It is a hybrid inside a hybrid. That is the easiest way to consider the brand new XPS 15 two-in-one from Dell. This big-screen laptop computer has a 360-degree hinge, so it folds all the way in which again to type a pill — we have seen that loads of occasions earlier than, however by no means in Dell’s high-end XPS 15 line.
Inside, it has a brand new CPU package deal that is a part of Intel’s eighth technology of Core i-series chips. However that is additionally a hybrid half. It is one of many very first examples we have seen of a brand new Intel-AMD partnership, the place these two part rivals are teaming up.
You get an Intel CPU paired with AMD Radeon Vega M GPU, providing you with some fairly first rate graphics muscle for a super-slim hybrid.
With these new elements, plus higher cooling and a much bigger warmth spreader, Dell claims the battery will run for 15 hours.
It is 16mm thick, which is fairly skinny for any form of 15-inch laptop computer, and the edge-to-edge Infinity Show has 4K decision.
Additionally new is a redesigned keyboard — Dell calls it a “maglev” keyboard. That is an concept that’s been talked about for years, however not broadly used. As an alternative of rubber domes below the keys, it makes use of magnets to push the keycaps again up.
That allows you to have a fair thinner keyboard. In a quick hands-on demo, it felt very very similar to Apple’s present super-shallow keyboards, which some folks like greater than others.
The brand new XPS 15 two-in-one might be out there within the spring, and begins at $1,299 within the US. Worldwide particulars haven’t been introduced but, however that works out to about £960 or AU$1,650.
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