At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017, Dell revealed a new 2-in-1 hybrid device — Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 Convertible. The new Dell XPS 13 convertible is Dell’s first of a kind 2-in-1 device which can be used in four different modes, just like the Lenovo Yoga line-up of devices — Laptop, Tablet, Stand, and Tent Mode.
Dell’s new XPS 13 2-in-1 version sports InfinityEdge display, just like the regular one, with just a 5.2mm border. Dell claims it is the smallest 13-inch 2-in -1 device in the world, as everything is squeezed into an 11-inch form factor.
Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 is 15% smaller than the HP Spectre 360 17% smaller than the Lenovo Yoga 900 and 910. XPS 13 is 16% smaller than the Surface Book. XPS 13 is also 40% thinner and 20% lighter than the Surface Book
Inside, Dell has decided to put Intel’s latest Kaby Lake Core i5 and Core i7 processors, but these are Core M processors which gives the device fan-less design. Also, Dell is offering two different display resolutions, one is the FHD version and the other one is the Quad HD version, and claims 15 hours of battery life on FHD model with light Office work, but it would significantly drop while switching to streaming, movies and gaming.
Moving on to the connectivity options, Dell has ditched the regular USB Type A and are replaced by the Type-C ports. But Dell promised to ship a USB Type A adapter so that people can connect the regular USB drives or accessories.
Dell has also dropped the regular sized SD Card reader for the microSD slot plus there is also a thunderbolt 3 port along with a headphone jack.
The web camera placement has been changed and now sits right above the keyboard towards the bottom of the display, as can be seen in the picture above. It supports Windows Hello Face recognition, so you can log in to your PC in a jiffy.
The device will be available from 5th January at a starting price of $999.99.