A new Dell XPS 13 convertible can be expected to launch in the near future. Dell’s Chilean arm has already showcased a new 2-in-1 on its website featuring 7th-Generation Intel Y-series processors and 8th Gen Intel Y-series “Amber Lake” CPUs. These processors were announced by Intel at Computex but they did not provide any technical details then.
The processors are listed on Dell’s site as below:
- Seventh generation Intel Core i5-7Y54 processor (4MB Cache, up to 3.20 GHz)
- Seventh generation Intel Core i7-7Y75 processor (4MB Cache, up to 3.60 GHz)
- Seventh-generation Intel Core i5-7Y57 processor (4MB Cache, up to 3.30 GHz)
- Eight generation Intel Core i5-8200Y Processor (4MB Cache, up to 3.90 GHz)
- Eight generation Intel Core i7-8500Y Processor (4MB Cache, up to 4.20 GHz)
To compare, the 14nm+ Core i7-7Y75 has a maximum clock speed of 3.6 GHz while the 14nm++ Amber Lake Core i7-8500Y tops at 4.2 GHz. This is about a 16 percent improvement in the maximum clock speeds compared to the previous generation and it is much more than what we have been used to seeing whenever Intel comes up with a new generation of processors.
Other specs mentioned on the site shows up to 16 GB of LPDDR3 RAM at 1,866 MHz. XPS 13 2-in-1 will be featuring a 13.3-inch InfinityEdge display with two resolution options, 1920 x 1080 or 3300 x 1080 (the latter one is mostly incorrect). There’s also a QHD+ option with a 2560 x 1440 resolution. Other than that, it’ll have storage options up to 1 TB of SSD storage. All of this will be powered by a 46 WHr battery.
Design can be expected to remain same as the original XPS 13 2-in-1 if the photos on the site are to be believed. The photos can also be just placeholders and the real photos may be added later on the site.
The original XPS 13 2-in-1 was launched in early 2017 and there have been no new additions to the series since. One of the key features of the original convertible was the Dynamic Power Mode that would switch between boosted speed whenever needed and reduced performance to save battery life. The display was great but the performance wasn’t as good as the machines with the U-series processors.