Intel’s “Hades Canyon” NUC just isn’t the only machine coming down the pipe with Intel’s Kaby Lake-G chips inside of—or extra especially, “8-gen Main processors with Radeon RX Vega M graphics.” Dell is now shipping and delivery the current version of its XPS fifteen 2-in-1 convertible laptop with all those chips inside of. We wrote about the machine when it was announced back again in January, so let us see what’s transformed.
As a refresher, the 65-W versions of Kaby Lake-G have an AMD Radeon Vega M GL graphics chip with 1280 stream processors packed neatly into twenty compute units. All those shaders operate with directions and data saved on a four GB pool of on-package HBM2 memory. The graphics main could increase to about 1011 MHz when conditions allow for.
The machines aren’t exactly the exact same as described in January, having said that. The optional substantial-resolution touch display has gotten a spec increase from the at first-claimed 3200×1800 resolution to 3840×2160. All XPS fifteen 2-in-1s have a pair of Thunderbolt 3 ports to go along with two USB 3.1 Gen 1 connectors.
Charges appear to have risen since Dell announced these laptops back again in January, too. The Dell XPS fifteen 2-in-1 with a Kaby Lake-G chip starts at $1500 with an Intel Main i5-8305G, eight GB of 2400 MT/s DDR4 memory, a 256 GB M.2 NVMe difficult push, and a 1920×1080 IPS touchscreen display. An more $200 bumps the processor up to a Main i7-8705G. An additional intermediate step at $1800 doubles the amount of money of program memory to sixteen GB. The most costly of four versions swaps out the 1920×1080 display for a 3840×2160 touch-delicate IPS panel, and rings up at a very-sizeable $2200. Dell claims XPS fifteen 2-in-1s ordered currently could arrive as before long as April twelve with “categorical shipping and delivery” or by April 19 with typical shipping and delivery.