The Dell XPS 15 for 2018 has been unveiled & it’s not quite what we were expecting. We are familiar with Dell’s line up of 2-in-1 Laptops but, the only laptop in the XPS line up that had a 2-in-1 configuration was the XPS 13 until now. In this CES, Dell has unveiled a refreshed 2-in-1 variant of the XPS 15 called the XPS 15 9575.
XPS 15 2-in-1 (XPS 15 9575) SPECIFICATIONS
- Display: 15.6 inch IPS 1080P with 100% sRGB or 4K (3200×1800) with 100% Adobe RGB Display wrapped in Corning Gorilla Glass 4 with 400 nits of Brightness (Touch Enabled: 10 Fingers, 89 Degrees, Pen Support)
- Processor: Intel Core i5-8305G or Intel Core i7-8705G
- RAM: Upto 16 GB 2400 MHz DDR4 (Expandable upto 32 GB)
- GPU: AMD Radeon Vega M GL Graphics with 4GB HBM2 VRAM
- Storage: Upto 1TB M.2 PCIe SSD (128GB SATA 3, 256GB PCIe, 512GB PCIe & 1TB PCIe SSD Options)
- Ports: 2x Thunderbolt™ 3 (with PowerShare, DC-In & DisplayPort) , 2x USB-C 3.1 (with PowerShare, DC-In & DisplayPort) , MicroSD Card Reader, 3.5mm Audio Jack, Noble Lock Slot
- Wi-Fi: Integrated 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2×2) (Killer 1435 or Intel 8265)
- Bluetooth: Version 4.1
- Battery: 75 WHrs, 4 Cells
- Webcam: 720P HD Webcam
- Audio: Dual 1W Speakers tuned with Waves MaxxAudio Pro
- Thickness: 16mm
- Weight: Starting from 4.3 lbs (1.97 kg)
- OS: Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro
So, the Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 has a lot going on for Creative Professionals and honestly, that’s the type of consumers this device is made for. People in Professions like Photo & Video Editing & even things like Drawing can be done with the required Color Accuracy on this device. Specially as the 4K Panel covers around 100% of Adobe RGB, it should be the best laptop screen for Content Creation right now. However, though Dell claims the Panel to be 4K, the Resolution is actually 3200×1800 which is close to 3K instead. The Touchscreen now supports Dell Premium Active Pen that has 4096 Pressure Sensitivity and 89° Tilt Functionality support.
The Intel Core i5-8305G & i7-8705G shall bring some significant improvements in performance while the Radeon Vega GL GPU shall push some of that graphical horsepower that shall be somewhere between the GTX 1050 & 1050Ti from NVIDIA.
Dell claims around 15 hours of Battery life but, we’ll have to see how much close the 75 Whrs Battery can keep upto with Regular usage. Coming to Thermals, Dell uses the GORE Thermal Insulation solutions for better heat management. All of this has been crafted in a 16 inch Form Factor that is really impressive.
The Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 will be available starting from $1299.99 somewhere in the Spring of 2018. The Dell Active Premium Pen won’t come in the box so, in case you want that you’ll need to pay $99.99 extra for that.