CES 2018: Dell Introduces XPS 15 2-in-1 Powered By Kaby Lake-G

Subject: Mobile | January 9, 2018 - 01:00 PM |
Tagged: Vega M, rx vega m, laptop, kaby lake-g, dell xps 15 2-in-1, dell, convertible, CES 2018, CES

Following up on its updates to the XPS 13 last week, Dell today is unveiling a new 15-inch model of its XPS 2-in-1 lineup. The XPS 15 2-in-1, as it's officially named, is powered by the new Kaby Lake-G platform, which pairs an 8th Gen Intel Core processor with AMD Radeon RX Vega M graphics.

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The 15.6-inch touchscreen display is available in both 1080p and 4K resolutions with up to 400-nits brightness and 100 percent Adobe RGB coverage. The display also supports Dell's new Active Pen, an optional $99 accessory which offers 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity with tilt support and palm rejection technology.

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Despite its powerful Intel and AMD Radeon components, Dell claims that the XPS 15 2-in-1's 75Whr battery is good for up to 15 hours of battery life.

Check out the complete specs:

Processor Options Intel Core i7-8705G
Intel Core i5-8305G
Memory 8GB DDR4 2400MHz
16GB DDR4 2400MHz
Graphics Integrated Radeon RX Vega M
4GB HBM2
Display 15.6-inch 3200x1800 (100% Adobe RGB)
15.6-inch 1920x1080 (100% sRGB)
Capacitive touchscreen with active pen support
Storage 128GB SATA SSD
256GB PCIe SSD
512GB PCIe SSD
1TB PCIe SSD
AC Adapter 130W
Battery 75Whr
Up to 15 hours
I/O 2 x Thunderbolt 3
2 x USB 3.1 Type-C
microSD Card Reader
3.5mm audio in/out
Connectivity Killer 802.11ac Wi-Fi
Intel 802.11ac Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 4.1
Dimensions 354 x 235 x 16mm
Weight Starting at 4.3lbs

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Complete pricing information for all configurations is not yet available, but Dell states that the new XPS 15 2-in-1 will start at $1299.99 and will be available for purchase sometime this spring.

Source: Dell

January 9, 2018 | 01:49 PM - Posted by Malex

I work for a real estate company and we have issued this model laptop in the past. I really dislike that they do not have an integrated NIC, and rely upon a USB docking station for wired network access. It makes for a very unpleasant time when having to image in a corporate environment.

It's sad to see that Dell has continued this trend with their newest model.

January 9, 2018 | 03:29 PM - Posted by Salick27 (not verified)

Does the display support Freesync? If so this would be a pretty impressive laptop assuming expected "G" processor performance.

January 10, 2018 | 01:14 PM - Posted by Thinner and Lighter (not verified)

Good question. And it's annoying how neglected Freesync has been in the mobile space, considering every laptop should have the hardware in place to implement Free/G sync.

Nvidia's Gsync module started off as a way to put mobile hardware into desktop displays so they could use it for asynchronous refresh.

January 9, 2018 | 04:36 PM - Posted by Tommy Peel (not verified)

They should really have more configuration options for these. Why can't I have a model with a 256gb SSD, 16gb RAM, and a 1080p screen? To get 16gb of RAM you have to pay for the 512gb SSD and the 4k screen I don't want....

January 9, 2018 | 04:37 PM - Posted by Tommy Peel (not verified)

Oops, posted on the wrong article; someone can delete this if they want.

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