Refreshed Convertible

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (7390)

Affordable Pick

HP Spectre x360 13t

The new XPS 13 2-in-1 is stunning, powerful, and capable. You can get up to a 10th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU, 32GB RAM, and pretty good Intel Iris graphics processing. While the XPS 13 2-in-1 can be used as a tablet, the keyboard is not detachable, but instead folds behind the display.

From $1,000 at Dell


  • Uses 10th Gen Intel processors
  • New 16:10 aspect ratio
  • 4K touch display with HDR400 certification
  • Thin and light premium build
  • Supports active pen for inking


  • RAM and SSD not upgradeable
  • More expensive

The HP Spectre x360 13t is the sharpest looking laptop from HP yet, with the excellent build quality, desired ports, vast features, and extraordinary battery life. It's be one of the best featured 13-inch 2-in-1s on the market.

From $730 at HP


  • More affordable
  • Better value configurations
  • Elegant gem-cut design
  • Excellent battery life
  • Pen included


  • No place to store the pen

How do you decide which device is best for you? The waters get a little murky once you factor in pricing and how HP offers a better deal for more storage and RAM, though both 2-in-1 laptops come rocking 10th Gen Intel Core processors.

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 vs. HP Spectre x360 13t tech specs

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (7390) HP Spectre x360 13t
Processor 10th Gen Intel Core i3-1005G1
10th Gen Intel Core i5-1035G1
10th Gen Intel Core i7-1065G7
8th Gen Intel Core i5-8265U
8th Gen Intel Core i7-8565U
10th Gen Intel Core i5-1035G4
10th Gen Intel Core i7-1065G7
8GB LPDDR4x 3733MHz
16GB LPDDR4x 3733MHz
32GB LPDDR4x 3733MHz
Storage 256GB PCIe SSD
Display size 13.4-inch 13.3-inch
Display resolution 1920 x 1200 (touch)
3840 x 2400 (touch)
1920 x 1080 (touch)
1920 x 1080 w/ Sure View Privacy Screen (touch)
4K UHD (3840 x 2160, touch)
Aspect ratio 16:10 16:9
Graphics Intel UHD Graphics
Intel Iris Plus Graphics
Intel UHD Graphics 620
Intel Iris Plus Graphics
Ports 2x Thunderbolt 3
3.5mm audio
2x Thunderbolt 3
2x USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 2
1x USB 3.1 Type-A Gen 2
3.5mm audio
Security Fingerprint reader Fingerprint reader
IR cam
Battery 51Wh 60Wh
Dimensions 11.69 x 8.15 x 0.28 - 0.51 inches
( 297 x 207 x 7 - 13 mm)
12.16 in x 8.58 in x 0.57 inches (309 x 218 x 15 mm)
Weight From 2.9 lbs (1.32 kg) From 2.9 lbs (1.32 kg)
Colors Alpine white
Black carbon fiber
Dark ash silver
Poseidon blue

Stunning design and versatility

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1Source: Windows Central

Dell did such a fine job with the design of the XPS 13 2-in-1, but it's no longer the only good-looking laptop on the block. HP came out with the gem-cut design boasted by the Spectre x360, and it looks like a premium device that costs at least double than what's listed on the storefront. Both notebooks come in two color variants.

Both the XPS 13 and Spectre x360 are stunning notebooks.

Because the XPS 13 2-in-1 and Spectre x360 are versatile convertible notebooks, you'll be able to work, play, and enjoy movies using the tent, stand, and tablet modes. The XPS 2-in-1 comes rocking two Thunderbolt 3 ports, microSD card reader, and a 3.5mm audio jack, while the HP Spectre x360 houses a two Thunderbolt 3 ports, two USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 2 ports, a single USB 3.1 Type-A Gen 2 port, MicroSD, and 3.5mm audio.

For displays, you can configure the two notebooks with a 4K display and both of them look stunning, though Dell edges out in front ever so slightly with the 16:10 aspect ratio. Keyboards are fairly similar, as are the Precision-driven touchpads.

Pricing and performance

The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 is flat out more expensive than the Spectre x360. What makes things interesting is how much more affordable the Spectre is when you start to configure the two notebooks with more powerful Intel Core i7 processors, more RAM and a 4K display.

Both can be configured with Intel's powerful 10th Gen CPUs.

When throwing in the fastest processor available into the Spectre x360, 16GB of RAM, 2TB PCIe SSD, and a 4K display, it comes to around $1,600. A similar build with the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1, but with half the storage at just 512GB comes in at $2,100. So if money-saving is a top priority, HP offers quite the deal with the Spectre x360.

Performance is almost identical, depending on configurations since both notebooks can be kitted out with up to a 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processor. You'll not have any issue

The more powerful 2-in-1 notebook

Dell revamped the XPS 13 2-in-1 with new 10th Gen Core CPUs, along with a switch to a 16:10 screen and a revamped cooling system. This all makes the convertible notebook that much more powerful, allowing you to get more done and the move to a 16:10 ratio is a fantastic upgrade, especially if you opt for the 4K display. This is perfect for those needing a capable convertible laptop.

Refreshed Convertible

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (7390)

Beautiful convertible with latest Intel CPUs

The new Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 is the perfect PC for those seeking a capable notebook that can also be used as a tablet. Rocking Intel's latest 10th Gen processors and up to 32GB of RAM, it's a powerful machine that can handle moderate workloads.

Go with the Spectre x360 to save money

The HP Spectre x360 13t is a better option for those on stricter budgets. You not only start off with a considerable saving compared to the XPS 13 2-in-1, but HP allows you to configure the Spectre x360 with an Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 4K display for much less than Dell with the same specs.

Affordable pick

HP Spectre x360 13t

Good value bling

The Spectre x360 13t demonstrates HP can do jaw-dropping hardware and design. Good performance, excellent features, elegant aesthetics, plus a great price make this one of the best values around.

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