Reviewing Dell’s XPS 13 2-in-1 laptop/tablet hybrid in 2021, with Tiger Lake smarts. I’ve been testing this flexible notebook for a fortnight following my review of the XPS 13 9310, just before we hit 2021. Here’s how the gaming performance, battery life and other bits hold up vs best rivals like the MacBook Air M1, if your budget stretches to that £1400 mark.
Dell’s 2-in-1 laptop boasts the latest Intel Gen 11 chipset for smooth everyday running and capable creative work. This is one of the best ultraportable notebooks around, and tough competition versus Apple’s new Macbook Air M1 (and even the Pro). It’s skinnier and lighter than those Mac laptops, with a flexible design that converts into a tablet. Although the keyboard isn’t as good as the XPS 13 9310, the display is another stunning Full HD LED panel. With full touch controls naturally.
The XPS 13 2-in-1 also offers respectable battery life, although vs the Macbook Air and Pro with Apple’s M1 platform it can’t quite compete. Check out my review of that Macbook Pro for all you need to know, and I’ve also fully tested Dell’s 931 here on Tech Spurt.