Dell Turns XPS 13 Into a Convertible

From PC Mag: The deluge of CES PC product announcements begins with Dell this year, thanks to its new XPS 13 2-in-1 laptop.

The Dell XPS 13 is a well-regarded Windows ultraportable laptop. And while it has been updated with seventh-generation Intel Core processors, now you can buy one with an articulating hinge that converts the laptop through Laptop, Stand, Tablet, and Tent modes. It's a natural fit if you want more tactile interaction with your computer, but don't want to give up access to the keyboard.

The XPS 13 2-in-1 shares the same aluminum-and-glass construction as the laptop model$799.99 at Dell, but thanks to a power-efficient, fanless Intel Core i5-7Y54 or i7-7Y75 processor, Dell has been able to shrink the system to 0.32-0.54 by 11.98 by 7.8 inches (HWD) and 2.7 pounds. That's lighter and smaller than the laptop version, though the family resemblance is unmistakable.

Everything revolves around the system's 13.3-inch IPS screen, available in full HD (1,920 by 1,080) and Quad HD+ (3,200 by 1,800) resolutions. The screen extends to the edges of the display housing, which Dell calls an InfinityEdge touch display. The screen has a digitizer built in, supporting an active stylus with 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity.

The display swings smoothly around, using a pair of aluminum-wrapped steel hinges. They're similar to the hinges we've seen on other convertible laptops, like the Acer Spin 7$1,069.98 at Amazon or HP Spectre x360.

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