The Dell XPS 13 ultrabook ™ 2 in 1 is the first one with the Ice Lake, but what is revolutionary is its design.
The Dell XPS 13 ultrabook ™ 2-in-1 original never left the footprint that you should have left. Despite having followed the famous XPS 13, model 2-in-1 always felt more like a brother uncomfortable as a stand-alone product.
But all that has changed. The XPS 13 ultrabook ™ 2-in-1 now has a new identity, which is remarkable for a redesign that takes some addresses quite interesting. And not only has gone through a bold redesign; it is also the first device to use the much-awaited processors Ice Lake of the tenth generation of Intel. With a starting price of $999, the XPS 13 ultrabook ™ 2-in-1 looks and feels like a new stage for Dell.
STARTING FROM SCRATCH
The new XPS 13 ultrabook ™ 2 in 1 shares the design language of the XPS 13. Bezels are super thin. The same silver casing of aluminum, along with a white interior or black. This scheme has influenced the competition and is still present here. However, Dell has made a handful of alterations to make sure that the XPS 13 ultrabook ™ 2 in 1 is not only a minor update.
The first noticeable change is the screen. Is still 1080p, but the aspect ratio is now 16:10. That may not seem like a huge amount of evolution over 16:9, but the screen is slightly more high-provides some extra room. It feels different, a bit more like a MacBook Pro. It is not exactly 3:2 as the Surface Laptop 2 or the Huawei MateBook X Pro, but it is a happy medium that will appeal to almost everyone.
Thanks to that there is more vertical display, there is also a little more space for the keyboard. Dell, intelligently, and gave him a little more height at the touch panel and extended the keys to the edge. It reminds us of the MacBook, 12-inch, with the feeling that every inch of the area of the keyboard is tapped. However, it is in the touch panel grown where the design becomes practical. The touch panel of the XPS 13 was always almost too small, but this larger surface area provides a larger area for the multi-touch gestures.
Without a doubt, the experience of typing will be the most controversial aspect of this laptop. Use the keyboard MagLev that first appeared in the DELL XPS 15 2-in-1. Magnets are used to mimic the feel of a physical mechanism with high sensitivity. Keys with high sensitivity feel more like a MacBook than anything else, and that is not the best, taking into account all the criticisms that has received the keyboard of the MacBook.
Without a doubt, the experience with the keyboard will be the most controversial aspect of this laptop.
The keyboard layout is nothing out of the ordinary, although Dell has added a new fingerprint reader in the upper right of the row of functions. To avoid being oppressed accidentally and distinguish it from the keys, Dell gave a mechanism of the pressure, the more rigid. The laptop does not include an infrared camera for authenticating a facial, more than anything due to the size of the top bezel.
The revamped XPS 13 ultrabook ™ 2 in 1 is a step in a wonderful new direction. Until we like the decision to remove the Dell logo on the bezel bottom to give it a look even more clean. It is as elegant as the previous model, but now it is more pleasant to use.
THE FIRST LAPTOP WITH A ICE LAKE
The performance used to be a weakness in the old XPS 13 ultrabook ™ 2-in-1 because I used the serial And Intel, of moderate consumption of energy. That meant that you had to make do with a dual-core processor, even if cambiabas to the model Core i7.
The new version of the XPS 13 ultrabook ™ 2 in 1 includes the first Intel Core processors of the tenth generation, the Ice Lake. These chips 10 nanometers have years to develop and the supply will be relatively limited this year, so this laptop could be a special look at the future of Intel processors. The base model Core i3 is still a dual-core processor, but then you go to four cores, with the Core i5 and the Core i7.
With the change to the a-series processors, Or the XPS 13 ultrabook ™ 2 in 1 need cooling. Rather than simply using the thermal solution of the XPS 13, Dell decided to try something new: a system of cooling of the steam chamber, and it basically works as a heat sink large. Dell points out that the steam chamber is a way to efficiently cool the components of the thin chassis. It is a solution that we have already seen in laptops like the Razer Blade.
There are four ventilation slots lined up in the back, and it is also there where you will find the speakers. We do not expect great things from speakers located there, but not had chance to test them.
All configurations come with blazing-fast solid-state drives M. 2 and memory DDR4. In terms of ports, it is simple but effective. There are two USB ports-C Thunderbolt 3 (one on each side) plus a microSD card slot.
HOW CAME THE GRAPHICS OF NEXT GENERATION?
Much has been made of the integrated graphics Gen11 of these new processors Ice Lake. It turns out that this is good and is bad. What good can be found in the configurations more expensive, they have the option of discrete graphics decent. Use graphics Gen11 Iris Plus for a performance even better. In no way is equivalent to a discrete graphics card, but will improve the casual games and creative tools.
What’s the bad news? Only available in the highest setting; all others will have to make do with the Intel graphics UHD that we know well. The price of these configurations starts at $999, including a processor Core i3 and 4GB of RAM. From there, the options go up to a Core i7, a monitor 4K, graphics, Iris, and up to 32GB of RAM.
We do not yet have a release date, but Dell claims that the device will be available by the end of the summer. That’s before what we thought we would see the first laptops with the Ice Lake. If the Dell XPS 13 ultrabook ™ 2 in 1 is an indication of something, the new Intel chip will make important modifications in laptops, badge well known.
AVAILABILITY AND PRICE
The newly redesigned XPS 13 ultrabook ™ 2-in-1 is available for purchase in the united States from Thursday, August 8, 2019, with a price that starts at $999 dollars for the basic model. If you want more information, you can visit their official site.
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