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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  • IGTrading - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - link

    @sgeocla That's a very valid point.

    AMD's Vega would certainly benefit from 50% extra memory bandwidth ... So would the CPU.

    And yes, most Ice Lake laptops will not have DDR4 therefore the performance will be bellow AMD Vega.
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  • skavi - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - link

    LP RAM has half the bus width. Reply
  • Valantar - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - link

    Any word on CPU TDP? Previous XPS 13 2-in-1s have used Y-series CPUs, but these don't look like that.

    Also, that 16:10 display is _fantastic_. 3:2 would have been even better, but I'll take any increase in vertical screen area I can get.

    Regarding RAM speed: This is LPDDR4x. Any word on interface width? I sincerely hope they're sticking to PC-standard dual 64-bit channels, and not going for some smartphone-like narrow channel approach for power savings. That could explain the speeds (a lot of phones have seemingly ridiculous RAM clocks), but wouldn't bode well for actual performance. Then again, dual 64-bit channels at that speed would be a real boon for the iGPU.
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  • Gemuk - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - link

    These are 15W U-series, possibly 28W for the G7 Iris Plus. DRAM interface is 4x32-bit.

    https://fuse.wikichip.org/news/2370/intel-announce...
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  • Valantar - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - link

    Thanks! 28W in that chassis would likely struggle, given that they keep doing the "MUST BE THINNER" idiocy, even if they did cTDP-up the previous XPS 13s to ~25W. Heck, the 15W chip in my work-issued Latitude 7390 2-in-1 is power limited to something like 12W, but admittedly it has a single, tiny fan vs. the two larger fans in this. I suppose the smaller motherboard would allow for good cooling even in a thinner chassis. All in all, this might (emphasis: might) be the product that tempts me into buying a non-AMD product for the first time in a while. Just hope it has active pen support. Reply
  • Liad3441 - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - link

    As notebookcheck tested, the current XPS13 chassis can dissipate ~27W of heat and the processors are the power hungry "15W" Whisky lake parts. So , this one , with similar dimensions, could probably do the same. Reply
  • Byte - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - link

    This is more XPS 13 "yoga" so it has different chassis altogether. I'm looking for something to replace my Yoga 1 and this might finally be it! Reply
  • tmr3 - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - link

    There's some weirdness in that tech spec sheet.

    8MB of L3$ on an i3 SKU? Then 6MB and 4MB of L3$ on the higher end i5 and i7 SKUs? Seems like they've been listed backwards.

    Is there now a difference in branding for 10th Gen processors between "Intel Core i3" and "Intel Quad Core i5" and "Quad Core i7", or is Dell just telling us what we already know regarding recent U-series Intel mobile chips?

    It looks like the G1 and G7 indicate graphics configuration, with G7 being an Iris Plus configuration.

    Also what is Windows 10 Home Ultra? And are we seriously still doing 4GB of RAM in what will be late 2019 by the time this launches?
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  • Santoval - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - link

    "And are we seriously still doing 4GB of RAM in what will be late 2019 by the time this launches?"
    Dell apparently think they can sell the "base" (memory starved in both space and bandwidth) model to utter idiots.
    Reply
  • jospoortvliet - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - link

    Just to keep the minimum price low, they don’t expect to sell any of those. Reply

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