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Dell's new XPS 15 is a hybrid inside and outWith one of Intel's new chips that feature AMD Radeon graphics, this 15-inch two-in-one packs a graphics punch.
It's a hybrid inside a hybrid. That's the best way to think about the new XPS 15 2-IN-1 from Dell. This big screen laptop has a 360 degree hinge so it fold all the way back to form a tablet. We've seen that plenty of times before But never in doubt high end xps fifteen line. Inside it has a new cpu package that's part of intel generation core ICU chips, but this is also a hybrid part, its one of the very first example's we've seen of a new intel, AMD partnership where this two component rivals are teaming up. You get an Intel CPU paired with AMD Radeon Vega M GPU graphics giving you some pretty decent muscle inside a super slim hybrid. With these new parts plus better cooling and a bigger heat spreader, Dell claims the battery will run for 15 hours. It's 16 millimeters thick, which is pretty thick for any kind of 15 inch laptop and the edge to edge infinity display has 4k resolution. Also new, is a redesigned key board. Dell calls it a maglev keyboard. Now it's an idea that's been talked about for years, but not widely used. Instead of rubber domes under the keys, it uses magnets to push the key caps back up, that lets you have an even thinner keyboard. In a brief hands on demo, it felt very much like Apple's current super shallow keyboards, which some people like more than others. The new XPS 15 2-in-1 will be available in the spring of 2018, and starts at 1,299