Dell showcases its Snapdragon-powered Copilot+ laptops

  • Like several other Windows 11 OEMs, Dell has revealed five new laptops featuring support for Copilot+.
  • The new hardware is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X Elite and Plus CPUs.
  • All of the laptops boast improved battery life in order to support the new AI-focused capabilities of Copilot+.

When it comes to personal computing, Microsoft has officially entered the Copilot+ era as its new AI-focused standard for new hardware capable of supporting generative AI functions and applications. This has seen the likes of Surface, ASUS, Lenovo, and HP reveal new hardware with Copilot+, and now it is the turn of Dell.

On this front Dell has five new laptops built with Copilot+ in mind, and like the other OEMs mentioned above, it is leveraging the latest silicon from Qualcomm to do so. Namely the Snapdragon X Elite and Plus CPUs, along with its integrated Oryon GPU and NPU (Neural Processing Unit).

“The brand-new class of devices transforms your AI PC experience with extraordinary performance and battery life, upleveled productivity and powerful security. Our five new laptops, XPS 13, Inspiron 14 Plus, Inspiron 14, Latitude 7455 and Latitude 5455, offer a range of consumer and commercial options that deliver exceptional speed and AI performance to elevate computing and simplify tasks,” highlighted Dell in a release shared with Hypertext.

In terms of performance, while each laptop listed here offer up different levels, as is required of a Copilot+ device, they support up to 45 trillion operations per second (TOPS) from the NPU. Added to this is “instantaneous results when searching your own content using on-device” via the newly revealed Recall feature of Copilot+ too.

Looking a bit closer at the devices, and starting with the XPS 13 for 2024 (pictured in the header above), Dell notes that it is its thinnest and lightest XPS to date. Added to this is up to 27 hours of battery life, according to the manufacturer.

While the local configurations are yet to be confirmed, the 2024 XPS 13 features a 13.4″ FullHD+ (1920×1200) display with InfinityEdge ultra-thin bezels and a refresh rate range of 30 to 120Hz. There’s also up to 16GB LPDDR5X RAM, up to a 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD, and the Qualcomm CPU is a Snapdragon X Elite X1E-80-100 (12 cores up to 3.4 GHz, Dual-Core Boost up to 4 GHz).

Shifting to the Inspiron laptops, like the XPS unit, they are available for pre-order in US, with local availability and pricing yet to be confirmed.

What is known is that they both feature the Snapdragon X Plus CPUs, with the Inspiron 14 Plus featuring a QHD+ display with 400 nits of brightness, and up to 15 hours of battery life. The Inspiron 14 boasts up to 16 hours of battery life and a lightweight 1.44kg body.

Completing the new lineup is the Latitude laptops, with the Latitude 7455 and 5455 powered by Snapdragon X Elite and Plus processors respectively.

“The Latitude 7455 is a premium AI laptop up to 21 hours of battery life stacked with a stunning 14-inch QHD+ touch display, quad speakers with AI noise reduction, Qualcomm FastConnect Wi-Fi 7 and optional 5G for greater connectivity and collaboration,” Dell describes of the former.

“The Latitude 5455 packs performance in a mainstream AI business laptop option with a 16:10 FHD+ display and dual speakers. Multiple layers of hardware and firmware security features also protect your Latitudes, from rigorous controls at the supply chain to deep defenses at the BIOS level,” it adds of the lesser specced option.

At the time of writing, Dell South Africa has not officially confirmed pricing or availability of these new Copilot+ laptops, but they are expected later in the year, alongside some new peripherals too.


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