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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  • Gemuk - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - link

    Ice Lake!
    Still no SKU info on Ark!
    Cache?
    Dual core + 4GB DRAM for $1000!
    But most importantly: proper 16:10 display!
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  • sgeocla - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - link

    The LPDDR4 3733MHz RAM is the same Intel used in gaming benchmarks to beat AMD Vega graphics by 5% while AMD was using DDR4 2400. So Intel's next gen 10nm needs 55% higher bandwidth and expensive memory to beat AMD 12nm current gen graphics. Reply
  • qap - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - link

    Not sure, where you get that "intel needs....". They support it, AMD does not (max supported memory for Ryzen U is 2400MHz as far as I know). Thats all.
    There's no reason to use slower memory in high-end notebook if platform supports it.
    To the contrary to what you say - at least historicaly intel GPUs were less memory dependent than AMD ones (look for memory OC tests for IGPs).
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  • ksec - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - link

    >There's no reason to use slower memory in high-end notebook if platform supports it.

    Cost, and I would not be surprise many Laptop won't be using those top speed memory.
    Reply
  • qap - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - link

    That's why I explicitly specified "high-end" in reference to this article and Dell XPS series.
    But one thing is using 3733MHz RAM, other thing is using something faster than 2400MHz which will be common even in lowend and will not be cost prohibitive.
    Reply
  • Santoval - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - link

    The "high-end-ness" of this laptop is directly contradicted by the 4GB (and, of course, single channel) memory option and the dual core option of the base model(s). That is just as insane as putting a Fiat engine into a Ferrari and then wonder why it doesn't run like a Ferrari. Reply
  • KarlKastor - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - link

    LPDDR4 will not only be used because of the high bandwidth. It will be used because og the low idle power. And if they use LPDDR4, they will come with 3733 MT/s. There is almost no slower LPDDR4 available.
    There might be some devices with DDR4, but beside low cost area, I bet most use LPDDR4.
    Reply
  • brakdoo - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - link

    It won't beat ryzen either way. They just cherry picked a few benchmarks... Reply
  • Jorgp2 - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - link

    The AMD laptop only supports 2400MHz. Reply
  • 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.
    Reply

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