It’s rare that we can say we’ve reviewed every single type of laptop. No one can say, for example, that they have tested every single GeForce GTX 1060 laptop, or every single 8th-gen Coffee Lake H laptop.

With this review of Dell’s XPS 15 2-in-1 9575 though, we can now safely say we have reviewed every single 8th-gen Kaby Lake G laptop ever made, because there are only two in the world. And that’s a shame, because this CPU package is something we may never see the likes of again.

Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 Adam Patrick Murray

Is the Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 9575 one of the first and last Kaby lake G laptops we’ll ever see?

We’re not being dramatic. The XPS 15 2-in-1 is built on Intel’s ambitious Kaby Lake G part. It basically combines an Intel quad-core and an AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL graphics chip, a once-unthinkable marriage. It’s compact and fast,  and it all comes together with Intel’s whiz-bang EMIB technology

Besides shrinking the overall motherboard size, the Kaby Lake G module also lets the laptop better manage the bane of laptop performance: heat. And yet other than this Dell laptop and its rival HP Spectre x360 15, no other PC vendor has stepped forward with models based on this chip.  

intel new 8th gen processor package size compare Intel

On the left is a traditional CPU plus discrete graphics chip and graphics RAM. On the right is the entire Kaby Lake G package.

About the XPS 15 2-in-1

Like other 2-in-1s, the XPS 15 2-in-1 flips the 15.6-inch screen around so it can be used like a tablet or in tent mode. We have to admit that the concept seemed absurd a few years ago, but it’s now our preferred form factor.

Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 Adam Patrick Murray

Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 9575

The tablet does include pen support with up to 4,096 pressure levels using an optional Dell-branded, Wacom-technology pen.

Inside you get:

  • Core i5-8305G (with the Core i7-8705G as an option)
  • 8GB of DDR4/2400 RAM in dual-channel mode (optional 16GB)
  • 256GB Toshiba M.2 NVMe SSD (optional 512GB, 1TB and 2TB drives)
  • 1920×1080 IPS touchscreen with Wacom pen support (4K optional) anti-reflective touch.

The laptop itself is about 9.2 inches deep and 13.9 inches wide, with a height measuring from 0.36 inch to 0.63 inch tall. It weighs 4.35 pounds. Although Dell calls it the thinnest 15-inch 2-in-1 in town, when you look across at the traditional XPS 15, the size and weight isn’t much different. 



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