Best Accessories for Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 Windows Central 2021
The refreshed XPS 13 2-in-1 (7390) has seen some significant changes, including new display options and 10th Gen Intel Core processors, and it might possibly be the convertible to beat in 2019. If you want to get the most out of your new laptop, we've rounded up the best accessories available.
- Thunderbolt 3 docking station: CalDigit TS3 Plus
- Ideal bag for urban life: Dell Essential backpack
- Add USB-A connectivity: AmazonBasics USB-C to USB-A hub
- Add affordable storage: Samsung EVO Select microSD
- External 27-inch monitor: Dell UltraSharp U2719D
- Fast external storage: Samsung X5 Portable
- Padded protection: tomtoc 360 sleeve
- Premium wireless mouse: Logitech MX Master 2S
Thunderbolt 3 docking station: CalDigit TS3 PlusEditor's pick
With the CalDigit TS3 Plus, you're looking at 15 ports, including five USB-A 3.1, two USB-C 3.1, DisplayPort 1.2, Ethernet, and two Thunderbolt 3, and up to 85W of charging power. Connect your XPS 13 2-in-1 to multiple 4K displays or one 5K display to create a workstation ready to boost productivity.
Ideal bag for urban life: Dell Essential backpackStaff pick
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.
Add USB-A connectivity: AmazonBasics USB-C to USB-A hub
The XPS 13 2-in-1's two Thunderbolt 3 ports won't work with your older accessories that use USB-A, which is where this affordable hub comes in. Get four USB-A 3.1 ports for data transfer up to 5Gbps and connect back to your laptop with USB-C.
Add affordable storage: Samsung EVO Select microSD
Available in sizes from 32GB to 512GB, Samsung's EVO Select microSD cards are affordable, fast (read speeds up to 100MB/s), and reliable. If you need some extra storage space that can work with your other devices, this is the way to go.
External 27-inch monitor: Dell UltraSharp U2719D
Dell's 27-inch monitor has almost no bezel around it, allowing the 2560x1440 resolution to look brilliant without interruption. Connect with HDMI or DisplayPort, take advantage of multiple USB ports, and adjust for height, pivot, swivel, and tilt to get the right angle no matter the situation. Color reproduction is excellent, with 99 percent sRGB coverage.
Fast external storage: Samsung X5 Portable
This external solid-state drive (SSD) is relatively expensive, but if you want to add a lot of fast storage to your XPS 13 2-in-1, it will fulfill your needs. Connect with Thunderbolt 3 and enjoy read and write speeds up to 2,800MB/s and 2,300MB/s, respectively, and feel comfortable carrying it along thanks to a durable build.
Padded protection: tomtoc 360 sleeve
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.
Premium wireless mouse: Logitech MX Master 2S
If you need a mouse for ultimate productivity, Logitech's MX Master 2S brings a ton of features. Connect via Bluetooth and get about 70 days 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.
If we're making some suggestions
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 TS3 Plus Thunderbolt 3 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 15 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.
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