Dell Unveils New Cutting-Edge Laptops Featuring Snapdragon X Series Processors

Dell has announced the launch of new innovative laptops, each designed to cater to different user needs while pushing the boundaries of technology and design.

Dell has announced the launch of new innovative laptops, each designed to cater to different user needs while pushing the boundaries of technology and design. Included in this release are the Inspiron 14 Plus, Latitude 7455, and XPS 13, all of which are powered by advanced Snapdragon processors and feature on-device AI, enhanced performance, and impressive battery life. These new models combine sleek, durable designs with powerful computing capabilities.

Dell Inspiron 14 Plus: The Ultimate in Versatility and Performance

First up is the Inspiron 14 Plus, a versatile and high-performance laptop powered by Snapdragon X Plus processors. Dell believes this workstation will redefine possibilities with on-device AI, robust performance, and user-friendly features tailored for today’s fast-paced lifestyle.

The Inspiron 14 Plus boasts a Qualcomm Oryon CPU with 10 cores, designed to enhance both performance and efficiency. This powerful processor ensures users can quickly create, collaborate, and handle complex workloads with ease. Complementing the CPU is the Qualcomm Adreno GPU, which has high-quality graphics output for multimedia tasks.

The laptop’s dedicated Qualcomm Hexagon NPU improves power efficiency, extends battery life, reduces heat, and minimizes fan noise, ensuring a quiet and cool operating environment. Running on Windows 11 on Arm, the Inspiron 14 Plus supports a wide range of applications, ensuring seamless productivity and mobility.

Dell Inspiron 14 Plus Specifications

Feature Specification
Model Number Inspiron 14 Plus 7441
Processor Snapdragon X Plus, X1P-64-100, 10 cores up to 3.4GHz
Graphics Qualcomm Adreno GPU
NPU Snapdragon X Plus | Qualcomm Hexagon NPU
Display 14.0-inch 16:10 QHD+ (2560×1600) Anti-Glare Touch 400 nits
Memory 16GB, LPDDR5X, 8448MT
Storage 512GB/1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
Connectivity Qualcomm FastConnect 7800 Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth 5.4
Operating System Windows 11 Home / Pro
Battery 4-Cell Battery, 54 Whr
Dimensions & Weight 0.58” – 0.66” x 12.36” x 8.8”, Starting Weight: 3.17 lbs
Ports & Slots 2x USB 4.0 Gen 3 Type-C, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, Micro SD, Headset Jack
Security Fingerprint Reader, Webcam Privacy Shutter, TPM with Pluton
Audio Quad Speakers with Premium Amplifiers

Visually, the Inspiron 14 Plus features a 14-inch QHD+ display, offering vibrant details and 400-nit brightness. The Dell ComfortView Plus technology reduces harmful blue light, providing a comfortable viewing experience over extended periods. The laptop also features up and down-firing quad speakers with premium amplifiers, delivering an optimized audio experience. Voice precision is enhanced by dual mics, ensuring clear voice command recognition for a seamless user experience.

Dell also announced a non-Plus version of the Inspiron 14. While no specifications were provided, we do know that it is powered by the same Snapdragon X Plus processor.

Latitude 7455: Supercharging Productivity with AI and Efficiency

Dell’s new Latitude 7455 strives to be a game-changer for professionals seeking to supercharge their workflow. Powered by the Snapdragon X Series processors with on-device AI, this laptop is designed to accelerate productivity and innovation with groundbreaking performance and battery life.

The Latitude 7455 features a three-tier processing architecture comprising a CPU, GPU, and NPU, the latter being a dedicated AI chip that improves power efficiency, extends battery life, and reduces heat and noise. Encased in a durable three-piece aluminum design in Titan Gray, the Latitude 7455 is the thinnest Latitude laptop to date, giving it a super sleek and professional look and feel.

The 16:10 QHD+ display offers ample workspace and clear visuals, with a touch screen adding interactivity. Dell’s ComfortView Plus technology reduces blue light exposure, ensuring eye comfort during long work sessions. Quad speakers and AI-based noise reduction ensure clear and focused audio for meetings and multimedia.

