Dell is unveiling a convertible version of its popular XPS 13 laptop today at the Consumer Electronics Show. While the CES surprise leaked out a little early yesterday, the new Dell XPS 2-in-1 still has some surprises in store for fans of the original. Just like the regular XPS 13, Dell’s 2-in-1 version uses an InfinityEdge display with just a 5.2mm border. Dell is claiming this makes its 2-in-1 the smallest 13-inch model in the world, as everything is squeezed into an 11-inch form factor.
The real change is the hinge and the ability to rotate this beautiful display into four modes just like Lenovo’s Yoga line. It’s essentially a slightly smaller and lighter XPS 13 that converts into a tablet. Dell is also using Intel’s latest Kaby Lake Core i5 and Core i7 processors on this new 2-in-1, but they’re not the regular Core versions you’d expect.
Thanks to Intel’s new confusing naming, these are actually the Core M line of processors, which means the XPS 13 2-in-1 is fanless, but the performance might not be what we’ve come to expect from the XPS 13. Dell is claiming around 15 hours of battery life on the FHD model, and that will obviously drop significantly on the Quad HD display version.
Written by: New Generation Radio