS 13 2-in-1 with Intel Tiger Lake, Thunderbolt 4, and more

Back at CES, Dell announced a redesign for its XPS 13 laptop, and that design also came to the XPS 15 (and the brand-new XPS 17) in May. Now, the XPS 13 2-in-1 is getting the new look, which means that it's getting its IR camera back. Indeed, when Dell finally moved the webcam above the screen, the IR camera took an extra generation to come with it. While the XPS 13 2-in-1 was the last to get the overhaul, it had the least amount of work to do, already having a slim profile and a 16:10 screen.

XPS 13 2-in-1

The XPS 13 clamshell is getting a refresh today as well. As was teased at Intel's launch event earlier this month, both PCs are getting Intel's new 11th-generation 'Tiger Lake' processors. Tiger Lake is the company's second-gen 10nm platform, and it comes with new Iris Xe graphics, which you'll find in the new laptops.

That's not all though, because they come with Thunderbolt 4. That means that the USB Type-C ports can power dual 4K displays off of a single port, or it can power an 8K display. Memory is getting a boost too, as they come with 4267MHz LPDDR4x instead of 37633MHz.

XPS 13 Developer Edition

As usual, the XPS 13 is getting a Developer Edition variant, which comes with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Moreover, Dell says it's added functionality to allow all XPS 13 users switch their system to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, even if they didn't get the Developer Edition.

The Dell XPS 13, XPS 13 2-in-1, and XPS 13 Developer Edition will all be available beginning on September 30. The XPS 13 2-in-1 starts at $1,249, and there will be a Frost model with Arctic White woven glass fiber palm rest coming later. The XPS 13 starts at $999, and the Developer Edition's pricing will be announced later.

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