Dell launches XPS 13 2-in-1 convertible laptop with Intel Kaby Lake processors

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 laptop unveiled with infinity edge display

Dell on Monday announced a convertible version of its popular XPS 13 2-in-1 laptop ahead of CES 2017 scheduled to start today. The new Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 is a 360-degree hinged convertible and has a very similar slim bezel display as the original Dell XPS 13, which was leaked by Dell’s very own product site.

The Windows 10 hybrid is said to be the first 2-in-1 from Dell to sport an infinity edge display with very thin bezels (5.2 mm). This allowed the company to fit a 13.3-inch display in the frame of an 11-inch laptop and claims it’s the “smallest 13-inch 2-in-1 on the planet”. The XPS 13 2-in-1 convertible actually has four usable modes: laptop, tablet, stand and tent. The laptop will have a multi-finger touch display, which goes along well with the tablet mode.

The new Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 sports an aluminium body, a carbon fibre palm rest, and bears Corning Gorilla Glass NBT on the display. The hybrid is also compatible with the optional Dell Active Pen stylus. It measures 304 x 199 x 13.7mm, weighs in at 1.24 kg, and sports two Waves MaxxAudio Pro tuned speakers, apart from an infrared webcam and a fingerprint reader. The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 is 16 percent smaller than the Surface Book, is 40 percent thinner and 20 percent lighter.

The other major highlight of the hybrid is its battery life, which Dell says can last up to 15 hours on the full HD display variant – or 9 hours when streaming Netflix content. It also sports a 46Whr battery.

The new Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 Convertible comes with the Intel 7th generation Kaby Lake Dual Core – Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 processors. The machine also features an Intel HD Graphics 615 integrated graphics processing unit (GPU), 4-16GB LPDDR3 RAM, a 128GB-1TB solid-state drive (SSD), a 720p webcam on the bottom of the display with support for Windows Hello, and a fingerprint scanner. The new Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 also include a choice of 13.3-inch full-HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) or UltraSharp Quad-HD+ (3200 x 1800 pixels) infinity edge touch displays.

Both the full HD and Quad HD models get two USB Type-C ports, Thunderbolt 3 port, microSD card reader, display port and 3.5mm headphone jack. However, there’s no traditional USB Type-A port on either machine, but Dell will ship each one with an adapter. On the connectivity front, it includes Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Miracast, and Intel Smart Connect technology.

The new Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 will be available in the U.S. from Thursday, January 5, starting at $999.99.

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