We had a close look at Dell’s new “2-in-1” 13-inch XPS notebook a few days ago. It’s mostly the same as Dell’s standard XPS 13, with the biggest difference being its ability to become a tablet. Previously, only US pricing was available, but now the product is up on Dell’s Australian site and well, the mark-up isn’t pretty.
Going from Dell’s site, the basic 1080p unit isn’t available, with the three options on offer packing the 3200 x 1800 QHD+ screen. The cheapest device, which comes with the Core i5-7Y54, is $2299 — a far sight more expensive than the $US1199 ($1644) from CES.
Moving up, the usual suspects — CPU, RAM and SSD — are upgraded. Here’s a table with the details:
|XPS 13 2-In-1 – $2299||XPS 13 2-In-1 – $2599||XPS 13 2-In-1 – $2798|
|8GB LPDDR3 1866MHz||8GB LPDDR3 1866MHz||16GB LPDDR3 1866MHz|
|256GB PCIe SSD||512GB PCIe SSD||512GB PCIe SSD|
|Core i5-7Y54 (4M cache, up to 3.2 GHz)||Core i7-7Y75 (4M cache, up to 3.6 GHz)||Core i7-7Y75 (4M cache, up to 3.6 GHz)|
Whether or not the convertibility is enough to justify the price tag is up to you. Compared to the standard XPS 13, you’ll be paying around $300-$400 for the privilege (and the QHD+ screen).