An Exciting Upgrade

The Best Convertible Laptop Is Now Thinner and More Powerful Than Ever

May 28, 2019 Tech By
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The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 has been one of the best convertible laptops for the past few years. We named it the “new king 2-in-1 laptops” back in 2017. Since then the laptop has been interactively updated, but this year it looks like Dell is giving it a near-total hardware redesign. Announced at Computex 2019, the new XPS 13 2-in-1 will have a totally revamped display, hinge and keyboard.

The display will be 13.4 inches with a 16:10 aspect ratio and slimmed-down bezels. Dell claims that the screen will be 7-percent bigger than the previous model’s. The taller screen size means that the XPS 13 2-in-1 will have a larger footprint than previous models, but Dell is using this as an excuse to increase the size of both the keyboard and trackpad — theoretically, this should make the laptop easier to use. You’ll have the option to configure the XPS 13 2-in-1 with a 4K HDR display, too.

Despite the larger footprint, the new convertible laptop will be 8-percent thinner. The new models will also be updated with Intel’s latest 10th-gen processors for a roughly twofold increase in CPU performance. Rounding out the rest of the upgrades, Dell has redesigned the hinge so that it’s easier to switch the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 between laptop and tablet modes.

The new XPS 13 2-in-1 will start at $999 and it will be available in early August.

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Tucker Bowe has been on Gear Patrol's editorial team since 2014. As a Tech Staff Writer, he tracks everything in the consumer tech space, from headphones to smartphones, wearables to home theater systems. If it lights up or makes noise, he probably covers it.

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