Earlier this week, I posted my full XPS 15 2-in-1 (9575) review. The newest addition to Dell's growing XPS line takes the existing XPS 15 and gives it a flippy hinge to let it turn into a tablet. It's a large tablet, but it is still a fun laptop.
If reading isn't your thing (we're not judging, but we totally are), we just completed our deep dive video review (above).
The XPS 15 2-in-1 (9575) is a 15.6-inch laptop with a svelte hinge mechanism that lets it swing around 360 degrees. It features Dell's brilliant Infinity Edge display – in full HD or 4K – both with touch, anti-glare, 400-nits of brightness, and very high color accuracy.
Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 (9575) tech specs
|Category||Dell XPS 15 (9575)|
|Processor||Intel 8th Gen Core i5-8305G quad-core|
Intel 8th Gen Core i7-8705G quad-core
UltraSharp 4K (3840x2160) touch display, 100% color gamut
FHD (1920 x 1080) touch display, 100% color gamut
400-nits, 1500:1 contrast ratio, anti-reflective 178° wide viewing angle
|RAM||8GB-16GB Dual Channel DDR4 at 2400MHz (On Board)|
|Discrete graphics||Radeon RX Vega M GL graphics with 4GB HBM2 RAM|
|Ports||2x Thunderbolt 3 with PowerShare|
2x USB-C 3.1 with PowerShare
microSD card reader
|Active pen||Bluetooth 4.2|
Multi-mode support including MPP (Microsoft Pen Protocol), Wacom AES1.0 and Wacom AES2.0
4,096 pressure levels
|Storage||128GB (SATA); 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB (PCIe)|
|Wireless||Killer 1435 802.11ac [2x2] + Bluetooth 4.1|
Intel 8265 802.11ac [2x2] wireless for vPro + Bluetooth 4.1
|Sensors||Gyroscope, eCompass/Magnetometer, Accelerometer/FFS|
|Biometric||Widescreen 720p webcam with four array digital microphones; Windows Hello compliant infrared camera; Far Field Cortana capable|
Optional Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader in power button
|AC Charger||130W AC adapter|
|Weight||4.3 lbs (1.97 kg)|
|Dimensions||0.35 in to 0.63 in (9 mm to 16 mm) x 13.9 in (354 mm) x 9.3 in (235mm) (H x W x D)|
|Starting price||$1,299.99 (opens in new tab)|
Two things in particular make the XPS 15 2-in-1 (9575) unique:
- The G-series Intel 8th Gen processor.
- The mag-lev keyboard.
The CPU on this laptop is a Core i5 or Core i7 quad-core, but in the 45W range of performance (versus ULV processors in Ultrabooks and the Surface Book 2). Instead of Intel HD graphics, though, it has native AMD Radeon built on the same chipset – which is a first.
The mag-lev keyboard uses magnets to let the keys bounce back up.
The one weak spot of this 2-in-1 is the battery life, which is acceptable, but not great. Nonetheless, it's a fascinating device with a solid build.
Finally, there is an all-black version of this laptop, and we happen to have one on order. So look for a follow-up video in the coming weeks to see how it compares.
See XPS 15 2-in-1 at Dell (opens in new tab)
Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.
I purchased a Surface Book 2 a few weeks ago and love it but I've considered returning it for this because of the better price point. It also looks like it would be just as good. Thoughts?
I have the original Surface Book and I just love that piece of work. I've looked at different machines like this XPS15 for its impressive overall design but tbh I've never had an afterthought to replace or return my SB :-) it suits my lifestyle, I'm an Architecture student, btw.
Hmm...it's like the Yoga X1 vs SB2...each has pros and cons, so it depends what you value more. Battery life? Surface Book 2 will DESTROY the XPS. Like nearly 2x. Ports? SB2 has FULL SD card (yay!) but not TB3. XPS has 2x TB3, but only micro SD (boo!) Display? Even except for aspect ratio (or you can save money and get the really good FHD) Inking? Surface Book 2 just because of the ligther tablet; but the XPS has the better pen system Durability and ability to upgrade SSD? XPS I feel SB2 is for a very specific user. I'd have no issue recommending XPS 15 2in-1 EXCEPT for the battery life thing. That's super important to some.
Agreed. The xps is killer for everything except battery life.
Great tips...I've almost got this SB2 paid off so gonna stick with it. I've been happy but was looking to save some money. The XPS is nice and it looks like I'd recommend it as a cheaper alternative. I'm the one "specific" user who is a Microsoft Fanboy who moved to a mixed Google/Microsoft world and still wants a piece of excellent, Microsoft consumer products.
This is literally like the perfect laptop for me, except I just can't get past that webcam. That's a deal breaker for someone who uses a web cam 1-2 times a week. When will Dell finally learn like LG did with the Gram and like Lenovo did with the Yoga 920?! You can still have slim bezels with a little a 720p webcam at the top. So far only Razer Blade 15.6 has come out with all my needs checked in 1 device, but the 1070 max q is a little over kill for what I need.
That would be an issue for me too if I used the webcam. That is one thing I really don't use at all. Video is taken care of via facetime in our household. Now, if apple EVER does release imessage and facetime apps for windows (highly, highly doubt), I will use it more.
Really good, thorough video review. Thanks for taking the time to create it 🙂
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