CES 2024: Dell shines light on AI-enabled XPS 16 and XPS 14, redesigned Alienware m16 R2

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At CES 2024, Dell’s XPS family of premium devices led off with the introduction of a brand new XPS 16 and XPS 14, featuring built-in AI and Microsoft Copilot in Windows 11.  The new XPS portfolio, powered by the latest Intel Core Ultra processors, features a built-in AI acceleration engine with the addition of an NPU (neural processing unit). This means the PC no longer needs to depend solely on the CPU or GPU for processing and performance. Imagine you are a creator who is always on the go and editing photos. The NPU automatically chooses the right compute engine for your workload—in this case letting you edit images faster than before while preserving battery life. All XPS laptops feature ExpressCharge to recharge 80% of battery life in just 60 minutes.   [caption id="attachment_178673" align="alignnone" width="800"]XPS 16 laptops open back to back XPS 16[/caption] The XPS laptops also include a built-in Copilot key, providing faster access to your everyday AI companion in Windows 11, harnessing the capabilities of AI to make the things you do every day easier. Features include helping you summarize web pages and change settings.   The new immersive 16- and 14-inch screens appear on the XPS 16 and XPS 14, with InfinityEdge panels with OLED touch options, variable refresh rates, high resolution options and Dolby Vision.  The XPS 16 is the frontrunner of the portfolio, with supercharged performance for complex workloads. Featuring the latest Intel Core Ultra processors and NVIDIA GeForce GPUs (up to the GeForce RTX 4070 GPU), it has up to 80W of sustained performance. This is enough to handle demanding apps, whether it’s editing videos or testing the latest AI software.  [caption id="attachment_178674" align="alignnone" width="1024"]XPS 14 open and facing left XPS 14[/caption] While the XPS 14 is 21% lighter than the XPS 16, it also completes challenging tasks with ease. With optional NVIDIA GeForce GPUs (up to the GeForce RTX 4050 GPU), you can edit and play high-resolution videos and do other tasks.  Dell’s gaming brand, Alienware, redesigned its popular m16 R2 laptop to prioritize performance, flexibility and portability. Its goal was to create a powerful notebook that could run the most demanding games yet be portable and discreet enough to take from place to place with ease. Now the 16-inch gaming notebook sports a new thermal solution that allows it to be 43% more efficient in its airflow in a footprint that is 15% smaller. Notwithstanding its smaller size, it comes with a larger palm rest and touchpad.   [caption id="attachment_178675" align="alignnone" width="1024"]Alienware m16 R2 open showing 180-degree hinge m16 R2[/caption] Another change with this newer model is Stealth Mode, a hotkey that cloaks the m16 R2, allowing it to blend into its surroundings. This handy feature was inspired by people who found RGB lighting effects to be distracting in public spaces – such as libraries, classrooms and coffee shops. Now a quick tap of the F2 shortcut key turns the keyboard backlighting white, switches off all other AlienFX lighting zones and shifts performance mode to Quiet to reduce fan noise.   They also come with one month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, giving players access to hundreds of high-quality games on PC, console and cloud.  When it’s time to game, the laptop’s Intel Core Ultra H Series processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series mobile graphics (up to an RTX 4070) pack enough power to run the latest titles at high frame rates. Competitive gamers can also utilize NVIDIA's DLSS 3.5 AI upscaling technology and NVIDIA Reflex latency reduction, which deliver faster frame rates, better image quality and the lowest latency – without demanding more power.  Find out more about these and other CES announcements from Dell. 

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