The initial announcement of Intel and AMD's collaboration on the "8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors With Radeon™ RX Vega M Graphics" (Kaby Lake-G) at CES this year caused a big stir amongst the PC hardware space.
Now that we've taken a look at the Intel Hades Canyon NUC and its impressive performance compared to mid-range gaming desktops, it's time to take a look at Kaby Lake-G in the mobile form factor.
Dell's XPS 15 2-in-1 is one of two notebooks utilizing the Intel Kaby Lake-G processor with Vega graphics, alongside the HP Envy Spectre x360.
Building upon the successful standard clamshell, this new notebook is Dell's first convertible XPS 15, featuring a 360-degree hinge which allows for a variety of configurations including tablet mode where the device folds back on itself.
|Dell XPS 15 2-in-1|
|Screen||15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) InfinityEdge Anti-Reflective Touch Display||15.6" 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) InfinityEdge Anti-Reflective Touch Display|
|CPU||Core i5-8305G||Core i7-8705G|
|GPU||AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL Graphics with 4GB HBM2 Memory|
|RAM||8GB DDR4-2400 (non-upgradable)||16GB DDR4-2400 (non-upgradable)|
|Storage||128GB SATA||256GB PCIe|
|Network||Killer 1435 802.11ac 2x2 WiFi and Bluetooth|
2 x Thunderbolt 3
2 x Thunderbolt 3
|Audio||Waves MaxxAudio® Pro 2W (1W x 2)|
|Weight||4.36 lbs (2 Kg)|
|Dimensions||13.9-in x 9.2-in x 0.36-0.63-in
(354mm x 235mm x 9-1mm)
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home / Pro (+$60)|
As far as specifications are concerned, the XPS 15 2-in-1 impresses.. With up to a 4K, touch-enabled display, quad core processor, discrete AMD Vega graphics, and up to 16GB of memory, the hardware of the XPS 15 2-in-1 is a compelling package for gamers and content creators alike. For review, we recieved the top of the line XPS 15 2-in-1, with a 512GB SSD instead of the stock 256GB configuration (a $150 upgrade from Dell).