Earlier this year we reviewed the latest Dell XPS 13 laptop describing it as “the best Windows laptop on the planet.” Then last week during Computex 2019, Dell went ahead and announced new XPS hardware, so you better believe we were paying attention. The two new additions to Dell’s award-winning XPS family are the XPS 2-in-1 and XPS 15 laptops. Both look set to make a splash in the lifestyle PC segment.
Dell XPS 13 2-in-1
XPS 13 2-in-1 is Dell’s first laptop to feature 10th Gen Intel Core processors which proactively change the power of the CPU according to the performance of the workload. Dell has re-engineered the thermal design to cool the higher performing processor while creating an overall 8 percent thinner laptop than the previous generation.
The new design combines expert craftsmanship and premium materials, including CNC machined aluminium with high polished diamond cut sidewalls, black carbon fibre or arctic white woven palm rests, along with Gorilla Glass 5 for durability. The InfinityEdge display is increased in size by 7 percent and Dell’s smallest laptop camera to date is located in the top bezel.
Dell has also elevated the essentials with a larger touchpad, edge-to-edge MagLev keyboard and new hinges, blending an exceptional user experience and beautiful design in a remarkably small size. Dell partnered with Eyesafe to manage and reduce harmful blue light while maintaining colour performance. Eyesafe technology should help users who stare at screens for hours each day.
The new Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 will be available in Australia from August 2019 with a starting price yet to be confirmed.
Dell XPS 15
XPS 15 is Dell’s flagship laptop and one of the smallest 15.6-inch models available. The upcoming XPS 15 offers 9th Generation Intel Core processors and up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics. The hardware boost enables creators to experience faster speeds across graphic design, photography and music production.
An UltraSharp 4K Ultra HD InfinityEdge touch display delivers high brightness, saturated colour and precise details. XPS 15 will also be available with an OLED display, complete with self-lighting pixels which switch off completely to achieve perfect black for significantly higher contrast.
XPS 15 has a camera at the top bezel that doesn’t sacrifice the InfinityEdge display. Dell leverages premium materials including CNC machined aluminium, carbon fibre and Gorilla Glass to improve durability.
The addition of WiFi 6 is said to deliver speeds nearly 3x faster than the previous generation even in crowded environments. Add 64GB of memory, up to 2TB of fast data storage and the longest battery life of any 15-inch laptop, and what you have is a high-performance, possibly unmatched laptop.
The upcoming Dell XPS 15 will be available in Australia June 25 with prices starting at AU$2,199.