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Dell XPS 13 2-In-1 May Give Microsoft Surface Pro a Run for Its Money

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Dell XPS 13 2-in-1

The Microsoft Surface Pro has been hailed by many as one of the best 2-in-1 hybrid computer. However, there has been an influx of 2-in-1 devices in the market as of late. Because of this, the Surface Pro could be facing some tough competitions. One thing that comes to mind is the latest Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 hybrid which was announced recently.

The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 is basically a slimmed down version of the original XPS 13 series laptop. The main difference from the outside is the hinge that lets user use the laptop in tent mode. With its touch-enabled display, as well as support for pen input, users get the same Surface Pro feel.

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XPS 13 2-In-1 and What’s under the Hood

However, under the hood, the XPS 13 2-in-1 sports a meagre Intel Y processor to power everything. In contrast to the Surface Pro?s Intel U chips, Dell?s hybrid is a tad less powerful. Nevertheless, it does not mean that it is not capable of performing. For the most part, an Intel Y chip is sufficient for normal daily use and packs enough power with additional boost.

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1

XPS 13 2-in-1 (via dell.com)

Just like the Surface Pro, the XPS 13 2-in-1 also features a good range of available processors to choose from. The basic package starts with an Intel Core i5 that can be matched with a 4GB RAM. The top-of-the-line specs include an Intel i7 processor paired with 16GB of RAM. In terms of storage, options start from 128GB up to 512GB.

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Display and Battery

Dell?s InfinityEdge display packs a good enough 1920×1080 pixel resolution with an impressive color reproduction. The strongest point for the display apart from its almost non-existent bezel. In addition to the standard HD display, the XPS 13 2-in-1 also comes with a QHD version that supports resolutions of 3200×1800 pixels.

Because the new XPS 13 comes with less power consuming Intel Y processor, battery life is more than average. The 46 watt-hour battery can last an average of eight and a half hours of continuous use. Which is still up to par with the Surface Pro?s nine-hour battery life.

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The Verdict

As for the price, the basic package starts at $999. This comes with an Intel i5-7Y54, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of SSD storage. Anyone wanting more performance can opt for the Intel i7 version which starts at $1,299.

The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 may be a sound machine but it still does not compare to the original XPS 13 laptop. Because of the Intel Y processor used, power is a bit lacking, albeit not that much. Anyone who?s interested in getting one can head to Dell?s website for more available options.

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