Dell's XPS 13 officially goes convertible with a new 2-in-1 variant
Following a bit of an early leak, Dell has officially taken the wraps off of the 2-in-1 version (opens in new tab) of its popular XPS 13 notebook. Sporting the same edge-to-edge "Infinity" display that made its predecessors a hit, this new XPS 13 throws a convertible hinge that lets you fold the display back 360-degrees.
Aside from its new convertible skills, the XPS 13 2-in-1 comes with Intel's latest Kaby Lake chips on board, and is said to fetch up to 15 hours of battery life. The 13-inch display is also available in up to a QHD+ (3,200x1,800) resolution with support for displaying vibrant HDR10 content — if you have it on hand. The laptop also throws in a fingerprint reader so you can easily unlock Windows via Windows Hello. An infrared camera will also be Windows Hello-enabled "at a later date," dell says.
Overall, the 2-in-1 XPS 13 looks to offer a pretty similar experience to its non-convertible counterpart. But if you've been aching for an XPS 13 that you can contort to your liking, this looks to be a solid option. The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 is set to go on sale in the U.S. on January 5 starting at $999. For more, be sure to check out Laptop Mag's quick review of the 2-in-1 below.
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With the SP4, the bezels work with the thin design to allow you to grip it okay without interfering with the display. With this convertible, the bulk of the keyboard section allows for a good grip and the bezel space is less important to have. But a thin body and thin bezel combination would leave you with very little to actually hold.
This 2in1 Dell XPS, well I'll pass on this one.