Dell’s XPS range of notebooks are one of the top selling laptops in the market. And why not? Not only do they rock a great design, a nearly bezel-less screen, and come loaded with the latest tech, their competitive price point is often hard to resist. Dell has now refreshed its XPS range with a convertible version of its popular XPS 13 notebook, dubbed as the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1. That means you get the functionality of a laptop as well as a tablet. In this article, we compare the 2017 XPS 13 2-in-1 with the standard 2017 XPS 13 laptop. Both machines are equipped with top-of-the-line hardware and are priced competitively. If you’re looking two buy one of these, we compare the two to help you decide which one suits your needs.
2017 Dell XPS 13 vs Dell XPS 13 2-in-1: Display
Both devices are offered in a choice of 13.3-inch Full HD 1920×1080 or QHD3200x1800) Infinity Edge Touch display. Though being a hybrid, the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1’s display rotates 360-degrees, so you can use it as a laptop or a tablet offering more productivity and viewing options.
2017 Dell XPS 13 vs Dell XPS 13 2-in-1: Processor and RAM
The 2017 XPS 13 is offered in a choice of 7th gen Intel Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 processors bundled with Intel Graphics. As far as RAM goes, the base model ships with 4GB of RAM. It is also available in 8GB and 16GB RAM models.
While the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 ships with a 7th generation Intel Core i5 or Intel Core i7 processors, both of which are bundled with Intel HD 615 graphics. Even this one is available in a choice of 4GB, 8GB, and 16GB RAM configurations.
2017 Dell XPS 13 vs Dell XPS 13 2-in-1: Storage
In terms of storage, you get 128GB, 256GB, 512GB,and 1TB PCIe SSDs with the standard Dell XPS 13. While storage options on the 2017 Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 include 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB PCIe Solid State Drives.
2017 Dell XPS 13 vs Dell XPS 13 2-in-1: Battery
The 2017 XPS 13 ships with a 60Whr battery, while the 2017 XPS 13 2-in-1 comes with a 46Whr battery. Dell claims that the XPS 13 2-in-1 can offer upto 15 hours of battery life on Full HD display, or 9 hours of Netflix streaming.
2017 Dell XPS 13 vs Dell XPS 13 2-in-1: Connectivity and Ports
Connectivity options on the Dell XPS 13 include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, two USB 3.0 ports,SD card reader, a 3.5mm jack, along with a Thunderbolt 3 port.
While connectivity options on the XPS 13 2-in-1 include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Mircast, and Intel Smart Connect technology. As for ports, it comes with a Thunderbolt 3 port, a microSD reader, USB Type C, Display Port, along with the classic 3.5mm jack.
2017 Dell XPS 13 vs Dell XPS 13 2-in-1: Price
The 2017 Dell XPS 13 is now available in the US starting at $799, while its top-of-the-line variant is priced at $2249.99. While the base model of the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 is priced starting at $999 with the top-end variant priced at $1799.99.