Dell has introduced that its new XPS 13 2-in-1, first revealed back in June, will be available for buy beginning on August twenty fifth with a beginning value of $1,099. Unlike the earlier generations of XPS 13 2-in-1 models, this XPS is a Surface Pro-style pill with a magnetic keyboard case. This will permit the system to rapidly remodel from a pill to a laptop computer, much like the way in which Apple’s iPad Pro can with the Magic Keyboard.
The new design is supposed for “customers who prioritize versatility like students and entrepreneurs,” and the shape issue will assist customers “transition freely and fluidly from consumption to full productivity mode,” per Dell.
This will additionally be Dell’s first XPS to supply 5G connectivity, although that characteristic isn’t available proper at launch. The (presumably costlier) 5G mannequin will be a darker colour and have a Gorilla Glass 7 again (quite than an aluminum again, which is on the Wi-Fi mannequin).
The new 2-in-1 will have a appropriate stylus that magnetically snaps to the highest (and costs whereas it’s there), however that’s elective and will value $100 additional. Dell says the stylus will ship “a natural writing and inking experience.”
Also hitting cabinets this month is the XPS 13 Plus Developer Edition, which is licensed for Ubuntu 22.04. It’s licensed for long-term assist (LTS), particularly, which means that it received’t attain finish of life till 2032 (with upkeep updates supplied till 2027). While Dell does ship different machines that assist Ubuntu, that is the primary XPS (and, in actual fact, the primary OEM PC) licensed for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. Other fashions have shipped with the older 20.04 LTS software program. The new package deal has a number of upgrades, together with safety enhancements, new desktop colour selections, new dock settings, and up to date functions together with Firefox 103.
This system is now available on Dell’s web site with a beginning value of $1,299.