Dell - XPS 2-in-1 13.3" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive - Silver
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- Dell XPS 2-in-1 13.3" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive
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Enjoy Ink driven experiences in apps like Office, Messenger, and Microsoft Edge, as well as apps from brands like Adobe. Windows Ink is integrated with Illustrator to bring you an intuitive pen experience.
The virtually borderless InfinityEdge display maximizes screen space.
Offers powerful dual-core, four-way processing performance.
Reams of high-bandwidth LPDDR3 RAM allow you to smoothly run your graphics-heavy software and video-editing applications, as well as numerous programs and browser tabs all at once.
While offering less storage space than a hard drive, a flash-based SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced power draw on the battery.
Seamlessly switch between high-functioning laptop and portable tablet forms.
The on-processor graphics with shared video memory provide everyday image quality for internet use, basic photo editing and casual gaming. Optimized to use less power.
Waves MaxxAudio is tuned to give you great sound across music, movies, voice and games.
Offers lightweight design featuring a slightly smaller screen and omitting the DVD/CD drive for improved portability.
Wirelessly transfer photos, music and other media between the laptop or tablet and your Bluetooth-enabled cell phone or MP3 player, or connect Bluetooth wireless accessories.
Connect to both hosts and devices, replacing various Type-B and Type-A connectors and cables with a standard meant to be future-proof. PowerShare helps charge external USB devices.
This single interface supports both high-speed data and high-definition video - ideal for digital content creators.
Add your microSD memory card to access and save files and media when using the tablet alone.
Connect to a Wireless-AC router for nearly 6x the speed, more capacity and wider coverage than Wireless-N (150 Mbps). Backward-compatible with all other Wi-Fi networks.
Its 720p resolution generates a clear picture during video chats with your family and friends.
For easy typing in dim or dark locations.
Easy, typo-free access to your secure Windows account, password-protected websites and more.
Trial version of Microsoft Office.
Feature microphone-in/headphone-out combination jack.
Note: This laptop does not include a built-in DVD/CD drive.
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Great so far, different inteI processors.January 5, 2017
BACKGROUND INFO (skip down for review) In the middle of studying for final exams a little over a month ago, I spilled a cup of coffee on my MacBook Pro (2011) and had to find a replacement. I'm picky about certain things, and even the smallest of them can be a deal breaker with high-end machines. After seeing what the new MacBook Pro had under the hood, the asking price, and using the terrible keyboards they are equipped with I made the decision to shop for a good alternative. My first choice was the Yoga 910 ($1500 model with 4k, 512GB SSD, 16gb RAM). The laptop was beautiful but too quirky. The right shift key placement slowed my typing speed down considerably so I sent it back after only a couple of days. The fan was also quite loud on my model. The second laptop I decided to try out was Microsoft's Surfacebook (i5, 8gb RAM, 128GB SSD). The Surfacebook was by far my favorite laptop as far as build quality, hardware responsiveness, and overall usability go, After a few days, I felt that the included specs for the crazy high price couldn't be justified. After the Surfacebook, I splurged on the MSI GS63VR. This thing was an absolute monster. (6th gen core i7, 16gb ram, 128GB SSD, 1TB HDD, GTX 1060/6GB DDR5 dedicated graphics). It ran extremely well, was packed with everything you could possible want. It was surprisingly thing, and surprisingly light. It was a joy to use. The fatal flaw for me in this laptop was the battery life (about 3-4 hours of non intensive use/web browsing, about 1-2 hours when streaming video over wifi). Today I walked into my local best buy and saw this, there was only one other XPS13 2 in 1 available at a best buy in my entire state. I decided I'd give it a go. REVIEW/FIRST IMPRESSIONS (will update as needed). Build: This laptop is unbelievably beautiful. The build quality is superb. From the aluminum body, to the InfinityEdge display, everything screams luxury. When spending this much money, this is the type of build quality that is expected and props to Dell for not cutting corners. The build quality here can be directly compared to the Surfacebook and any MacBook. Aside from those two laptop models, there is nothing else that I have used that feels and looks this good. The trackpad is fast, responsive, and actually quite fun to use. It has no chop or lag, and registers commands quickly. The keys have the perfect amount of downward travel when pushed, and it is very comfortable to type on so far. There's no fan on this thing, it runs completely silent, and so far I have not noticed any kind of temperature increase. Bloatware: Surprisingly minimal bloatware. Super quick boot up. Power off to desktop about 7 seconds (fingerprint scanner to sign in) Speakers: Surprisingly loud and clear. Out of all of the laptops that I tried out, the speakers on this guy were easily the best. Ports: Lacking in ports. Upset with the lack of USB 3.0 ports (2 USB Type-C ports are included). Loss of 1 star because: This is still a day one review that will be updated