New XPS 13 2-in-1, XPS 13 Plus Developer’s Edition and Pro Webcam announced from Dell

Dell Technologies has announced the arrival and availability of the XPS 13 2-in-1, XPS 13 Plus Developer’s Edition with Ubuntu 22.04, and Dell Pro Webcam (WB5023), a best-in-class together image quality webcam with intelligent features for everyday professionals who want to look their best on video calls, broadcasts or live streams without breaking the bank.

New XPS 12 2-in-1 & XPS 13 Plus Developer’s Edition

For customers who prioritize versatility like students and entrepreneurs, the XPS 13 2-in-1 empowers users to seamlessly transition between work, school, entertainment and much more. Complete the experience with an optional XPS Folio and XPS Stylus — transition freely and fluidly from consumption to full productivity mode by attaching the magnetic XPS Folio and enjoy a natural writing and inking experience with the XPS Stylus.  Available in Sky with Wi-Fi 6e at launch.

The first OEM PC to be certified for Ubuntu 22.04, Dell’s flagship XPS 13 Plus Developer’s Edition is available pre-installed with Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. The Ubuntu certification program ensures that all of the components in a certified computer work as expected, so the user can be sure of the best experience out of the box.

Certified devices also include specific software or drivers that differ from the default distribution where required. These are defined in a meta-package that automatically installs the optimal configuration of packages, drivers and kernel to deliver the best experience on that device. For a full breakdown of the new features of Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, read the release notes and official announcement.

Dell Pro Webcam

Dell continues to expand its portfolio of personal collaboration devices to cater for the varying needs of hybrid work. On the heels of the flagship 4K Dell UltraSharp Webcam launch, the company is adding Dell Pro Webcam (recent examples include the Dell Speakerphone and Dell Slim Conferencing Soundbar). This professional-grade 2K QHD webcam provides the world’s best image quality in its class offering superior image quality over a FHD (1080p) webcam and delivering clear, professional quality in any lighting condition.

The Sony STARVIS sensor and multi-element lens take in substantial light to deliver crystal-clear picture clarity. The combination of Digital Overlap HDR and Facial Detection Auto Exposure optimizes images, helping users to always look good.

Advanced Image Signal Processing and 3D/2D noise reduction automatically eliminates grainy images, making sure to look your best – even in low light. The webcam’s intelligent AI Auto Framing feature ensures users are always centred in the frame.

This sleek-looking cylindrical webcam also features a built-in noise reduction mic for clear communication, a magnetic shutter cap for privacy and a built-in mounting clip for easy attachment to a monitor, notebook or affix to a tripod.

Compatible with Windows and Mac Operating Systems, this webcam works well with all leading UC platforms and is certified for Microsoft Teams and Zoom. Lastly, make the most out of the webcam with the Dell Peripheral Manager where users can customize the webcam settings such as Field of View, brightness, sharpness, contrast and saturation based on their preferences.

Pricing & Availability

XPS 13 2-in-1 w/ Folio: Available in Ireland in September, with pricing to be announced upon release.
XPS 13 Plus Developer’s Edition: Available in Ireland in the coming weeks, with pricing to be announced upon release.
Dell Pro Webcam (WB50523): Available in Ireland now starting at €107.99 ex.VAT