Dell has finally decided to bring it’s award-winning and highly popular XPS 13 laptop unveiled at CES 2015, to the 2-in-1 market. However, despite its great design and performance, the Dell XPS has a lot of ground catching up to do as many devices from its competitors are already at their second-generation.
Dell took its time to perfect its 2-in-1 laptop formula and seems to have fallen slightly behind its competitors in this type of market. Furthermore, even though the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 isn’t as innovative as its conventional counterpart was when it was first revealed, the laptop still has a lot of things to offer.
It seems that Dell may easily make up lost ground as many similar products from other companies such as HP Spectre x360 still aren’t as great as the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1. The company decided to mostly keep the original design untouched and only make slight changes by reducing its thinness by 0.54-inches and its weight. Furthermore, the 2-in-1 convertible laptop comes with a pair of 360-degree hinges instead of the single wide hinge found on the conventional XPS 13.
Dell maintained the soft to touch black interior design of the original XPS 13 as well as a slightly modified keyboard. The 2-in-1 laptop features the same InfinityEdge display which thin bezels, at less than 0.5-inches thick, as well as the 1080p, 3200 x 1800 resolution touchscreen. The camera can be found below the display which leads to some weird angles if used during its laptop mode. The laptop also comes with an active pen accessory but does not feature any special place to insert it when you’re not using it.
The best version of the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 laptop runs on Linux and comes with Intel’s new i7-7500U Kaby Lake chip, 16GB of RAM, as well as SSD with 512 GB storage capacity. This version will cost you $1,799, but there are less expensive options. The lowest model starts at $975 but comes with less performant specs as you can expect such as 1920 x 1080 display, i5 CPU, 128 GB SS and only 8GB of RAM.
What do you think about the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 laptop? Have you owned any other convertible laptop?