Want a convertible Dell XPS 13? You got it (sort of)
For a couple of years, we have asked Dell to bring a 360-degree version of its famous XPS line. And just before the CES 2017, the company officially took wraps from a convertible XPS 13.
The rotating XPS 13 already got leaked a day ago on windowscentral. And I assume that it would have same initials as the normal XPS 13 but with a Yoga-style hinge. But no, Dell changed some specs and starting price.
For starters, the XPS 13 comes with same 13-inch InfinityEdge display with tiny bezels. One can choose from FHD or QHD resolution. The ports, keyboard with 1.2 mm key-travel, Microsoft Precision trackpad, and carbon material remain the same.
However, the processor is changed. Dell chooses to go with Core M series line of processor. As a result, the convertible laptop is fanless. The company claims the same performance as Core i5 or i7 processors, but the jury is still out.
That awkward webcam replacement is also altered and has more utilities. The 720p webcam now sits just above the keyboard in center and is now Windows Hello-compatible, so you can log into Windows 10 with just your face.
The pricing starts at $1000 for the base model, a $100 premium over regular XPS 13. The availability will begin later this month.