Dell unveils all-new XPS 15 2-in-1, upgraded XPS 13 laptop, and Mobile Connect software

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It’s certainly not unusual to see big tech companies claim various unique achievements, firsts and records for new products unveiled at major trade shows like CES, but whether or not the Dell XPS 15 is one-of-a-kind, its state-of-the-art features cannot be ignored.

Billed as “the most powerful 2-in-1 ever”, the flexible laptop is also the “smallest and thinnest 15.6-inch 2-in-1 available”, starting at a 4.3-pound weight (that’s less than two kilograms), while measuring 16 mm at its thickest point.

That’s pretty darn compact, and yet the 360-degree flippable Windows 10 powerhouse packs up to an Intel Quad Core i7 processor from Santa Clara’s 8th generation of high-end computer chips. We’re talking one of them discrete Radeon RX Vega M graphics-integrating processors too, paired with 8 or 16GB RAM for silky smooth multitasking and mind-blowing performance for home entertainment, workplace productivity or even gaming purposes.

 

Priced at $1,300 and up for a spring US release, the Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 sports a Full HD InfinityEdge touchscreen in its entry-level configuration, which you can upgrade to 4K Ultra HD resolution if money is no object.

Other remarkable highlights of the 15-incher’s spec sheet include up to a 1TB SSD, an “innovative” maglev keyboard, Waves MaxxAudio Pro-tuned stereo speakers, a built-in 75WHr battery, two USB-C 3.1 ports, two Thunderbolt connectors, a microSD card reader, and headphone jack.

In slightly less exciting news, the non-convertible Dell XPS 13 laptop is also improved “by every measure”, with a thinner and lighter design, InfinityEdge 4K Ultra HD display options, a “dazzling” new Rose Gold and Alpine White color combo, and 8th Generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors with Intel UHD Graphics 620.

The “smallest 13-inch laptop on the planet” is already available from Dell’s US e-store starting at $999.99.

Last but not least, Dell also took the wraps off a proprietary software solution called Mobile Connect at CES 2018. Pre-installed on all of the company’s new consumer PCs, the tool enables complete wireless integration between computers and Android or iOS phones. With Dell Mobile Connect, you’ll be able to make calls, send texts, get notifications and even fully mirror your handsets on a Dell PC without the need for cables or a special docking station.

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Adrian has had an insatiable passion for writing since he was in school and found himself writing philosophical essays about the meaning of life and the differences between light and dark beer. Later, he realized this was pretty much his only marketable skill, so he first created a personal blog (in Romanian) and then discovered his true calling, which is writing about all things tech (in English).