Pros and cons: Our quick verdict on Dell's XPS 13 2-in-1

It's the convertible laptop XPS fans have been waiting for.

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Convertible laptops aren't anything new these days, but Dell's XPS 13 2-in-1 still stands out from the pack. It brings in most of the premium design elements we loved about the original XPS 13, including that gorgeous 13.3-inch, near bezel-less display. But it's a lot more flexible, thanks to its ability to fold into several different orientations, and it's also completely fanless. Sure, you give up some performance to get such a multi-functional device, but for anyone who wants to veg in bed with Netflix, it'll be worth it.

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  • Sturdy construction
  • Slim profile
  • Versatile design
  • Comfortable keyboard and trackpad


  • A bit less powerful than other ultraportables and convertibles
  • Battery life is only average
  • Quad HD+ display is a pricey upgrade
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