Dell just revealed a refresh to its popular Dell XPS 15 two-in-one lineup at CES 2018 featuring many marked improvements over last year’s iteration. The most notable of the improvements include the use of Intel’s much awaited 8th gen ‘G’ series processor chip that was announced last year and will feature an AMD integrated graphics solution onboard. This chip is also notably the first collaboration between Intel and AMD in over 30 years, pitting themselves directly against Nvidia in the GPU market.
The new 8th gen chip will feature AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL in-built graphics card which is said to be comparable to Nvidia’s mobile GTX 1050 card while providing slightly better performance and thermals. The integrated AMD graphics will also have HBM2 memory instead of the slower GDDR5 memory, allowing for a much-improved gaming experience over the previous release of the Dell XPS 15 series.
The new Dell XPS 15 laptop will also weigh in at a light 1.97 kg, making it perfect for gamers constantly on the go. The lineup will also feature the latest next-gen ‘InfinityEdge’ display that has now become synonymous with this lineup, providing better contrast than the last model. It will also feature a ‘maglev’ keyboard which will have magnetic keys and Dell claims that it will provide a better typing experience than more traditional keyboards.
As far as ports go, Dell revealed that it will possess 4 USB-C ports, two of which will support Thunderbolt 3, a micro-sd card reader, a headphone jack and most interestingly, active stylus support. Dell further revealed at CES 2018 that the new XPS 15 will have come in a variety of configurations ranging from FHD 1080p display to 4k UHD display, both of which with i5 and i7 processor options and will be priced starting from 1299$ dollars and is expected to release in most major markets by April this year.
What do you think of the new Dell XPS 15 that comes with AMD integrated graphics that was just revealed at CES 2018? Would you be willing to buy this when it comes out or are still not convinced? Let us know.