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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sorten - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - linkIntel is only shipping the -U series Ice Lake chips in 2019, so they would've needed to wait too long.
sonny73n - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - linkI’m still waiting to upgrade my laptop. So Dell, here you go:
- Take out Intel CPU. Put Ryzen 3rd gen in.
- 51 Wh battery isn’t enough. How about 200 Wh. 2 or 3mm thicker is fine.
- Take out Killer WiFi. Put Intel in.
- OLED display. One of those super AMOLED from Samsung is great.
In time for Xmas this year I hope.
IntelUser2000 - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - linkLithium Ion batteries are limited to 100WHr because larger sizes are dangerous and present a fire hazard in air travel.
The Killer WiFi is Intel WiFi 6 based.
timecop1818 - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - link> The Killer WiFi is Intel WiFi 6 based.
Doesn't matter, its the brand. I just don't want it, as its always been associated with snakeoil and disgusting gamer trash. (Oh, and shitty drivers). Unless I can load intel wifi 6 drivers on that thing and the device shows up with Intel PCI ID and works without any killer-shit installed, I'm not interested.
grahad - Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - linkYo ucan
sorten - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - linkAMD won't have a competitive CPU at 15w until next year.
Liad3441 - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - linkAnd it should cost 500USD and be 1KG
Phynaz - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - linkMobile isn’t third gen dumbass
piroroadkill - Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - link99WHr is the maximum allowed. Sorry. Nobody is going to build a laptop that can't be taken onboard an aircraft.
Retycint - Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - linkI can literally feel my brain cells dying off as I read this comment.
1. Ryzen 3rd gen for laptops isn't even announced yet
2. 200Wh means you can't bring it onto a plane (100Wh limit). Also because a 200Wh battery would make it 2-3x thicker and at least 2x heavier. You think batteries are made out of air?
3. Killer WiFi is fine. Have one on my XPS 15, and as long as you don't install the Killer suite software it's exactly like a normal Intel wireless card. The "kILlEr WIfI suCks" is way overblown
4.Samsung doesn't make super AMOLEDs for laptops. Also OLEDs for laptops are generally a bad idea because OLEDs have way higher power consumption (vs an LCD) while displaying white content, which is probably going to be a large proportion of the usage scenario e.g. document processing in Word/Excel, web browsing etc. And not to mention burn in on the task bar area. Have a 2 year old Samsung S8+ and there is noticeable burn in on the nav bar and status bar areas.