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The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (2019) is now on sale

10th generation Intel Ice Lake processors and WiFi 6 grace Intel's shiny new convertible but the prices are high

The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (2019), which we first encountered at Computex in May 2019 is now available to buy on Dell’s website. Prices for the new convertible start at £1,499 and rise to  £2,299 depending on the specification. 

All models come with Intel’s new 10nm, 10th-generation U-series Ice Lake chips, which were finally confirmed earlier this month. The new processors promise both improved performance and better battery life over the previous generation of chips and customers will be able to choose between the 3.9GHz Intel Core i7-1065G7 and the 3.6GHz Intel Core i5-1035G1 parts.

Initially, four base models of the XPS 13 2-in-1 will be available. The cheapest, at £1,499, has a 3.9GHz Intel Core i7-1065G7, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB NVMe x4 SSD and a 1,920 x 1,200 13in touchscreen. The one and only Core-i5 model costs £1,699 and comes with  8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD; it’s more expensive because it comes with a higher resolution display.

The next model up comes with the Core i7, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD and costs £1,899 while the highest specification costs £2,299 for the same Core i7 chip, 32GB of RAM and a huge 1TB SSD. All the new laptops will come with integrated Intel Iris Plus graphics and Wi-Fi 6 wireless cards, too.

Other than the new processors, the XPS 13 2-in-1 constitutes a complete overhaul of the previous convertible. Among other things, the new laptop inherits the same teeny tiny webcam as the 2019 Dell XPS 13 and this has been relocated to a position above the 13in display.

It’s 8% thinner than its predecessor, too, has a high-tech maglev keyboard and, of course, since it’s a 2-in-1, it has 360-degree hinges that allow the screen to fold all the way around. This means you can use it as a giant tablet or tuck the keyboard away for watching movies in “stand” or “tent” mode.

When Tom got some hands-on time with the XPS 2-in-1 earlier this year he said, if it delivers on its promise, it could be “the best 2-in-1 ultraportable laptop ever made”. We’re very excited to get hold of one for review. Watch this space.

Buy the XPS 13 2-in-1 on Dell’s website today

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