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Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (9365, 2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 276 reviews of Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (9365, 2017). The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the size and portability. The battery and design also get good opinions. Opinions are divided on the screen, while some have doubts about the touchpad and energy efficiency.

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price, image quality, connectivity, energy, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (9365, 2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Matthew S. Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 review

 

Sturdy, light chassis ; Outstanding keyboard ; Strong performance ; Long-lasting battery

Limited USB connectivity ; Mediocre touchpad

We gave the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 our Best of Computing at CES 2017. Handing out such an award is always a risk. Sometimes, a device doesn’t hold up to closer scrutiny. But Dell’s latest is rock solid. It posted great scores in our benchmarks and, just as...

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Dell’s latest XPS 13 is fast, nimble, and kind of stale

 

Dell's tiny laptop has had a good run, but it's time for something new

Fast performance ; Reliable battery life ; Compact size ; Great keyboard and trackpad ; A full-size SD card slot!

Thicker and heavier than similar laptops ; The world’s worst webcam placement ; It’s time for a design refresh

The XPS 13 deserves a place in laptop history for what it accomplished: making laptops smaller and more portable than ever before. But perhaps now it’s time for Dell to look to future and reinvent itself again.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Dell XPS 13 (late 2017) review

 

Editors' note, Nov. 13 : A score for the Dell XPS 13 reviewed here was incorrectly reported as 401 for the Cinebench R15 CPU benchmark test . The correct score is 624. The comparison charts that follow this review have been updated accordingly. The...

The Dell XPS 13 keeps everything that was great about the previous model -- including its nearly edge-to-edge-display, Thunderbolt 3 USB-C and fantastic keyboard -- and adds eighth-gen Intel processors paired with Dell technologies for a big...

The thin frame around the display means the webcam is placed at the bottom of the display. Though the QHD-resolution touchscreen is beautiful, it adds a lot to the price and hurts battery life. Gold version will cost you $50 more.

With increased performance and battery life, Dell's premium ultraportable XPS 13 remains easy to recommend.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 review: bent out of shape

 

Dell's XPS 13 has been one of our favorite laptops for the past couple of years because of its sleek, trendsetting design, great keyboard, and solid performance. When it debuted back in the spring...

Solid build quality ; Great keyboard ; Smooth trackpad ; Bright, sharp display

Terrible power button ; Unpredictable sleep behavior ; Difficult to open ; Awkward as a tablet ; Limited port options

Dell's best laptop tries too hard and loses its charm

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 review

 

What if you took one of the best-looking, most capable 13-inch Windows laptops and added a 360-degree hinge that let you fold back the screen into a makeshift tablet? Make it thinner and lighter, and keep the entry price just under the $1,000 mark and...

This new version of the XPS 13 adds a hybrid hinge and thinner body. The edge-to-edge, nearly bezel-free display makes maximum use of space, and the starting price is extremely reasonable.

Standard USB ports get swapped for USB-C ones, the Intel Y-series processor isn't as fast as those found in more traditional laptops and the power button can be tricky to hit.

Despite a few trade-offs in ports and processing power, this slimmer hybrid version of the XPS 13 is an excellent full-time laptop and part-time tablet.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Victoria Song (pcmag.com)

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (9365)

 

With the XPS 13 2-in-1, Dell marries the strength of its ultraportables with the flexibility of a convertible laptop. You'll probably need dongles, but strong performance and ultimate portability make it a worthy contender.

Highly portable. Sleek yet sturdy build. Long battery life. USB-C and Thunderbolt ports. Comfortable keyboard. Thin bezels maximize screen real estate. Fanless processor keeps things quiet and cool.

Limited connectivity options. May require additional dongles and accessories. Awkward webcam angle when used in Laptop mode.

So why would you opt for the XPS 13 2-in-1? There are plenty of reasons, ranging from its sleek look and excellent build quality to its quiet and cool performance and that little bit of extra screen space. While the lack of USB Type-A ports is irksome...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Dell XPS 13 Notebook Series review

 

When Dell updated the XPS 13 in 2015, it stood out for its barely there screen bezel -- the frame around the display. Its 13-inch screen nearly filled the entire laptop lid, giving you more room to work, but in a smaller body just about the size of an...

The Dell XPS 13 keeps everything that was great about the previous model -- including its near edge-to-edge-display and fantastic keyboard -- and adds the latest Intel Kaby Lake processors and Thunderbolt 3.

