Computers & Electronics

Dell sets to lauch XPS 15 at CES 2018

Dell has announced to launch  XPS 15 laptop at CES 2018. The XPS 15 (9575) is powered by a choice between an 8th-generation Intel quad-core i5 or i7 processor, which features Radeon RX Vega M GL graphics with 4GB of HBM2 RAM; runs Microsoft Windows 10; and has a 3,200×1,800 15.6-inch UltraSharp 4K Ultra HD InfinityEdge touch display.

“Intel and AMD partnered together on creating a brand new chip that took the best of their CPU silicon and the best of their Vega mobile graphics, and combined it into one chip,” Azor explained.

“What that allowed us to do is give you the horsepower that those two pieces of silicon have to offer in a much smaller form factor than would otherwise be possible if those two pieces of silicon were separated from one another.

It also comes kitted out with a 75Wh battery with 15 hours of battery life; edge-to-edge Corning Gorilla Glass 4; two Thunderbolt 3 ports, two USB-C 3.1 ports, and a microSD card reader; an optional Windows Hello-compliant fingerprint reader in the power button; 802.11ac wireless with optional vPro functionality, and Bluetooth 4.1, as well as Miracast capability; 8GB-16GB dual-channel DDR4 at 2400MHz on-board and 32GB post-RTS; and GORE Thermal Insulation to improve performance by moving heat out of the device to keep temperatures down.

Storage options include 128GB SATA, 256GB PCIe, 512GB PCIe, or 1TB PCIe SSD, while docking options include the 130W Dell Dock or the 180W Dell Thunderbolt Dock. It comes with gyroscope, eCompass/magnetometer, and accelerometer/FFS sensors.

The XPS 15 is available in the same platinum silver aluminium with black carbon-fibre composite palm rest as the previous model, with Azor telling ZDNet that the plan is to guage consumer interest in a white finish before it extends the use of the white crystalline material it helped invent for the new XPS 13 to the XPS 15.

“We may introduce new colours in the future, depending on what our customers would like to see from us. If white is in demand, we will absolutely consider it,”

The XPS 15 comes with a magnetic maglev keyboard, as well as being compatible with the newly announced Dell Premium Active Pen, which magnetically attaches to the 2-in-1.

“We’ll also be using a brand new maglev keyboard, which is a completely different keyboard construction … it uses magnets to give you the responsiveness that you’ve come to expect from the best notebook keyboards,” Azor told media.

The Dell Premium Active Pen will be priced at $99.99 and become available on April 6 in the US and June 12 globally.