Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 unboxing and first impressions: Ice Lake is here

Back in May, Dell announced its new XPS 13 2-in-1, and it's the first PC to use Intel's new 10th-generation 'Ice Lake' processors. If you're unfamiliar with the Ice Lake family, it's Intel's first set of CPUs built on a 10nm process, something that the company has been pushing back for a few years now.

But it's finally here, and the model that Dell sent me includes a Core i7-1065G7, which has Iris Plus graphics. If you go for a Core i5, you'll get an i5-1035G1, the one that has UHD graphics, as opposed to the Core i5-1035G4 and the Core i5-1035G7. I've been using the XPS 13 2-in-1 for a few days now, and the difference in graphics performance is notable.

Another thing that's interesting is that it included the second-generation MagLev keyboard. The first generation was in the XPS 15 2-in-1, and I did not like it. This one seems much better; the keys are sturdier and more comfortable.

Of course, you get all of the other perks of a Dell XPS laptop, including an InfinityEdge display. That means that it has narrow bezels, and you get a 13-inch laptop in the chassis of a 12-inch laptop. It has a shrunken down webcam in the top bezel, something that Dell hadn't mastered until this year.

Check out the unboxing video below:

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