Technology Dell XPS Line gets Intel Core Ultra, loses function key row and physical touchpad


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Aug 17, 2017
Dell is completely revamping its flagship XPS laptop line, including a new XPS 13, as well as two new sizes: the XPS 14 and XPS 16. They're coming with the latest Intel Core Ultra processors, and the larger two options will also support discrete Nvidia graphics. But here's the rub: The entire lineup is taking the critically mixed design of the XPS 13 Plus, which means no function keys — just a "capacitive touch function row," and a haptic touchpad with no defined borders. In fact, the XPS 13 Plus is gone. This lineup is all just regular XPS, taking over that design, oh, and there's a Copilot key.

The new XPS 14 and XPS 16 effectively replace the XPS 15 and XPS 17, following a pattern we've seen among many productivity laptops at 16:10 screens have become more popular. The XPS 15, however, will stick around for a bit in its old chassis without any updates, as Dell tells me it's one of the most popular models.

Header Cell - Column 0Dell XPS 13 (9340)Dell XPS 14 (9440)Dell XPS 16 (9640)
ProcessorUp to Intel Core Ultra 7 165HUp to Intel Core Ultra 7 165HUp to Intel Core ultra 9 185H
GraphicsIntel Arc (integrated)Intel Arc (integrated) Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU (6GB, 30W)Intel Arc (integrated) Up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU (8GB, 60W)
MemoryUp to 64GB LPDDR5x-7467Up to 64GB LPDDR5x-7467 with RTX 4050, LPDDR5x-6400 with ArcUp to 64GB LPDDR5x-7467 with RTX 4070, LPDDR5x-6400 with Arc, RTX 4050 or 4060
StorageUp to 2TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD (4TB coming later)Up to 4TB PCIe Gen 4 SSDUp to 4TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD
Display13.4-inch, 1920 x 1200, 120 Hz, Dolby Vision or 13.4-inch, 2560 x 1600, touchscreen, 120 Hz, Dolby Vision or 13.4-inch 2880 x 1800, OLED touchscreen, 60 Hz, Dolby Vision14.5-inch, 1920 x 1200, InfinityEdge, 120 Hz, Dolby Vision or 14.5-inch, 3200 x 200 OLED, touchscreen, 120 Hz, Dolby Vision16.3-inch, 1920 x 1200, 120 Hz, Dolby Vision or 16.3-inch, 3840 x 2400, OLED, touch screen, 90 Hz
Battery55 WHr69.5 WHr99.5 WHr
NetworkingIntel Killer Wi-Fi 7 1750 (BE200) 2x2, Bluetooth 5.4Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E 1672 (AX211) 2x2, Bluetooth 5.3Intel Killer Wi-Fi 7 1750 (BE200) 2x2, Bluetooth 5.4
Starting Price$1,299.99$1,699.99$1,899.99
Release DateQ1 2024Q1 2024Q1 2024

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Jonny Quest

Level 17
Top Poster
Mar 2, 2023
As for myself, I always thought a 14" laptop was a perfect size. A 13" may be more portable, but is a bit to small for me, and a "15 is almost to the point of that I may as well just get, or use a desktop PC. A lot of what I do with my laptop is on my kitchen table.

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