When Dell brought us the first Kaby Lake-G laptop to market we were very excited to see how the combo processor would perform. We've already gone through all the performance, now let's discuss whether it's actually worth buying the first Kaby Lake-G laptop: the Dell XPS 15 2-in-1.
Today we're looking closely at the first Snapdragon 835 device running Windows: the HP Envy x2. Having used it for a few weeks, there's a lot of things HP did well to make this a hardware experience to rival the Microsoft Surface.
Acer's brand new and very interesting Switch 7 is a high-end tablet with a kickstand and detachable keyboard. Making this 13.5" tablet unique are its fanless internals that include a quad core i7-8550U and discrete GeForce MX150 graphics.
The new HP Spectre 13 x360 is an interesting ultraportable. It sits at the top of HP's product line-up alongside its non-convertible Spectre brother and like many laptops released in the last few months, it is powered by Intel's latest quad-core 8th gen mobile CPUs.
With a 14" foldable display, an 8th-gen Core i7 CPU, and a premium-looking design, the new Lenovo Yoga 920 is aimed at business professionals who want a sleek laptop that is a solid companion on the go and for use in the board room, too.
For a first-generation product, the Eve V is remarkably solid. It's especially impressive when you consider its direct competition - the Surface Pro - is well entrenched in the Windows tablet market and known to be an excellent option. From my experience with the Eve V so far, it's not just a great competitor to the Surface Pro: it is a better option in several ways.
The Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 is a competitively priced Windows convertible, packing the new 8th-gen Intel quad core ultrabook CPUs, it's fast, but also brings solid hardware and value to the table.
Visually, not much has changed with the new Surface Pro. On the inside, however, is where most of Microsoft’s attention has been focused. First reviews are praising Surface Pro's overall execution of the convertible tablet, performance is great, battery life has been noticeably improved, the kickstand is as good as ever, but the differentiating pen and keyboard are not included on the pricey affair that the Surface has become.
Every major player in the Windows PC business has a 2-in-1 laptop these days and now Dell has hopped on the train. The XPS 13 2-in-1 has a clunky name, but it brings a 360-degree hinge to Dell's most popular ultraportable for the first time.
At the top of HP's laptop line-up is the Spectre x360, a convertible 2-in-1 notebook that has recently been upgraded to Kaby Lake. For this latest model HP has also unleashed a design overhaul that makes the Spectre x360 thinner, lighter and more portable than before.
Half Chromebook, half Android tablet, Samsung's latest Chromebook is a convertible laptop that includes stylus support for the first time on the platform. Featuring an updated version of the Chrome OS, this new Chromebook Pro runs millions of Android apps, just like any Android phone or tablet. See what reviewers are saying.
While TechSpot's review is still pending, we liked what we saw from Dell's XPS 13 convertible during CES. First reviews started popping up confirming our initital impressions: the XPS 13 2-in-1 is a solid convertible laptop that inherits most positive traits from its standard laptop sibling, including those ultra thin bezels and great build quality. The judge is still out there on whether it surpasses HP's excellent Spectre x360, but it's hard to go wrong with either if you want a solid Windows laptop that can also perform as a tablet.
The Surface Book "Performance Base" refresh brings a faster Core i7 CPU, a GTX 965M GPU for twice the graphics performance, and a larger battery. All worthy upgrades on a svelte package that is still very expensive. Reviewers are praising it for what it delivers, except that maybe Microsoft could've waited just a little while longer and ship with Kaby Lake and a Pascal GPU instead.