as I am able to better test the laptop, there is one thing that I think Dell and BestBuy need to clarify to customers. I knew this before purchasing the laptop, but many people will not. The XPS13 and XPS13 2 in 1 do not come with the same series of Intel processors. The Intel Core i7 that is included with the 2-in-1 is actually the i7-7Y75 processor. These are basically the intel Core m series processors renamed to throw off consumers. They were designed and built for mobile devices. In comparison the Intel Core i7-7500U mobile processor is the one that you would think you got just by looking at the i7 sticker included on the laptop. the core i7- 7Y75 has a base frequency of 1.3ghz that is overclockable to over 3.3 ghz. Dell apparently has a technology in this 2-in-1 that will overclock the processor in short bursts when necessary to give more computing power. However, the base frequency is quite low. I'll edit this review with an update when I get a better idea of how well this works. I just feel like there's some misleading going on with the renaming. The "Intel Core i7" in the xps13 2 in 1 has a lower base frequency than a Core i3 or Core i5 of the U series. If Dell has actually found a way to optimize the system to work with the hardware like Apple has in the Mac, this won't be a problem. I just don't know if I trust Dell enough to nail it on the first go. So far, I'm enjoying this laptop after one day of use, I will update it as a I go. The reason I deducted one star is because of the processor that's included in here, and how it can be misleading.
I would recommend this to a friend
Very Strong Y Series Laptop - Could be Even BetterApril 5, 2017
The Dell XPS 13 is a gorgeous 2-in-1 laptop that ticks most of the right boxes. The particular version I’m reviewing has excellent specs: 13.3-inch screen Intel Core i7 Y Series processor 16GB RAM 256GB SSD The lush edge-to-edge HD screen is truly beautiful. Dell’s “Infinity Screen” design makes this 13-inch laptop roughly the same size as many 11-inch laptops. It also makes the laptop look pretty futuristic and just plain cool. The screen also does a very nice job with images. Colors are rich without being overdone. The screen is a touchscreen, and works as it should. The refinement continues with the keyboard, which is satisfyingly easy to type on. The keys are backlit and look and feel good. The keys have good travel depth, and overall it feels like the keyboard in a larger machine, rather than what we usually find crammed into a thinner laptop. Speaking of depth, the XPS, is pretty thin. At only 0.54 inches at it’s thickest point, it is thinner and lighter than many premium competitors. Overall, the XPS weighs only 2.7 pounds, although if feels extremely solid. One of my biggest complaints with Windows-based laptops has been the trackpads. I am happy to report the trackpad on the XPS is very good. It does a great job recognizing gestures, and multi-finger swiping works perfectly well. The newest trick for the XPS is functioning as a 2-in-1. The prior generation was a pure laptop, and an excellent one, at that. The new XPS is also an excellent laptop, but now expands functionality with two hinges that allow you to pivot the screen all the way around. You can use the XPS as a regular laptop, in tent mode, tablet mode, or stand mode. Early 2-in-1 laptops suffered a significant degree of wobble in different modes. The XPS feels solid at all angles and the hinges seem very sturdy. I have never really found impressive audio on a laptop. Then again, I’m a bit of an audiophile - my desktop computer has a subwoofer and multiple speakers hooked up to it. But the sound here is pretty good for a laptop. The speakers remain clear, albeit a bit thin, even at higher volumes. That, alone, is a feat most laptops can’t handle. You can also, of course, customize the sound to better suit your liking. The XPS includes a fingerprint reader, and it works decently well. It also includes an infrared camera, which means you should be able to login via Windows facial recognition at some point, but that option is not currently enabled. I greatly appreciated the relative lack of bundled software. The software that is bundled with the XPS seems generally helpful and unobtrusive. The power cable is well-designed and - dare I say - attractive. The cable can wrap around the svelte charging block and has a cable keeper attached so you can keep it looking neat. Charging is via a Thunderbolt 3 port. It is quick. In terms of trade-offs, there are only a few, but they are worth noting: 1. The front camera is, curiously, placed at the bottom of the screen. This means anyone you video conference with will be looking up your nostrils. The fix is to switch the computer to tent mode, which then moves the camera to a natural top-side position. I presume this design is due to the very thin top bezel around the screen. 2. The processor, while an Intel i7, is the Y Series Kaby Lake mobile processor with no option for the U Series traditional laptop processor. While Dell has done an excellent job configuring the Y in the XPS, it is no match for the U, when it comes to raw power. Of course, this also means the Y should use less battery. Although the Y doesn’t need a fan, it can get a little warm under a constant load, but it never seems to get super hot. At this price range, though, I expect at least a U Series option. That said, Dell has tuned this machine extremely well for performance, and it handled all normal tasks quickly and without any strain. 