Dell Latitude 7455 Specifications

Feature Specification
Model Number Latitude 7455
Processor Snapdragon X Series
Graphics Integrated GPU
NPU Snapdragon X Series NPU
Display 16:10 QHD+ Touch Display
Memory 16GB, LPDDR5
Storage 512GB/1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
Connectivity Qualcomm FastConnect Wi-Fi 7, Optional 5G
Operating System Windows 11
Battery Long-life Battery
Dimensions & Weight Slim and lightweight aluminum design
Ports & Slots USB-C, USB-A, HDMI, Micro SD, Headset Jack
Security BIOS Security, Credential Protection
Audio Quad Speakers, AI Noise Reduction

Connectivity is robust with Qualcomm FastConnect Wi-Fi 7 and optional 5G, allowing seamless collaboration from anywhere. Security is a top priority with built-in BIOS security and end-user credential protection. The Latitude 7455 also meets high standards for energy efficiency, holding ENERGY STAR 8.0 certification and EPEAT Gold registration with Climate+ designation.

Dell has also launched the Latitude 5455. Again, no information was given other than its use of the Snapdragon processor.

XPS 13: Elevating Creativity with Snapdragon X Elite Power

Powered by the Snapdragon X Elite processor, Dell is looking to creative processes to the next level with the new XPS 13. Known for its iconic design and premium materials, this new model combines impressive performance and all-day battery life, perfect for creative professionals on the go.

The XPS 13 also features a unique three-tier processing architecture, including a CPU, GPU, and NPU, providing outstanding performance for complex workloads. An AI-dedicated chip enhances power efficiency, reduces heat, and ensures quiet operation. The laptop’s sleek design, crafted from machined aluminum and Gorilla Glass 3, is both strong and lightweight and available in Platinum or Graphite finishes.

With a starting weight of only 2.59 pounds and a thickness of 14.8 mm, the XPS 13 is Dell’s thinnest and lightest model. The 13.4-inch InfinityEdge display offers true-to-life color and sharp detail, with an optional 3K+ OLED touch display providing immersive visual experiences. Quad speakers with Dolby Atmos deliver 360-degree spatial audio, enhancing the multimedia experience.

Dell XPS 13 Specifications

Feature Specification
Model Number XPS 13
Processor Snapdragon X Elite
Graphics Integrated GPU
NPU AI-Dedicated Chip
Display 13.4-inch InfinityEdge, Optional 3K+ OLED Touch
Memory 16GB, LPDDR5
Storage 512GB/1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
Connectivity Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth
Operating System Windows 11
Battery All-day Battery Life
Dimensions & Weight 2.59 lbs, 14.8 mm thin
Ports & Slots USB-C, USB-A, Micro SD, Headset Jack
Security Intelligent FHD Webcam, Audio System
Audio Quad Speakers with Dolby Atmos

The XPS 13 also features an intelligent FHD webcam and audio system that reduces noise and enhances video call quality. Integrated with Windows 11’s Copilot, the laptop offers intelligent assistance to boost productivity and creativity. Sustainability is a core focus, with the XPS 13 being crafted from at least 25% recycled materials and shipping in 100% recyclable packaging.

Pricing and Availability

The new Inspiron 14 Plus, Latitude 7455, and XPS 13 laptops will be available for pre-order starting today, May 20, 2024. The Inspiron 14 Plus and XPS 13 will initially be available in the US and Canada, with subsequent availability in the UK, Germany, France, and Japan on May 21, 2024. The Inspiron 14 Plus starts at $1,099, while the XPS 13 starts at $1,299 in the US. Full configurations for both models will be launched later this year. The Latitude 7455 will be shipped later this year, with its starting price point announced closer to its availability date.

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Lyle Smith

Lyle is a staff writer for StorageReview, covering a broad set of end user and enterprise IT topics.

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