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Dell XPS 13 twoone review: Lots to flex, few weaknesses

From: Ars Technica

Dell XPS 13 two-in-one review: Lots to flex, few weaknesses

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If the changes brought to the Dell XPS 13 earlier this year intrigued you, you may be even more excited for the XPS 13 two-in-one. Dell updated its flagship convertible even more than it updated its laptop. The company changed up the two-in-one’s screen, hinge, keyboard, and internals—including new Ice Lake processors.

A lot of laptop diehards are out there, but the improved XPS 13 two-in-one may convince some of them to embrace a more flexible life. However, the XPS 13 two-in-one has to compete with devices like HP’s Spectre x360 13 and Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Yoga. And when pitted against the others, Dell’s machine may not satisfy every user’s needs.

Look and feel

Specs at a glance: Dell XPS 13 two-in-one (2019)
Worst Best As reviewed
Screen 13.3-inch FHD+ (1920 x 1200) touchscreen 13.3-inch UHD+ (3840 x 2400) touchscreen 13.3-inch FHD+ (1920 x 1200) touchscreen
OS Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
CPU Intel Core i3-1005G1 Intel Core i7-1065G7 Intel Core i7-1065G7
RAM 4GB LPDDR3 32GB LPDDR3 16GB LPDDR3
HDD 256GB PCIe SSD 1TB PCIe SSD 512GB PCIe SSD
GPU Intel Iris+ Graphics
Networking Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (2×2), Bluetooth 5.0
Ports 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports, 1 x 3.5mm headphone jack, 1 x microSD card slot
Size 11.6 x 8.2 x 0.51 in (296 x 207 x 13 mm)
Weight 2.9 pounds
Battery 51Whr 4-cell
Warranty 1 year
Price $999 $2,649 $1,597
Other perks Fingerprint sensor on power button, dual array digital mics (Cortana use), Dell Cinema (Color, Sound, Stream), Dolby Vision support

Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 product image

Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1

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Since the XPS 13 is our current favorite Windows Ultrabook, I was not surprised to find that the two-in-one version has the same stellar build quality. Its CNC aluminum chassis weighs 2.9 pounds, and our review unit’s white fiberglass interior complemented its silver edges nicely. There’s little to no flex to this laptop, so while it’s not a MIL-SPEC certified machine, it should be able to hold its own in your bag surrounded by all your other essentials.

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