Dell Working on a Dual Screen XPS Laptop, Intel Ice Lake-U 10nm Lineup Expected in 2020


    There seems to be no end to the flurry of leaked roadmaps from Tweakers. After three Intel roadmaps saw the light of the day, highlighting the company’s 10nm struggles, another document from Dell has been shared, revealing the entire XPS lineup. In addition to the XPS 13 and 15, a 17″ model has also been spotted as well as a dual screen device, code-named, “Maximus”.

    Dell XPS 17 and 15

    This one is a bit of a surprise, as Dell hasn’t released a 17″ XPS in the last three years. The last one was in Q2 2016, the XPS 17 – L701X to be exact. The specs include an Intel Comet Lake-H CPU paired with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q GPU, and the device is slated for a late 2020 launch. It is code-named, “Stradale”.

    Dell XPS Dual Screen

    The accompanying XPS 15 has an earlier launch window of Q2 2020. It will also be equipped with the Comet Lake-H chips but on the GPU side pack a GeForce GTX 1660 (not the Max-Q). The CPU is expected to be an 8-core beast. The XPS 15 is code-named, “Fiorano”.

    XPS 13 and Dual Screen Maximus

    In contrast to the higher end 15 and 17, the XPS 13 includes three different products, namely “Italia”, “Modena” and “Centenario”. Italia is supposed to be a Comet Lake-U part, while the latter two will reportedly leverage the 10nm Ice Lake-U chips. These will be low power 15W SKUs and therefore won’t have a discrete GPU solution. Intel’s Gen11 iGPU should be paired with the IL-Us. The Comet Lake-U based Italia is expected in the last quarter of 2019, Modena in early 2020 and the XPS 13 7300 Modena in Q2 2020. The highlight of the map, the Dual-Screen Maximus is slated for a late 2020 launch.

    Keep in mind that this roadmap is more than a year old (from Feb 2018), so some of the product specs might have been altered or scrapped altogether, especially the Ice lake parts considering Intel’s 10nm delays. This is only reiterated by the fact that these are all marked as concepts which is one of the initial stages of a product in R&D, followed by development and then finally shipping.

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