Dell kickstarts the AI PC thing with 2024 laptops, offering three sizes of its premium XPS range, and a heap of power, too.
It’s that time of the year when information about new products is coming at us in droves, and that means you, dear reader, as well. CES has kicked off again for the year, and we’re already seeing plenty announced.
As expected, Intel’s Core Ultra chips make an appearance with Windows 11 delivering AI features thanks to Windows Copilot, but Dell is also promising improved battery life thanks to the AI features, and that’s not all.
The 2024 XPS range will cover three sizes, delivering a premium aluminium and Gorilla Glass 3 laptop in 13, 14, and 16 inch sizes, and available in either a graphite silver or a platinum white with a real minimalist aesthetic. Even the function buttons at the top appear to vibe with the minimal design, becoming touch buttons as opposed to needing to be fully fledged keys.
Dell is, of course, including Microsoft’s latest key, the Copilot key, and it will replace the Office key on the right, keeping the standard Window key on the left.
But you’ll also find wide and near bezel-free InfinityEdge screens with the option for touchscreens, plus support for Dolby Atmos audio, too.
The Dell XPS 16 looks to impress on the hardware side with some extra prowess, as well, sporting support for Nvidia GeForce RTX graphics chips, up to an RTX 4070 if you need the grunt, while the XPS 14 can also support a slightly lower-end GPU if needed, optional as it is.
As for pricing and availability, Dell announced US and Canadian pricing, but no Australian pricing was provided.
We’re not likely to be too far from the Canadian pricing, however, and the release dates are likely similar, too, so you may want to expect the XPS 13, 14, and 16 from $1800 locally with availability expected within the first few months of the year.