When Ice Matters: Dell Announces XPS 13 2-in-1 with Ice Lake-U
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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