Dell XPS 15 (2018) was unveiled at CES 2018.
The new Dell XPS 15 (2018) boasts the latest generation Intel processor, AMD Radeon RX Vega M Graphics, and a brilliant 4K InfinityEdge touchscreen
Dell XPS 15 (2018) Key Specs & Features
- 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-8305G Processor, i7-8705G Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.1 GHz)
- 15.6 Infinity Edge Anti Reflective Touch Display, 1920 x 1080 pixels 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160)
- Radeon™ RX Vega M GL Graphics with 4GB HMB2 Graphics Memory
- Windows 10 Home 64-bit, Windows 10 Pro
- 8GB RAM, 16GB RAM
- 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB1TB M.2 2280 PCIe Solid State Drive
- webcam with 4 array digital microphones
- 6-Cell 75WHr Integrated Battery
Design and Display
It is hard to look at the Dell XPS 15 (2018) and not be impressed. Its svelte thickness of just about 16 mm is not common for a Laptop of this size. This should make it less odd using in tablet mode. The Dell XPS 15 (2018) 2-in-1 uses similar materials as its predecessor: aluminium and carbon fibre.
Dell provides the hybrid with an improved ‘maglev’ keyboard. This makes use of magnets, rather than rubber domes, for keycap rebound. It also means you have a keyboard that is slimmer.
A large ‘UltraSharp’ 15.6-inch screen is in the mix, as the name suggests. This is an InfinityEdge (edge-to-edge) touch display with stunning 4K resolution. The Dell Laptop offers fingerprint recognition and enjoys Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection.
Dell claims this is the most powerful 2-in-1 to date. Well, it may actually have a point there. Its new XPS 15 (2018) combines an 8th-gen Intel quad-core processor with AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL Graphics. We are talking about Core i5 or i7 chip here. Now, that’s pretty impressive!
Throw in up to 16GB dual-channel DDR4 RAM in the mix and you have a machine that looks ready to impress. GORE Thermal Insulation boosts performance by keeping heat in check.
Other Specs and Features
The Dell XPS 15 (2018) offers a variety of SSD options for storage to improve performance and responsiveness. It comes with a battery its maker rates at up to 15 hours on a charge. Dell XPS 15 (2018) features optional fingerprint sensor embedded in the power button and compliant with Windows Hello.
Ports and interfaces include two Thunderbolt 3 ports, a pair of USB Type-C 3.1 ports, and a memory card reader. You also get Wi-Fi 802.11ac with optional vPro support. The display works with an optional Dell Premium Active Pen with 4096 pressure sensitivity levels.
Dell XPS 15 (2018) Price and Availability
Dell XPS 15 (2018) is not yet available in Nigeria, Ghana, or Kenya. When available, you can buy the laptop at leading online stores in your country. The 2-in-1 laptop will be starts at $1,169.99.
Dell XPS 15 (2018) price in Nigeria is expected to start at around 450,000 Naira, depending on your location and the configuration of the laptop. The 2017 models are currently available at online stores starting at around 470,000 Naira.
Dell XPS 15 (2018) Specs
- OS: Windows 10 Home 64-bit, Windows 10 Pro
- Processor: 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-8305G Processor, i7-8705G Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.1 GHz)
- GPU: Radeon™ RX Vega M GL Graphics with 4GB HMB2 Graphics Memory
- Memory: 8BG, 16GB
- Colours: Silver
- Dimension: 9-16 x 354 x 235 mm
- Weight: 2 kg
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 15.6 Infinity Edge Anti Reflective Touch Display, 1920 x 1080 pixels 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160)
- Keyboard: Full size, backlit MagLev keyboard
- Pointing Device: Precision touchpad, seamless glass integrated button
- Built-in Storage: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB1TB M.2 2280 PCIe Solid State Drive
- Optical Storage: –
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: Yes, 720p
- USB Ports: Yes, 2 USB-C 3.1 with PowerShare, DC-In & DisplayPort,
- HDMI: –
- Thunderbolt Ports: Yes, 2 Ports Thunderbolt 3 with PowerShare, DC-In & DisplayPort
- DisplayPort: Yes
- VGA: Yes
- Ethernet (RJ-45): –
- SD Slot: –
- Mic/Headphone: Yes, 4 array digital microphones
- WLAN: wi-fi 802.11
- Bluetooth: Yes
- NFC: –
- Docking Connector: –
- Mobile Broadband: –
- Stereo speakers professionally tuned with Waves MaxxAudio
- 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5
- 15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) InfinityEdge Anti-Reflective Touch Displa
- Full size, backlit MagLev keyboard
- CNC machined aluminum in platinum silver with carbon fiber composite palm rest in black
- Edge-to-edge Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4
Steel hinges wrapped in aluminum
- webcam with 4 array digital microphones
- Noble lock slot
- MicroSD card reader
- Battery: 6-Cell 75WHr Integrated Battery
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