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Dell announces XPS 13 and Inspiron laptops equipped with Intel Comet Lake CPUs

By Cal Jeffrey · 6 replies
Aug 21, 2019
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  1. In the run-up to IFA 2019, Dell has announced it is releasing a refresh of its XPS laptop. The new devices will come equipped with Intel’s 10th-generation Comet Lake processors, which we covered earlier today.

    Dell's lower-end model starts at $899 equipped with the Intel Core i3-10110U. It will be available beginning August 27. Customers who can wait until October can choose a high-performance hexacore version featuring an Intel Core i7-10710U.

    All options only come with LPDDR3 Dual-Channel SDRAM, which is unfortunate since the 10th-gen CPUs support LPDDR4x RAM. Even still, the more efficient procs should be a consideration for those already considering picking up an XPS 13.

    Dell also revealed that as of Wednesday the new XPS 13 2-in-1 is available for purchase. As we mentioned earlier this month, the latest 2-in-1 will be one of the first Project Athena certified devices. Equipped with Intel’s 10th-generation Ice Lake CPUs and starting at $999, Dell is guaranteeing nine hours of battery life under typical usage conditions.

    In addition, Dell said it would be packing the 10th-gen Intel processors into several in its Inspiron and Vostro lines including:

    • Inspiron 13, 15, 17 7000 2-in-1
    • Inspiron 14, 15 5000 2-in-1
    • Inspiron 13 5000
    • Inspiron 24 5000 & 27 7000 All-in-One (AIOs) desktops
    • Inspiron 14, 15 5000 (5493, 5494, 5593, 5594)
    • Inspiron 14, 15, 17 3000
    • Vostro 13 5000
    • Vostro 14, 15 3000

    Most models will be available starting in October. Dell promised more details at IFA 2019.

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  2. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 5,680   +4,025

    This could be an interesting development .... hopefully in favor of the consumer!
  3. poohbear

    poohbear TS Evangelist Posts: 326   +227

    So how do I know if its a Ice lake processor or a Comet lake processor since they're both 10th gen?
  4. Kashim

    Kashim TS Addict Posts: 151   +145

    "Dell's announces XPS 13 and Inspiron laptops" Umm, Dell's announces?

    "Me fail English? That's unpossbile!" - Ralph Wiggum
    Cal Jeffrey likes this.
  5. Cal Jeffrey

    Cal Jeffrey TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,844   +442

    ROFL Thanks smart @$$. :joy:
  6. Mr Majestyk

    Mr Majestyk TS Addict Posts: 178   +135

    Just to be clear only the Comet Lake U processors support LPDDR4x, the Y processors did not get a new chipset and are stuck on LPDDR3. Sucks if Dell are not offering LPDDR4x on the higher (power) end U products and instant deal breaker. I'd wait for those laptops conforming to Athena specs and get Ice Lake. The hexacore Comet Lake will no doubt throttle like hell.
    MikitaM and Cal Jeffrey like this.
  7. toooooot

    toooooot TS Evangelist Posts: 950   +453

    Not a fan of 1000+ laptops. 1500 is where you can get power plus gaming gpu and thus own a very decent PC replacement.
    But at 1000 it is barely better than my fave 600 800 sweet spot laptops which give you stile speed and quiet performance.

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