The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 laptop is official. Newly announced hybrid notebook today brings with it best of its specs, price and release date info.
Leaks however confirmed that Dell working on a brand new ultraportable XPS 13 hardware, which would update the device with a new 2-in-1 design, allowing it to be both a laptop and a tablet device. Finally, Dell took the stage to unveil the device we were all checking out just days ago. Here comes the real one, all-new Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 gadget which does indeed feature a convertible design thanks to a new 360-degree hinge.
… just when you thought everyone’s favorite laptop couldn’t get better, we’ve introduced the new XPS 13 2-in-1 to our portfolio, adding more flexibility and improvements making it even thinner, sleeker and fitting it with a 360-degree hinge to enable greater productivity and offer multiple viewing options.
Yes, the new 13-inch 2-in-1 Dell XPS is another kind of ultra-portability that converts into tablet orientations, like how Lenovo’s Yoga series does and you’ve today a look beyond the XPS lineup. We also got official details about the Dell laptop now.
It seems like it is basically a combination of the existing XPS 13 design with a foldable hinge, which allows you either to keep it in a tent orientation, or fold the screen all the way back. Wait! It packs in the XPS 13’s “InfinityEdge” design, which almost leaves a mere5.2mm bezel around the 13.3-inch screen. It does comes in fullHD 1080p and QuadHD (3200 by 1800 pixels) variants, including 7th generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors and fits up to 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD.
To list its salient positives, the screen will be a QHD+ Infinity Edge display, a first kind for a 2-in-1 device, and a number of configurations will be available for the hardware. One of those will be the business model that will feature a 7th-Gen Core vPro CPU. Dell also managed to make the XPS 13 2-in-1 completely fanless, so it should remain quiet even under heavy workloads. At 2.7 pounds in weight and 13.3mm tall, it’s slightly slimmer than HP’s new Spectre x360, which clocks in at 2.85 pounds and 13.8mm thin.
Features 2 USB 3.0 ports, one of which is Thunderbolt 3.0 compatible. It makes easy to charge the laptop, or power up to two 4K display at once, from the Thunderbolt port. By the way, you will also get a USB-A to USB-C adapter for connecting your older peripherals. It seems like 2017 year will truly be the era of the dongle.
It looks a bit standard one, but the XPS 2-in-1 model comes with a tough aluminum case and carbon fiber wristpad. The backlit keyboard feels a bit shallower – which makes sense since it also needs to double as a tablet – but nevertheless, it seem comfortable to use. You can view complete details for the new XPS 13 machines on Dell’s own online marketplace. The entire lineup is set to be available via Best Buy and Dell’s own website starting as soon as January 5th.
As for pricing, you can get your hands on it paying upwards of $999 in order to purchase one of these things, depending on which model you prefer to opt for. The $1,000 starting point is a bit more expensive than the standard $800 XPS 13 model. You can view a summary of the laptop’s different variants along with their salient specs sheet below.