The refreshed XPS 13 2-in-1 (9315) has seen some significant changes, including an entirely new design that more closely resembles the Surface Pro. It's a device that's meant to go with you wherever you go, providing extra flexibility thanks to the attachable keyboard and active pen for inking. If you want to get the most out of your new laptop, we've rounded up the best accessories available.
CalDigit's TS4 docking station is the best available yet for Thunderbolt 4, adding 18 total ports if you include the host TB4. It has strong external display support, tons of room for USB accessories and removable storage, and it will charge your laptop with up to 98W to the host laptop. This is an ideal starting point for a semi-permanent setup.
Dell's Essential backpack is an ideal lightweight accessory for anyone in the city, thanks to water-resistant construction and a reflective pattern that keeps you clearly visible to passing traffic. A padded laptop compartment will protect your XPS 13 2-in-1, and there's lots of room for accessories and your everyday carry items.
Samsung's T7 Shield takes the speed and reliability of the T7 external SSD lineup and adds a rugged exterior that can withstand water, dust, and shock. It's fast thanks to USB-C 3.2 (Gen 2), and it has built-in AES 256-bit encryption. This is a great accessory to toss into a backpack for times when you need more storage. It comes in 1TB and 2TB capacities.
The Dell UltraSharp U2421E 24-inch external monitor has a taller 16:10 aspect ratio, boosted 1920x1200 (FHD+) resolution with 60Hz refresh rate, and 350 nits brightness. It connects with USB-C and offers a host of downstream ports for your other accessories, essentially acting as a sort of dock.
Tomtoc's 360 sleeve has a polyester finish with some water resistance, but its main feature is thick padding around all edges and corners to protect against drops. There's an extra zippered pocket on the front for smaller accessories, and the main pocket is also zippered to keep your laptop safe inside.
If you need a mouse for ultimate productivity, Logitech's MX Master 3S brings a ton of features. Connect via Bluetooth and get months of life from a charge, and enjoy the ergonomic design that keeps your hand comfortable even during long periods of work or play. Grab it in one of three color options.
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The XPS 13 2-in-1 (9315) is shaping up to be one of the best Dell laptops out there, all thanks to its new design, modern processors, and high-res display. Its compact form means it can go just about anywhere with you, but it can also act as the centerpiece to your workstation.
Any of the above XPS 13 2-in-1 accessories will do a great job complementing your XPS 13 2-in-1, but if you're still wondering where to start, we can help. The CalDigit TS4 Thunderbolt 4 docking station is relatively expensive, but if you often connect extra accessories to your laptop for productivity purposes, it will prove itself invaluable. Your laptop will stay charged while connected, and you'll have access to 17 extra ports to make your life as easy as possible. It's all contained in a compact aluminum chassis that will easily find a home on your desktop.
As for hitting the pavement with your XPS 13 2-in-1, you might want to invest in a quality backpack, like Dell's own Essential option. It has a dedicated padded sleeve inside for your laptop, it has room for your accessories, and it's made of water-resistant material if you happen to get caught in the rain. A reflective pattern runs along the fabric to ensure motorists notice you when you're coming and going.
Cale Hunt is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He's been reviewing laptops and accessories full time since 2016, with hundreds of reviews published for Windows Central. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.
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