Dell releases XPS 2-in-1 tablet PC

Dell has added the XPS 13 2-in-1 tablet PC to its premium XPS lineup.

The new 2022 XPS 13 2-in-1 leaves behind the old swivelling keyboard and embraces the fully detachable tablet PC route. Designed to be portable, the 13-inch XPS 2-in-1 is 7.8mm thick and weighs just 736g on its own. Adding on the magnetic XPS Folio keyboard cover adds another 560g, bringing its total weight to 1,386g.

The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 is the first fully detachable PC in the XPS lineup. Credit: Dell.

For its display, the XPS 2-in-1 uses a 13-inch, 3K touchscreen that’s certified for Display HDR 400 and 500-nit brightness. It’s protected by the tough Gorilla Glass Victus with an anti-reflective, anti-smudge coating. The display also supports the XPS Stylus active pen.

The XPS 2-in-1 uses Intel’s 12th generation Core i5 and i7 processors combined with up to 16GB of LPDD4x memory. Storage options include 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB PCIe 4 SSD.

Both the XPS Stylus and the Folio keyboard cover are sold separately. The XPS Folio cover features Dell’s zero-lattice keyboard with 1mm travel, full backlighting and a Windows Hello fingerprint power button. The Folio keyboard cover can prop up the XPS 2-in-1 at one of three angles to improve ergonomics. Both the pen and the keyboard attach magnetically.

The Folio keyboard doubles as a stand and props up the PC in three angles. Credit: Dell

Despite its thinness, the XPS 2-in-1 still comes with a 48.5Whr battery.

To support remote work, there’s a 1080p front-facing camera and an 11MP rear-facing camera.

The XPS 2-in-1 comes with a pair of USB-C Thunderbolt 4 combo ports. They’re used for both charging and data, so a dock is probably needed for a full desk setup with lots of accessories. And although the device no longer includes a 3.5mm headphone jack, Dell does include an adapter that converts one of the USB ports to one.

The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 starts at C$1,449 with the keyboard and will be available on Aug. 25. The Wi-Fi model will launch first, with the 5G model coming at a later date. The XPS Stylus is an extra C$125. IT World Canada has asked Dell for the cost of the XPS Folio alone.

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