A fantastic laptop / tablet hybrid, albeit a little pricey.

With technology gathering pace at all times, Dell were kind enough to send us over the Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 (9575) for a short time in order for us to get our hands on it and give it our verdict. Whilst it will cost you over £1000, there is no doubt about it that this laptop / tablet hybrid packs a punch and if you’re looking to buy a new laptop, you definitely wouldn’t go wrong in buying this.

The first thing that I did notice was how slick the design was. The laptop was ultra thin, whilst you could ‘fold’ the screen over the keyboard in order to have it in tablet mode. Don’t worry, this isn’t something that you have to manually do, the laptop automatically knows when it is in the ‘tablet’ state and will automatically switch to this. A little drawback for me was the weight of the laptop. I understand that it is a laptop predominately but I couldn’t see myself wanting to hold it for too long in the tablet mode, especially when you are commuting to work.

The laptop also comes including a microSD slot and 3 USB-C slots. With everything turning towards that nowadays, it is good to be prepared but I was a little disappointed that there was no standard USB ports but older devices. However, the unit I received come with a USB-C to A dongle which made things a little easier, whether that was for reviewing purposes or if it comes as standard in the retail box is something I’m not too sure of.

This 2-in-1 laptop cannot be questioned when it comes down to performance. Over the 2 weeks that I had the laptop for, it didn’t let me down once. This laptop can also display in 4K too so watching movies and YouTube videos in 4K was a pure delight. I did also try gaming on the laptop, playing Rise of the Tomb Raider (I am predominately a console gamer) and had no issues with the game whatsoever. The full specifications of the laptop are as follows (Thanks, Windows Central)

Processor
Intel 8th Generation Core i7-8705G quad-core
Display size
15.6-inch
UltraSharp 4K (3840×2160) touch display, 100% color gamut
FHD (1920 x 1080) touch display, 100% color gamut
400-nits, 1500:1 contrast ratio, anti-reflective 178° wide viewing angle
RAM
8GB-16GB Dual Channel DDR4 at 2400MHz (On Board)
Discrete graphics
Radeon RX Vega M GL graphics with 4GB HBM2 RAM

Overall, there is no doubting about it ,this laptop will certainly be a device that could tide you over for a number of years. Of course, there are better laptops out there spec wise, but being a 2-in-1 makes this hybrid very impressive and I was certainly happy with my time with the laptop. The weight of it and lack of standard USB support was a little disappointing. You can also purchase a pen to use when in the tablet mode but unfortunately, that doesn’t come as standard which in my opinion should due to the £1000+ price tag.