Dell revealed a new generation of XPS laptops back in January, complete with Intel’s new Core Ultra processors, an updated design, and a new 16.3-inch screen option. Now you can finally buy the laptops.

The 2024 Dell XPS lineup, which was originally unveiled during CES 2024, comprises three models: the XPS 13, XPS 14, and the all-new XPS 16. They all have a design reminiscent of the older XPS 13 Plus, with touchscreen buttons for the function row and media controls, and a touchpad that stretches across the entire area below the keyboard. That design has been controversial on the XPS 13 Plus—we had some issues with an overly-sensitive touchpad in our review—but Dell is sticking with it.

The Dell XPS 13 (model 9340) is the smallest model, with a 13.4-inch 1080p 120Hz screen, 16GB RAM, and 512GB NVMe SSD storage. The base configuration has a Intel Core Ultra 7 155H processor, but 125H and 165H CPUs are also available. That base configuration costs $1,399, which is $100 more than the M2 MacBook Air and $100 less than the M3 MacBook Pro. For connectivity, there are two Thunderbolt 4 Type-C ports, both of which can be used for charging the laptop or plugging in a display. Those are the only ports—if you need to plug in a USB Type-A mouse or wired headphones, you’ll have to take a trip to dongle town. You can spend more money to configure it with a 4K screen, up to 2TB SSD storage, and up to 64GB RAM.

The Dell XPS 14 (model 9440) is the next step up the chain, with a larger 14.5-inch 1080p display, three Thunderbolt 4 Type-C ports, optional GeForce RTX 4050 dedicated graphics, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a microSD card reader. The rest of the hardware identical to the XPS 13, with the same Intel Core 7 Ultra 155H processor, 16GB RAM (upgradable to 64GB), and 512GB NVMe SSD (upgradable to 4TB). You can also configure the laptop with a 3.2K screen instead of 1080p, or swap the CPU for a Core Ultra 7 165H. It starts at $1,699.

Finally, the Dell XPS 16 (model 9640) is largest and most premium laptop, with a 16.3-inch 1080p or 4K OLED screen. You can choose between integrated Intel Arc graphics, a GeForce RTX 4050 GPU with 6GB VRAM, an RTX 4060 with 8GB VRAM, or an RTX 4070 with 8GB VRAM. There are three processor options: an Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Core Ultra 7 165H, or Core Ultra 9 185H. The XPS 16 starts at $1,899.

These laptops are pricey, but they are also Dell’s flagship productivity laptops. The higher-end models with dedicated graphics should also be able to handle some PC gaming and GPU-accelerated work (like running AI models or Blender).

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