Dell Announces XPS 13 ‘2-in-1’ Device Ahead of CES
The XPS 13 has been one of Dell’s more successful notebook product brands in the past few years, competing directly with products such as... Dell Announces XPS 13 ‘2-in-1’ Device Ahead of CES

The XPS 13 has been one of Dell’s more successful notebook product brands in the past few years, competing directly with products such as the Apple Macbook Pro, Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon, HP Spectre, and so on. Dell even made a “Developer Edition” of the XPS 13 that was pre-installed with Ubuntu, which similarly saw some success within the developer community.

Dell is now looking to expand this successful brand with a 2-in-1 variant and compete directly against Lenovo’s X1 Yoga and HP’s Spectre x360.

One of the more appealing features of the XPS 13, beyond its general premium build, was the “InfinityEdge” display, which is Dell’s brand name for its notebook displays with thin bezels. The new XPS 13 2-in-1 comes with the same IPS InfinityEdge display with 3200×1800 resolution that we’ve seen on the XPS 13.

Dell said that the new XPS 13 2-in-1 comes with an Intel Kaby Lake chip, just like its brother, allegedly giving it a 10% boost in performance over the previous generation XPS 13. Dell also claimed that the notebook can play up to 9 hours of Netflix videos on a single charge. The device can be configured with up to 16GB of RAM and 1TB of SSD storage. Dell is also offering an optional active pen with 2,048 precision levels.

You can buy an XPS 13 2-in-1 in a few days, starting January 5. The entry price will be $1,000 and will increase from there, depending on the selected configuration.

Operating System Windows 10
Processor -7th Generation (Kaby Lake) Intel Core i5-7Y54 processor (4M Cache, up to 3.2 GHz)
-7th Generation (Kaby Lake) Intel Core i7-7Y75 processor (4M Cache, up to 3.6 GHz)
Display options -13.3-inch UltraSharp Quad HD+ (3200×1800) InfinityEdge touch display
-13.3-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) InfinityEdge touch display
400-nits, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 72% color gamut, anti-reflective
170° wide viewing angle, capacitive touchscreen with 10-finger touch support
Construction CNC machined aluminum in silver
Edge-to-edge Corning Gorilla Glass NBT Carbon fiber composite palm rest with soft touch paint
Steel hinges wrapped in aluminum
Storage 128GB SATA, 256GB PCIe, 512GB PCIe, or 1TB PCIe SSD with Intel RST
Memory 4GB, 8GB, or 16GB Dual Channel LPDDR3 SDRAM at 1,866MHz (On Board)
Audio Stereo speakers professionally tuned with Waves MaxxAudio Pro
1W x 2 = 2W total
Webcam Widescreen HD (720p) webcam with dual array digital microphones
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 615
Battery 46WHr battery (not user-replaceable)
Pen Dell Active Pen with 2,048 pressure sensitivity
I/O Ports -Thunderbolt 3 with PowerShare, DC-In & DisplayPort
-USB Type-C 3.1 with PowerShare,
DC-In & DisplayPort
-MicroSD card reader
-Headset jack
-Noble lock slot
Wireless Connectivity -Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC + Bluetooth 4.2
-Miracast capable
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Dimensions Height: 0.32-0.54 x 11.98 x 7.8 inches / 8-13.7 x 304 x 199mm (HxWxD)
Weight Starting at 2.7 pounds (1.24 kg)

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