CES is just around the corner, and we expect most major tech brands to showcase and launch new products in the coming week. Ahead of the show, Dell has announced an update to its popular XPS 13 model with a bigger display, new design and improved internals. Alongside the standard variant, the company has also introduced the XPS 13 Developer Edition. The 2020 XPS 13 model borrows design cues from XPS 13 2-in-1 that was launched last May, apart from the ability to fold. Dell has announced its Latitude 9000 series of laptops as well.
Dell XPS 13 (9300) and XPS 13 Developer Edition specifications
The Dell XPS 13 has been the company’s most popular laptop. The laptop’s display is called the XPS InfinityEdge display. Dell has updated the machine by cutting down the bottom bezel and offering a 91.5 percent screen-to-body ratio. The company says that it has managed to fit the 13.4-inch screen in a 11-inch form factor. The new model features a tall display in a 16:10 aspect ratio. It is offered in FHD+ and 4K display variants with support for HDR and Dolby Vision.
Design-wise, the XPS 13 comes with a larger trackpad and an edge-to-edge keyboard. Dell says that the 2020 models are designed using machined aluminum, carbon fibre, woven glass and hardened Corning Gorilla Glass.
On the hardware front, the 2020 XPS is powered by the latest 10th gen 10nm processor options ranging from Core i3 to Core i7. The laptop can be availed in different RAM and storage configurations up to 32GB LPDDR4x and 2TB of SSD storage respectively. The laptop is backed by a 52Wh battery unit which is claimed to last up to 19 hours on FHD+ models. The XPS 13 comes with two Thunderbolt 3 ports, a microSD card reader and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The laptop will also feature a fingerprint reader embedded in the power button.
Dell has also announced a Linux-based XPS 13 Developer Edition. It will ship with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and is mainly aimed at developers. The Developer Edition retains most of the specs from the 2020 standard model.
Dell Latitude 9000 specifications
Dell has introduced two new laptops in a new Latitude 9000 series aimed at business users. The lineup includes Latitude 9510 – one with a clamshell design and another is a 2-in-1 convertible machine. Both the laptops offer a 15-inch display bearing FHD resolution and feature an aluminum chassis. The convertible variant offers touchscreen support and can be used in different form factors. Both the laptops come with a fingerprint reader and webcam with IR sensors for Windows Hello authentication.
Under the hood, the Latitude 9000 series is equipped with Intel’s 10th gen quad-core processors with Intel UHD graphics. It packs up to 16GB LPDDR3 RAM and offers up to 1TB SSD storage. Both the laptops are 5G ready with a Qualcomm X55 modem. The machines run Windows 10 out of the box. The standard Latitude 9510 is also available with Ubuntu OS. Dell claims that the Latitude 9510 laptops will offer the longest battery life up to 30 hours with ExpressCharge for fast charging. The machines also come with various privacy features for securing data.
The Dell Latitude 9510 laptops come with a plethora of connectivity options including Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, one USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A connector, HDMI output, microSD card reader, and 3.5mm jack. The convertible model will also offer 5G connectivity with eSIM or removable SIM.
Dell XP 13 and Latitude 9000 pricing and availability
The Dell XPS 13 2020 will be available from January 7th with prices starting at $999 (~Rs 72,000). The Developer Edition will be up for grabs starting February at $1,199 (~Rs 86,000).
As for the Latitude 9000 series, both the standard clamshell and convertible models will be available starting from March 26th. The price of Latitude 9510 is set at $1,799 (~Rs 1,29,000)