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July 2018, Vol. 2, No. 4

Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 laptop slims down, but it's no tablet

In the 2-in-1 game, 15.6-inch laptops are generally just a bit too bulky to really work well as a tablet. The Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 laptop is no different, but it does have a few features that make it a little easier to handle than other convertible devices of its size. The big advantage the base version of the Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 laptop has over its competition is that it features the Intel Core i7-8305G processor -- Kaby Lake-G -- which brings an Intel CPU and an Advanced Micro Devices graphics chip under one roof. Combining the two essentially delivers the power of adding an additional graphics processing unit card without needing the space such a card requires. As a result, the device can be thinner. In addition, the Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 has a maglev magnetic keyboard, which uses magnets under the keys to register keystrokes so the keys can be flatter -- also making it thinner. The thin design also means there is almost no frame around the screen, which can lead to some issues, including a web cam that is located below the screen ...

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