Dell has unveiled an number of new products at CES 2018, including the 2018 model of their XPS 13 laptop, which took home our award for Best Mobile Workstation of CES 2018.
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Dell XPS 13 (2018)
The 2017 version of the XPS 13 was the world’s smallest 13.30-inch laptop, but Dell’s managed to make the new 2018 model even smaller. Dell says that the newest XPS 13 is 24 percent smaller by volume, due largely in part to the 4mm border around its InfinityEdge display that in turn gives it an 80.7 percent screen-to-body ratio. “It’s thinner, lighter, smaller and more powerful,” Dell proudly declares.
When purchasing, you have to option of picking a model with 4K UHD- or full HD-resolution touch display or a model with a non-touch full HD display. Also, Dell reports that they’ve fixed an issue with color shifting when at maximum brightness.
However, to make the laptop more compact, Dell has removed its USB Type-A Ports and full-size SD card reader, offering two Thunderbolt 3 port for connectivity, with a 3.5mm audio jack, a microSD card slot and a USB Type-C port.
The XPS 13 2018 version will be offered in a number of configurations this month starting at $1,000, with those configurations featuring:
- Eighth-generation Intel quad-core i5-8250U or i7-8550U processor
- 4GB or 8GB RAM (1,866MHz), or 16GB RAM (2,133MHz)
- 128GB SATA SSD or 256GB, 512GB or 1TB PCIe SSD
- Intel UHD Graphics 620
- Killer 1435 802.11ac (2x2) or Intel 8265 802.11ac (2x2) both with Bluetooth 4.1
Congratulations to Dell and the new XPS 13 for being the Best Mobile Workstation of CES 2018.
24-inch & 27-inch Ultrathin Monitors
Aside from their stand-out laptop offering, Dell also showed off new 24 & 27-inch UltraThin Monitors. These look to carry a pretty slick and, as you might guess, slim look with a 5.5-inch profile. “A remarkable display from every angle you look at it (quite literally),” writes Dell.
They both are reported to boost the peak brightness to 600 nits, up from a more typical 400 nits. The montiors “enable wide viewing angles with in-plane technology” and provide >85% DCI-P3 and >99% sRGB color coverage along with HDR display capabilities, according to Dell. The new monitors also feature Dell's InfinityEdge, to decrease the displays’ borders.
The new UltraThins will be available January 30th with $299 and $499 price tags for the 24-inch and 27-inch, respectively.
Performance Portable SSD 500 Thunderbolt & Performance Portable SSD 1000 Thunderbolt
There are loads of SSDs out there, but Dell claims that they’ve made a SSD that’s faster and more compact than its competition.
Their new Portable Thunderbolt SSD 1000 and SSD 500 drives are, according Dell, the “world’s most compact Thunderbolt storage devices” while still being one of the fastest options out there.
The drives themselves are 98.8 x 48 X 19 mm, so they appear to be pretty portable in terms of their size. And Dell says that Thunderbolt 3 speeds will enable data transfers of up to 2650MB/second, using USB-C ports to transfer data.
Both of the drives will be in stores on February 28th, priced at $439 for 500GB and $799 for 1TB.
For more information on all of these new releases, check out dell.com.