3. There are no full-sized USB ports and the computer does not have a a full-size SD card slot. It does have a USB-C port, micro-SD slot, headphone jack, and Thunderbolt 3 port. It comes with a USB-C to USB-A adapter, which is handy for legacy devices, such as the various flash drives we have in our house. 4. To achieve a thinner profile, the new XPS has a smaller battery than the older XPS. I’ve seen tests showing roughly 8.5 hours of battery life, which seems good, but not spectacular for a Y Series machine. Part of this is because Dell has tuned the setup here for performance. It is faster than other Y Series machines I’ve tried, but also eats battery a little more quickly. For comparison, battery life comes in about about an hour less than the well-known competitor named after a fruit (which also uses a mobile processor) and surprisingly a little less than some slightly beefier Windows-based competitors that actually have the U Series chips. I’d say battery life is sufficient to get you through most days, though. It should work well enough for business travellers and students. Still, I’d rather have another tenth of an inch thickness and a little more weight if that’s what it took to drive the battery up another two hours or so. 5. Lastly, and perhaps most annoying on a recurring basis, there is no easy way to open the XPS. Most laptops have an indention or cut-out in the shell, but the XPS does not. You have to pry it open with fingernails, really. I don’t understand the design intent here. You’ll note I titled that section trade-offs rather than negatives. These issues are really choices Dell made to achieve what they felt was a better purpose. So, while I might have preferred a larger battery and full-sized ports, they had design goals in terms of look and weight and performance they wanted to achieve. The only things I consider true negatives are the lack of a U Series processor option and how unnecessarily difficult it is to open the XPS. While I would strongly prefer a U Series option, particularly at this price point, they valued the fanless design and sleeker profile. Dell has optimized this machine for performance as well as anyone can with a Y Series, but it simply isn’t enough for power users. However, to be fair, it really did handle every day-to-day task I threw at it very well. Installation of programs was quick and painless. Video playback was free of stuttering. In terms of a Y Series processor, this is the best performance optimization I’ve seen. If there were a U Series option, the XPS would have my highest recommendation. With the Y Series, I still recommend it if you can find it on sale. The RAM, SSD drive, and performance tuning help cover the gap for all but serious power users and gamers. All in all, this is a very nice little computer. It’s gorgeous and looks and feels very well made. I am impressed with the design and feel, despite my significant disappointment with the lack of a U Series processor option and my complaint about how difficult it is to open. This will be my son’s primary computer as he goes off to college this fall, and he is very excited to have it. I'd really call this 3.75 stars, but since I can't do that, I've listed it as 4 stars.
I would recommend this to a friend
Great build but frustratingJanuary 17, 2017
The laptop looks awesome, the keyboard is great, and it's very portable. However there are a lot of issues that are glaring for me: 1. The screen keeps auto adjusting the brightness despite disabling the adaptive display. It's extremely bothersome. I've searched for solutions online but there doesn't seem to be any. 2. Battery life is terrible. It does not go into sleep mode at times. When I shut off my laptop, a few hours later, the power is gone. Very disappointing! 3. Turning on the laptop takes forever. 4. It is difficult to open the laptop, perhaps due to the slim build.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Great 2 in 1January 12, 2017
I have had the Dell XPS 13" 2 in 1 for about one week now and I can honestly say I am pleasantly surprised. I was concerned that this 2 in 1 did not have the i7 7500u processor but instead came with the i7 i7-7Y75 (which is basically known as a core M, made for their lower power mobile requirements). It is also outfitted with 16gb of ram and a 256gb ssd and has been able to handle eveything that I've needed so far. In fact it seems more responsive than my Microsoft Surface Pro 4 with an Intel Core i5 processor (6th generation). Granted my Surface Pro 4 only has 4 gb of ram and 128gb ssd so that could be the reason. Web surfing, document creation and watching videos all seem snappy with no lag. Boot up takes about 15 seconds and shutdown is equally fast. Battery life is good but no where near the 15 hours this is rated for. I get about 8:30 hours of mixed surfing, watching videos on Youtube or Netflix. Still very good. Build quallity is excellent, the FHD screen is beautiful and the trackpad is very responsive and easy to use. I love the fact that this machine is silent...no fan noise as none is installed (one of the advantages of having this processor). I did notice one thing in the previous reviews comments. I too, have shut the lid down on my Dell (before going to bed) and waking up the next morning to find a dead laptop. It apparently didn't enter sleep mode like it should have. I've only had this happen once, but I find I just shutdown at the end of the evening. When I shut the lid during intermittent use during the day I haven't had that issue again. I certainly would recommend this to anyone who wants great build quality, in a small, lightweight form factor with quiet operation and pretty good battery life.
