Dell Announces new XPS 15 2-in-1 & Redesigned XPS 13 at CES 2018
Dell has just announced a brand new XPS 15 2-in-1 laptop and a redesigned XPS 13 to compliment their ever-growing and award-winning XPS portfolio. The latest XPS 13 has also just been named a CES 2018 Innovation Award honouree.
Dell XPS 13
Along with its newly designed InfinityEdge 4K Ultra HD display, the XPS 13 adds a a new Rose Gold colour option with Alpine White woven glass fibre interior in addition to the traditional silver and black. They’ve also managed to make this year’s redesigned model thinner and lighter and introduced GORE thermal insulation to diffuse and dissipate heat. Below is a breakdown of some of the key specs for the device:
8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-8250U or i78550U Processor
4GB or 8GB LPDDR3 1866MHz RAM
128GB, 256GB or 512GB Solid State Drive
13.3-inch 1080p or 4K UltraHD InfinityEdge Display
Widescreen 720p webcam (now centrally located)
4 array digital microphones
Infrared camera (Windows Hello compliant)
In making the new XPS 13 thinner, Dell used a lower-capacity battery, going from a 60-watt-hour unit on last year’s model to a 52-watt-hour unit on this year’s one. Dell also had to remove the full size USB Type A port and the SD Card slot so this is something you should keep in mind if you’re a avid user of either and you’re looking at this new model.
Under the hood, you’ll find Intel’s newest 8th Gen processor to make everything buttery smooth with the option of either the i5 or i7 variant, 8GB or 16GB of RAM and 128GB, 256GB or 512GB of SSD storage.
The new Dell XPS 13 is available on Dell.ie starting at €1,349 with an 8th Gen Intel Core i5 processor.
Dell XPS 15 2-in-1
Dell also introduced a brand new 15.6″ 2-in-1 in the form of the XPS 15 2-in-1. Dell claims this new model to be the most powerful 15″ 2-in-1 in the world and given the fact it’s got the new 8th Gen Intel Core processor under the hood along with Radeon RX Vega M graphics, this new model definitely sounds like an impressively powerful device. Packing Dell’s now iconic InfinityEdge display with 4K resolution, users are sure to enjoy this ultra sharp display which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
The new Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 will be available in spring 2018 with pricing available at launch.
Dell Mobile Connect Software
Another announcement which we found quite interesting what the introduction of Dell Mobile Connect Software which will come pre-installed on all new Dell consumer PCs and have an accompanying iOS and Android app that will allow user to make calls, send texts, get notifications and even fully mirror their phones to interact with all their favourite apps right on their PC’s screen. Dell Mobile Connect is available for download now and will come pre-installed on all Dell consumer systems starting January 27.
Dell also announced Dell Cinema which will be available on all XPS models and select Inspiron PCs. It will include features such as CinemaStream, CinemaColor and CinemaSound which will improve online streaming and interactive video, introduce HDR for services such as Neflix and a Dell exclusive audio innovation powered by Waves MaxxAudio Pro.