The Dell XPS 13 is already one of the best Windows laptops out there, but many couldn’t help but lament the lack of a tablet mode in an otherwise excellent device. However, it seems Dell has heard the cries of its consumers and now has plans to transform the XPS 13 into a convertible tablet.
Dell is currently refreshing the design the XPS 13, and according to PC Mag, it will not only refresh the design but turn this popular laptop into a convertible during the process.
Overall, the XPS 13 will most likely keep some of its most attractive features including the edge to edge display known as the “InfinityEdge.” That means that Dell will probably have to do something at the software level to keep your fingers from accidentally tapping on the screen when it is in tablet mode. The new convertible device is also said to be getting the Kaby Lake chipsets, which should bring faster processing, improved integrated graphics and better battery life.
This isn’t the only laptop that Dell is converting. The Latitude 13 is also reportedly getting an updated design that could include the InfinityEdge display as well as the ability to transform into a tablet. It seems that Dell maybe be doubling down on their belief in the future of convertible devices.
Still, some laptop purists may not be happy with this change. Still, if you have ever made use the of the conversion abilities of these devices, it is really tough to live without them. At the same time, if you don’t like it, you don’t have to use it. But having the ability to do it is a nice update for an already popular device from Dell.
There is little doubt that the convertible laptop/tablet is really the way of the future. Consumers are increasingly trying to simplify their tech needs. To do this, they want to use less devices. That often means that tablets take a backseat when the time comes to upgrade. Today, many consumers are choosing to go with a convertible design so they get the best of both worlds.
On one hand, they have a laptop they can use with their keyboards and mice with ease. On the other they have a tablet they can sit back and use to enjoy their media consumption. With the convertible devices, all users need is one device that can do it all. That is where the appeal comes in and it seems Dell is recognizing that fact and creating a device that will be perfect for consumers who don’t want multiple devices to do what they want to do.
What do you think about this latest news from Dell? Are you looking forward to seeing an XPS that is also a tablet or do you think that Dell should leave their design alone? Let me know what your thoughts are on this matter in the comments below. I, for one, think it is a great idea and the perfect evolution of the XPS line. Do you agree?