The new Dell XPS line up. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge
This might not be the biggest shake-up of the Dell XPS lineup ever, but between some bigger laptops and a total revamping of the XPS portfolio, it feels like a big deal. The 13-inch Dell XPS laptop is sticking around, but the touchbar-equipped XPS Plus that ran hot in our review is gone, replaced by the 14-inch XPS. And there’s a new 16-inch XPS to replace both the 15-inch and 17-inch laptops.
Plenty of laptop makers have 14-inch and 16-inch devices — notably, Apple launched a MacBook Pro in both sizes back in 2021—but Dell’s flagship XPS laptops have stuck with the more traditional 13-inch and 15-inch sizes.
Dell representatives demurred when I asked them if this new size of XPS laptops is meant as a counter to Apple’s own. But it…