Dell Announces New XPS 13 and XPS 13 2-in-1

Posted on June 9, 2022 by Paul Thurrott in Hardware, Mobile, Windows 11 with 4 Comments

Dell today announced major refreshes to the XPS 13 and XPS 13 2-in-1, the latter of which now uses a Surface Pro-like detachable form factor.

“Dell continues this year’s rollout of its reimagined XPS portfolio with today’s launch of the iconic XPS 13 and the reveal of the upcoming XPS 13 2-in-1,” Dell’s Donnie Oliphant writes. “Today’s hybrid and mobile world means that your tools have to meet you wherever you are. Versatility and multi-tasking with ease are paramount, and Dell’s XPS 13 and XPS 13 2-in-1 deliver each in spades.”

Back in January, Dell announced the XPS 13 Plus, which features a gorgeous, minimalist, and all-new design. Today’s announcement concerns the mainstream XPS 13 PCs, which are continuing forward with 12th Gen Intel Core processors. The XPS 13 is available now in Sky Blue or Umber, with prices starting at $999, while the XPS 13 2-in-1 will arrive later this summer, Dell says, with pricing to be determined.

Aside from the form factor change, the big news with the 2-in-1 is that it will be the first XPS to offer 5G cellular networking as an option. It will be available in Blue Sky and a darker Slate color.

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4 responses to “Dell Announces New XPS 13 and XPS 13 2-in-1”

  1. feek

    I want to know if it'll have that haptic touchpad

  2. brian_irelan

    I like the Surface Pro form factor for certain use cases. But am disappointed to see it fully replace the laptop/tablet...'lappable'...form factor.

    90% of the time I use my 2021 XPS 13 2-in-1 as a laptop, but it's very handy to be able to fold the keyboard back in certain situations.

    • jchampeau

      Same. I replace my PC every 12-18 months and have used various XPS, HP Spectre, Surface Pro, Surface Laptop, and Lenovo X1 models. I always buy 2-in-1s because it's the ideal form factor for me and the way I work. The Surface Pro 5 purchase turned into a short-lived experiment because it just wasn't usable for me at times--like from my lap in an airport waiting area. This will likely mark the first time in many years the XPS won't be on my potential-next-PC list.

      • Daishi

        I’ve long been surprised and disappointed that the hard keyboard base for tablets/2-in-1s never really took off. It always felt like the better idea.

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