Dell’s XPS 13 family has received a major performance update with Intel’s 11th-gen chips

Its that time of year again. Intel announces new processors, and laptop manufacturers quickly follow suit with updates to their respective lineups. So Dell today announced a refresh of its XPS 13 lineup, including Intel’s 11th Gene Tiger Lake processor.

11th gen chips offer better performance-per-watt than their predecessors, translating to faster computing or longer battery life for the same performance.

The i5 and i7 configurations use Intel’s new Xe graphics, which are already showing a dramatic improvement over Intel’s previously integrated graphics. This is enough to outperform some low-end dedicated cards and capture AMD’s recent dominance in that regard. I will refer you to Anandtech’s benchmark for this.

Sincerely: Dell