I would recommend this to a friend
Dell-iciousApril 7, 2017
I will get right to the point. If you are even thinking about a 2 in 1 this is the computer to get. Out of the box, you are immediately impressed with the design and build quality. From the aluminum body to the carbon fiber interior, from the infinity screen to the comfortable keyboard, you know that this is a premium product. After turning it on for the first time and signing into your Microsoft account, I strongly recommend that you use the Dell Support Assist to locate and install all of the driver updates, and there are many. Strangely I found that while installing these drivers the bottom of the computer became very hot. So hot that I was concerned that I had a defective unit. However, since the drivers were installed the computer has been very cool. After the drivers are updated, make sure to update Windows 10. After the second day, I updated further to the Windows 10 Creators Update. These updates were installed without any issues and added many new features. Setting up Windows Hello on the included fingerprint reader was quick and easy. I found it to be very accurate, however, after updating to the Creators Update, I did have to reset the fingerprint reader. But with the new update you can now use the face recognition software to have the camera recognize you and turn the computer on. So now I find that I am not using the fingerprint reader anymore. I read and watched many reviews of this computer and I have found non of the following issues mentioned. There is no screen flickering or constant light adjustment of the screen. The picture is clear and bright enough for outdoor use. There is no battery drain when the computer is in sleep mode. I left the computer in sleep mode with 99% power. Eleven hours later I opened it to find 98%. Some people don't like the camera at the bottom. I guess I'm not that vain. But if it bothers you, then put flip it to tent mode and the camera will be at the top. Others have stated that the speakers are not loud enough in tent mode. I have found these speaker to be loud and clear in all modes. Others have said that there is a whining coil noise from the keyboard area. My unit is completely silent. And loss of wifi signal was also mentioned. I have found the wifi connection to be very strong, easily connected and never dropped. You can also set the wifi signal to stay on while in sleep mode so that you can receive notifications immediately upon waking. Once you go 2 in 1, you will never go back. The versatility of this computer is amazing. From laptop mode to , tablet mode, tent mode and stand mode. I have found uses in all of these modes. And anyone who thinks that they don't need touch in a laptop has simply not tried this computer. Windows Ink is supported, but Dell does not include the pen. I will be purchasing the pen. After using this in all of the modes I can see many uses for the pen. Bezels on screens never really bothered me. But, now that I have been using this computer, I can't help but notice the thicker bezels on all of my other devices. The same is true with the fanless design. It is so quiet that you now begin to notice the fan noise in your other computers, which you might not have noticed before. The infinity screen allows for a very small footprint. One tradeoff Dell made for making such a small and thin laptop was the removal of a standard usb port. But a usb a to usb c dongle is included. Another tradeoff that Dell made was in order to make this a fanless design, and to increase battery life, they used a mobile intel chip. The unit I have came with the mobile I7 chip, 16gb ddr3, and 256gb ssd. I am not a power user nor a gamer, if you are you may want to go to a store and see if this has enough power for your intended use. I have found performance to be excellent for my needs which include office work, video streaming, web surfing with many tabs simultaneously open, using wifi and Bluetooth. And battery life has been more than 8 hours. And finally, the last consideration is price. Of course we don't know if a product is worth the purchase price until we know how long the product will last and how much use we get from it. But based upon my initial impressions, I think it is worth the price and would highly recommend this product.
