After being spotted on the official website yesterday, Dell has now officially announced the 2-in-1 variant of the Dell XPS 13. Note that, the new 2-in-1 Dell XPS is just another variant and not an upgrade to the original Dell XPS. Being a 2-in-1 ultrabook, the new Dell XPS 13 comes in a slightly smaller size with added 360-degree rotatable hinges enabling one to use it as a notebook, a tablet or in the famous tent mode.
Starting with the display, the new variant features the same beautiful bezel-less display measuring at 13-inches with options of Full HD (1920 x 1080) and Quad HD (3200 x 1800) resolution. On the inside, we get to choose between 7th-generation Core i5 or Core i7 processor. For the memory, one can max out the new variant up to 16GB RAM and 1TB of SSD (Solid State Drive) storage. Surprisingly, Dell has replaced the full SD card support with a microSD card.
Other than this, the new variant comes with two USB Type-C ports (one being a Thunderbolt 3.0), both of which can be used for charging, data syncing or connect up to two 4K displays simultaneously. Don’t Worry, the packaging does include USB Type-C adapters for you to use old connectors. The webcam placement is again at the bottom, however, the company has upgraded its support to enable Windows Hello. While you can unlock the machine with face recognition now, Dell has also given the option to include a fingerprint sensor.
The new 2-in-1 variant of the Dell XPS 13 is priced at $1000 (approx. Rs 68,000) and will be out for shipping starting January 5, 2017. Clearly, this 2-in-1 variant is Dell’s version of Lenovo’s Yoga Book or other 2-in-1 options in the market. As of now, we don’t have any information regarding the India launch or pricing. We request you to updated on this portal to get more information when and if this machine does make it to Indian land.