The new Dell XPS 13 laptop, sporting Intel’s 11th Generation processor, is confirmed to launch throughout Europe in ‘the next few weeks’.
Dell has also confirmed the price (starting at £1399) and the full spec sheet of its upcoming laptop, while also revealing the new Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 and XPS 13 Developer Edition will also benefit from the Intel upgrade shortly.
The new Intel Tiger Lake processor upgrade has some added benefits in the form of Intel Xe graphics and Thunderbolt 4. The former will reportedly enable the ultrabook to run video games without the need of a discrete graphics card, while Thunderbolt 4 allows for speedy data transfers and a display output for 8K monitors.
Dell hasn’t altered the design of the XPS 13, with the gorgeous 4-sided InfinityEdge screen already the cream of the crop in the laptop industry. Keep an eye on Trusted Reviews for our upcoming review, and scroll down for more information.
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Dell XPS 13 (Tiger Lake) release date – When will it launch?
The Dell XPS 13 (Tiger Lake) laptop will launch across Europe “throughout the next few weeks“. That’s a very vague release window, hinting that we’ll see a gradual launch across various regions.
Over in the US and Canada, Dell has announced a more concrete release date of 30 September 2020.
Dell XPS 13 (Tiger Lake) price – How much will it cost?
The Dell XPS 13 (Tiger Lake) has a starting price of £1399.
You can currently buy a Dell XPS 13 with Intel’s 10th Generation chip for just £999, and we assume this will remain the case.
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Dell XPS 13 (Tiger Lake) specs – How powerful will it be?
The new 11th Gen processor is the only major change for the latest Dell XPS 13, giving the ultrabook an improved performance in terms of both processing speeds and graphics power. We’ll have to wait until our review until we get a clear idea of the performance jump.
Dell will be launching four different CPU configuration options, ranging from Intel Core i3 to i7. The most powerful (Intel Core i7-1185G7) will apparently become available post launch, so you’ll unfortunately have to wait a little longer if you want the most powerful model possible.
|Dell XPS 13 2020 (Tiger Lake)||Dell XPS 13 2020 (Ice Lake)|
|Display||13.4-inch, Full HD / 4K||13.4-inch, Full HD / 4K|
|Processor||Up to Intel Core i7-1185G7
(up to 4.8GHz, 4 cores)
|Up to Intel Core i7-1065G7
(up to 3.9 GHz, 4 cores)
|RAM||Up to 32GB LPDDR4x||Up to 16GB LPDDR4x|
|Graphics||Up to Intel Iris Xe||Up to Intel Iris Plus|
|Storage||Up to 2TB SSD||Up to 1TB SSD|
|Dimensions||296 x 199 x 14.8mm||296 x 199 x 14.8mm|
Dell has also upped the configuration options for storage and RAM. The storage capacity was previously capped at 1TB, but that’s now been doubled to a whopping 2TB. We’re not sure who’s going to be filling up that drive, but it’s always good to have the option. The RAM limit has also doubled from 16GB to 32GB. Again, very few people will actually require such high-end specs, but the more is merrier when it comes to configurations.
Despite packing the extra power, the new Dell XPS 13 2020 is exactly the same size and weight as its predecessor. At 1.2kg, it’s a fairly dainty ultrabook that can easily be picked up in one hand.
Dell XPS 13 (Tiger Lake) design – How does it look?
We loved the design of the Dell XPS 13 2020 (Ice Lake) when it launched earlier this year, and it’s hard to see where Dell could improve upon it. Dell clearly thinks the same, as it’s decided to retain the same design for the latest model.
The new XPS 13 features the same outstanding 4-sided InfinityEdge bezel as its predecessor, which not only allows for extra screen space but also gives the screen a trendy 16:10 aspect ratio. It’s also the exact same size and weight.
The new XPS 13 does however feature two Thunderbolt 4 ports. This is a jump up from the Thunderbolt 3 ports found on the previous model, although the new benefits are fairly minor, with the most noticeable improvement being 8K display output for external monitors.
Other ports on the laptop include a microSD card reader and a 3.5mm headphone jack, while a Type-C to USB-A adapter will come bundled in the box.