Dell’s XPS blends two into one
By Chong Jinn Xiung April 7, 2017
- An ultraportable that works both as a notebook and tablet in a slim form factor
- Balance between performance and portability make it a travel friendly notebook
DELL’S new XPS 13 2-in-1 is a new breed of notebook that hinges on its ability as a convertible that brings the best of both worlds as a notebook and tablet.
The device sports a compact and sleek design that manages to cram a 13-inch display into a body made for an 11-inch display.
It retains its incredibly slim bezel InfinityEdge touch display with a QHD (3,200 x 1,800 pixels) display.
The new XPS 13’s display is a 360-degree hinge that offers multiple viewing angles. It can even be folded flat against its back when converted into tablet mode.
Dell claims the new XPS 13 2-in-1 is the company's smallest in its XPS family, achieving a small footprint weighing a featherweight 1.2kg and just 13.7mm thick.
With an aluminium lid and underside the new XPS 13 exhibits a carbon-fibre-strengthened plate that feels premium for a build that is mostly plastic.
It can be configured with Intel’s 7th Gen Intel Core vPro processors, up to 16GB RAM, up to a 512GB solid-state drive and Intel HD graphics.
In order to keep the notebook slim, Dell had to do away with full sized USB ports with Type C ports instead along with a microSD card reader and 3.5mm audio jack on the side.
The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 is available now with prices starting at RM6,699.