A new Dell XPS 13 powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon X is coming

Dell XPS 13 9345 Rumors
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The Dell XPS 13 is a staple laptop under the company’s belt which received a 2024 update back in January. Now it appears the company is working on a new iteration of the laptop and will be collaborating with Qualcomm this time around. Let’s discuss more on the upcoming laptop that’s seemingly dubbed the “Dell XPS 13 9345” in this article.

Dell XPS 13 9345 Rumours Round-up

Before we get into the nitty-gritty of this laptop, I would like to give a shoutout to the Windows Report. All that we know about the laptop is all thanks to them.

Naming

Let’s start things plain and simple with the naming… or should I say numbering? As I mentioned earlier, Dell recently updated the XPS 13 series for this year. While doing so the company dropped the “Plus” from its name, switching things up from the prior version and hooked the code number “9340” at last.

Dell XPS 13 9340 (2024) Design and Display
Dell XPS 13 9340

Similarly, the new edition of the laptop will supposedly continue the trend and go with the namesake “Dell XPS 13” and take the numbering up to “9345”.

Processor

The main highlight of the Dell XPS 13 9345 is surely its processor. The world of laptops is highly saturated with any given laptop having different choices of hardware. Matter of fact, laptops with the same name could pack an entirely different silicon underneath. When that’s the case, manufacturers usually attach code numbers — that are slightly different from one another — behind the laptop name to tell the variants apart.

Likewise, in this case, the Dell XPS 13 “9345” has a code that is just one digit off from the previous “9340”. Based on that, we can guess the upcoming iteration of the laptop will not have an Intel processor powering it. So, which one will it be? The rumours hint it to be a Qualcomm platform. However, it is unclear specifically which one of the American-foundry’s offerings will Dell go with for its new laptop.

Snapdragon X

Qualcomm Snapdragon X

There are four different options within the Snapdragon X family and the Dell XPS 13 9345 could go with any or all of them. Three of these processors sit under the Snapdragon X Elite series while the last remaining one goes by the name of Snapdragon X Plus. Either way, these chips are well-equipped with AI capabilities and are within the competing territory of Intel, AMD and even Apple silicon in terms of raw performance speed.

What else?

Other than that, it appears that the Dell XPS 13 9345 does not veer from its Intel siblings all too much. We have the leaked images of the laptop, and it is safe to say that they look the same. It will continue to have the iconic seamless trackpad and function keys with touch control. Meanwhile, the laptop is rumoured to sport an all-new “Copilot key” that allows the user to easily tap into its AI prowess.

Talking of the Copilot, it demands that the device have a minimum of 16GB memory to operate. Hence, the Dell XPS 13 9345 will definitely ship with the RAM of the same and higher capacity. Furthermore, we can expect it to walk the same road as its 9340 compatriots in terms of other specifications. Given that, it should come with either an IPS or OLED screen option with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection, 512GB+ storage, and a 55Wh integrated battery.

Dell XPS 13 9345 Price and Availability

While all the buzz is going around, when will the thing actually launch? And what is the asking price? Well… there is no concrete announcement so far. The source says that the laptop will make its way to the market around August or September.

In the meantime, we expect the Dell XPS 13 9345 to have a similar price as the 9340 variants. Maybe even slightly cheaper, since it will likely sport a new chip that just made it into the market. So, we are looking at something around USD 1,299 or lower.

Lastly, before parting ways, I would like to remind you that all the things I’ve mentioned so far are merely rumours and may or may not come to fruition.

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