Dell has introduced its latest XPS laptops and UltraSharp monitors in anticipation of CES 2024, with plans to showcase these innovations at the show in Las Vegas. The revamped XPS laptop series is powered by the new Intel Core Ultra processors, featuring a dedicated NPU (neural processing unit) for efficient handling of AI tasks.
The XPS lineup, now unified in design, adopts the minimalist aesthetic of the XPS 13 Plus, incorporating a sizable glass trackpad across the XPS 14 and XPS 16 models. All three variants boast a premium aluminium body, Gorilla Glass 3 protection for the OLED touchscreen (with non-touchscreen options available), and sustainable materials for both packaging and the product itself.
Introducing a new touch function row and an updated keyboard with larger keycaps for an enhanced typing experience, the XPS 13, XPS 14, and XPS 16 also feature a 1080p webcam. Performance-wise, they are equipped with Intel Core Ultra processors and can be configured with up to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 mobile GPU. The XPS lineup will be available in select markets, with the XPS 13 starting at $1,299, the XPS 14 priced at $1,699, and the XPS 16 at $1,899 in the US.
In the realm of monitors, Dell unveils the UltraSharp 40 Curved Thunderbolt Hub Monitor (U4025QW), touted as the world’s first 40-inch 5K monitor with five-star eye comfort. Featuring a 5K resolution ultra-wide angle panel, VESA DisplayHDR 600, and up to 120Hz refresh rate, this monitor ensures reduced eye strain and an immersive viewing experience. Equipped with an ambient light sensor for automatic brightness adjustment, 99% DCI-P3 colour accuracy, and compatibility with Dell Color Management software for calibration, the UltraSharp 40 is priced at $2,399.99 in the US.
Additionally, Dell is also introducing the more affordable UltraSharp 34 Curved Thunderbolt TM Hub Monitor (U3425WE) with WQHD display, offering up to 90W power delivery. Priced at $1,019.99, this model will be available starting February 27. Both monitors feature Thunderbolt 4 ports supporting power delivery, providing a convenient one-cable solution for most modern laptops.