Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 overview: Is this your next Windows laptop?

by Danny Zepeda | June 19, 2017

Looking for a great Windows laptop has never been easier yet more challenging. There are a ton of great options available, from Microsoft’s Surface Laptop, to the HP Spectre and Razer Blade Stealth, all offer powerful specs in sleek bodies. Dell wants to be included in that list, and its XPS 13 2-in-1 laptop makes a worthy argument.

The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 features a slim design that infuses metal and carbon fiber into a lightweight body that comes in at just 2.86 pounds. The highlight of the portable body is the 13-inch 3200 x 1800 UltraSharp QHD+ touch display. There are a lot of technical specifications we can rattle off like nits and brightness, but just know it’s a gorgeous display to look at.

Dell starts off the standard configuration with an Intel i5, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, but that can be configured up to an Intel i7, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

Complementing the body is a healthy list of ports that include two USB-C ports, MicroSD card slot and headphone jack. Just in case you are still using USB-A, Dell includes a USB-C to USB-A dongle—unlike Apple. Rounding out the specs is a primary 4-Cell battery, backlit keyboard, Intel HD graphics and fingerprint scanner. It’s the complete package.

The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 starts off at $999 with the base configuration and can go up to $1,349.99 with upgraded specs.

Our video editor, Andrew Evers, incorporated the XPS 13 2-in-1 as his mobile editing machine and reviewed it over the past few weeks. He breaks down the pros and cons of Dell’s laptop more in-depth in the video above. Check it out.


Danny Zepeda

Danny's interest in writing began with tech, which influenced his career path in college. After graduating from Vanguard University, he began to...