When Ice Matters: Dell Announces XPS 13 2-in-1 with Ice Lake-Uby Anton Shilov on May 28, 2019 3:00 AM EST
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Being one of the most successful convertible laptops on the market, Dell’s 13-inch XPS 2-in-1 is something that seems to be good enough already. But with the help of Intel’s latest 10th Gen Core processors codenamed Ice Lake and Dell’s magic, the new XPS 13 2-in-1 has just got better from all points of view: it is faster, it is sleeker, and it has a better display.
The 2019 Dell XPS 13 7300-series 2-in-1 convertible is based on Intel’s 10th Gen Core platform that features a smaller motherboard and this enabled Dell to make the convertible notebook 7% thinner while making the keyboard and the screen larger. Furthermore, the new PC also has a 51 Wh battery that promises to last for up to 16 hours (real-world battery life will depend on the usage model, of course). The Ice Lake CPU is accompanied by up to 32 GB of DDR4-3733 memory (which is a rather whopping capacity and speed bin for an ultra-thin laptop) as well as a PCIe SSD of up to 1 TB capacity. As far as connectivity is concerned, the system is outfitted with a Killer AX1650 802.11ax Wi-Fi + Bluetooth controller, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, a microSD card reader, a 3.5-mm jack for headsets, speakers, a webcam, and so on.
Featuring a custom 13.4-inch class monitor that is 7% larger than on the previous generation model, the new Dell XPS 13 7300-series 2-in-1 features a Full-HD or Ultra-HD resolution depending on exact SKU. Both types of displays offer 500 nits brightness, a 1500:1 or 1800:1 contrast ratio, wide viewing angles as well as Dolby Vision on the FHD or 90% DCI-P3 on the UHD version.
Since we are talking about a hybrid laptop based on Intel’s 10th Gen Core processors codenamed Ice Lake, expect the system to offer tangibly higher graphics performance. Besides, since this is a brand-new platform, so it uses a redesigned cooling system and other internals to maximize performance in a very thin chassis.
The new XPS 13 7300-series 2-in-1 convertibles come in a CNC-machined silver or black aluminum body that has a fiber composite palm rest or an arctic white woven glass fiber palm rest. The new hybrid notebooks feature a 7 – 13 mm z-height and weight starting at 1.32 kilograms (2.9 poinds), which is around 100 grams lower when compared to typical 13-inch class mobile PCs.
Dell’s XPS 7300-series 2-in-1 convertible laptops will be available this year starting at $999.99 for an entry-level model and going up for high-performance SKUs.
Source: Dell’s Press Release
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Hixbot - Thursday, May 30, 2019 - linkSuper AMOLED is not ready for laptops. It will burn-in.
Santoval - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - linkAre they seriously going to offer DRAM options starting from 4GB in mid 2019 in such a machine? 4 freaking GB?! And unless I'm mistaken are they actually offering dual core versions of Ice Lake-U (not Y, *U*)?!
Since the base clocks (the only guaranteed clocks, particularly in so thin devices) are not disclosed in the "technical specifications" that must mean they are quite low, i.e. at least 200 to 400 MHz lower than their 14nm++ U equivalents. Intel are always hiding the embarrassing parts. That would point to the rumored thermal and frequency problems Intel's 10nm node still suffers from, and why H and S 10nm CPUs are not expected anytime soon.
By the way, why does this article read like an Intel press release?
Martijn ter Haar - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - link4 GB is the "the boss wants a shiny laptop with a great screen, which he only uses for Excel and watching YouTube" option.
neblogai - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - linkI think, it is more like: 'lets advertise our laptop as more affordable than competitors, and priced at x dollars (when proper configuration will cost buyers x + y).
Retycint - Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - linkAnd the worst thing is that it's going to be soldered, so you can't even upgrade it
desiredderised - Saturday, July 20, 2019 - linkUh yeah you can! Buy a new laptop! That's called an upgrade!
HStewart - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - linkIf Intel has a quad core version of this with highest end Gen 11 graphics and place it XPS 15 2in1, it would likely beat the current XPS 15 2in1.
wr3zzz - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - linkThe XPS 13 2in1 has been the flagship fanless Y-series notebook for years. This version is no longer the case. Does Dell plan to have another fanless platform or that Y-series CPU line is gone and 15W is the lowest Intel TDP going forward?
piroroadkill - Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - linkA new 16:10 laptop (8:5)???? Yesssss
HStewart - Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - linkReceive a Dell mailing in mail today that official had that new 10Gen XPS 13 2in1 is officially coming, Dell website does not have it up yet
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