I have previously reviewed the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1, and you would think the two XPS laptops are the same apart from the convertible nature. However, there is a reasonably significant difference with the processor. The 2-in-1 version uses the ultra-low voltage chips while the standard model uses the more powerful U-class of mobile chips which has a higher base clock and boost. This model of the XPS range has also been upgraded to the 8th generation of Intel chips, and the model I have been sent to review uses the i7-8550U.



  • 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8550U Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.0 GHz)
  • 3” FHD (1920 x 1080) InfinityEdge display
  • 16GB LPDDR3 2133MHz
  • 512GB PCIe Solid State Drive (Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G)
  • Intel® UHD Graphics
  • Killer 1435 802.11ac 2×2 and Bluetooth
  • Weight – Starting at 21Kg
  • Width 302mm : Depth 199mm : Height 7.8mm-11.6mm

Looking on the Dell website this specification will set you back £1,448.72, but there is a decent i5-8250u model for £1,148.68.

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