Dell Introduces New XPS 13 2-in-1 With Larger Screen, Improved Design

Dell is refreshing two of the products on its XPS line. The company is introducing an improved XPS 13 2-in-1, and it’s also launching a new XPS 15.

With the new XPS 13 2-in-1, Dell is introducing an improved design overall. The company is introducing a larger display, which increases the footprint of the device, allowing for a slightly larger keyboard and a larger touchpad. The display of the device now has a 16:10 ratio, which is 7% larger than before and has HDR400 certification. IT also comes with a new Eyesafe tech that will apparently reduce the harmful blue light that gets emitted from the screen.

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Starting at $999, Dell’s new XPS 13 2-in-1 also comes with Intel’s new 10th gen Ice Lake CPU which apparently allows for a 2.5x performance boost on the device in an 8% thinner form. Dell says the device will offer up to 16 hours of battery life.

The new XPS 13 2-in-1 also brings Dell’s new MagLev keyboard design to the device, which includes larger key caps and a fingerprint scanner embedded right into the keyboard. The new keyboard design allows for softer, quieter keys, and the design is an overall 24% thinner than a standard keyboard. The device also comes with a 19% larger touchpad.

Dell is also moving the webcam of the device from the bottom of the display to the top, much like it did with the regular XPS 13 earlier in the year. The same applies to the new XPS 15 it’s launching today. As for the new XPS 15, customers are only getting 9th gen Intel Core processors, and NVIDIA’s new GTX 1650 RAM with up to 64GB of RAM, and a new 4K OLED panel (that variant starts at $1,899).

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  • dontbe evil

    28 May, 2019 - 5:02 am

    <p>is the Y or U model in the xps 13?</p>

    • crp0908

      28 May, 2019 - 11:31 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#430886">In reply to dontbe_evil:</a></em></blockquote><p>That's a great question – does this device have a Y processor or a U processor?</p><p><br></p><p>Also what model number is this? Is it replacing the XPS 13 9365?</p><p>Is this device a consumer product or an enterprise product?</p>

      • dontbe evil

        29 May, 2019 - 2:22 am

        <blockquote><em><a href="#430953">In reply to crp0908:</a></em></blockquote><p><br></p><p>I checked some more news, model numbers are totally new and looks like they'll not use Y and U, also the 10th gen will be available in 9w, 15w and 28w, dell confirmed that this one is 15w (like the actual U)… good!</p>

  • sgbassett

    Premium Member
    28 May, 2019 - 7:03 am

    <p>It may be time to replace my OG Surface Book. This new XPS 13 2-in-1 looks like something to consider. </p>

  • will

    Premium Member
    28 May, 2019 - 10:35 am

    <p>I have used the new Dell keyboards on the 15 2-in-1 and they have a louder, clicker feel to them. I like the idea of using magnets, and maybe this version does something about the noise, but the keys had an odd feel to them on the 15”. </p><p><br></p><p>The previous version was good and small, but the power and tablet mode were not the best. Moving to a 16:10 screen will be a good improvement as will moving to the new full power U series chips.</p>

  • jchampeau

    Premium Member
    28 May, 2019 - 11:07 am

    <p>I really like the idea of the XPS 2-in-1, but for me, 14" is the sweet spot for laptop displays. I wish they would come out with a 14" XPS 2-in-1…basically an XPS version of the new Latitude 7400 2-in-1. I do like the fact that this is 16:10 instead of 16:9, but running at native 1920×1080 (or whatever it would be at 16:10) on a 13" display just makes everything too small for my eyes to see it well. Plus I'm totally spoiled with having built-in LTE on my last three Latitudes, and I would hate to give that up. For whatever reason, I don't think it's ever been available in a 13" XPS.</p>

  • bluvg

    28 May, 2019 - 5:55 pm

    <p>16:10 is an improvement (still would love to see 3:2, though), and the cam on top… kudos to Dell!</p>

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