During CES 2024, Dell’s XPS range undergoes a substantial transformation, introducing a fresh design inspired by the XPS Plus series and an enhanced technical specification.
Dell has opted to streamline its XPS lineup in 2024, unifying its three models with an entirely new design and cutting-edge technical capabilities.
At the CES event, the manufacturer unveiled these forward-looking new models, featuring the Intel Core Ultra processor and an AI-oriented design.
The Dell XPS undergoes a design evolution while retaining its minimalist identity. The three machines now draw inspiration from the 2022-introduced XPS Plus range, featuring brushed aluminum casing, full-chassis color coverage, and slightly enlarged keyboard keys.
Integrated into all models, the tactile function bar and the haptic feedback glass touchpad seamlessly blend into the machine, a design that had impressed during our evaluation of the Dell XPS Plus 13.
Moreover, the 2024 Dell XPS lineup brings exciting improvements: all models can now offer an OLED screen with a 120 Hz refresh rate, a notable upgrade from the current 60 Hz. The display can achieve a peak brightness of 500 cd/m² depending on configurations.
Dell has also revisited screen resolutions, increasing diagonals while refining borders: the XPS 13 can reach up to 3K+ (2880×1800), the XPS 14 up to 3.2K+ (3200×2000), and the XPS 16 up to 4K+ (3840×2400). Additionally, non-touch IPS versions will still be configurable with a resolution of 1920 by 1200.
These screens retain Dolby Vision compatibility and integrate a new 1080p webcam expected to substantially enhance video call quality, particularly in low-light conditions.
As expected, Dell has included the latest Intel Core Ultra processors across its range, from Core Ultra 7 to 9 depending on configurations, offering a significantly improved performance-to-energy efficiency ratio compared to the previous generation.
The emphasis in the announcement lies on the XPS 14 and 16 models, offering “cutting-edge performance for demanding creative tasks such as 3D rendering, video editing, and live streaming.” In terms of GPUs, options range from the latest Intel Arc Graphics cards to the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 with 8GB of GDDR6 video memory.
Additionally, almost all CES 2024 PC announcements will equip Dell XPS models with an NPU (Neural Processing Unit) to accelerate AI-related tasks and applications, optimizing AI-utilizing applications across the board.
Furthermore, a Windows Copilot key will be present on the keyboard to quickly launch Microsoft’s AI assistant on Windows 11 and future versions.
Regarding availability, all three new Dell XPS computers will be released on February 24, 2024.