Dell's XPS 13 2-In-1 Brings New Flexibility And Venerable Design Signature To An Ultralight Hybrid Laptop
The Dell XPS 13 2-In-1 is clearly a variant of the company's XPS 13 13-inch ultrabook product. However, Dell has made some interesting design decisions here that you might not have expected and the results may surprise you.
First, take a quick hands-on video tour of the machine here and then we'll dig into the specs and of course the all-important performance metrics...
|Processor Options||7th Gen Intel Core i7-7Y75 (4MB Cache, up to 3.6GHz)
||13.3" FHD (1920x1080) IPS InfinityEdge touch display, 400 nits, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 72% color gamut, anti-reflective, QHD+ (3200 x 1800) display optional, 170°wide viewing angle -85°/ 85°/85°/ 85°, capacitive touchscreen–10-finger touch support|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 615|
||8GB LPDDR3 1866MHz (On board)
||256GB PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive|
||Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC + Bluetooth 4.2, Miracast™ capable, Intel® Smart Connect Technology|
||Thunderbolt 3/AC Power/Display Port, Battery Gauge Button and indicator, Headset Jack, speaker|
||Noble Lock Slot; Power Button, USB-C 3.1, microSD Card Reader, Speaker|
|Interface (Top)||Fingerprint Reader|
||Widescreen HD (720p) webcam with dual array digital microphones, IR camera for future Windows Hello capability|
||Windows 10 Home 64-Bit|
|Battery||4-cell Lithium Ion (46 WHr)|
|Dimensions||Height: 0.32-0.54” (8-13.7mm) / Width: 11.98” (304mm) / Depth: 7.8” (199mm)
||2.7 pounds (1.29kg) with Touch Display
||1 Year limited hardware warranty with onsite service after remote diagnosis
|Pricing||$1,649.99 as configured with Rose Gold ($1599 standard silver)|
On the mechanical design side of the equation, the XPS 13 2-in-1 of course is outfitted with fully articulating 360-degree swing hinges that allow it to convert into various modes, including full tablet mode. The machine is also now an entirely USB Type-C affair, with no full-sized legacy USB 3 ports, though thankfully Dell was smart enough to include some other IO connectivity. Part of the reason for this is that the XPS 13 2-in-1 is a few millimeters thinner in spots and a touch lighter at 2.7 pounds, even with a touch display, so side edge thickness and real estate is at a premium.
As you can see as well, Dell does include both its tiny AC power adapter with the machine, as well a USB Type-C to USB 3 dongle with every machine. Why don't we drop in for a closer look at this compact package, next...