I would recommend this to a friend
Wow! Just Wow!April 7, 2017
Where to start with this one.... I must admit I was very skeptical to try a Dell computer since I have not had good experience with them in the past, but man am I happy I took a chance on this one! This is by far and away the lightest and fastest laptop I have ever owned. From the way the keyboard feels to the beauty in the resolution of this screen, I am blown away. Set up was easy and super quick, was up and going in less than 10 mins (would have been sooner if I would have read the quick start guide telling me to plug it into the electrical outlet first!) Surfing the internet, watching videos, oh yeah and writing reports, have all been super easy and fast! Going from laptop, to tablet, to tent mode to watch a movie or tv show is quite easy and fun. The size is just right not too large, not too small. The resolution and look of the display is phenomenal, just WOW! Looking at photos on my jump drive and I am loving the look of them on the screen. The usb adapter is included to aide in connecting devices to this laptop. There are only a couple of cons for me and they are really minor.... The laptop is so thin at times it is a little hard to open and the area around the hinges is a bit sharp! They would be better if slightly rounded, it snagged my pants and hurt my leg a bit. Not enough of a con to remove a star from the rating or take away from the enjoyment of the laptop. I am overall just impressed with what Dell has done this XPS 2-1 laptop.
I would recommend this to a friend
Here's How to Fix the GlitchesApril 8, 2017
It is without a doubt that the Dell XPS 2-in-1 is is an attractive, state of the art ultra portable laptop. This laptop sells itself upon first touch as I was impressed with the sleek, all around smooth aluminum looking finish. It is a feather weight, weighing in at only 2lbs 11oz when I measured it on my well-calibrated scale. Build quality is superb. The frame of the laptop is very rigid, the hinges are sturdy, and all the exterior parts are finely mated together with tight tolerances. The 1920x1080 HD Infinity Edge display is bright, vivid, sharp, and reproduces colors very well. I also like the fact that the display can be viewed from large viewing angles. The keyboard is responsive and doesn't cause me any fatigue through long typing sessions. The backlit keyboard is a nice feature that is included in this laptop. Along the left edge of the laptop you will find a USB Type-C interface, headphone jack, and battery charge status lights. Along the right edge is another USB Type-C interface, micro-sd card reader, power button, and security cable slot. There is a speaker grille on both the left and right edges. What I found interesting on the Dell XPS 2-in-1 is that the web camera and microphone are located on the bottom edge of the screen. In my experience with laptops, they have always been located at the top edge of the screen. However, I noticed that the location of the webcam at the bottom of the screen did not affect the view as I was able to see my entire face. I was concerned that only the lower half of my face would show up through the webcam on the screen with the camera located at the bottom. Okay then, onto performance. Out of the box, it is really a 3 out of 5 star laptop at the start. Let me explain. The laptop is actually handicapped by glitchy software and outdated firmware. This is why you see some of the negative review comments. I had the same experience as those folks. First, there is the adaptive brightness issue. The laptop screen will continually and automatically step up or step down the brightness on the screen. Going into the power options to turn off adaptive brightness does nothing. It continues to automatically make brightness adjustments and is just plain annoying. The second issue is that there is a problem with the wifi driver firmware that comes with the laptop from the factory. The wifi signal is very spotty. The signal bars sometimes shows one or two strength bars or even drops wifi altogether when I know that it should be showing full wifi strength. I compared it to my other laptops and smartphones which were showing full strength at the same distance from my router, all with no physical obstructions from the device to the router. The third issue is that I noticed that the battery was draining very fast. In a matter of twenty minutes, it drained down approximately 10% even when I was not doing any intensive operations, merely browsing the web. The fourth issue is that the brightness adjustment which is made by pressing the combination of the Function key and either the up or down arrows, is extremely laggy. I would press the key for the brightness adjustment, and it would take a second or two to register in the computer to make the adjustment. The fifth issue is that I hear an odd static, scratchy noise that can be heard in the machine, sounds like something is spinning inside the laptop. It is audible in a quiet environment and this is heard from a regular sitting position. It was not like I had to put my ear up to the machine to hear it. I'm disappointed that Dell did not do a better job performing quality assurance and quality control before releasing this laptop to the consumer. After all, this is a premium machine that they should have spent a few minutes testing. I was able to identify these problems during my first twenty minutes of using the laptop. However, the Dell XPS 2-in-1 does redeem itself, mostly. I'm going to now tell you how to fix the first four issues I mentioned above. You will need to open the Dell Support Assist software or go directly to the Dell product support Driver and Download webpage and download the updated BIOS, FirmwareUpdate Utility for Enabling/Disabling Dynamic Backlight Control software, a few Network Driver firmware updates, Chipset software