Dell Unveils Upgraded XPS 13 Plus with Raptor Lake Processor

Dell XPS 13 Plus: Reissue with "Raptor Lake"

Dell’s XPS 13 Plus now comes equipped with the latest mobile processors from Intel’s Core i-1300P Raptor Lake family. The laptop is available in two models: Core i5-1340P and Core i7-1360P. Both come with four performance and eight efficiency cores, but the Core i7 variant has a larger Level 3 cache and higher clock rates.

Dell offers the Core i5-1340P with either 8 or 16 GB of LPDDR5-6000 RAM on its webshop, while the Core i7-1360P comes in configurations with 16 and 32 GB. Interestingly, the Core i7 option only costs 10 euros more than the Core i5 with 16 GB of RAM. However, the basic costs aren’t low. The cheapest version with a Core i5-1340P, 8 GB of RAM, a 512 GB SSD, full HD display (1920 × 1200 pixels), and Windows 11 Home costs 1699 euros. A 1 TB SSD adds an extra 100 euros to the cost. Furthermore, an OLED touch display with 3456 × 2160 pixels incurs an additional fee of 185 euros and an IPS panel with 3840 × 2400 pixels costs an extra 285 euros. The maximum configuration comes with the Core i7-1360P, 32 GB RAM, 2 TB SSD, 2400p display, and Windows 11 Pro, costing just under 2730 euros.

Apart from the processor and memory speed, everything else about the XPS 13 Plus remains the same as compared to the 2022 generation. The case, display selection, and connections (twice Thunderbolt 4 as USB Type-C) haven’t been changed, and Dell hasn’t even changed the version number (9320). It’s puzzling that Dell didn’t present the laptop together with its other new editions at the CES electronics trade fair in January, and inquiries regarding this have gone unanswered.

As the speed difference between the Core i-1300P and Core i-1200P is only a few percent, interested parties looking to buy the XPS 13 Plus can go for the 2022 version without any worries. Finally, the links marked with are commission links (affiliate links). If an order is placed via such a link, heise online receives a commission, but it doesn’t result in additional costs for buyers.

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