Dell's new XPS 13 2-in-1 has Intel's 10th-gen processors and 'Windows 10 Home Ultra' [Update]

Today at Computex, Dell announced its next XPS 13 2-in-1, and the big news is that it includes Intel's upcoming 10th-gen 'Ice Lake' processors. It's particularly important because previously, the XPS 13 2-in-1 lineup used a Y-series processor, which was 5W in the last generation. That means that there's a massive performance boost in the new model.

Although Intel didn't reveal specific SKUs of the processors, they're in the spec sheet. Available CPUs for the XPS 13 2-in-1 include the Core i3-1005 G1 (8MB cache, up to 3.4GHz), the Quad Core i5-1035 G1 (6MB cache, up to 3.7GHz), and the Core i7-1065 G7 (4MB cache, up to 3.9GHz). The TDP for the new CPUs is 15W.

Also unannounced is the version of Windows 10 that this ships with. You can get it with Windows 10 Home, or it can come with something called Windows 10 Home Ultra, which presumably offers up some extra perks without a full Pro upgrade.

The XPS 13 2-in-1 is just 0.51 inches thin at its widest point (0.28 inches at its narrowest), and it weighs in at 2.9 pounds. It includes two Thunderbolt 3 ports, a microSD card reader, and a 3.5mm combo audio jack.

Because it's so thin and light, don't be surprised that Dell used its MagLev keyboard, which is a shallow keyboard that uses magnets for better feedback. While we didn't care for it in the XPS 15 2-in-1, this is second-generation MagLev, and it seems to be much improved.

As you'd expect, it includes Dell's InfinityEdge display with up to 4K resolution, although it's 16:10 now. The idea behind it being a bit taller is that it's better for using a convertible in portrait orientation. It also has the webcam above the screen, but ditches facial recognition to do it. Naturally, you can configure it with up to 32GB LPDDR4x SDRAM at 3733MHz and up to 1TB SSD.

The new Dell XPs 13 2-in-1 will be available soon, starting at $999. While Dell says soon though, it's probably safe to assume later rather than sooner, since Intel's 10th-gen processors are promised for the holiday season.

Update: A Microsoft spokesperson has issued a statement to Neowin saying, "There is no new version of Windows called Windows 10 Home Ultra."

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