The XPS 15 2-in-1 is a high-end convertible with a sturdy and relatively thin casing, which thanks to its Kaby Lake G-processor is very smooth. The screen has a high brightness and high contrast, but should have been better calibrated. The battery life is long, with eleven hours during browsing. The Precision touchpad works well, but the keyboard has very little travel and does not tick. For a regular sd-card reader seems to be quite room, but unfortunately Dell has opted for a micro-sd reader.
Late last year, Intel known that it worked with AMD on a processor. Specifically, Intel built the cpu and AMD the gpu part, and during the CES, at the beginning of this year, Intel released the new processor. Although the processor has to unite the best of both worlds, the chip only finds its way into products, of which competitors HP and Dell both currently deliver a 15 “convertible, the HP Specter x360 we already have once reviewed and in this review it is the turn of the Dell XPS 15 2-in-1, to which Dell despite the same format and the same hardware has given a different twist than HP did.
XPS 13 the 9370 was released earlier this year. soon his predecessor, the 9360. From that XPS 13 was also a 2-in-1 version and the same concept was applied to the XPS 15, resulting in the XPS 15 2-in-1, and that yields the necessary similarities.
The housing is made of light gray metal, for example, in the same light hue hue as the new XPS 13. Between the hinges runs a thin plastic edge, which we encountered on the XPS 13 2-in-1 and behind which most probably the antennas are hidden. The rest of the casing, around the keyboard and on the sides, is made of a carbon fiber composite that Dell has been using on its XPS laptops for years, and that delivers a particularly sturdy casing. There are no places where the housing yields under normal pressure. In addition, the hinges feel sturdy and the screen does not wobble, whatever the position you choose.
Talk about screen positions: the 2-in-1 is a convertible and so you can fold the screen around the housing and use the laptop as a tablet, or in tent or presentation mode. Dell does not seem to have thought about it, because there are two thin rubbers on the hinge that have to offer protection, and there is nothing else. The shiny metal screen edge is therefore unprotected in the tent mode and the keyboard is also virtually unprotected in the presentation mode. Dell is not the only one here, because the rubbers on HP’s Specter x360 do not pose much.