Dell announces XPS 13 2-in-1 convertible with Intel Kaby Lake processors

By Karthekayan Iyer | Updated 5 Jun 2017
Dell announces XPS 13 2-in-1 convertible with Intel Kaby Lake processors
  • Dell XPS 13 is a hybrid laptop and can now flip and turn into a tablet

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 hybrid is now official. Dell has turned one of the best laptops out there into a foldable, flippable machine, with the use of the latest Intel processors. Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 convertible is the smallest 13-inch convertible laptop in the market and sports an InfinityEdge display, similar to the XPS 13. 

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Dell XPS 13 2-in-1's biggest change comes in the form of the new hinge, which is similar to the one propelled by Lenovo's Yoga lineup. The laptop comes with seventh generation Intel Kaby Lake Core i5 or i7 processors, and is smaller, lighter than the traditional XPS 13 notebook. 7th gen Core processors, Intel killer Core m5 and m7 is exactly what you will find under the hood of XPS 13 convertible. This convertible will definitely not be as fast as regular the XPS 13, but Dell claims you won't see much of a difference.

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 like its laptop cousin crams a 13-inch Full HD or Quad HD display into a smaller 11-inch frame. Dell claims a battery life of 15 hours on the FHD model and expect the backup to be even lower on the Quad HD variant. Dell XPS 13's single big flaw has to be that awkward placement of the front camera. With XPS 13 2-in-1, Dell has tweaked that a bit by placing the camera in the center, but it now lives just above the keyboard area. The new webcam also supports Windows Hello, which will allow you to unlock your PC simply by looking at it.

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 offers that excellent keyboard and trackpad found on XPS 13, but the port situation had changed a bit. With XPS 13 2-in-1, Dell is offering two USB Type-C ports with one of them supporting Thunderbolt 3 standard. Dell has also dropped full SD card reader in favour of microSD card slot. Yes, this device is meant to be a mobile machine and not one for hardware geeks.

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Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 starts at $999, a $100 premium over the regular XPS 13 laptop. Windows 10 convertibles have been gaining popularity and it just seems apt from Dell's perspective to turn one of its best notebooks into a hybrid computer.

Karthekayan Iyer
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