Last CES, Dell unveiled its first XPS convertible -- the XPS 13 2-in-1. This year, the company is expanding its hybrid lineup. In addition to being the first convertible of its size for the series, the new XPS 15 2-in-1 is also one of the first laptops to pack Intel's Core processor with Radeon graphics. That chipset was teased in November, and incorporates an AMD Radeon GPU with dedicated RAM and Intel's CPU, allowing for smaller motherboards and thinner devices overall.
Regarding overall design, Dell did an outstanding job. This laptop is not just an old XPS 15 but now with 180-degree display hinge. The company thoughtfully designed this from the ground-up, and it works. Performance is so good I have a tough time recommending the Core i7 model unless your job requires it. The Core i5 is like a high-end Core i7 Ultrabook, which is to say fast and responsive. Strengths of this laptop are the fundamentals: typing, display, trackpad, and build quality. These are well-above average, and it makes using it enjoyable. Inking is also not overlooked here. The Wacom AES 2.0 with 4,096 levels of pressure is serious hardware, and it makes inking on this device exceptional.