Dell just launched the XPS 13 2-in-1 at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, Dell’s XPS 13 had been considered the best Windows laptop by most people for the past few years.
Business Insider reports that “it looks good” and “is comfortable”. With a solid battery life and super-thin body, the device manages to display a quality of 13-inch display in the body of a 11-inch machine.
The Verge noticed that the major change is the hinge and the ability to rotate its display into four different ids, something very similar to Lenovo’s Yoga line. It happens to be smaller and lighter XPS that also turns into a tablet.
Intel’s Kaby Lake Core i5 and Core i7 processors come with the new 2-in-1, except they are not the regular Core versions like one would expect.
The convertible design comes with a bit of a price premium. The 2-in-1 starts at $999 for a 1080p display, Core i5-7Y54 chip, and a paltry 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The model which doubles the RAM and storage is available for $1,199. You can mix and match other configurations with a sharper 3200 x 1800 resolution display, a Core i7-7Y75 chip, and up to 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage.
Dell says the whole thing will be available starting January 5, first in silver, and later in black. The first impressions were mostly good, but given that the Spectre x360 packs stronger processors in a design that’s only a bit bigger, it’s tough to see the XPS 13 2-in-1 as the better convertible.