The design means the webcam is awkwardly placed at the bottom of the display. Though the QHD-resolution touchscreen is beautiful, it adds a lot to the price and hurts battery life. Gold version will cost you $50 more.

Whether you scale back for better battery life or load it up for the best performance possible, the Dell XPS 13 remains one excellent ultraportable laptop.

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Mark Spoonauer (laptopmag.com)

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (2017) Review

 

The regular XPS 13 has been our favorite consumer laptop for more than two years, because of its luxuriously lightweight chassis, gorgeous InfinityEdge display and long battery life . Now, Dell has taken all the slim carbon fiber-goodness from its...

Most compact 2-in-1 with 13-inch screen; Comfortable keyboard; Vibrant InfinityEdge display; Impressive audio; Dynamic Power Mode boosts speed when you need it

Battery life isn't as long as on other 2-in-1s; Camera is still beneath the display; Intel Core U machines are faster

The XPS 13 2-in-1 combines portability, comfort and plenty of power in a sleek, fanless design, but we wish the battery lasted longer.

Jan, 2017

Expert review by (zdnet.com)

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 review: A compact, solidly built convertible

 

When the Dell XPS 13 first appeared in 2015, we lauded its battery life and labelled it a 'stylish, slimline business workhorse'. About a year later Dell refreshed the XPS 13, adding Intel's 7th-generation (Kaby Lake) processors among other spec...

Excellent screen ; Solid build ; 360-degree screen rotation ; Good battery life

USB-C connectivity only ; Irritating power switch

Expert review by : Matt Safford (computershopper.com)

Dell XPS 13 (Late 2017, Kaby Lake R) Review and Ratings

 

It's not as impressively svelte as some newcomers. But thanks to a new quad-core Intel CPU, a still-stellar mix of ports, and smart, solid design, Dell's latest XPS 13 is still easy to recommend.

Eighth-gen chip makes for a stunning performance boost in CPU-intensive tasks ; Very good battery life ; Good mix of old and new ports ; Build quality feels top-notch

Webcam placement still horrible ; Not as thin or light as some laptops with fresher designs ; USB-C charger costs extra

With its excellent overall design (save for Webcam placement), solid build quality, long battery life, and significantly improved performance thanks to Intel's new four-core U-Series processor, there's a whole lot to like about Dell's latest XPS 13. At...

Dec, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:MaxxAudio Pro
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1 / 2

Battery

Battery Capacity:46
Battery capacity (Watt hours):46
Battery recharge time:4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:8.9
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92
Front camera signal format:720p
Video capturing speed:30

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Color of product:Black, Silver
Form Factor:Convertible (Folder)
Housing material:Aluminium, Carbon fiber
Intel segment tagging:Home office, Small Business
Product type:Hybrid (2-in-1)

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3200 x 1800
HD type:Full HD / QHD+
LED backlight: Yes
Pixel Pitch:0.00361 x 0.00361 / 0.00602 x 0.00602
Touch screen: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:30

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:16
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x591E
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 615
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard language:Swiss
Keyboard Layout:QWERTZ
Keyboard type:QWERTZ
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:1866
Memory form factor:On-board

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-598.4 - 420000
Non-operating shock:160
Non-operating vibration:1.3
Operating altitude:-598.4 - 120000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating shock:140
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35
Operating vibration:0.66
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:0 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 65
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 65

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:2

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:30

Processor

Bus type:Opi
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i5-7Y54 / i7-7Y75
Processor boost frequency:3.2 / 3.20 / 3.6 / 3.60
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i5-7xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.20 / 1.3 / 1.30
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i5-7Y54 / i7-7Y75
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor socket:BGA1515
Processor threads:4
Stepping:H0
System bus data transfer rate:4
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):4.5
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:95441 / 95452
Processor code:SR2ZX
Processor package size:20 x 16.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology:Y

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Noble
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:BIOS, Supervisor, User / Y
Password protection type:BIOS, Supervisor, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 Home / Windows 10 Pro
Operating system language:Multilingual
Trial software:Microsoft Office, McAfee / Microsoft Office, McAfee Live Safe XPS

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express
Solid-state drive interfaces:PCI Express
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.81 / 7.83
Height (front):0.315 / 0.323
Height (rear):0.539
Weight:2.73
Width:12