The DELL XPS 13 2-in-1 2020

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From past records we have seen that the Dell XPS 13 is one of the best known laptops and this has been a well-known trend. It is simply great in almost every way, be it in performance, portability, or versatility. Typically, 2-in-1 laptops function perfectly normal as standard touchscreen Windows laptops. But they also offer an extra option to flip the screen around and transform the laptop into a tablet, making it easier to carry around and thus becoming very versatile.

SPECS:

Price: $1,617

CPU: Intel Core i7-1165G7

GPU: Iris Xe

RAM: 16GB

Storage: 512GB

Display: 13.4-inch, 1920 x 1200-pixels (touch)

Battery: 10:52

Size: 11.6 x 7.8 x 0.6 inches

Weight: 2.9 pounds

DESIGN & PORTS:

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The Dell XPS 2-in-1 has an Aluminium design with excellent built quality, measuring 11.6 x 7.8 x 0.6 inches and 2.9 pounds. Impressively, the lid and the base are almost about the same amount of thickness. The screen on the display features Corning Gorila Glass 6 for extra durability. The elegant and luxurious accents come from the diamond-cut edges with a brushed finish as well as the chrome Dell logo on the lid which mirrors XPS branding underneath.

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According to LaptopMag.com, the interior surfaces are covered in a stain-resistant coating to prevent them from yellowing or staining. Some of you will agree with me when i say that, the most frustrating experience with 2-in-1 laptops is a wobbly screen. Fortunately enough, the hinge for the Dell XPS 2-in-1 has the perfect amount of resistance plus the screen doesn’t wobble when tapped on and yet at the same time converting the laptop into a tablet doesn’t take much effort either.

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On the right side of the laptop are a Thunderbolt 4 port and a headphone jack. Coming over to the left side is a second Thunderbolt 4 port next to a MicroSD slot. On the plus side, Dell does include a USB-C-to-USB-A dongle in the box.

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The Thunderbolt 4 is very much identical to the Thunderbolt 3 except that it supports two 4K monitors and at least one port must be used for charging thin-and-lightweight laptops. Maximum data transfer speeds remain at 40GBps but can now be achieved using a 2 meter-long cable.

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The stereo speakers are located along the sides of base.

SECURITY:

Right on the carbon-fiber deck is a fingerprint sensor embedded in the top-right corner of the keyboard beneath a pair of hinges. This paired with the new IR camera, the fingerprint scanner makes logging into the XPS 13 2-in-1 snappy and easy.

DISPLAY:

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The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 has a 13.4 inch 1920 x 1200 FHD+ display with a 16:10 aspect ratio. If the resolution isn’t good enough for you, you could always upgrade to a 4K screen. The screen has very minimal bezels, thin boarders run along the four sides of the display. The Webcam is located at the top center of the display inside the thin bezel.

PERFORMANCE:

The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 is an EVO-certified laptop packed with the 11th Gen (Tiger lake) Intel Core processors and Iris Xe graphics. According to LaptopMag.com, The XPS 13 2-in-1 impressed on our benchmark tests, crushing the competition in most categories thanks to the new 11th Gen chips.

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On the Geekbench 5 overall performance test, the XPS 13 2-in-1 scored a 5,571, which is significantly more than what the Spectre x360 13 (4,074, Core i7-1065G7), Yoga C940 (4,074, Core i7-1065G7) achieved, and a notch above the XPS 13 (5,254, Core i7-1165G7). The category average on this test is 4,115.
When it comes to heat Dissipation, the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 has sufficient cooling even under heavy usage.

GRAPHICS:

Previously, integrated graphics could only play less graphic-intesnsive titles at low frame rates but this is all changing as the new Iris Xe graphics are hyped by Intel to run some AAA games.

BATTERY:

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According to laptopmag.com, the laptop endured for 10hrs and 52min on the Laptop Mag battery test, this involved continuos web browsing over WiFi at 150nits of brightness.

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