Rumor | Dell XPS Chromebook could be in the works; 10nm Tiger Lake-based Dell Chromebooks also a possibility
A report from Chrome Unboxed has speculated that there could be a Dell XPS Chromebook in development. It appears the American OEM is working on at least three Chromebooks, with the source revealing that five form factors are being worked on. Dell may even be planning six new laptops based on Chrome OS, with each of the three boards mentioned (“Drallion”, “Deltaur”, “Deltan”) potentially coming in both clamshell and convertible forms.
Dell has already introduced Chrome OS into its Inspiron lineup, with examples like the Dell Inspiron Chromebook 14 2-in-1 laptop. However, a Dell XPS Chromebook would be a very interesting addition thanks to the series’ already well-known premium label and the high-end components that Dell invests in the XPS family of laptops. Chrome Unboxed opines that Drallion will not be aimed at general consumers, and that Deltaur and Deltan are basically clones of each other.
The source continues that if one of the latter two development boards is a possible Inspiron refresh then the other could well be for a new Dell XPS Chromebook laptop. It’s a reasonable and thought-out piece of speculation that would undoubtedly please XPS fans who would prefer to work with Google’s OS. Other OEMs have adapted Chromebooks into their premium lineups, such as Samsung with its attractive Galaxy Chromebook 13.3-inch convertible.
Additionally, the code commits that have been scoured through also lead to the reasoning that Intel’s upcoming Tiger Lake generation of 10nm chips could be involved in the Dell Chromebook development process. It will be a while before anything more concrete actually emerges, with 2021 being a possible arrival timeframe for any new devices, including a potential Dell XPS Chromebook.