Dell has introduced that its new XPS 13 2-in-1, first revealed again in June, can be obtainable for buy beginning on August twenty fifth with a beginning value of $1,099. Not like the earlier generations of XPS 13 2-in-1 fashions, this XPS is a Floor Professional-style pill with a magnetic keyboard case. This may permit the machine to shortly rework from a pill to a laptop computer, much like the way in which Apple’s iPad Professional can with the Magic Keyboard.

The brand 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.

The Dell XPS 13 in tablet mode on a white background. The screen displays a blue outdoor scene with a river running through the middle.

Pill, however XPS.
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This will even be Dell’s first XPS to supply 5G connectivity, although that function isn’t obtainable proper at launch. The (presumably costlier) 5G mannequin can be a darker shade and have a Gorilla Glass 7 again (reasonably than an aluminum again, which is on the Wi-Fi mannequin).

The brand new 2-in-1 could have a suitable stylus that magnetically snaps to the highest (and prices whereas it’s there), however that’s elective and can price $100 further. Dell says the stylus will ship “a natural writing and inking experience.”

The XPS 13 Plus Developer’s Edition open on a white background. The screen displays a purple desktop with the settings menu open.

XPS, with new Ubuntu desktop choices.
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Additionally hitting cabinets this month is the XPS 13 Plus Developer Version, which is licensed for Ubuntu 22.04. It’s licensed for long-term help (LTS), particularly, that means that it gained’t attain finish of life till 2032 (with upkeep updates supplied till 2027). Whereas Dell does ship different machines that help Ubuntu, that is the primary XPS (and, in reality, the primary OEM PC) licensed for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. Different fashions have shipped with the older 20.04 LTS software program. The brand new bundle has a number of upgrades, together with safety enhancements, new desktop shade decisions, new dock settings, and up to date functions together with Firefox 103.

This machine is now obtainable on Dell’s web site with a beginning value of $1,299.

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