updates, etc. If you are using the Dell support webpage, it will ask you for your Service Tag number. You can locate your service tag number for the XPS 2-in-1 underneath the laptop by opening the little rectangular flap with the XPS imprint. I would suggest you download the 'Urgent' and 'Recommended' files. After installing the updated drivers and software and re-booting the laptop, you will be amazed at how the first four issues have now disappeared. The Dell XPS 2-in-1 finally comes to life, rewarding you by being a responsive and blazing fast ultraportable laptop that it should have been right from the factory! The battery drain has been managed, the adaptive screen brightness issue is fixed, the brightness adjustment response well, and the wifi signal strength is strong and robust. At this point I believe the XPS deserves an additional star, bringing my review to 4 out of 5 stars. The laptop is an excellent performer. I used Photoshop on it and adjustments were reflected on the photos instantaneously. Here are some other things that I observed. I mentioned that the laptop has a USB Type-C connector on both the left and right edge. It turns out that you can charge your laptop from either connector. Next observation is that the laptop is screwed in from the bottom by security screws. For the tinkerers out there, it's not your standard Philips head screws, so you will need special security star-type screw drivers to open the bottom panel of the laptop to explore the hardware inside. Third observation is that since you won't be able to open up the bottom panel easily, this means that the battery is not user replaceable. You will need to purchase an external battery charge pack for those times you will be far away from a wall outlet. Another thing to take note is that the laptop comes with a USB Type C to USB Type A adapter. This means you will be able to connect peripherals to your laptop like flashdrives, external hardrives, or an external DVD/CD drive. Overall, I think this is a solid laptop provided that the drivers and software are properly updated. It can definitely go toe to toe with its competitors in the ultraportable class.
I would recommend this to a friend
Great 2 in 1 deviceFebruary 1, 2017
I had my doubts about the Core i7-Y processor installed on this device but I decided to give it shot since Best Buy has a pretty good return policy! But... I won't be needing that since I've decided to keep it. I find this Dell xps to be a great 2 in 1 package. It's very light, has a gorgeous, near bezel-less screen, and performed well beyond my expectations. I could say the same for the 2 in 1s out there like the HP Spectre x360 and Yoga 910 but there are a couple other things here that make the Dell XPS my top choice: Pros: - Fanless design, I think 2 in 1 laptops should move in this direction( when I'm using it in tablet mode I don't want hot air blowing into my hands) - Active style support, it comes with an active digitizer that supports Wacom AES pens (2048 pressure sensitivity). This one is a big deal to me. Sure, it's great that you could watch videos easier in tent mode or read pdfs easier in tablet mode but what really makes a 2 in 1 significantly more worth it is being able to write notes, draw diagrams, and paint art on it. (Pen is not included in the box by the way! :c) - Sufficiently good performance. The processor was ultimately what my decision hinged on and fortunately it passed! I did not notice any slow downs on my normal casual use like browsing the web, watching videos and writing up essays. I also did not notice any slow downs while developing my webapps which is more intensive. Looking at benchmarks online the overall performance lies somewhere between the 6th gen i5-u and 6th gen i7-u processor which is pretty darn good for a fanless laptop! - Windows Hello fingerprint sensor. Very similar to the ones you find on smart phones these days, very quick and easy to use(tap instead of slide) - Thunderbolt 3 port using 4x PCIE and not 2x like most other laptops right now. Required for optimal use of external graphics cards. The cpu will definitely bottleneck it but there is definitely room for gpu improvement till that limitation. - Pretty light, important when using it in tablet mode especially - IMO, best display out of all the 2 in 1 crew in this price range - Carbon fiber chassis provides a nice and warm place for your palm to rest on while you use the touchpad. - Great keyboard and precision touchpad - Standard USB-c charging, soon more devices will use usb-c for charging so you could potentially share adapters among devices. You can use any of the usb c ports on the device for charging(left or right side, whichever works best for you!) - Plays League Of Legends at 1080p medium at 60fps. I love this game and my device better be able to play it reasonably well. (Not really a pro but I felt that I should provide a gaming becnhmark for a relatively popular game). Cons: - Only around 8-9 hour battery life - No full size usb a ports - No full size sd card slot - Pretty expensive, Best Buy should be given an 8gb RAM model for $100 less - 256gb SSD only. Thankfully can be easily replaced. Definitely have come to love this little guy for how much features are packed in such a small form factor. If the performance is your only concern that is holding you back, I urge you to give it a shot since Best Buy has a good return policy. I would not recommend this(or the other competing 2 in 1s today around this price range) as a primary gaming device, video editing device, 3D modelling device, or for any other cpu/gpu intensive process. NOTE: I evaluated the laptop only after updating it with the latest drivers. It took care of alot of the issues that are mentioned by the other reviews prior to mine.
I would recommend this to a friend
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